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DeafDigest Sports – December 27, 2017

barry@deafdigest.com; barry.strassler@gmail.com

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— a DeafDigest Sports edition dedication

— Q & A on Deaf Sports issues

— college deaf athlete

— elite deaf athletes

— Duke’s deaf kicker in a bowl game

— a basketball score

— Gallaudet defeats Army

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Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf football players in bowl games
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/first-known-deaf-player-in-bowl-game/

Basketball won/lost records (as of 12/27/17)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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a DeafDigest Sports edition dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to Bob Milligan,
past basketball coach at South Carolina School for the
Deaf and Blind, that departed us.

He coached his teams to two Mason-Dixon Conference boys’
championships, in 2001 and 2007.

Said a coaching colleague:
He had my respect as a basketball coach

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Arizona boys’ basketball

part of a newspaper story

Lourdes lost 61-60 to the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind

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Helmet Bowl

Gallaudet defeats Army

it was an easy win for Gallaudet over Army in the Helmet Bowl
quarterfinals; score was 60 percent for Gallaudet and 40
percent for Army.

Now in the semi finals, Gallaudet is matched against
Kennesaw State.

Go and vote for Gallaudet at:
http://helmettracker.com/national-championship/

thank you for supporting Gallaudet

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elite deaf athletes

Frank Gallo

pro bowling

been bowling professionally since 1972

his career earnings is now at $60,060.00

this includes $3,300.00 that he has won in 2017

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college deaf athlete

Kurtis Chione

junior

football

Aurora University (Illinois)

the football web site said:
2017: Was Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference First Team
All-Conference at Defensive End. Chione appeared in 8 games had a total of
30 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 3 quarterback sacks, and 4 quarterback
hurries.

2016: Was a member of the Aurora Spartan football team.

2015: Attended Aurora University and appeared in 10 games for the Spartans
with 10 tackles.

Aurora University is a NCAA-III program.

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Q & A on Deaf Sports issues

Q. NTID always has a good number of athletes that
play on RIT varsity teams. Why we do not hear too
much about them?

A. No one from NTID sends out updates on the
accomplishments of their athletes? At one
time, someone from a NTID office sent regular
updates for DeafDigest Sports publishing.
Unfortunately that person is no longer on
the NTID staff, and no one else has stepped
up to take his place.  As a result, many of
us know nothing about these NTID athletes!

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Duke’s deaf kicker in a bowl game

Duke defeated Northern Illinois 36-14 in the
Quick Lane Bowl.

William Holmquist, the deaf kicker, played
in the game because the first string kicker
was thrown off the team due to bad grades.

It was his only full game as a kicker this season,
as a senior.

He kicked for one extra point in the previous game
when the game was already out of reach. Before
that game, he saw no action on the field.

He was successful on three of four extra point
attempts and made one 24-yard field goal for
his only attempt of the game.

He also was the team’s punter, punting for
a 35.4 average, that included two inside-20
punts. His longest punt was a 48-yarder.

That is it for him; his last game of
collegiate eligibility.

He previously kicked for Tufts for three
seasons before transferring to Duke as
a walk-on graduate student.
     
His deafness was mentioned by the TV
commentators.

part of a newspaper story:
He didn’t have a perfect game against Northern Illinois, but his
contributions were good enough to help Duke beat the Huskies, 36-14, to
close the season with a 7-6 record.

A walk-on who spent three seasons as Division III Tufts University’s
punter and kicker before coming to Duke last summer, Holmquist averaged
35.4 yards on five punts even with one being partially blocked. He made
three of his four extra points and closed the scoring with a 24-yard field
goal in the fourth quarter.

“Nobody prepares with more focus than Willie Holmquist,” Duke coach
David Cutcliffe said. “I hate that he missed that extra point because I
know it will just eat at him right there. But listen, to come in under
those circumstances, to have to be the punter, to suddenly be the place
kicker. Couldn’t write a script. It’s a win. It’s a memory for
him.”

Holmquist joined Duke’s team last summer and competed with Parker for
the kicking and punting jobs in August practices. Parker won the jobs and
handled both for Duke’s 12 regular season games prior to his dismissal
from the team and suspension from school for violating Duke’s academic
policy.

 

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