Tickets, fan experiences on sale for 2019 Grow the Game Challenge

The time has come for the volleyball community to get their tickets and help support the largest annual college men’s volleyball non-conference tournament.

Tickets and fan experiences went on sale Thursday for the upcoming Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB that will take place Jan. 18-20 at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. Continue reading “Tickets, fan experiences on sale for 2019 Grow the Game Challenge”

Audio: New Charleston coach sets clear goal to make EIVA Tournament

Check out Off the Block’s interview with first-year Charleston head coach Mike Iandolo about him taking over the program and eyeing the Golden Eagles earning their first berth to the four-team EIVA Tournament. Iandolo also discussed the improved play of outside attacker Max Senica and the battle for the team’s starting setter position. Continue reading “Audio: New Charleston coach sets clear goal to make EIVA Tournament”

Finalists unveiled for 2018 National Player of Offseason

One question remains after months of outstanding individual performances at international tournaments — what college men’s volleyball player was the best of this offseason.

Off the Block on Wednesday announced the 10 finalists for the annual Off the Block National Player of the Offseason, and it is now up to the fans to determine the winner. Continue reading “Finalists unveiled for 2018 National Player of Offseason”

Schedule rankings: Top 15 non-conference matches for EIVA teams in 2019

Photo courtesy of Penn State athletics and Craig Houtz

Off the Block in collaboration with the EIVA presented throughout the fall The Top 15 EIVA Non-Conference Matches that ranked the league’s marquee matches set for the 2019 season

Check out what the Off the Block editors selected as the top non-conference matches scheduled for EIVA teams during the upcoming season. Continue reading “Schedule rankings: Top 15 non-conference matches for EIVA teams in 2019”

Penn State schedules huge non-conference home match vs. BYU

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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. Penn State versus BYU is ranked No. 1 on the list.]

No travel will be required for Penn State to play a marquee non-conference match in the upcoming season. Continue reading “Penn State schedules huge non-conference home match vs. BYU”

Penn State, Loyola to renew non-conference series in 2019

Photo courtesy of Penn State athletics and Craig Houtz

[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. Penn State versus Loyola is ranked No. 3 on the list.]

Two of the nation’s top underclassmen setters from last season will go head-to-head next year. Continue reading “Penn State, Loyola to renew non-conference series in 2019”