Harvard to play road match against Barton in 2019

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[Editor’s note: Off the Block in collaboration with the EIVA is presenting The Top 15 EIVA Non-Conference Matches. This list spotlights the best non-conference matches scheduled for EIVA teams in 2019 and will be the first time several of these matches have been publicly announced. Harvard versus Barton is ranked No. 15 on the list.]

The defending EIVA champions will travel south during the upcoming season to play the likely preseason favorite to win the ConfCarolinas. Continue reading “Harvard to play road match against Barton in 2019”

Cumberland University to host 2019 Grow the Game Challenge

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The nation’s largest college men’s volleyball non-conference tournament is coming to Middle Tennessee in 2019.

Off the Block announced Thursday that Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, will be the host site for the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge on Jan. 18-20. Continue reading “Cumberland University to host 2019 Grow the Game Challenge”

Tournament match schedule, series history for 2019 Grow the Game Challenge

The 2019 Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge will feature 13 matches during the three-day non-conference tournament on Jan. 18-20 at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Check out the tournament schedule below and the series history for match-up at this annual college men’s volleyball event. Continue reading “Tournament match schedule, series history for 2019 Grow the Game Challenge”

What coaches, officials are saying about 2019 Grow the Game Challenge

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Almost five months before the 2019 Grow the Game Challenge and the volleyball community is already starting to annual non-conference tournament.

Check out what coaches, athletics directors and tournament officials had to say about participating in the event that will take place Jan. 18-20 at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. Continue reading “What coaches, officials are saying about 2019 Grow the Game Challenge”

Barton to return to Grow the Game Challenge in 2019 season

[Editor’s note: Off the Block each day from Aug. 6-15 will unveil one team participating in the 2019 Grow the Game Challenge. The entire tournament field and match schedule will be unveiled Thursday, Aug. 16.]

The presumed preseason favorite to win the ConfCarolinas championship will return to the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge in 2019. Continue reading “Barton to return to Grow the Game Challenge in 2019 season”

King schedules home matches vs. Lewis, Loyola for 2019

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It’s been a pretty good couple of months for King — first a ConfCarolinas championship and now landing home matches versus likely top-10 ranked teams.

King announced during the weekend that it will open the 2019 season with home non-conference matches against both Lewis on Jan. 11 and Loyola on Jan. 12 in Bristol, Tennessee. Continue reading “King schedules home matches vs. Lewis, Loyola for 2019”

Ball State, North Greenville pair win U.S. beach volleyball national title

Ball State and North Greenville will now have national champions on their roster during the upcoming season — beach volleyball national champions.

Ball State outside attacker Kaleb Jenness and North Greenville Christian Phung competing as a pair went undefeated at the USA National Beach Tour Junior Championship in Siesta Key, Florida, to win the U18 Boys’ Division title. Continue reading “Ball State, North Greenville pair win U.S. beach volleyball national title”