DeafDigest Sports – August 2, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:

— August football games (a correction)

— random deafsports thoughts

— Adham Talaat

— college deaf basketball player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— swimming gold medal

DeafSports picture of the day


deaf schools football games – August

Aug 17 Riverside hosts Public Safety Academy
Aug 17 Phoenix at NFL YET
Aug 17 Fremont hosts Encina Prep
Aug 17 Indiana hosts Traders Point

Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

Aug 24 Indiana at Trinity Lutheran
Aug 24 Phoenix hots Hayden
Aug 24 Riverside at Cornerstone Christian
Aug 24 Michigan at Posen
Aug 24 Maryland hosts FCA Bucks
Aug 24 Model at Green Street Academy

Aug 25 Louisiana hosts Georgia
Aug 25 Fremont at North Tahoe

Aug 30 Florida at Halifax Academy
Aug 30 Colorado at Weldon Valley
Aug 30 Riverside hosts San Jacinto Valley
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas
Aug 30 Wisconsin at Alden-Hebron

Aug 31 Alabama hosts Valley Head
Aug 31 Maryland at Maryland Christian
Aug 31 Texas at DasCHE
Aug 31 Indiana hosts Howe
Aug 31 Fremont at San Juan
Aug 31 Riverside hosts Ray

rest of football-playing schools start their seasons
in September.


random deafsports thoughts

today’s newspaper headline

Kurdish mathematician Cauchar Birkar, receives the Fields Medal
award, math’s most prestigious prize, during the International Congress of
Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 1, 2018. 

One of the winners of the award known as the Nobel Prize for mathematics
had his gold medal stolen minutes after it was given to him. Caucher
Birkar, a Kurdish refugee turned Cambridge University math professor, was
among four winners of the prestigious Fields Medal on Wednesday in Rio de

In the 1977 Deaflympics, swimmer Jeff Float won ten gold medals.
All of these medals were stolen!

The American Athletic Association of the Deaf made good on it by
having ten gold medals duplicated and given to him months later.

a press release

The St. James Launches Football Program Led by Gallaudet All American
Adham Talaat

Former NFL free agent leads comprehensive, all-ages football program at
Greater Washington region’s premier sports, wellness and active
entertainment destination

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The St. James announced
the launch of its football program, providing one of the broadest range of
on the field and off the field developmental and training opportunities
available in the country. The program, which will be led by Gallaudet
All-American Adham Talaat, will feature everything from learn-to-play to
position-specific skills training to competitive flag and 7-on-7 leagues.

“The football fan base in the Washington region is among the most
passionate in the country, following and playing the game as intensely as
any community anywhere,” said Craig Dixon, co-founder and co-CEO of The
St. James. “Under Adham’s leadership, we are aiming to help elevate the
great football tradition of this region by offering the most comprehensive
program imaginable.”

Talaat was a star defensive end at Gallaudet where he helped lead the team
to its first conference championship in school history and was a finalist
for the Gagliardi Trophy, which honors the nation’s best Division III
football player.

He went on to train as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City
Chiefs and New York Giants, becoming the fourth deaf player in NFL

In addition to his role as director of football, Talaat will serve as a
strength and conditioning coach in The St. James High Performance Center. 
Before joining The St. James, Talaat was a strength and conditioning coach
at his alma mater Gallaudet working with student-athletes across a variety
of sports and positions.  He also worked with the University of Southern
California’s football strength and conditioning program.

“As a football lover and former college player, I couldn’t be more excited
about the opportunity we have to contribute to the safe learning and
enjoyment of the game,” said Kendrick Ashton, co-founder and co-CEO of The
St. James. “Adham’s knowledge of all facets of the game and commitment to
teaching how to play it safely are unparalleled, and we look forward to
building a wholly unique opportunity to train, compete, study and have

The St. James football program brings together excellent coaching, broad
offerings and best-in-class playing and training venues.  Highlights of
the program include:

This press release needs additional clarification.

Adham was a d3football.com All-American honorable mention.

The only Gallaudet first team All-American is Shannon
Simon, at offensive tackle, in the late eighties.

Adham was a CoSIDA Academic All-American (that is a really
legit award)


college deaf basketball player

Missy Sadler

rising junior

women’s basketball

St Thomas Aquinas College (NY – NCAA-II)

played 32 games; starting 3

averaged 3.8 points per game

averaged 2.8 rebounds per game

only played 11.1 minutes per game

she is 6’0 tall