2020/10/15

DeafDigest Sports – – October 15, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— upcoming football games

— Gallaudet discounts

— Gallaudet looking for men’s soccer coach

— Iowa volleyball

— Iowa cross country

— Texas volleyball

— Covid-19 rules a deaf coach of basketball team
has to face

— dedication to a past girls’ basketball coach &
athletic director

— a honor for a deaf rugby player

— Gallaudet quarterback mentioned in NY Times

— dedication to another coach

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Gallaudet football

Gallaudet quarterback mentioned in NY Times

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University student-athlete Timel Benton (Columbia,
S.C.) was featured Wednesday by the New York Times in an article titled
“Out of the Spotlight, Colleges Try to Scrape Together a Sports Season” by
Liz Robbins. The article is part of the New York Times’ Learning special
report, which focuses on ways that remote learning will shape the future

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/nytimes-oct14

note:
Timel Benton is not big as collegiate quarterback go, but he helped
his team win one big game in a past season by bulldozing his way
through an opponent defensive line in the dying seconds to help
Gallaudet secure this big win!

DeafDigest Sports editor viewed the video several times and
found it hard to believe that he ran like a 240-lb full back
on that running play.

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Gallaudet looking for men’s soccer coach

Men’s Soccer Coach/Program Coordinator
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Read more http://deafdigest.net/category/jobs/

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Gallaudet discounts

15% discount on select gifts and accessories at
GallaudetAthleticsStore.com through October 31

https://gallaudetathleticsstore.merchorders.com/

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upcoming football games

Oct 15 Alabama at Mississippi
(the only deaf vs deaf football game this season)

Oct 16 Texas hosts St Gerard

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DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to
John Carty that departed us. He spent 28 years
of his long teaching career at Rhode Island
School for the Deaf, coaching the girls’
basketball teams and then serving as the
school athletic director.

Do read the random deafsports thoughts below
about a tale he shared with DeafDigest Sports
editor.

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DeafDigest Sports also dedicates this edition
to Alex Rubiano, a long time basketball coach
at West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
and Wisconsin School for the Deaf that departed
us.

He was a former starting quarterback at
Gallaudet, and while he was a member of
the 1957 team that went winless and
scoreless (0-6-0 record), he stayed with
the team right down to the bitter end
(from 60 players by first game to 17
remaining players at season’s end).

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Iowa volleyball

We played Boys Town. We started the sets well, just could not find the
consistency to win those sets. We did see more passing and sets last
night.
14-25, 10-25, 18-25

Kali Nipper
6 serves, 3 aces
2 spikes, 1 kill

Britany Adame
3 serves

Kynnedi Anderson
1 serve

Ashley Vera-Nieto
8 serves, 1 ace

Ali Sellwood
7 serves, 2 aves
4 sets

Jenessa Pattens
6 serves

Hope Murapa
5 serves

Sterlyn Aragon
1 spike

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Iowa cross country

part of newspaper story

State qualifying sites and pairings for boys and girls cross country were
released on Wednesday by the IHSAA and IGHSAU

Class 1A

Thursday, Oct. 22 at Audubon

AHSTW, Audubon, Boyer Valley, East Mills, Fremont-Mills, Heartland
Christian, Iowa School for the Deaf, Logan-Magnolia, Madrid, MVAOCOU,
Ogden, Riverside, St. Albert, West Harrison, West Monona, Westwood,
Whiting, Woodbine.

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Texas volleyball

John Paul II vs TSD

Varsity
John Paul II, 3
TSD, 0
(15-25, 3-25,  7-25)

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honor for a rugby player

part of newspaper story (Great Britain)

Meanwhile Jodie Ounsley won the Vodafone Gain Line Award which celebrates
players’ off-field achievements and going above and beyond to prepare for
life after rugby.

The Sale Sharks player is profoundly deaf and works with many charities to
raise awareness and get young deaf people involved in sport.

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Covid-19 basketball rules

A deaf coach is the coach of a middle school hearing
basketball team.

He has to follow Covid-19 rules as follows:
Basketball Modifications
2020-21

Coaches/Players/Game Workers
• Face coverings are required if social distancing is not possible
(coaching staff and
other bench personnel required to wear face coverings, scorers table
personnel
must wear face coverings)
• Essential personnel at scorers table include: timer, home and visiting
team scorer
• Suspend handshakes prior to and following the contest
• Do not supply water bottles/cups or towels for shared use. Each athlete
is
responsible for bringing his/her own water. No shared water stations,
coolers, etc.
• Reduce the number of people traveling when possible (recommendation:
dress
fewer players)
• Head coach from each team will attend pre-game conference using social
distance
(no players)
• Create separation between the bench areas and spectators (spectators
should sit on
the fourth row and higher behind team area)
• Cheerleaders will be required to wear masks/face coverings
Basketball Modifications for Officials
• Referee only will attend pre-game conference with each head coach.
Maintain social
distancing when communicating
• Officials not required to wear jackets during pre-game
• Eliminate the jump ball and award the visiting team the first
alternating possession
for the throw in
• Official may stand 6 feet or greater away from player making the
throw-in and
bounce the ball to that player on all throw-ins

• The lead official shall stand on the end line and bounce the ball to the
free thrower
during free throw administration
• Black neck gaiters shall be worn and be used when social distancing is
not possible
• Gloves are permissible (clear)
• In lieu of signing the book, the referee shall give the scorer a 3×5
index card with the
names, and officials number for each crew member

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random deafsports thoughts

The late John Carty coached the girls’ basketball
team at Rhode Island School for the Deaf. His
girls’ teams were very strong.

This strong girls’ basketball team received little
notice in the local newspapers whereas the boys’
basketball team, with a worse record, got a lot
of publicity one season!

Why?

Because former NBA player Ernie DiGregorio coached
the boys’ basketball team during the 1982-83 season
despite knowing nothing about ASL.

Why did DiGregorio serve as coach at the deaf school?
Carty thinks it was sort of a work-internship he had
to go through in order to get credits towards his
degree at Providence College.

He works as an administrator now at a casino, though.

From time to time during that season, Carty had to
serve as DiGregorio’s interpreter!

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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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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