Lincoln Memorial, Limestone to play in Battle of the Sammy B’s Biscuit Bar

Lincoln Memorial and Limestone two years after playing in a five-game showdown will now meet again in the inaugural Battle of the Sammy B’s Biscuit Bar.

Off the Block announced Monday that Lincoln Memorial and Limestone will play each other in the trophy game on 12:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in Lebanon, Tennessee as part of the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB. Continue reading “Lincoln Memorial, Limestone to play in Battle of the Sammy B’s Biscuit Bar”

Quick-hits: What to know about independent teams for 2019 season

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[Editor’s note: Off the Block will preview each NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball conference leading up to the 2019 season opener on Dec. 30. This conference previews examines every independent team.]

Who needs a conference to play NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball.

Five teams will compete as independents without a conference affiliation in 2019 and will conclude the season participating in the Independent Volleyball Association Tournament. Continue reading “Quick-hits: What to know about independent teams for 2019 season”

Lincoln Memorial cashes in signing multiple Ohio all-state recruits

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Coach John Cash returned to his roots and landed two all-state recruits for Lincoln Memorial.

The second-year head coach from Ohio announced that high school seniors Justin Sharfenaker and Matthew Gentry have committed to play for the Railsplitters beginning in 2020. Continue reading “Lincoln Memorial cashes in signing multiple Ohio all-state recruits”

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”

Lincoln Memorial to play in home-state event 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 released Thursday, Aug. 16.]

The defending IVA champions will once again make the trip across its home state of Tennessee to compete in the nation’s largest college men’s volleyball non-conference tournament. Continue reading “Lincoln Memorial to play in home-state event Grow the Game Challenge in 2019”

Lincoln Memorial, Hawai’i to play two-match series in 2019

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Lincoln Memorial proved its willing to travel to play top quality non-conference matches — even if that opponent is more than 4,000 miles from Tennessee.

Lincoln Memorial as part of recently unveiling its 2019 schedule announced it will play a two-match road series against Hawai’i on Feb. 15-17.