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DeafDigest Sports – January 3, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet wins Helmet Bowl semi finals, now in finals

— Texas basketball teams both ranked (as corrected)

— San Diego State (Gallaudet’s helmet opponent) had deaf QB!

— basketball scores

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Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf NFL quarterback with 100 percent passing average
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/san-diego-state-university-quarterback/

Basketball won/lost records (as of 01/03/18)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Helmet Bowl

Gallaudet defeats Kennesaw State thanks to a yesterday’s
last minute surge of votes. Gallaudet was trailing by
2 percent (approximately 3,000 votes to catch up)
but yesterday’s voting frenzy put Gallaudet ahead for
good.

Now it is the finals against San Diego State University.

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

thank you for supporting Gallaudet

Gallaudet press release is this:

Gallaudet University football helmet advances to Helmet Bowl
National Championship match against San Diego State University

Gallaudet Athletics January 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – A final day push by the Gallaudet fan base helped to lead the
Bison to a thrilling comeback win over Kennesaw State University in the
national semifinal of the first Helmet Bowl run by Helmet Tracker, who is seeking
to find the best college football helmet in the country through online
voting by fans.

The Gallaudet football helmet advances to the first Helmet Bowl National
Championship match where it will go up against San Diego State University,
the No. 3 seed from the West Region.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices and browsers here:
http://helmettracker.com/national-championship. The week-long voting
period will close on Monday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. (EST).

Gallaudet, the world’s only university in which all programs and services
are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing
students, is a NCAA Division III program. GU, the No. 4 seed in the East
Region, is the last helmet among all levels of college football not in the
Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).

The Bison will carry the flag for the Football Championship Subdivision
(FCS), NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA into the final
match-up against San Diego St., a FBS program.

The Bison football helmet made a huge surge on the last day of voting as
it garnered over 3,000 votes in the final 24 hours thanks to its strong
social media presence and posts on its @GallaudetBison platforms. GU won
52 percent to 48 percent over the Owls from Kennesaw St. as the final
score showed 6,254 to 5,747.

BISON PATH
Gallaudet’s path to the national championship has seen them dispatch
several Division I powerhouse names like No. 6 seed The Ohio State
University Buckeyes in the second round, the No. 8 seed Colgate
University Raiders in the third round and the No. 3 seed United States
Military Academy West Point (Army) in the quarterfinals. GU won the
East Region with a sound 59 percent to 41 percent victory over the
Black Knights.

GOULD FEATURED
The folks at Helmet Tracker ran a feature on our own Kris Gould, who
manages all of our athletic teams’ equipment and especially our Bison
football helmet. You can read about Kris and his work as Gallaudet’s
equipment manager
here:

http://helmettracker.com/gallaudet-bison-equipment-manager-kris-gould-look-earn-national-championship.

WE’RE NUMBER 1
While Gallaudet has not won a NCAA national championship during its
storied athletic history it has led the way and been ranked No. 1 for the
past three years straight in the Division III social media national
rankings according to www.d3socialmedia.com. Gallaudet is the top
overall social media leader in the D3SocialMedia Index, first in
Instagram, second in Facebook and 35th in Twitter. The Gallaudet
athletic social media platforms are run by the Bison Sports
Information Office.

ABOUT HELMET BOWL
The Helmet Tracker first Helmet Bowl National Championship started this
fall with all 777 college football team helmets in the mix. Each
conference crowned a conference champion (76 conference champions)
with the top 64 conference champions with the highest vote counts
advanced to the national championship tournament and were seeded by
region. Learn more about Helmet Tracker and the Helmet Bowl here:

helmettracker.com

Note:
San Diego State University?  During the seventies they had a quarterback
that was deaf, but functioned as a hearing person. He then played
two seasons in NFL! His story and his picture are in this edition.

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Indiana boys’ basketball

Central Christian Academy 70
Indiana Deaf              41

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North Carolina boys’ basketball

The Master’s Academy                 11  20  10  6 – 46
NCSD                                 5    6   3  4 – 16

Next game is hosting to VSDB on Thursday, Jan 4
NCSD boys basketball record 1-6

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Texas girls’ basketball

part of newspaper listing

TAPPS 4A

1. Houston Lutheran North, 6-6; 2. Fort Worth Lake Country Christian,
15-7; 3. Marble Falls Faith, 14-6; 4. Austin Brentwood Christian, 16-8; 5.
Austin Texas for Deaf, 15-4; 6. Dallas Shelton, 11-2; 7. Lubbock
Christian, 20-8; 8. Lubbock Trinity Christian, 7-15; 9. Flower Mound Coram
Deo, 14-3; 10. The Woodlands Christian Academy, 12-4

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Texas boys’ basketball

part of newspaper listing

TAPPS 4A

1. Arlington Grace Prep, 19-5; 2. Colleyville Covenant, 8-10; 3. The
Woodlands Christian, 14-12; 4. Lubbock Trinity Christian, 11-18; 5. Waco
Reicher, 16-10; 6. Midland Trinity, 8-2; 7. Austin Texas School for Deaf,
12-3; 8. Dallas Shelton, 6-8; 9. Kennedale Fellowship, 10-8; 10. Flower
Mound Coram Deo, 10-10.

 

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