DeafDigest Sports – January 2, 2020

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Hot DeafSports News at:

— random deafsports thoughts

— college athlete, cross country

— elite athlete, golf

— interesting comment about Fremont football

— Gallaudet still alive in Helmet Bowl


2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/02/20

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Gallaudet Helmet Bowl

Gallaudet Bison one of final four teams left in Helmet Bowl III,
vote for Gallaudet daily

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University is one of four teams left in Helmet Bowl
III presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 2 seed in the South
Region and are going up against Nebraska Kearney Lopers, the No. 11 seed
in the West Region, in the semifinal round. The winner will advance to the
championship round of the national tournament to find the best football
helmet in the country.

People can vote by logging onto www.helmetbowl.com or via this direct
link: https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m. (EST).

Gallaudet’s helmet won its conference (Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference) for a third straight year and was seeded second in the South
Region. In the first round, GU dispatched No. 15 seed Austin College
Kangaroos (61 percent to 39 percent). In the second round, Gallaudet took
down No. 9 seed Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by the
margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. In the third round, GU defeated No. 4
seed University of Richmond by the tally of 52 percent to 48 percent. In
the quarterfinal round, Gallaudet topped St. Thomas University (Fla.) by
the margin of 51 percent to 49 percent.

Gallaudet won Helmet Bowl I, two years ago, and reached the “Sweet 16”
round last year before losing to Lafayette College. Dickinson College
(NCAA Division III) won Helmet Bowl II last year.

The Red Devils of Dickinson, the No. 1 seed in the East Region, are in the
other national semifinal going up against University of Louisville, the
No. 5 seed in the North Region. A Dickinson and Gallaudet victory in the
semifinal would pit the first two Helmet Bowl national champions against
each other.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:


GU is one of two Division III schools left in the tournament, Dickinson is
the other

The Bison only won by over 50 votes over St. Thomas

You don’t need to vote on every match up

There are two more rounds before Helmet Bowl III crowns its champion
GU is behind, early on, in the semifinal voting against the Lopers, who
received the most votes in the quarterfinal round

Gallaudet was the second-leading vote-getter between the Final Four teams
as it only trailed Nebraska Kearney by 333 votes

Dickinson was 18 votes behind Gallaudet’s final total from the
quarterfinal round



Fremont football

part of a tweet

Our ASL class was pretty awesome. But we got to take a
field trip to the Fremont School of the Deaf and watch
a football game, it was a cool experience.


college deaf athletes, cross country

Gashaw Duhamel


men’s cross country

University of Tennessee

previously attended Model Secondary School for the
Deaf and then Tennessee School for the Deaf (but
ran for a nearby high school in the Knoxville area).

With the University of Tennessee’s cross country
team he finished:


he is now finished with collegiate cross country and
will be particating in indoor and outdoor track
in his final season of eligibility


elite deaf athlete, golf

Kevin Hall

pro golf

is he still in pro golf?

There has been no 2019 updates on him on any of
these web sites, tweets and social media outlets.


random deafsports thoughts

That Gashaw Duhamel ran cross country and
track for University of Tennessee (UT) is sticky
for one reason. He never ran for Tennessee
School for the Deaf (TSD) though attending classes
at the school – leading to a tricky question – does
TSD count him as the only athlete to move on to the
NCAA-I level?