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DeafDigest Sports – August 17, 2018

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– today’s football games

– past deaf Davis Cup participant

– deaf in pro sports front office positions?

– Alabama football

– Georgia volleyball

– Indiana volleyball

– Minnesota football

– Winter Deaflympics

– random deafsports thoughts

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pro-free-style-skiing/

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf contender in boxing
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 8/17/18)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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deaf schools football games – August

today’s games
Aug 17 Riverside hosts Public Safety Academy
Aug 17 Phoenix at NFL YET
Aug 17 Fremont hosts Encina Prep
Aug 17 Indiana hosts Traders Point

games remainder of August:
Aug 23 Florida hosts Oak Hall

Aug 24 Indiana at Trinity Lutheran
Aug 24 Phoenix hosts Hayden
Aug 24 Riverside at Cornerstone Christian
Aug 24 Michigan at Posen
Aug 24 Maryland hosts FCA Bucks
Aug 24 Model at Green Street Academy

Aug 25 Louisiana hosts Georgia
Aug 25 Fremont at North Tahoe

Aug 30 Florida at Halifax Academy
Aug 30 Colorado at Weldon Valley
Aug 30 Riverside hosts San Jacinto Valley
Aug 30 Oklahoma at Arkansas
Aug 30 Wisconsin at Alden-Hebron

Aug 31 Alabama hosts Valley Head
Aug 31 Maryland at Maryland Christian
Aug 31 Texas at DasCHE
Aug 31 Indiana hosts Howe
Aug 31 Fremont at San Juan
Aug 31 Phoenix hosts Ray

note:
rest of football-playing schools start their seasons
in September.

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Alabama football

labama School for the Deaf football team

*Team Information*

Head Coach: Paul Kulick
Assistant Coach:Walter Ripley, Cedric Tyson, and Marlon White
Managers: Peter Cote, Isaiah Turman, and Pasha Dailey
Athletic Trainer: Jocelyn Colley
Cheerleading advisor: Brook Shepherd
Statisticians: Mickey Wheatley & Chris Moon
Mascot(s): Silent Warriors

Next game: Scrimmage game at Victory Christian on Friday, August 24th at 7
pm.

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Georgia volleyball

First match of the season: best 3 out of 5 vs AASD
GSD – 2, 25 – 8, 25 – 14
AASD – 3 (Atlanta Area), 25 – 14, 25 – 23, 18 – 16

GSD: 0 – 1 – 0…. next match, Monday 8/20/18 Tri – Match at Pepperell
High with Rome High

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Indiana volleyball

defeated Eminence 3-0

scores – 25-21, 26-24, 25-18

2-0 record

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Minnesota football

part of newspaper story

Minnesota football

Fall is soon upon us and the Friday night lights are ready to shine
bright.

With opening kickoff exactly two weeks away (a week away for a handful of
non-area teams), here are five matchups to circle on the calendar.

Oct. 27 — Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf at Iowa School for the
Deaf

It might be a bit much to expect another snow-filled late October game
this year. It’s not as far fetched to expect a good game in this border
war.

Last year’s six-man game lit up the scoreboard to the tune of a 60-46
win for Iowa, though MSAD was in the lead much of the way.

Ryan Stumbo and Jonathan Mejia each scored on the Iowa Bobcats last year
and return to try to do so again, this time in enemy territory.

MSAD won the previous six matchups before last season’s meeting, so
expect the Trojans to be hungry to get back on track.

An honorable mention is the Oct. 11 home game where MSAD celebrates senior
day against rival Wisconsin School for the Deaf. The Trojans won last
year’s matchup to win the Ax, a replica of Paul Bunyun’s Ax played for
by the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin.

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a deaf free-style pro skier

There was a story in a skiing magazine about
Robin Gillon. The story was headlined:

This is the inspiring story of Robin Gillon, a severely
deaf man turned professional skier

This story had a link. But when it was linked,
it became a bad link.

DeafDigest Sports did some googling, and there was
a back and forth interview with him and a reporter.
In that interview, there was only one reference
to his deafness. It went like this:

And a special thank you to the American football player
Derrick Coleman for helping me to accept my hearing problem!

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A Davis Cup what if?

We have had one deaf player that played in the
Davis Cup – Bangladesh’s Shovon Jamaly. He
played in the Davis Cup elimination matches
for his nation between 1986 and 1999.

During these years his total won/lost record
in singles is 15-15. In doubles, it is
10-13.

DeafDigest Sports is bringing this up because
of the Davis Cup’s plan to limit participation
to 24 nations, with 18 nations in the finals.

If that new rule was in force before 1986, then
we would never had a deaf player in the Davis
Cup!

Davis Cup was open to all nations. Bangladesh is
not a major tennis-playing nation, and that was
how a deaf player – Shovon Jamaly was able
to take part in the Davis Cup.

Not any more.

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Winter Deaflympics

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), the
international body for the Deaflympics Games has announced tentative plans
for the Deaflympics Winter Games to take place in northern Italy in
December 2019.

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random deafsports thoughts

re the Winter Deaflympics (above), just hope that all
events are taking place in venues that are close to
each other.

In one of the past Winter Deaflympics, the skiing
events took place in a venue that was about 200
miles away from the hockey games venue. Hard to
believe, but true! Hockey fans couldn’t socialize
with skiing fans because of these distant venues.

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profoundly deaf man in major league sports franchise

There was a story today of Philadelphia 76ers hiring
past WNBA player Lindsey Harding as a full time
scout. She becomes the fourth female to land a
full time NBA job.

What about the deaf? We have had hard of hearing
and deaf, but functionally hearing people working
in these major league front office jobs. One of
them was Ben Wade, deaf but functionally hearing,
serving as head of the Los Angeles Dodgers scouting
department for many years.

But what about the profoundly deaf? There is one -
Michael Fischer, assistant general manager,
Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA). He attended Gallaudet
and for a short time served as one of the
assistant coaches with the women’s basketball
team.

DeafDigest Sports editor has questions – does
he have an interpreter with him at all times?
Does he have an input in team personnel
decisions (offering contracts, acquiring
players, releasing players, and helping
make draft choices, etc)? Or is he just
confined to these non-personnel basketball
matters?

At any rate, if Fischer could get in – then
aspiring profoundly-deaf front office
candidates could!

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