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DeafDigest Sports – June 19, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— 2018 deaf vs deaf football schedule; two schools remain

— random deafsports thoughts

— Indiana’s football schedule

— semi-pro soccer teams want to serve the community

— Gallaudet wins a national honor

— college deaf volleyball player

— pro wrestling tweet

Deaf Sports Collections update
— race track finish-line photographer
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-football-player-becomes-police-officer/

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2018 football schedule – updated

one school turned in its schedule yesterday; two
schools remain that have not yet turned in their
schedules

the list remains the same as is

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope two remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Gallaudet wins a national honor

part of press release

Gallaudet University Athletic Social Media ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division
III for a fourth straight year

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletic Social Media platforms,
operated by the Sports Information Office, finished the 2017-18 school
year ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III out of 439 schools, for a fourth
consecutive year, according to www.d3socialmedia.com.

The Bison lead the country with a Social Media Index rating of 23.6691 as
of June 3. GU is 10.7015 percentage points ahead of University of Mount
Union (12.9676), who is in second place. No other school is in double
digits or leads by more than two percentage points. GU has quadrupled its
index lead over Mount Union in three years, from 2.7 to 10.7 percentage
points. The index is calculated based on total likes/followers per
University enrollment. Penalties are applied for not having all three
accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and not having the same username
on all accounts. All of Gallaudet’s accounts can be found
@GallaudetBison and the official hashtag is #GUBison.

Gallaudet is No. 1 in Instagram with 8,720 followers and No. 2 in Facebook
with 10,599 likes. The Bison twitter account checks in at No. 38 (4,597
followers). GU has held the top spot in the Social Media Index and
Instagram rankings for the entire school year. The Bison rankings in
Index, Instagram and Facebook are unchanged from last year. GU added 1,131
followers on Instagram, 1,089 Facebook likes and 499 Twitter followers
since the end of May 2017.

The @GallaudetBison social media platforms currently have 23,916
likes/followers, an increase of 12.82 percent from last year (+2,719
likes/followers).

note:

Gallaudet is the only deaf university with a full range of
varsity athletics.

It also is considered a national university with student body
and alumni and fans from 50 states plus District of Columbia.
Other NCAA-III opponents are “local” and “regional” but not
national.

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Indiana football schedule

a local Indianapolis newspaper posted the schedule
today

INDIANA DEAF
Coach: Garrett Wooten

Aug. 17 – Traders Point Christian
Aug. 24 – at Trinity Lutheran
Aug. 31 – Howe
Sept. 7 – Tindley
Sept. 14 – Anderson Prep
Sept. 22 – at Alabama Deaf, 2 p.m.
Sept. 28 – Dugger Union
Oct. 5 – at Southside HomeSchool
Oct 13 – Model Deaf (D.C.)

note:
after October 13th, the season continues
with sectionals playoffs. In Indiana, all
high schools compete in sectionals regardless
of their won/lost records.

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semi pro soccer teams want to serve the community

Do pro teams serve the community? Almost all do, in
some ways. Normally semi pro teams don’t.

Part of newspaper story is this:

Sharing Bao’s passion, around 50 keen footballers were drawn to form a
team. While Tacheng United is yet to win any accolades in their five-year
history, they are well-known in the town for their charity work. They play
the beautiful game, but they also want to make their community beautiful.

They help create playing fields for local students and organize exhibition
games for disabled children. Notably, in an exhibition game this month,
some hearing-impaired children used sign language to cheer for them.

“Serving the community is always important to the team,” Bao said.

note:
This semi pro team is in China, which is hardly a soccer power!

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor admires the way pro soccer is
operated in Great Britain. Top flight pro teams sponsor
their own deaf teams.

Let us take Manchester United as an example. A description,
as found on a web site, says:

Deaf World: Manchester United’s Deaf football team. You can
find out all about Manchester United’s Deaf football team!
The team, which accesses the coaching through a sign language
interpreter, was set up as part of the Manchester United Foundation.

Let us take USA as an example. In the NBA do we see champions
Golden State Warriors sponsoring their own Golden State
Deaf Warriors? No way! But why not?

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college deaf volleyball player

Abby Garrity

rising senior

Idaho State University (NCAA-I)

volleyball

her profile is at:
(2016) Saw action in all 31 matches with 31 starts…recorded double-digit
kills in 25 matches to lead the team with a season-high 20 coming against
Butler on Aug. 27…hit over .300 four times on the season with a
season-high .464 coming at Montana State as she posted 14 kills off 28
attempts with just one error…finished the season with 14
double-doubles…posted double-digit digs in 15 matches with a season-high
23 coming against Northern Arizona on Nov. 5…led all sophomores in the
Big Sky for the season in kills per set at 3.22…finished with four solo
blocks and 43 block assists for 47 total blocks…recorded 10 service aces
on the year.

Utah Valley (2015): Saw action in 28 matches with 25 starts…led the
teams in kills per set with 2.86 and ranked second in digs at
2.03…recorded double-digit kills in 15 matches with double-digit digs in
seven…recorded a season-high 22 kills at CSU Bakersfield on Oct.
31…collected a season-high 17 digs vs. Milwaukee on Sept. 4…recorded a
season-high .600 hitting percentage on 13 kills off 20 attempts with just
one error against Seattle on Oct. 10…named the WAC Freshman of the Year.

this past season, 2017:
Idaho State: (2017) Appeared and started in all 30 matches for the
season… recorded 384 kills, 257 digs, 40 blocks and 15 aces… led the
team in total kills and kills per set with 3.43 for the season… recorded
double-digit kills in 20 matches, including five matches with at least
20… hit over .300 eight times on the season with a career high .579
coming against Middle Tennessee State on Sep. 1… had a career high 14
digs vs. Montana State and again vs. Eastern Washington… named to the
Bruiser Showcase All-Tournament team… earned second team All-Big Sky
honors.

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pro wrestling tweet

American Pro Wrestling Alliance

Next announcement, two all deaf wrestlers collide as Scott Dotson
challenges the Silencer!!!!

it took place on May 12, 2018 in Clarksburg, WV at the Nathan
Goff Armory
 

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