2019/06/28

DeafDigest Sports – June 19-28, 2019

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— Georgia & Michigan football

— Kentucky volleyball

— a writer’s comment about Lance Allred

— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 deaf vs deaf football games; all except 4 schedules turned in
(as revised)

— the football drum

— USA men’s and women’s basketball, with picture of both teams

— a deaf umpire

— a picture of four past Gallaudet athletic directors

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Gallaudet sports

Gallaudet’s Hannah Neild nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS – Gallaudet University senior Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.)
is one of 585 nominees for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Neild is a three-sport student-athlete at Gallaudet, the world’s only
university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate
deaf and hard of hearing students. She participated on three different
sports (women’s soccer, women’s basketball, softball) during the 2018-19
school year. Neild is one of the most decorated multisport
student-athletes in GU history. The Litchfield, N.H., native was named
Gallaudet’s Student-Athlete of the Year for a second straight time this
past May and was the top scholar-athlete award honoree for the 2018-19
graduating class. The education major, who holds a 3.98 grade point
average, earned Google Cloud Academic All-America® honors in two different
sports (women’s basketball, softball) in the same year and became GU’s
first Team Member of the Year recipient and is now eligible for the
Overall CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year award that will be
announced on July 23.

On the basketball court, Neild finished third in Division III in points
scored (649) and points per game (25.0) and earned NEAC Player of the Year
honors this season. for the Bison and is a two-time first team All-NEAC
pick. The hard of hearing 5-foot-9 guard/forward is a two-time All-NEAC
first team selection and was one of 10 finalists for the 2019 Jostens
Trophy. On the softball diamond, Neild finished 12th in Division III for
triples per game and 28th in batting average (.474) and landed on the
All-NEAC second team, her second all-conference honor in two seasons.
Neild played in 15 soccer games (14 starts) at midfield and scored seven
goals, five assists and 19 points (third on the team) during the 2018
season.

note:
Neild is finished with basketball, having already played four
seasons, two at Merrimack College and two at Gallaudet.

She is still eligible to play soccer and softball – will she?

Just stay tuned until announcement is made of final soccer
(and then softball) rosters in the upcoming 2019-20 season!

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a picture of four past Gallaudet athletic directors
http://deafdigest.com/four-past-gallaudet-athletic-directors/

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USA men’s and women’s basketball

from tweets

USA Men’s Deaf Basketball Team begins pool play at the World
Deaf Basketball Championships Friday against Greece.

Team USA’s women defeated Belarus 84-38 in a pool play game

USA Women Tops Belarus 84-38 In World Championship Opener
Courtesy USADB-International

LUBLIN, POLAND⁠-The United States women’s team opened with a strong start
and an 18-0 run, against Belarus in their World Deaf Basketball
Championship opener.

The team, having never played together prior to their arrival here in
Poland two days ago, continues to work on their team chemistry and
transition defense. The American defense limited Belarus to 10 points at
halftime but cooled off after the break, giving up 28 in the second half.

Offensively, every player on the ten-player roster scored, led by four
veterans who led in double figures. Overall, the team shot 51 percent from
inside the arc and 26 percent from the three point range.

The American women faces an improved Lithuania team tomorrow night at 8 pm
Central European Summer Time/2pm EST

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picture of both teams
http://deafdigest.com/2019-national-usa-men-and-women-basketball-teams/

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Georgia football

Update on football at the Georgia School for the Deaf: We received an
official update from Leslie D. Jackson, superintendent of the Georgia
School for the Deaf on Wednesday: “At this time, it appears that GSD
will be unable to field a football team for the fall of 2019. We are
hopeful to gain more players over the remainder of the summer, and
certainly plan for the Tigers to be back on the field as soon as possible!”

note:
DeafDigest Sports is very much looking forward to Georgia coming back
with football in the 2020 season. This school has a rich football
tradition. Opposing coaches has applauded coach Erik Whitworth for
continuing with football in the past even when he lacked enough
numbers (starters plus subs).

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Kentucky volleyball

part of newspaper story

Kentucky volleyball

Alignment Set for 2019 High School Volleyball Season

Region 12
District 45 – Boyle County, Danville, Garrard County, Kentucky School f/t Deaf,
Lincoln County

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Michigan football

Lucas Van Dalen will be the assistant coach. The school is posting
an ad for a new head coach. The school didn’t play football last
season.

