2020/07/30

DeafDigest Sports – – July 29-30, 2020

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— repeat honor for a Gallaudet hall of famer

— random deafsports thoughts, all-time Deaf Basketball Dream Team

— college deaf athlete, baseball

— Deaf curling

— ESDAA updates

— one of top ADA stories in Colorado

— Indiana football

— University of Delaware golfer

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Gallaudet hall of famer

Glenn Anderson, who starred in basketball and
track at Gallaudet during the sixties, is a
hall of famer.

He has returned to Gallaudet for the second
time as chair of the Board of Trustees.

His son, Jamaal, was a NFL first round
draft choice, having played in the league
between 2007 and 2012 with three different
teams.

A picture of a much younger Glenn is at:
https://deafdigest.com/bisons-no-more/

He stands on the right side of the picture.

He was the leading scorer with the Gallaudet
basketball team one season, making most of
his points from the paint.

After his Gallaudet days, he played and
coached AAAD basketball for a number of
years.

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ESDAA updates

As of now, the ESDAA fall sport tournaments have been cancelled
(both soccer tournaments hosted by ASD and RSD and volleyball
tourney hosted by PSD)

Winter sports are still on but that may change.

These schools are not having fall sports:
Lexington
MPS
ASD

there may be others but DeafDigest Sports editor
is waiting for official announcements from these
affected schools

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Indiana football

part of newspaper story

Marion County high school fall contact sports are on for now, but will be
under further review by the Marion County health department.

A plan put forth by Marion County health director Virginia Caine to push
back football, soccer and volleyball, potentially to Oct. 1, was discussed
with school leaders on Wednesday, but ultimately — at least temporarily —
shelved.

It appeared contact sports in Marion County could be in peril. But after a
video conference with Marion County superintendents, the plans changed, at
least for now. Caine agreed to allow all sports to continue “under current
IHSAA guidelines” for two or three weeks before deciding whether further
action will be needed.

note:
Indiana School for the Deaf is on the list of Marion County teams that
field football programs.

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Deaf Curling

New Funding To Help Canada’s Deaf Curlers Further Hone Their Skills

part of newspaper story

t is now more affordable for Canada’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Curlers to
access training this season at the Cargill Curling Training Centre (CCTC)
in Morris.

Thanks to generous sponsor support, an additional $15,000 is being made
available to players and teams.

“We’ve decided that we want that money to directly benefit those who
actually want to improve their skills at curling,” explained coach and
centre co-operator, Chris Hamblin, who hopes this extra support will bring
more curlers through the centre doors. “So we’re using that money to
welcome curlers to the venue to practice.”

note:

There is a USA deaf national curling team but these participants pay
out of their pockets to participate. Things are a bit easier in
Canada.

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University of Delaware golfer

Aashaka Desai earns Colonial Athletic Association John Randolph
Inspiration Award

part of posting

Aashaka Desai, a recent University of Delaware graduate and four-year
member of the Blue Hen women’s golf team, earned the prestigious Colonial
Athletic Association John Randolph Inspiration Award on Monday, July 20.

Desai, who is deaf, graduated from UD in May.

Sshe competed in eight tournaments for the Blue Hens during her career and
captained the team as a senior.

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college deaf athlete

Rob Bibisi

rising junior

baseball

Utica College (NY – NCAA-III)

listed on the roster as freshman and sophomore
but no stats for these two seasons

Apparently the coach would not use him at all
during these two seasons!

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one of top ADA stories in Colorado

part of newspaper posting

COLORADO RUSH SOCCER CLUB: Earlier this year, the Office entered into a
settlement agreement with Colorado Rush Soccer Club to require the youth
soccer organization to provide auxiliary aids and services for individuals
who are deaf or hard of hearing. The club also paid nearly $6,000 to the
family of a player who is deaf and alleged that Colorado Rush violated the
ADA when it did not provide these services to the player

note:
Colorado Rush is sort of a minor league team within the US Soccer
League system

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random deafsports thoughts

Is there such a thing as an all-time Deaf Dream
basketball team that consists of players that
have played professionally or on NCAA-I levels
or high school players that achieved national
(hearing) honors or having played international
ball against hearing teams.

For the fun of it, DeafDigest Sports editor
has already compiled this Dream Team. This
work is evolving. When time is right, this
list will be posted in DeafDigest Sports.

After that, it will be all-time Dream
Football Team consisting of deaf that played
on pro football on all levels. And then
all-time Dream Women’s basketball team.

If you have suggestions or nominations, just
email barry@deafdigest.com

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be