2020/09/30

DeafDigest Sports – – September 30, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Alabama volleyball

— Indiana volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— a sick football blunder

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next football games

Oct 2 Alabama hosts Jacksonville Faith Temple (8-man)
Oct 2 Texas hosts St Mary’s Hall

Oct 3 Mississippi hosts Tallulah Academy (Louisiana)

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Alabama volleyball

Alabama Lady Warriors

Class 1A Area 8
Woodland 3  ASD 0  (25-13, 25-12, 25-7)
Area record: 0 – 2

Saks 2  ASD 0 (25-11, 25-8)
Season record: 1 – 4

Next game: Winterboro at ASD (Class 1A Area 8)

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Indiana volleyball

newspaper story

Bethesda Christian def. Indiana Deaf 25-21, 20-25, 27-25, 23-25, 15-10.

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Texas volleyball

Akins (1-2) swept Texas School for the Deaf

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a sick football blunder

today’s newspaper said:

2020 Indiana Football Digest Insider – Week Six

Union (Dugger) at Indiana Deaf

note:
Indiana cancelled its football season. Union Dugger knew it; yet
newspapers and sports writers do not get it!

This was the issue DeafDigest Sports raised a day or two ago
that deaf teams cancel football season but newspapers and
sports writers do not do their homework, keeping track of
teams that are not playing this season!

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random deafsports thoughts

The number of minor league baseball teams
is being reduced from 160 to 120 teams.

What this means is that approximately
40 affected teams may field collegiate-level
baseball teams that use the wood bat.

It is complicated but these new college-level
teams would involve rising freshmen and
sophomore players – very likely that
would compete on the NCAA-I level in college
ball. How and to what effect would it
impact on Gallaudet baseball, which plays
on the NCAA-III level.

From time to time over the years Gallaudet
has attracted blue chip players, capable
of playing on the NCAA-I level but chose
to enroll at Gallaudet to study and to
play. An example would be Billy Bissell,
one of the greatest players in Gallaudet
baseball history.

Would these top level future players,
already earmarked for Gallaudet, play
in these new summer leagues?

One shall never know!

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deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/29

DeafDigest Sports – – September 29, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Alabama football

— Indiana volleyball

— Iowa volleyball

— Texas football

— Texas volleyball

— status of college football players

……………………………..

next football games

Oct 2 Alabama hosts Jacksonville Faith Temple (8-man)
Oct 2 Texas hosts St Mary’s Hall

Oct 3 Mississippi hosts Tallulah Academy (Louisiana)

…………………………….

Alabama football

the next game is against Jacksonville Faith Temple
which is also named, as the same team as
Jacksonville Christian Academy

both Alabama and Jacksonville are annual football
opponents

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Indiana volleyball

newspaper story

Fountain Central 3, Indiana School for the Deaf 1

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — The Mustangs were able to pick up the 25-20, 23-25,
25-12, 25-21 at home over the Indiana School for the Deaf.

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Iowa volleyball

We had a game last night. We saw some good things. Our passing is
improving.

The team had some good volleys. Sterlyn Aragon came up with 5 serves with
1 ace. Kali Nipper had 1 serve and a beautiful block attempt. Jenssa had 3
serves and a dig. 3-25, 3-25, 2-25

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Texas football

in a newspaper poll, Veritas, which defeated Texas
in a 6-man game, moved up from #3 to #1 in local
6-man football rankings.

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Texas volleyball

TSD vs Holy Cross

Varsity
TSD, 0
Holy Cross, 3
(12-25, 5-25, 10-25)

Record: 0-5

Next home game: October 1st against Lutheran High @ 5:30.
Junior Varsity
TSD, 0
Holy Cross, 2
(5-25, 12-25)

Record: 1-4

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random deafsports thoughts

there have been cases of deaf coaches of hearing teams
in all sports.

Many of the players coached by deaf coaches find deafness
not an issue with them.

Years ago, a deaf man coached a hearing adult softball
team. His players accepted him – but in some games
opponents and umpires would not deal with a deaf coach
and would insist on communicating with a hearing
person.

These hearing players would continue to point to their
deaf coach, saying he speaks for the team!

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status of college football players

there is a number of deaf football players on hearing
college teams.

Apparently none of them have played in a game this season,
due to cancelled and postponed games

…………………………….

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts
http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/28

DeafDigest Sports – – September 28, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Alabama football

— Mississippi volleyball

— Oklahoma update

— next football games

— remembering Gary Klingensmith

— Gallaudet update

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next football games

Oct 2 Alabama hosts Jacksonville Faith Temple (8-man)
Oct 2 Texas hosts St Mary’s Hall

Oct 3 Mississippi hosts Tallulah Academy (Louisiana)

…………………………….

