Bring on BYU: St. Francis schedules huge home match 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. St. Francis vs. BYU is ranked No. 6 on the list.]

One of the biggest non-conference home matches in St. Francis program history is set for the opening weeks of the 2019 season. Continue reading “Bring on BYU: St. Francis schedules huge home match for 2019”

George Mason, Pepperdine to meet again in 2019 season

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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. George Mason versus Pepperdine is ranked No. 7 on the list.]

George Mason will get another shot next season at trying to stop the MPSF Player of the Year. Continue reading “George Mason, Pepperdine to meet again in 2019 season”

Princeton, USC schedule another non-conference meeting 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 USC is ranked No. 10 on the list.]

One year after its first all-time meeting, Princeton and USC will be back at it again. Continue reading “Princeton, USC schedule another non-conference meeting for 2019”

UC San Diego, Stanford players win awards at U21 NORCECA Championship

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Two U.S. Men’s Junior National Team players concluded the NORCECA U21 Continental Championship earning two of the tournament’s top individual awards.

Stanford opposite Jaylen Jasper was named the Best Server, while UC San Diego setter Blake Crisp was selected was the Best Setter on Saturday at the international event that is a qualifier for the FIVB U21 World Championship. Continue reading “UC San Diego, Stanford players win awards at U21 NORCECA Championship”

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”

USC to play 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.]

One of the most storied college men’s volleyball programs will make its debut at the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge in 2019. Continue reading “USC to play in 2019 Grow the Game Challenge”

Grand Canyon to return to Grow the Game Challenge in 2019

[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 national ranked team will travel across the country to compete in the 2019 Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge. Continue reading “Grand Canyon to return to Grow the Game Challenge in 2019”