2020/09/09

DeafDigest Sports – – September 7-9, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts, hearing comment on basketball

— Alabama coaches

— list of volleyball teams, updated

— list of football teams

— list of cross country teams

— St Mary’s sports

— Texas football

— no goalie?

— Kansas Deaf vs University of Kansas

— a North Carolina deaf sports legend

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Alabama coaches

Alabama

Silent Warriors Football Training Camp
Number of players – 25 boys
First Game – Friday, September 25

Head Coach – Paul Kulick
Assistant Coaches – Matt Kochie, Cedric Tyson, and Marlon White

Lady Warriors Volleyball Training Camp
Number of players – 15 girls
First Matches – Wednesday, September 23

Head Coach – Margie Hutto
Assistant Coach – Brian Thornsberry

football schedule has been upped to five games from the
original schedule of 4 games

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St Mary’s sports

St.Mary’s has cancelled all fall sports due to COVID

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Texas football

part of newspaper story

VYPE Austin Preseason TAPPS 11-Man Football Rankings:

#1 Regents School of Austin

#2 Brentwood Christian School

#3 Austin St. Dominic Savio Catholic

#4 Texas School for the Deaf

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Kansas Deaf vs University of Kansas

part of a posting

The Kansas State School for the Deaf boasts of beating the
University of Kansas in baseball in 1897 and 1900.

note:

as with other sports, it was a matter of Kansas Deaf men
playing against University of Kansas men, meaning up to
age of 21.

No longer would deaf schools use students above the state-mandated
age eligibility limits. In the past, no one paid strict attention
to age rules.

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deaf football teams
Alabama – 5 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 7 game schedule (all hearing teams)

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

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deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa

any others?

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deaf cross country teams
Iowa

any others?

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random deafsports thoughts

from a tweet

basketball comment on twitter

A hearing basketball team lost a game to a
deaf basketball team. Said a hearing player:

they had better communication than us, what could I say!

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remembering a North Carolina sports legend

part of posting

Ted McBride was a three-time All-American football player for
North Carolina School for the Deaf.

“I think he’s the best athlete that Surry County has ever known …
and maybe will know,” McDaniel, a hearing researcher, said.

McBride was an all-time great in football, basketball and track.

As a tight end and defensive end, McBride helped the school record
three perfect seasons in 1951, 1953 and 1954. McBride earned All-American
honors in three straight seasons from 1952-54.

McBride was named National Player of the Year by ‘Silent Worker,’
a national magazine popular with the deaf population.

In basketball, He led the team in rebounding for most of his high school
career and was named a member of the All-American Second Team by
‘Silent Worker.’

Track and Field was the latest of McBride’s sporting endeavors,
picking it up in 1953. It went on to be the sport in which he
experienced the most success after high school.

In track, McBride set numerous school records in hurdles as well
as the pole vault. He was named the top individual performer
in the Asheville Relays – the top state event in track.

The United States was tasked with assembling a team for the 1957
Deaflympics in Milan, Italy.

McBride stood tall at the international competition just as he
had at every other level.

The 110-hurdles was McBride’s specialty. He finished the race in 16.2
seconds to earn the gold medal. This was 0.8 seconds faster than
the previous Deaflympics world record.

Competing in the 400-hurdles was new to McBride. He still managed to
grab a medal. He earned a bronze medal with a time of 56.7 seconds,
just 0.2 seconds behind the silver medalist.

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no goalie on a college team

There was a story that Texas Tech women’s soccer
team had a game postponed because of lack of
healthy goalies. The two goalies on the roster
couldn’t play becuase of Covid-19.

In the late sixties, Gallaudet hockey team
had a game scheduled against a weak hearing
team. For some reason, the Gallaudet goalie
(a hearing person) did not show up. They
were forced to use a rarely-used defenseman
as the goalie – without goalie mask, goalie
pads and goalie stick.

Normally Gallaudet would have easily defeated
the weak team by a big score – but because of
no goalie, the team changed its strategy,
focusing only on tight man to man defense
instead of the usual freewheeling offensive
attack.

Gallaudet won 4-2. Next game the regular
goalie showed up.

The hearing goalie knew no sign language
and never explained why he missed the
previous game. It was Joe Kirk, the most
important player on the team. Everyone
worshipped him.

No matter – Gallaudet won with a never-used
goalie and that was all what it mattered!

And Gallaudet could always brag about the
one championship season (1968).

note:
hearing goalie on a deaf team? Very long story,
but to make it short, it was a club team in a
club league where NCAA eligibility rules did
not exist. These other local collegiate club teams
used alumni players (Maryland, Georgetown,
Catholic) and Gallaudet beat them all.

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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