Gallaudet update

Gallaudet women’s basketball student-athlete Serenity Fry featured in
NCAA’s Deaf Awareness Month promotions

INDIANAPOLIS – Gallaudet University women’s basketball student-athlete
Serenity Fry (East Los Angeles, Calif.) was featured by the NCAA social
media channels promoting Deaf Awareness Month. Fry, a rising sophomore in
the Bison basketball program, was selected to share her story of growing
up deaf and how she would encourage deaf and hard of hearing children now.
The NCAA worked with the Gallaudet’s Sports Information Office on this
project.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2020-21/releases/ncaafry

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Alabama football

the game Alabama lost in first game of season
was 11 man.

The team plays both 8 man and 11 man depending
on the opponent

The next game, against Jacksonville Faith Temple,
is 8 man

They are 5-1 so far this season, meaning their 7th game
of season as opposed to Alabama’s 2nd game!

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Mississippi School f/t Deaf

volleyball

Msd 20 25 11 16
Pelahatchie 25 17 25 25

Next Game 10/1 Pisgah @ MSD

0-6 overall record

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Oklahoma update

Oklahoma had their homecoming ceremony 9/24/2020.

Football and Volleyball games are cancelled but we had a green vs white 6-man
flag football game and green vs white volleyball game.

In football Green lost to the white team 32-33. It was a very exciting game with
green working hard to close the gap to only one point.

In volleyball the green team won 2-1. The teams were evenly matched and it was a
fun week of homecoming for the students.

Here are the links for anyone who would like to watch!

Volleyball Game
https://youtu.be/_XUJF7ckJxA

Homecoming Ceremony
https://youtu.be/oyucr1azyMo

Football Game
https://youtu.be/03Jwt6TXCD0

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Texas 6 man football

Varsity Football Result

Veritas, 58
TSD, 25

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Gary Klingensmith, remembering 1963 season

from a posting

PSU season snapshot: 1963

Year: 1963

Coach: Rip Engle

Final record: 7-3

Final ranking: UPI No. 16

Regular-season wins: Oregon, UCLA, Rice, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio
State, Holy Cross

Regular-season losses: Army, Syracuse, Pitt

Bowl game: None

Team stat leaders: Gary Klingensmith rushed for 450 yards

All-Americans: None

Neil Rudel’s take: Among the more inspirational players in PSU history,
Klingensmith was deaf and relied on hand signals and candance but still
rushed for 81 yards in the win at No. 10 Ohio State.

note:
Gary was not drafted by NFL, but was offered a free agent
contract by New York Jets. He turned it down in favor of
a head coaching opportunity at Gallaudet. He stayed at
Gallaudet for three seasons, defeating Frostburg and
Shepherd; defeating DC Teachers College 21-12 to snap
a 25-game losing streak that he inherited from a previous
coaching staff. His final win was 20-0 over Lorton
Reformatory Prison team (consisting of talented
DC athletes sent to prison). He then embarked on a
long coaching career, winning over 300 games at
Juniata HS in Pennsylvania. Knowing no ASL, he
picked it pretty much fast at Gallaudet.

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deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

we only have 3 active deaf football teams
this season, yet there are tweets from
football fans, posting up these “upcoming”
football games among schools that have
suspended this sport this season.

Why?

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/26

DeafDigest Sports – – September 26, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Alabama football score

— Texas football score

— Gallaudet updates

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Football results

Gaylesville 40 Alabama 14
Veritas 58 Texas 25

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Alabama football

2020 First Deaf School Football Game

Gaylesville (4-2) 40 ALabama (0-1) 14

note:
it was Gaylesville’s 6th game of the season
whereas it was Alabama’s opening season game.

11 man or 8 man. Not sure but will find out.

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Texas football

lost 58-25 to Veritas Academy

note:
it was a 6-man game, the school’s first such
six man game in its long time football history

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Gallaudet updates

A Look Back: 10th anniversary of Gallaudet football’s
crazy tip drill interception play that went viral

WASHINGTON – “It has been 10 years already? Where did the time go?” Those
were comments made by Gallaudet football assistant coach Shelby Bean this
week when asked to recall Gallaudet’s crazy tip drill interception play
that occurred on September 25, 2010 at Hotchkiss Field.

