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”

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 storms through Barton to win ConfCarolinas championship

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King left no doubt who was the top team in the ConfCarolinas en route to clinching a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.

King held Barton to a conference season-low attack percentage and swept the ConfCarolinas Tournament finals 25-10, 25-21, 25-21 on Saturday in Bristol, Tennessee. Continue reading “King storms through Barton to win ConfCarolinas championship”

Audio: Barton coach Lennox discusses advancing to ConfCarolinas finals

Barton is heading to the ConfCarolinas Tournament finals with a chance to make it back-to-back championships.

First-year starting setter Oscar Florentino had 53 assists and led the offense to a .352 attack percentage as Barton defeated Mount Olive 27-25, 24-26, 25-20, 25-19 in the ConfCarolinas Tournament semifinals on Friday in Bristol, Tennessee. Continue reading “Audio: Barton coach Lennox discusses advancing to ConfCarolinas finals”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

Two days until Selection Sunday and bracketology numbers remain close among teams vying for the final spots to the NCAA Tournament.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

Selection Sunday is less than a month away and there still remains a large group of teams in contention for a NCAA Tournament at-large bid, according to the latest Off the Block bracketology.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”