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”

Recap: What happened this college men’s volleyball offseason

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A lot has happened in college men’s volleyball since the NCAA Tournament in May.

With the 2019 regular season starting two weeks ago, it’s time to get caught up on the top news from the offseason. Check out the top 10 items to know heading in the 2019 season. Continue reading “Recap: What happened this college men’s volleyball offseason”

Video: UCLA, USC earn wins at preseason tournament

One of the nation’s largest annual preseason college men’s volleyball event produced multiple wins for UCLA and the host school USC.

Watch the video highlights filmed by Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates of UCLA’s wins against USC and Pepperdine, along with USC’s win versus UC San Diego at the USC Fall Tournament on Saturday. Continue reading “Video: UCLA, USC earn wins at preseason tournament”

Princeton, USC schedule another non-conference meeting for 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. Princeton versus USC is ranked No. 10 on the list.]

One year after its first all-time meeting, Princeton and USC will be back at it again. Continue reading “Princeton, USC schedule another non-conference meeting for 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”

U.S. unveils preliminary roster for upcoming NORCECA U21 Championship

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The United States determined its preliminary roster for the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2019 FIVB U21 World Championship.

USA Volleyball announced Monday the 17 college players and incoming recruits to make the U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team. Continue reading “U.S. unveils preliminary roster for upcoming NORCECA U21 Championship”