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DeafDigest Sports – January 4, 2018

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

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

— Gallaudet wins Helmet Bowl semi finals, now in finals

— basketball scores

— town hesitates on hosting 2019 Winter Deaflympics

— football team proclaiming themselves #1 in the nation

— wearing CI and playing sports

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Deaf Sports Collections update
— NCAA-I players in national deaf basketball tournaments
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/first-big-time-college-player-in-national-deaf-tournament/

Basketball won/lost records (as of 01/04/18)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Helmet Bowl

Gallaudet football versus San Diego State football

Everyone is excited about the upcoming
National Championship football game
between Alabama and Georgia. Right
now the Gallaudet community is all excited
about competing against San Diego State
in the championship finals! It is not a
football game, but a Football Helmet
championship. The public votes for their
favorite helmet design. On the way to
the championship finals, Gallaudet defeated
Cheyney, Ohio State, Colgate, Army,
Kennesaw State and now it is matched up
against San Diego State University.
To see what it is all about and to vote
for Gallaudet, go to:

http://helmettracker.com/national-championship/

and just scroll down until you see the
Gallaudet helmet. Thank you for supporting
Gallaudet.

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Indiana girls’ basketball

newspaper listing of scores

Indiana Deaf 64, Indpls Arlington 32

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Texas girls’ basketball

Beat Regents Academy 30-18

Record: 17-4

We start our district play on Monday vs John Paul II (9-4 record).

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Deaflympics pushing a small town to host 2019 Winter Deaflympics

DeafDigest Sports mentioned last week that Almaty was thinking
of hosting the 2019 Winter Deaflympics.

As of today, Almaty has not formally submitted its application.

Yet, Deaflympics group is encouraging Almaty to go ahead with
the application.

Not sure why Almaty has not applied – perhaps too much money
and too much manpower needed to become a host?

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Q & A on Deaf Sports issues

Q. What is the big problem with the USA
participation in Deaflympics and Winter
Deaflympics?

A. Not all of our best deaf athletes
take part in Deaflympics and/or
Winter Deaflympics? Two big
reasons – fundraising and attitude
(many deaf athletes don’t want to
identify themselves as deaf!)

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football team proclaiming themselves #1 in the nation

University of Central Florida, with a 13-0 record,
has proclaimed themselves #1 in the nation despite
not playing in the College Football Playoff
championship game.

It reminds DeafDigest Sports editor of Model
Secondary School for the Deaf, which had powerhouse
football teams in the late seventies throughout the
eighties.

One season in the late seventies, Model went unbeaten
but was not selected as Team of the Year. The
angry Model team then proclaimed themselves #1 in
the nation!

DeafDigest Sports was not involved. It was a different
deaf sports editor that made the announcement.

DeafDigest Sports did not get involved with Deaf
Football until 1986.

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wearing CI and playing sports

There were two stories in today’s newspapers about
the CI and playing sports.

The first story said there is a high school wrestler
that wears the CI but takes it off while wrestling.

The second story said that a deaf boy is no longer
allowed to play sports because of his CI.

The high school wrestler is probably happy to continue
wrestling.

The deaf boy is probably unhappy on not being allowed
to play sports.
 

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