Bean was one of three Bison football players that had a hand in
Gallaudet’s improbable interception that became a viral and was viewed
over a million times within days. Former Gallaudet standout football
players Tony Tatum, Tom Pangia and Bean along with their coaches Chuck
Goldstein and John Davis reflected on the 12-second play that went down in
Gallaudet history.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/crazytipdrillint

note:
Tony Tatum went on to play two seasons in the now-defunct
Arena Football League. It is the highest level that a modern
time Gallaudet football player have ever attained

NEAC Presidents’ Council issues update on Winter Sports

LATHAM, N.Y. – Following a unanimous decision by the North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) Presidents’ Council, all conference competition
will be postponed for the remainder of 2020. With fall competition already
suspended, this decision will delay the potential start of the league’s
basketball schedule until January 2021 at the earliest.

rest of story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/neac-update20

note:
NEAC is Gallaudet’s all-sports conference with the exception
of football in one conference, cross country and track and
field in another conference and swimming in again another
conference. Four different conferences covering all Gallaudet
sports! Crazy? Yes, but it is the way of life in NCAA-III
sports – conferences come and go; conferences add and drop
sports, colleges leave one conference for another conference
and so on. Very much different from these good old days
of past years.

Gallaudet’s softball team encourages you to VOTE this fall

video is at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/sball/2020-21/releases/vote

note:
the athlete in the video is Sabina Shysh who has played four
different sports at Gallaudet – soccer, basketball, track and field
and softball (the latter two at the same time!)

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September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

………………………………

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

let us look at the two games our deaf teams
lost yesterday.

It was Alabama’s first game of season whereas it
was the opponent’s sixth game of the season.
Unfair advantage? Yes.

It was Texas’ first six man game in school
history, against an experienced 6-man team.
Unfair advantage? Yes.

Just hope all three of our deaf football teams
will win their games next week.

The third team is Mississippi, whose season
starts in October.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/25

DeafDigest Sports – – September 25, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf racer wins

— Alabama volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— Gallaudet updates

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Gallaudet updates

Anyone Like Me documentary to air on Maryland Public Television on Sept. 27

WASHINGTON – On Sunday, September 27, at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern), Maryland
Public Television (MPT) will present Anyone Like Me. Directed by Mimi
d’Autremont, the 30-minute film explores the intersection of deaf culture
and America’s favorite pastime: football. The story centers on Shelby
Bean, a hard of hearing man who came to Gallaudet University in
Washington, D.C. as a student-athlete in 2009 and then became a football
coach there after he graduated in 2013

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/anyonelikeme

Gallaudet athletics recognizes Kris Gould during AEMA’s Equipment Manager Appreciation Week

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University Athletics Department is proud to
participate in The Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA)
Equipment Manager Appreciation Week and recognize our own Facility and
Equipment Coordinator Kris Gould for all of his hard work supporting and
helping the Bison athletic teams. The AEMA Equipment Manager Appreciation
Week is held annually during the third week of September, this year’s
dates are Sept. 20-26

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/aema-appreciationweek

note:
Kris is a Gallaudet lifer, first as an athlete and then as all-around,
can-do employee with the Gallaudet department.

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Alabama Lady Warriors

Volleyball

Talladega County JV Tournament
ASD 2  Talladega JV 1  (23-25, 25-23, 15-10)
Sylacauga JV 2  ASD 0  (25-13, 25-9)

Season record
Lady Warriors 1 – 2

Alabama Lady Warriors
Volleyball (first game of ASD fall sports)

Class 1A Area 8
Wadley 3  ASD 0  (25-19, 25-9, 29-27)

Season record
Wadley 9 – 0
Lady Warriors 0 – 1

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Texas volleyball

Varsity Flounder Academy, 3
TSD, 2
(26-24, 19-25, 12-25, 25-23, 8-15)

Record: 0-4

Junior Varsity Flounder Academy, 0
TSD, 2
(25-23, 25-19)

Record: 1-3

Next game: September 28 at Holy Cross @ 5:30 (JV) & 6:30 (V)

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Profoundly deaf racer from Pontypool wins on return from injury

A PROFOUNDLY deaf kart racer returned to the track in the best way
possible by winning the final round of the National Super One
Championships at Shennington Race Circuit near Banbury.

Caleb McDuff, 12, saw his season cut drastically short due to the
coronavirus and a crash in the opening race of the series which left him
with a dislocated shoulder and damaged ribs.

However, the youngster bounced back to finish on the top step of the
podium in just his second race since being promoted to the Mini Max class,
and with the shortened season, ended up finishing third in the
championship.

