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DeafDigest Sports – June 5, 2018

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— angry deaf soccer team

— Arkansas football

— not knowing athlete was in Faces in the Crowd

— pitcher in Japan

— deaf pitcher not yet drafted

Deaf Sports Collections update
— basketball, battle of Deaf Titans
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/long-time-deaf-pitcher-in-japan-minor-league-baseball/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

position opening
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Full job description and to apply:
https://rha.gallaudet.edu:4440/psp/HCMPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant

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to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/05/30/
and scroll down

five schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

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Arkansas football

part of newspaper story

Eight-man football making comeback

Eight-man football will make a revival at some point in Arkansas, probably
very soon.

Sixteen schools met at the Arkansas Activities Association office last
week to discuss adding eight-man football as a sanctioned sport in the
state.

The Arkansas School for the Deaf also plays eight-man football as part of
the Great Plains Conference against other deaf schools in Oklahoma,
Missouri, Louisiana and Kansas.

In other words, for a school to play eight-man currently in Arkansas means
playing against and traveling to a lot of out-of-state teams.

Teams are tired of constantly fighting the numbers game, and that’s what
is driving the current eight-man effort.

In addition to current schools possibly dropping to eight-man football,
its’ addition will also add some small schools to add the sport.

Eight-man football will be played as a sanctioned sport soon in Arkansas,
and it’s about time.

note:
Arkansas Deaf did not play football last season, but its’ top player
joined a 11-man high school team and was named DeafDigest Sports
11-man football Defensive Player of the Year. He also was selected
to play in an all-star game. Arkansas has turned in its football
schedule for this season, however.

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Mississippi sports

Sports Illustrated did not tell Mississippi School for the
Deaf that their top athlete Kenmarkis Meeks was featured
in this week’s Faces in the Crowd

No one at the school knew about it.

A retired teacher told one of the school staffers about it.
This surprised staffer ran outside to buy the magazine and then
sent email to all, saying:

Just found out that one of MSD students is in Sport Illustrated
magazine this week. I scanned page including Kenmarkis Meeks.
Let’s give a round of waving hands to Kenmarkis Meeks for his
achievements!

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random deafsports thoughts

There are 6-man and 8-man football teams, both deaf and
hearing, in the central, midwest, southern and western
parts of USA. How many such 6-man and 8-man teams in
the Northeastern parts of USA?

Zero!

Years ago, 6-man football was thriving in the central
and western New York regions. It later transitioned
to 8-man football. This was the reason why New York
State (Rome) and St Mary’s had football teams in the
past

 
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angry deaf soccer team

part of newspaper story (Zimbabwe)

Among the teams was one known as Deaf United. Most of these players were
deaf and the referees had to communicate with them using sign language.
They were a good side but they did not take kindly to unfair decisions,
they often took the law into their hands by chasing away the referee.

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elite deaf athletes

Yuya Ishii

pitcher

Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (Japanese baseball)

he is still listed on the roster but his name has not shown up
in stats lists

Season has been going on for a month. Do not know what is going on
with him

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deaf pitcher not yet drafted

Cason Sherrod, a senior, is a relief pitcher with
Texas A&M.

He was drafted in the 12th round last year but chose
to go back to Texas A&M

he was not drafted yesterday; maybe he will be eventually
drafted as a late round pick?
 

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