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DeafDigest Sports – June 7, 2018

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http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2018 football schedule, updated

— European Deaf Soccer championships

— designing a team mural

— celebrating a legendary Kentucky basketball coach

Deaf Sports Collections update
— drafted and cut and filed a lawsuit
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/powerful-t-shirt-message-at-hearing-olympics/

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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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2018 football schedule – updated

to look up the list of deaf vs deaf 2018 football schedules,
go to http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/06/06/
and scroll down

four schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

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European Deaf Club Soccer championships

champions – POK Athens (Greece)
runner ups – Doncaster Deaf (Great Britain)

note:
This is the European deaf club tournament, consisting
of top club teams in each European nation; it is
a different tournament as opposed to a tournament
of national deaf teams.

According to one British player, the Greek team
had many deaf semi-pro players with hearing
semi pro teams.

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random deafsports thoughts

Now that Cason Sherrod, deaf pitcher, has been
drafted – how many of us would remember Ryan
Ketchner, another deaf pitcher?

He pitched 11 seasons in the minors (both organized
and independent ball and two seasons in foreign
leagues. Included are several seasons in AA and AAA
ball, both just a notch below the majors. But
not just once he made it in the majors, not even for
one game.

He had a Tommy John surgery and apparently he was
never the same pitcher that he was before.

At the age of 30 (six years ago) he was washed up.
He has not pitched since then.

Keep in mind Ryan committed to pitch for a junior
college team but changed his mind at the last minute
to sign a pro baseball contract.

In some games, deaf fans flocked to watch him pitch;
he was popular with them, chatting and mingling with
them before and after games.

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designing a team mural

Danielle Schwiegerath-Head, who is deaf, has designed
a team mural for Orlando City (Florida) soccer club
which competes in the Major League Soccer.

Fans can see the mural upon entering the stadium concourse.

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celebrating a legendary Kentucky basketball coach

there an event that celebrates Adolph Rupp, the legendary
Kentucky basketball coach. The announcement said:

During the 42 years he coached the University of Kentucky men’s
basketball team, Rupp raised the game to near-religious status in the
Commonwealth. Rupp’s teams won 880 games, four national championships
and an Olympic gold medal

note:

well, one of the players he coached was deaf – Houston Nutt, who became
the long time coach/athletic director at Arkansas School for the Deaf.
Nutt only played one season before transferring to Oklahoma State.
Rupp reportedly told the Oklahoma State coach (Hank Iba, another legendary
coach):

Nutt was too deaf to play for me!

Honest or an insult?????
 

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