Photo courtesy of Lewis athletics and Steve Woltmann
The MIVA Tournament bracket and the quarterfinal match-ups are set.
Check out the quick-hit guide of what to know about each opening-round match before filling out your
MIVA Tournament bracket in the Off the Block bracket challenge. Continue reading “Quick-hit guide to MIVA Tournament quarterfinal matches”
Photo courtesy of Loyola athletics
Five college men’s volleyball players have earned national awards for being the best at their position.
Continue reading “Off the Block announces winners of National Position Player of Week Awards”
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”
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”
Listen to Off the Block’s interview with Lindenwood coach Joe Kosciw about the start of the preseason and how the team’s culture will be its biggest strength in the 2019 season.
Continue reading “Audio: Lindenwood coach focuses on building strong team culture”
Photo by Jay Sowers
The two teams that played in the 2018 NCAA Tournament finals will be coming to Lindenwood.
Lindenwood as part of recently unveiling its 2019 schedule announced it will play home non-conference against UCLA and Long Beach State.
Continue reading “Lindenwood to have home matches vs. UCLA, Long Beach in 2019”
Tournament website | Match schedule | Quotes | Tickets
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”
[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”
Jonathan Bates | Off the Block associate editor
McKendree and UC San Diego have changed spots in the latest Off the Block/
Springbak Division II National Coaches Poll that was released Tuesday morning. Continue reading “McKendree jumps UC San Diego in Division II National Coaches Poll”
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.