2020/08/22

DeafDigest Sports – – August 21-22, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts, football

— no money reward for deaf athletes

— soccer

— football

— elite deaf athlete, rugby

— very first deaf baseball star

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teams that will be playing football this season

Alabama
Mississippi
Texas

last season, 24 schools fielded football teams

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soccer

from an athletic director that has soccer
at his school:

As of now I don’t think there are any schools
that will be playing soccer.

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Indiana football

part of newspaper story

Southport, New Palestine, Warren Central, Crispus Attucks, Manual,
Shortridge, Washington, Tech, Traders Point, Indiana Deaf, Heritage
Christian and Greenfield-Central are local teams not playing on Friday
night.

note:
it is understood that Indiana is not playing football this
season yet there are still newspaper stories and tweets
indicating Indiana’s participation in football.

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Oregon soccer

not playing soccer this season

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no financial reward for deaf athletes that won medeals

part of newspaper story (India)

The Union Sports Ministry had recently equated achievements
of deaf athletes on par with those competing in the Olympics
and Paralympics, for government cash awards.

Prithvi Sekhar had won the Deaf World Championship gold and
doubles bronze, apart from the mixed bronze at the Deaflympics.

The All India Sports Council of the Deaf (AISCD) has written
to the Prime Minister and the Union Sports Minister seeking
justice for the deaf in the National sports awards.

AISCD secretary G. Suresh Kumar questioned the presence of the
Paralympic Committee of India president Deepa Malik in the
selection panel and pointed out that several persons had been
chosen for awards in the paralympic category.

“No deaf sports category has been considered,” said AISCD
in its letter. Deaf sportspersons had been considered under
the normal category and thus denied awards, AISCD contended
and requested a review of the recommended list.

The hopefuls included tennis player Prithvi Sekhar (nominated
for the Arjuna Award), who had won the Deaf World Championship
gold and doubles bronze, apart from the mixed bronze at the Deaflympics.

It may be noted that with a recent order, the Union Sports Ministry
had equated achievements of deaf athletes on par with those
competing in the Olympics and Paralympics, for government cash awards.

note:
to make this long story short, Paralympic medalists get money;
Deaflympics medalists get zero money. It is discrimination
against deaf athletes.

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very first deaf baseball star

This was what Dummy Hoy was described as an introduction
to a movie depicting his life.

Star?

as the greatest deaf baseball player ever?

Which is the biggest star – Dummy Taylor who had a lifetime
record of 116–106 as the pitcher, with 21 career shutouts
and best season record of 21-15? Manager John McGraw said
Taylor was one of the three greatest pitchers he ever
managed.

What about Pete Browning (deaf, but functioned as a hearing person)?

He played in 1882 to 1894 and had a .341 career batting average.

Is it because Hoy was a gentleman, and therefore described
as the “first deaf” baseball star? Taylor liked to clown
and fool around, annoying many people. Browning had serious
personal issues, that led to his death at age of 44

Hoy, by the way, was a good player, sporting a .292 career
batting average (or was it .288 according to other set of
batting stats).

Good player or a star player? You decide!

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Elite deaf athlete

Rugby Sevens Crisis – Dewsbury teen Jodie Ounsley clinging to her Olympic dreams

newspaper story

The demise of the England Sevens programme has left many of its players
re-assessing their futures.

The Rugby Football Union has opted to cut funding for their Sevens teams
due to the financial impact of Covid-19, leaving its stars scrambling for
new employment.

The move casts doubt on Team GB Sevens’ participation at next summer’s
Tokyo Olympics. The RFU has approached UK Sport for funding and are
exploring the option for a Team GB Sevens team.

The lightning-quick player, who was born profoundly deaf, made her World
Sevens Series debut in Glendale, Colorado, last October and scored her
first try in Cape Town in December.

full story at:
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/other-sport/rugby-sevens-crisis-dewsbury-teen-jodie-ounsley-clinging-her-olympic-dreams-2950035

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random deafsports thoughts

When the pandemic ends and things resume normalcy,
will we be seeing resumption of football
among these 24 schools that fielded teams
last season?

Hard to say. Enrollment numbers is the key
to fielding football teams (same as for
soccer).

This is a worrisome situation in the long run.

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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