Following his win, the Pontypool schoolboy was invited to race for the
M-Sport Kart Racing Team at the annual Super One ‘O Plate’ race at the
Rowrah Kart Circuit in Cumbria on Sunday, where he was crowned the 2020 O
Plate champion.

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September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

………………………………

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

What would the Gallaudet athletic department do without
Kris Gould?

During this pandemic, he is the rare essential worker
in the department, seeing to it that everything functions
as normally as possible. What needs to be done, Kris is
there for us.

………………………………

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/23

DeafDigest Sports – – September 19 – 23, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— champion in hearing golf

— obit – deaf caddy

— Mississippi volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— elite deaf basketball player

— World Deaf soccer championships

— black deaf professional baseball player in early years

— deaf soccer coach with high school team

— deaf player in women’s pro soccer

— deaf decathlete in hearing Olympics

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Mississippi volleyball

MSD       25 15 15  22
Stringer  22 25 25 25

Record 0-4

Next Game 9/22 Richton @ MSD

MSD       18 21 19
Richton   25 25 25

Record 0-5

Next Game 9/24 Pelahatchie @ MSD

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Texas volleyball

Varsity
Akins, 3
TSD, 0
(11-25, 19-25, 20-25)

Record: 0-3

JV
Akins, 2
TSD, 0

(8-25, 16-25)

Record: 0-3

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elite soccer player

part of posting

Tefy Krebs is Brazil’s first deaf professional women’s footballer

she plays for Palmeiras, one of the women’s pro teams in Brazil

……………………………

elite basketball player

from a posting

Izmit’s new deaf player Uzundurukan breaking ground in EuroLeague Women
IZMIT (Turkey) – As playmaker Cagla Nur Uzundurukan excitedly put pen to
paper on a deal with Izmit Belediyespor, it went beyond an aspiring
up-and-comer being handed an opportunity to play in EuroLeague Women.

It was a moment that put the wheels in motion for the 20-year-old to
become a role model and someone who can inspire future generations of
athletes.

Uzundurukan is set to become the first deaf player to step out in the
Turkish League and one of the trailblazers for people with hearing loss in
EuroLeague Women, following in the footsteps of USA legend Tamika
Catchings.

full story at:
http://www.fiba.basketball/euroleaguewomen/20-21/news/izmit-s-new-deaf-player-uzundurukan-breaking-ground-in-euroleague-women

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past deaf decathlete in hearing Olympics

Dean Barton-Smith, Australia

long story is at:
https://www.cricket.com.au/news/feature/dean-barton-smith-deaf-athletics-decathlon-cricket-victoria-hard-hearing-awareness-olympics/2020-09-23

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor interviewed him at the 1993 Deaflympics
in Sofia, Bulgaria.

He did not use sign language, being an oralist. Do not know
if he has learned to sign since then.

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Black baseball player in professional baseball in early years

DeafDigest Sports editor is always researching deaf players
that played professional baseball (majors, minors, independent;
semi pro) in the past years.

Monroe Ingram, who was deaf and was Black, played a number of
years in professional baseball during the 1890’s, especially
for the Emporia team in Kansas State League. He also played
for other teams in other leagues in other seasons.

He was said to be one of the best pitchers around; no one
liked to bat against him.

Kansas State League was an independent minor league, not
subject to the unwritten rules that Blacks cannot play
in professional baseball.

Did he play in the Negro Baseball League? No. There was
such a league that existed for a short time in the 1880’s
but folded due to low attendance. The much stronger
Negro Baseball League was founded in the 1920’s. By
that time Ingram was too old to continue playing
baseball! He passed away in 1944, after a career as
teacher at schools for the deaf.

At any rate, he seems to be the first deaf Black
professional baseball player.

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an obit – a deaf caddy

A deaf man passed away recently.

His obit said he was employed as a golf caddy.

note:

never thought of it – but have we had some deaf
working as caddy on a golf course?

………………………………

World deaf soccer championships

from a tweet:
the Deaf World Football Championships in November
2020 hosted by South Korea have been postponed until May 2022

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champion in hearing golf

part of newspaper story

Kenya: History-Man Isaac Makokha Seals Match Play Title

Isaac Makokha will play in next year’s Magical Kenya Open at the
prestigious Karen Country Club course.

The Vet Lab Sports Club golfer made history by becoming the first golfer
with a hearing impairment to clinch the Kenya Amateur Match Play
Championship after beating Jay Sandhu of Royal Nairobi Golf Club 3-2 in
the 36-hole final at the par 72 Vet Lab Sports Club course.

