2020/09/17

DeafDigest Sports – – September 16 – 17, 2020

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— 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

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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).

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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

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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

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

any others?

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

any others?

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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.

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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.

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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