Revised scheduled released for inaugural Grow the Game Challenge


There will be a few alterations to the schedule for the largest college men’s volleyball non-conference event.

Off the Block announced on Wednesday changes to the match start times and match-ups for the inaugural Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB that will be Jan. 12-14 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The majority of changes were made to the match start times in order to help accommodate teams’ travel schedules. In addition, the opponents that Grand Canyon, Lincoln Memorial and McKendree will play was revised after Sacred Heart had to rescind its participation in the tournament.

With a 10-team tournament field, the Grow the Game Challenge will remain the largest tournament during the upcoming college men’s volleyball season. The event also will be the first time in the city’s history that Nashville will play host to a NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball event.

The Nashville-based college men’s volleyball website Off the Block developed the Grow the Game Challenge in an effort promote men’s volleyball in a region in the country that is not traditionally exposed to the sport.

All 12 tournament matches will be played at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Below is the updated tournament schedule for the Grow the Game Challenge.

FRIDAY, JAN. 12 MATCHES

10 a.m. — Charleston vs. Limestone
12:30 p.m. — Erskine vs. Lindenwood
3 p.m. — Grand Canyon vs. North Greenville
5:30 p.m.– Limestone vs. McKendree
8 p.m. — Hawai’i vs. Lincoln Memorial

SATURDAY, JAN. 13 MATCHES

10 a.m. — Charleston vs. Erskine
12:30 p.m. — Lindenwood vs. North Greenville
3 p.m. — Grand Canyon vs. Limestone
5:30 p.m. — Lincoln Memorial vs. McKendree
8 p.m. — Hawai’i vs. Barton

SUNDAY, JAN. 14 MATCHES

10:30 a.m. — Lindenwood vs. Barton
1 p.m. — Hawai’i vs. Grand Canyon

*All times are Nashville local time (CST). All matches will be played at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University.