George Mason, Ball State to continue non-conference series 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. Ball State versus George Mason is ranked No. 12 on the list.]

The defending EIVA regular season champions will face one of the top defensive teams in the nation last season. Continue reading “George Mason, Ball State to continue non-conference series in 2019”

Princeton schedules home match against Lewis for 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. Princeton versus Lewis is ranked No. 14 on the list.]

Princeton will have a chance next season to pull off a feat it’s never accomplished in program history — beating Lewis. Continue reading “Princeton schedules home match against Lewis for 2019”

Purdue Fort Wayne Associate AD named to NCAA men’s volleyball committee

A former college men’s volleyball setter and college volleyball coach will help determine the NCAA Tournament field in 2019.

Tim Heffron, the Purdue Fort Wayne senior associate athletic director, was selected as the Midwest representative for the NCAA men’s volleyball committee, according to documents the NCAA recently released on its website. Continue reading “Purdue Fort Wayne Associate AD named to NCAA men’s volleyball committee”

Ohio State, Long Beach State rematch scheduled for 2019 season

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The rematch is set for one of the most intense NCAA Tournament matches last season.

Ohio State as part of unveiling its 2019 schedule earlier this week announced it will play a two-match non-conference road series against the defending NCAA champions Long Beach State on Feb. 8-9. Continue reading “Ohio State, Long Beach State rematch scheduled for 2019 season”

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”

U.S. unveils preliminary roster for upcoming NORCECA U21 Championship

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The United States determined its preliminary roster for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2019 FIVB U21 World Championship.

USA Volleyball announced Monday the 17 college players and incoming recruits to make the U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team. Continue reading “U.S. unveils preliminary roster for upcoming NORCECA U21 Championship”

Quincy bolsters non-conference slate, to compete in 2019 Grow the Game Challenge

[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.]

A program that has won at least 10 non-conference matches in six seasons this decade will make its debut at the nation’s largest college men’s volleyball non-conference tournament next season. Continue reading “Quincy bolsters non-conference slate, to compete in 2019 Grow the Game Challenge”

Lindenwood to compete in 2019 Grow the Game Challenge

[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 released Thursday, Aug. 16.]

The Grow the Game Challenge champions will have a chance to defend its title next season at the non-conference tournament. Continue reading “Lindenwood to compete in 2019 Grow the Game Challenge”