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September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

Texas 6 man? Go below and read the full story

………………………………

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

struggles of a deaf coach on a hearing high school team

part of newspaper story – incomplete

Felicia Schroeder Waldock is deaf and coaches
the girls’ soccer team at Colerain HS in
Cincinnati.

A newspaper story header said:

Colerain soccer coach: ‘When my girls are put in a position
to defend their deaf coach, it’s not OK’

Waldock faced adversity during her playing career, but
that doesn’t compare to what she’s faced as a coach, things that make …

(rest of story blocked by “pay to read” demand)

team record so far this season is 3-2-1

note:
a 3-2-1 record means the deaf coach is doing a good
job yet there are always some hearing people that
don’t accept the idea of a deaf coach. Sad.

………………………………

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/18

DeafDigest Sports – – September 18, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— ESDAA update

— Gallaudet hall of fame announcement

— Mississippi volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— deaf rugby Q & A

— anonymous donation for Gallaudet athletics

— the football huddle

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Gallaudet athletics

part of Gallaudet press release as edited

An anonymous donor recently made a gift of
$100,000 to the Athletics Department to support
the Bison Athletics Enhancement Fund.

note:
Thank you, Anonymous donor, for making this
donation.

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Gallaudet hall of fame

2020 Gallaudet University Athletics Hall of Fame Class announced

WASHINGTON – Six former student-athletes and one coach will be enshrined
into the Gallaudet University Athletics Hall of Fame during a virtual
online ceremony during Homecoming 2020.

The Gallaudet Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020 includes Brian Bennett,
’13 (Men’s Swimming), William Bissell, ’14 (Baseball), Darius Flowers, ’14
(Men’s Track and Field), John Hotchkiss, 1869 (Football Coach), Heather
Lightfoot, ’99 (Women’s Track and Field), Adham Talaat, ’14 (Football) and
Valerie Trofimenkoff, ’07 (Women’s Volleyball).

rest of story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/hofclass20

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ESDAA update

no fall sports for every one of us…

as for winter sports – majority of the schools are still up in the air
(probably will begin in January 2021) but there will be no ESDAA
Basketball tournaments.

Some schools may start basketball and if they do, they cannot travel out
of state.

……………………………..

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

volleyball

MSD       25 23 9 22
Stringer 21  25 25 25

Record 0-3

Next Game 9/21 @ Stringer

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Texas volleyball

TSD Rangers lost to the South Austin Saints. Next game will be at TSD
against Akins on September 22 at 6:30 pm.

Varsity
12-25, 8-25, 11-25

Record: 0-2

JV
9-25 , 14-25

Record – 0-2

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the football huddle

Did Gallaudet stop using the huddle, especially
after inventing it in the 1894 season?

Hard to say.

In Ed Hottle’s first season as Gallaudet coach,
the team enjoyed an unbeaten record. Jason
Coleman, the quarterback, felt the huddle
was preventing his audibles, and discussed
this issue with Hottle. Both agreed to stop
using the huddle and to rely on audibles.

Since then, Gallaudet huddle has been on and off,
depending on the quarterback, the offensive line’s
experience and the offensive system.

So, it is hard to say.

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deaf rugby Q & A

https://boxscorenews.com/things-deaf-rugby-players-want-you-to-know-about-their-sport-p157611-128.htm

it is interesting reading

……………………………..

September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

Texas 6 man? Go below and read the full story

………………………………

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

Why not Deaf Rugby in USA?

Model Secondary School for the Deaf fielded rugby teams
in the spring time. This sport has been discontinued.

Past MSSD rugby coach Mark Burke tried to start an
adult deaf rugby team. While turnout was great at the
start, apathy set in and he struggled to find enough
players for games. For that reason, the adult team
folded.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/17

DeafDigest Sports – – September 16 – 17, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Curtis Pride announcement

— Mississippi volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— TV crime story mention of SUNY-Maritime

— a deaf woman signs a contract with a pro team

— referees that was loved and hated

— a bruising running back that couldn’t block

…………………………….

Gallaudet football

TV crime story mention of SUNY-Maritime

Yesterday DeafDigest Sports editor was watching
a crime story re-run on TV. SUNY-Maritime campus
(or maybe it was a make-believe campus) was shown
as part of the story.

SUNY-Maritime is an annual football opponent
of Gallaudet – it is rare that a TV program would
mention a Gallaudet opponent.

Of course many football fans may not realize it,
though.

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Baseball fans hate controversial umpire Joe West.

This reminds DeafDigest Sports editor of two
referees that officiated many past Gallaudet
basketball games.

