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DeafDigest Sports – June 13, 2018

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

— Gallaudet athletic department job announcement
(last day is June 15th)

— random deafsports thoughts

— sports critic/columnist

— Harlem Globetrotters’ Coda player

— World Cup Soccer and the Deaf Fan

Deaf Sports Collections update
— first AAAD basketball star to enroll at Gallaudet
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/somewhat-deaf-football-player/

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Gallaudet athletic department job announcement

Last day to apply is June 15th

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

This posting will continue through June 15th

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2018 football schedule – updated

three schools have not yet turned in their 2018 schedules

one new game (a first time between both deaf schools) have
been added to the list

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope three remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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sports critic/columnist

The Australian national soccer team (hearing)
is being followed by Tim Palmer. He is outspoken,
has his own column on the web site, always telling
fans what is good and what is bad with the
national soccer team.

Tim Palmer is deaf.

We do not have such deaf commentators on any of
our ESPN and TV sports talk-shows in USA.

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Harlem Globetrotters’ Coda player

Chris “Animal” Hyche plays for the Harlem
Globetrotters, the world’s most famous clown/
entertainment basketball team.

He is a Coda and knows sign language.

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World Cup Soccer and the Deaf Fan

World Cup is coming up real soon. Unfortunately
USA is not in it.

per FIFA announcements:
FIFA will be creating and promoting 64 match report videos in
International Sign Language. Essentially, these will be game highlights
and can be found on FIFA.com. These videos will be available online about
three hours after each game. This service is not to promote FIFA sponsors
but to give the deaf and hard of hearing community the opportunity to
receive the same information as hearing people.

In the United States, FOX Sports will be the main provider for watching
games on TV or online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fox Sports offers closed
captioning through both platforms, so deaf and hard of hearing people can
enjoy the games.

note:
International Sign Language is not ASL.

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random deafsports thoughts

Many deaf athletes dream of making it big -
in the pros, regardless of the sport?

Many long-time hearing coaches hang pictures
of their team rosters and their past athletes
on the walls in their homes or in their offices.

If you ask these long-time coaches a question:

How many of them in the pictures have made it
in the pros?

Most of the responses would either be:

Never

or

Just a very few of them

A past Gallaudet football coach tried so hard
to recruit a deaf high school running back playing
at a big high school. Visiting the player’s high
school and chatting with the player and his
coach, the Gallaudet coach asked the high school
coach:

How many of your players in the past made it in
the NFL?

The coach’s response was:

Never.

The high school player would not listen and
turned down Gallaudet’s recruting efforts and
enrolled at a NCAA-I big time football program.

He sat on the bench throughout his collegiate
career.

 

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