USC, Lindenwood to play in Battle for the Tall Slim Tees V-Neck

There is now even more on the line for the first meeting in four years between USC and Lindenwood.

The Grow the Game Challenge announced Sunday that the two teams will play in the Battle for the Tall Slim Tees V-Neck at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in Lebanon, Tennessee, as part of the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB. Continue reading “USC, Lindenwood to play in Battle for the Tall Slim Tees V-Neck”

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

Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University athletics.

[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 team in the MIVA.]

The MIVA has all the makings this season for the most chaotic conference in college men’s volleyball.

Four teams received at least one first-place vote in the MIVA Preseason Poll that was released earlier this month. Continue reading “Quick-hits: What to know about MIVA teams 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”

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”

Lindenwood receives championship trophy for Grow the Game Challenge

Lindenwood swept all three of its matches to win the tournament championship at the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB.

Both Lindenwood and No. 4 Hawai’i finished the tournament undefeated, but Lindenwood won the first tiebreaker of set winning percentage.

Check out the video of the Lindenwood players receiving the championship trophy.