One referee was pretty much loved – Ernie Cage,
a DC police officer. He was always friendly, always
smiling and always fooling around with gestures
even when he made calls against Gallaudet.
He refereed up to early 1990’s.

The referee who was pretty much hated by
Gallaudet fans was Dallas Shirley, a local
high school principal. He seemed to be always
making controversial calls that got Gallaudet
fans so angry. He had a long refereeing career,
from the fifties through the seventies.

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Gallaudet baseball

Gallaudet baseball coach Curtis Pride to be inducted into
Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 18

BETHESDA, Md. – Gallaudet University baseball coach Curtis Pride is one of six
local sports figures who will be inducted into the Montgomery County Sports Hall
of Fame (MCSHF) on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in a virtual ceremony streamed
online at www.mcshf.org. Pride, a Silver Spring, Md., native, played Major
League Baseball for 11 years and has coached Gallaudet’s baseball team since the
2009 season.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/bsb/2020-21/releases/mocohof

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Mississippi volleyball

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

Our first game @ Pisgah

MSD     13 22  12
Pisgah 25 25  25

Record 0-1

Next Game 9/16 @ Salem

MSD     23  14 17
Salem  25  25 25

Record 0-2

Next Game 9/17 Stringer at MSD

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Texas volleyball

The JV and Varsity Lady Rangers lost their season opener to Austin
Royals.
Varsity
12-25, 15-25, 18-25

Record: 0-1

Junior Varsity
24-26, 16-25

Record: 0-1

The next game will be an away game against the South Austin Saints on
September 17th at 5:30 (JV) and 6:30 (V).

……………………………..

September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

Texas 6 man? Go below and read the full story

………………………………

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

………………………………….

elite deaf athlete

Izmit Belediyespor, who is deaf, has signed a contract
with the Çağla Nur Uzundurukan team that plays in Turkey’s
Women Basketball Super League.

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

a bruising running back that couldn’t block

Saquon Barkley, the New York Giants running
back, was written up in a newspaper story
about his lack of blocking when he is not
carrying the ball. Seems he never had to
block while playing college ball and
it became a habit with him in pro ball.

This reminds DeafDigest Sports editor
of a bruising running back with the
Gallaudet teams in the late fifties
and early sixties. He broke all the
ball carrying records while playing
for his deaf school team, but was
never required or taught to block
by his football coach.

At Gallaudet he was helpless when
not carrying the ball, and it pretty
much messed up the offensive attack.

Who was that player and what school
did he play for? DeafDigest Sports
editor, out of respect and privacy,
does not want to disclose his name.

He passed away some years back.

………………………………

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/15

DeafDigest Sports – – September 12-15, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet Mowl Speaker series

— Gallaudet swimming update

— Nebraska basketball

— a hall of famer

— elite deaf racer

— list of volleyball teams, updated

— list of football teams, revised

— list of cross country teams, updated

— September football games

— listening to Gallaudet quarterback’s voices

— Indiana volleyball

— Ben Roethlisberger as Tight End

— best deaf baseball player from Kansas City

……………………………..

Gallaudet speaker series

GUBison Mowl Family Speaker Series featuring
Dr. Jarrod Spencer on Friday, Sept. 18

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department will host its
next Bison Athletics Speaker Series in memory of Robert Stanley Lawson on
Friday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. (Eastern Time). The featured speaker is Dr.
Jarrod Spencer, a sports psychologist, author and President and Founder of
Mind of the Athlete.

full press release at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/drspencer

note:
registration is required for this Zoom session

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Gallaudet football

a tweet said:

Theres’ a legend that deaf people started the football
huddle so the other team couldn’t eavesdrop.

note:
Eavesdrop? It means listening to voices. Gallaudet quarterbacks
use sign language, not voices, to give signals before the ball
is snapped!

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Gallaudet football

Ben Roethlisberger as Tight End

part of ESPN story:

In the post-corner route named for a northwest Ohio school that executed
it to perfection, the receiver ran 12 yards, took an outside step to a
post and took four steps. As soon as the safety turned his hips, he
planted and came back out toward the pylon.

It was a staple in Findlay (Ohio) High School’s offense in 1998, the route
that Ryan Hite and Ben Roethlisberger used Friday nights to pick apart
defenses filled with undersized cornerbacks.

But Roethlisberger wasn’t the one throwing the ball.

He was on the receiving end of Hite’s passes — 57 of them that year to be
exact.

full story at:
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29853800/i-was-wide-open-how-ben-roethlisberger-season-receiver-helped-qb

note:
why this posting?

QB Ryan Hite was Gallaudet’s offensive coordinator from 2007 through 2009
seasons.