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pro basketball

part of a posting

For an NBA comparison, are you familiar with Lance Allred? I doubt it,
unless you’re a basketball junkie, deaf, or a part of a deaf, basketball
community. You see, Allred played less than three months in the NBA after
joining the Cleveland Cavaliers in March of 2008. During that span, he
averaged just 3.3 minutes per game. Some would call this a footnote, if
that. Some would declare his title as a former “NBA Player” a bit of a
stretch. But not to the deaf community. He is seen as a role model and
someone to aspire towards because as insignificant as his on-court
contribution was in the NBA (I think he would even acknowledge this
himself), his mere accomplishment of making it to the top marked Allred as
the first legally deaf player in NBA history. He parlayed that
accomplishment and is now an inspirational speaker and author.

With this comparison, should we knock Allred and clamor he didn’t
“accomplish” anything? Ask the deaf community and they will resoundingly
tell you otherwise. Ask the young men and women he speaks to if his words
matter less because of his lack of playing time.

note:
Allred played in the NBA; his name is forever part of the long
list of past NBA players. This is all what matters to deaf
sports historians.

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the football drum

from a tweet

When our HS football team played the School of the Deaf, those guys were
intense, and they did not hear the whostle, but instead had a drum that
would pound as the whistle blew.

note:
as the whistle blew?

This is not correct. The offensive line fired off the line at the
sound of the drum (maybe second or third beat)

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a deaf umpire

part of posting

Umpires are mostly equipped the same: Pads for protection, tools for
accuracy.

Jon Breuer used to work at the hectic world on the New York Stock
Exchange.

His career as a high school umpire in New Jersey might be more demanding:
He’s called hundreds of games, but hasn’t heard a single one.

“Umpiring is a big challenge for me,” Breuer said. “Being a deaf person in
the hearing world is a big deal. I can’t explain it. It feels amazing to
be here on the field.”

Jon makes sure the coaches know they’ll have to wave to get his attention.
He makes the field rules clear – and even though he’s deaf, communication
is smooth.

Umpires usually rely on their hearing, but with Breuer, it’s all visual.

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2019 deaf vs deaf football games; all schedules turned in
except for 4 schools

(this is a revised listing)

2019 deaf vs deaf football games

Aug 29 Louisiana at Arkansas
Aug 31 Phoenix at Mississippi

Sep  5 Wisconsin at Kansas
Sep  7 Arkansas at Missouri
Sep  7 South Carolina at Louisiana
Sep  7 Oklahoma at Iowa
Sep 12 Tennessee at South Carolina
Sep 12 Mississippi at Louisiana
Sep 12 Missouri at Oklahoma
Sep 14 Kansas at Minnesota
Sep 14 Iowa at New Mexico
Sep 19 Tennessee at Alabama
Sep 21 Florida at Mississippi
Sep 21 Iowa at Minnesota
Sep 21 Oklahoma at Louisiana
Sep 21 Missouri at Kansas
Sep 21 Riverside at Phoenix
Sep 24 Oklahoma at Kansas
Sep 27 Texas at Maryland
Sep 28 Mississippi at Tennessee
Sep 28 Illinois at Wisconsin
Sep 28 Louisiana at South Carolina
Sep 28 New Mexico at Arkansas
Sep 28 Alabama at Indiana
Sep 28 Minnesota at Missouri

Oct  3 South Carolina at Tennessee
Oct  3 Iowa at Wisconsin
Oct  3 Louisiana at Mississippi
Oct  4 Washington at Riverside
Oct  5 Minnesota at New Mexico
Oct  5 Illinois at Kansas
Oct  5 Model at Alabama
Oct  5 Arkansas at Oklahoma
Oct 12 Alabama at Louisiana
Oct 12 Florida at Tennessee
Oct 12 Michigan at Minnesota
Oct 12 Kansas at New Mexico
Oct 12 Arkansas at Iowa
Oct 12 Missouri at Illinois
Oct 12 Riverside at Fremont
Oct 12 Mississippi at Oklahoma
Oct 16 Minnesota at Wisconsin
Oct 18 Indiana at Model
Oct 18 Washington at New Mexico
Oct 19 Missouri at Iowa
Oct 19 Mississippi at Alabama
Oct 19 Louisiana at Florida
Oct 22 Kansas at Iowa
Oct 26 Alabama at Florida
Oct 26 Kansas at Arkansas
Oct 26 Maryland at Mississippi
Oct 26 Minnesota at Oklahoma
Oct 26 Missouri at Wisconsin

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random deafsports thoughts

Above is the tweet about the football drum.

Gallaudet started the drum but no longer use it
in games. At that time during the 2000’s Gallaudet
quarterback Jason Coleman explained to the new
coach Ed Hottle that the drum interfered with his
ability to call ASL audibles on the line. The
coach agreed – end of the famous Gallaudet football
drum!

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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