Lewis picks up where it left off in Division II coaches poll

Jonathan Bates | Off the Block associate editor

The top-two teams in the final 2018 Off the Block/Springbak Division II National Coaches Poll start atop of the poll that was released Tuesday evening. Lewis received all eight first-place votes and Concordia-Irvine received seven of eight second-place votes. Continue reading “Lewis picks up where it left off in Division II coaches poll”

Barton, Quincy to play in inaugural Battle for the Molten Golden Volleyball

The ConfCarolinas preseason favorite along with the oldest active NCAA Division II program from the MIVA will compete in the inaugural Battle for the Molten Golden Volleyball.

The Grow the Game Challenge announced Thursday that Barton and Quincy will play each other in the trophy game at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 in Lebanon, Tennessee, as part of the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB. Continue reading “Barton, Quincy to play in inaugural Battle for the Molten Golden Volleyball”

Barton near unanimous preseason favorite to win ConfCarolinas title

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Barton a year after coming up one-match short of repeating as conference championship is the official preseason favorite to win the ConfCarolinas in 2019.

The Bulldogs received all but one first-place vote to finish atop the ConfCarolinas Preseason Coaches Poll that was released Wednesday. Continue reading “Barton near unanimous preseason favorite to win ConfCarolinas title”

Lincoln Memorial, Limestone to play in Battle of the Sammy B’s Biscuit Bar

Lincoln Memorial and Limestone two years after playing in a five-game showdown will now meet again in the inaugural Battle of the Sammy B’s Biscuit Bar.

Off the Block announced Monday that Lincoln Memorial and Limestone will play each other in the trophy game on 12:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in Lebanon, Tennessee as part of the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB. Continue reading “Lincoln Memorial, Limestone to play in Battle of the Sammy B’s Biscuit Bar”

Year Recap: Top college men’s volleyball stories, videos of 2018

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That was an eventful year — both on and off the volleyball court in 2018.

Long Beach State dominated college men’s volleyball winning its first NCAA title in 27 years and almost having an undefeated season. However, there was plenty of controversy with UC Irvine edging out Hawai’i for the final NCAA Tournament at-large bid. Continue reading “Year Recap: Top college men’s volleyball stories, videos of 2018”

Off the Block releases watch list for 2019 Karch Kiraly Award

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Twenty-six college men’s volleyball outside attackers have been selected to the 2019 watch list for the annual Karch Kiraly Award.

Off the Block announced on Saturday the preseason watch list for the national award that is presented to the best outside attacker attacker in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading “Off the Block releases watch list for 2019 Karch Kiraly Award”

Off the Block releases watch list for 2019 Bryan Ivie Award

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Eighteen college men’s volleyball opposites have been selected to the 2019 preseason watch list for the annual Bryan Ivie Award.

Off the Block unveiled on Friday the watch list for the national award that is presented to the best opposite in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading “Off the Block releases watch list for 2019 Bryan Ivie Award”

Off the Block releases watch list for 2019 Ryan Millar Award

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Twenty-eight college men’s volleyball middle attackers have been selected to the 2019 watch list for the annual Ryan Millar Award.

Off the Block announced Friday the preseason watch list for the national award that is presented to the best middle attacker in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading “Off the Block releases watch list for 2019 Ryan Millar Award”

Off the Block releases watch list for 2019 Lloy Ball Award

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Sixteen college men’s volleyball setters have earned a spot on the 2019 watch list for the annual Lloy Ball Award.

Off the Block unveiled Thursday the watch list for the national award that is presented to the best setter in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball during the regular season. Continue reading “Off the Block releases watch list for 2019 Lloy Ball Award”