He pretty much picked up ASL fast.

Yes, he got plenty of teasing from the athletic staff  about him as QB and
all time NFL quarterback Ben as the tight end.

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Gallaudet swimming

Atlantic East Conference postpones athletic competition for
the remainder of fall semeste

LANCASTER, Pa. – Following extensive discussions and planning, the
Atlantic East Conference Presidents’ Council supported a recommendation
from the NCAA Division III Administrative Council to postpone competition
for the remainder of the Fall 2020 semester.

All sports with previous competition schedules prior to January of 2021
will be postponed, including basketball and swimming and diving

note:
Gallaudet is a new swimming-only member of the Atlantic East Conference.
Gallaudet, in other sports, competes in other respective conferences.

……………………………..

Gallaudet baseball

a hall of famer

The Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame has revealed its newest class of
honorees ahead of its second annual induction ceremony.

The nonprofit organization will honor Johnny Holliday, Curtis Pride, Amy
Wood, Tom Brown, Jeri Ingram and Roy Lester in a virtual ceremony at 7
p.m. on Oct. 18. The inductees, all of whom have a connection to the
county, were chosen for their advancement of athletics and contributions
to the community.

• Pride was one of the few deaf players in Major League Baseball. He
played for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Detroit
Tigers, California Angels and the Montreal Expos. Pride attended John F.
Kennedy High School in Silver Spring.

full story at:
https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/news/montgomery-countys-sports-hall-of-fame-honors-six-local-sports-luminaries/

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Indiana volleyball

part of newspaper story

Greenwood Christian rolled past Indiana School for the Deaf on Saturday,
25-9, 25-7, 25-6

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Nebraska basketball

from a tweet

Deaf would take the title in Nebraska’s only one-class state basketball
year in 1931

note:
the state of Nebraska normally has state championship tournaments,
divided into respective classes based on enrollment numbers.

Because of the Depression Years, the state was broke and to save
money, the 1931 tournament was all-classes.

Nebraska School for the Deaf has closed its doors.

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elite deaf racer

part of newspaper story

at Port Royal Speedway (Pennsylvania)

In the 358 sprint “Summer Series” 25-lap race, Brett Wanner won the battle
and the war. Wanner started from the pole position and led all but the
23rd lap of the race. His win also clinched the five-race “Summer Series”
title for the hearing-impaired driver.

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best deaf baseball player from Kansas City

from a posting

All-timers: Our roster of the best pro baseball players who grew up in
Kansas City

LUTHER “DUMMY” TAYLOR

Career highlights: Spent all but four games of his nine-year career with
the New York Giants (1900-08). Was part of their rotation, along with
Christy Mathewson, on the club’s 1904 and 1905 NL pennant winning-teams.
Taylor finished with a 116-106 career record and 2.75 ERA.

KC connection: Born in Oskaloosa, Kan., Taylor attended Kansas School for
the Deaf in Olathe from age 10 through high school

note:
Everyone gives Dummy Hoy credit. Practically no one gives Dummy Taylor
credit. Probably because Hoy was a polite person, a gentleman whereas
Taylor was a rough person and a clown in personality?

But in terms of major league stature both were equals!

……………………………..

September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

………………………………

Texas volleyball

We will field a JV and V teams this year, our first game will be on Sept
15th, Unusually late than our usual first game during early August-
We will only have 17 games this year with no tournaments, except for State
playoffs if we qualify

……………………………………..

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

it is always unpredictable.

Some days, no news on Deaf Sports

Some days, so many news on Deaf Sports

………………………………

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be

2020/09/11

DeafDigest Sports – – September 10-11, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

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

— random deafsports thoughts

— Mississippi volleyball

— list of volleyball teams, updated

— list of football teams, revised

— list of cross country teams, updated

— a short film about Gallaudet past football player and current coach

— all NCAA-I teams in a proposed “all colleges” national basketball tournament

— September football games

— Indiana volleyball scores

— Texas sports, a big announcement

— a moment of notice, football

……………………………..

September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

Texas 6 man? Go below and read the full story

………………………………

Gallaudet football

past Gallaudet football player, current assistant football coach

posting as is:

On Sunday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m., MPT-HD will presents Anyone Like Me.
Directed by Mimi d’Autremont,the 30-minute film explores the intersection
of deaf culture and America’s favorite pastime: football. The story
centers on Shelby Bean, a hard of hearing man who came to Gallaudet
University in Washington, D.C. as a student athlete in 2009 and then
became a football coach there after he graduated in 2013. Gallaudet is the
world’s only university designed for deaf and hard of hearing individuals
and is home to the only deaf collegiate football team. A film trailer can
be viewed at vimeo.com/194275078

note:
He was a full time starter at defensive back and also the team’s
punter. Very much a valued player during his career at Gallaudet

…………………………….

