Grand Canyon player in stable condition, to undergo heart surgery

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A Grand Canyon freshman outside attacker is in stable condition following a medical emergency.

The university announced Thursday that Camden Gianni during a team practice on Dec. 28 required immediate medical attention and was taken to a local hospital where he was diagnosis with a heart condition. Continue reading “Grand Canyon player in stable condition, to undergo heart surgery”

Video highlights: UCLA uses strong serving to sweep Princeton

Jonathan Bates | Off the Block associate editor

No. 2 UCLA out-served Princeton, nine aces to two, en route to a 25-17, 26-24, 25-18 season-opening win against Princeton.

Middle attacker Daenan Gyimah led all players with four aces, while setter Micah Ma’a and middle attacker Matthew Younggren chipped in with two aces each. Continue reading “Video highlights: UCLA uses strong serving to sweep Princeton”

Players, alumni of teams react to UCLA sweeping Princeton

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Strong serving and an impressive debut from new UCLA opposite Brandon Rattray led UCLA to a sweep over an upstart Princeton team.

Rattray led UCLA with both 15 kills and nine digs on Wednesday. The Bruins had nine aces on the evening, led by middle attacker Daenen Gyimah’s four. The Tigers were led by two players with double-digit kills, including outside attacker Parker Dixon. Continue reading “Players, alumni of teams react to UCLA sweeping Princeton”

Grand Canyon, Lindenwood to play in Clash of the Nashville Thai Massage Twisted Knot

Two former conference rivals will face each in the inaugural Clash of the Nashville Thai Massage Twisted Knot.

Off the Block announced Tuesday that No. 14 Grand Canyon and Lindenwood will play each other in the trophy game on 8 p.m. Jan. 19 in Lebanon, Tennessee as part of the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB. Continue reading “Grand Canyon, Lindenwood to play in Clash of the Nashville Thai Massage Twisted Knot”

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”