Gallaudet basketball

all NCAA-I teams in a proposed “all colleges” national basketball tournament

A joke or not a joke?

There was a proposal that NCAA establish Division I all-schools
national basketball tournament.

If this is the case then NCAA-III schools deserve a break, meaning
NCAA-III all-schools national basketball tournament.

In that case, Gallaudet, a NCAA-III school, would be entered into
that all-schools national basketball tournament.

A joke or not a joke? Stay tuned!

………………………………

Indiana volleyball

part of newspaper story

The Waldron volleyball team handled Indiana Deaf on Tuesday, 3-0. The
Mohawks won 25-12, 25-15, 25-14

a tweet

Crisput Attucks HS Girls Varsity Volleyball falls to Indiana
School For The Deaf 3 – 0

scores were 25-15, 25-12, 25-17

…………………………………

Mississippi volleyball

Mississippi can only play against local teams;
we have no deaf opponents and the Mason Dixon Volleyball
has been cancelled

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Texas sports

TSD Fall Athletics

Our athletics and coaching staff were thrilled to reconnect with our athletes
once again and watch them compete on the court or field with Ranger Pride.  I
have some important announcements to make.

Fall HS Athletics:
I am currently working diligently to find a head coach for both Cross Country
and one for fall Cheerleading. With this being said, there will be no practice
date set up until I get these positions filled.  If you are interested in
coaching Cheerleading or Cross Country, go ahead and email me
(chris.hamilton@tsd.state.tx.us)

We will be playing 6-man football this fall.  We have lost many players in the
last 2-3 years due to graduation. This fall, we have a small group of players
who can compete on the Varsity level every week and we are concerned about the
safety of our boys during the whole season playing against bigger 11-man
football teams.  Head Coach John Moore and I had a meeting with the football
players last week via zoom.  Though there were disappointments and differing
points of view, we had a healthy dialogue that led to the agreement to play
6-man this fall.  We hope this will not be a permanent move. We would love to go
back to 11-man once we have the appropriate number of players who can compete on
the Varsity level, hopefully in fall 2022. The coaches and I are committed to
work toward this goal. The football team had their first practice on September
8th. Junior Varsity and Varsity volleyball teams had their first practice on
September 8th as well.

Homecoming at TSD is like no other at any other high school.  It is a tradition
that is revered by all alumni, staff, students, families and the community at
large.  Due to the size and scope of our Homecoming event we do not think it is
possible to host it this year given all the CDC restrictions for COVID-19.  We
will likely have one special game that will honor our athletes but we will not
host our Homecoming event this year.

Together we will make this the best year possible!
Go Rangers!

Chris Hamilton, Athletic Director

note:
Texas originally set up a 11-man schedule for this season; this meant
the school had to throw out that schedule and set up a new 6-man
schedule of 8 games with 6 man teams. Hint, if the coaching staff is
unfamiliar with 6-man rules, they could ask assistant coach Bill
Jacobs. He previously coached 6-man football at New Mexico School
for the Deaf. Anyway on that schedule is post-season 6-man playoffs,
if the school advances that far in 6-man football.

………………………………..

Texas volleyball

part of newspaper story

Volleyball’s Back: VYPE Austin Teams To Watch

TAPPS

Texas School for the Deaf: The Rangers have enjoyed extended success under
17-year head coach RJ Kaufman and can top their TAPPS 4A regional final
finish and 26 wins from a year ago in 2020. Their top returners are Alyssa
Glennon, Jayne Taylor, Zara Thompson, Isadora Egbert and Yamila Davis.

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college tennis

Calvin Felts will be a walk on freshman next season with the
Utah State University men’s tennis team

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a moment of notice – football

this is the first time in Deaf Schools Sports history
that no deaf 11-man teams would be playing in a
season.

DeafDigest Sports knows 11-man football will come
back, at least in 2022 if not in 2021.

Deaf Football is not dead, just temporarily suspended.

…………………………………

deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

……………………………..

deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)

any others?

………………………………

deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

The goal of Gallaudet men’s basketball team
is to enter the national NCAA-III tournament.

Gallaudet has never played in the nationals.

If, by a big surprise, NCAA hosts a national
NCAA-III tournament for all teams, it would
mean Gallaudet’s first time ever participation!

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be