2020/09/15

DeafDigest Sports – – September 12-15, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet Mowl Speaker series

— Gallaudet swimming update

— Nebraska basketball

— a hall of famer

— elite deaf racer

— list of volleyball teams, updated

— list of football teams, revised

— list of cross country teams, updated

— September football games

— listening to Gallaudet quarterback’s voices

— Indiana volleyball

— Ben Roethlisberger as Tight End

— best deaf baseball player from Kansas City

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Gallaudet speaker series

GUBison Mowl Family Speaker Series featuring
Dr. Jarrod Spencer on Friday, Sept. 18

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department will host its
next Bison Athletics Speaker Series in memory of Robert Stanley Lawson on
Friday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. (Eastern Time). The featured speaker is Dr.
Jarrod Spencer, a sports psychologist, author and President and Founder of
Mind of the Athlete.

full press release at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/drspencer

note:
registration is required for this Zoom session

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Gallaudet football

a tweet said:

Theres’ a legend that deaf people started the football
huddle so the other team couldn’t eavesdrop.

note:
Eavesdrop? It means listening to voices. Gallaudet quarterbacks
use sign language, not voices, to give signals before the ball
is snapped!

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Gallaudet football

Ben Roethlisberger as Tight End

part of ESPN story:

In the post-corner route named for a northwest Ohio school that executed
it to perfection, the receiver ran 12 yards, took an outside step to a
post and took four steps. As soon as the safety turned his hips, he
planted and came back out toward the pylon.

It was a staple in Findlay (Ohio) High School’s offense in 1998, the route
that Ryan Hite and Ben Roethlisberger used Friday nights to pick apart
defenses filled with undersized cornerbacks.

But Roethlisberger wasn’t the one throwing the ball.

He was on the receiving end of Hite’s passes — 57 of them that year to be
exact.

full story at:
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29853800/i-was-wide-open-how-ben-roethlisberger-season-receiver-helped-qb

note:
why this posting?

QB Ryan Hite was Gallaudet’s offensive coordinator from 2007 through 2009
seasons.

He pretty much picked up ASL fast.

Yes, he got plenty of teasing from the athletic staff  about him as QB and
all time NFL quarterback Ben as the tight end.

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Gallaudet swimming

Atlantic East Conference postpones athletic competition for
the remainder of fall semeste

LANCASTER, Pa. – Following extensive discussions and planning, the
Atlantic East Conference Presidents’ Council supported a recommendation
from the NCAA Division III Administrative Council to postpone competition
for the remainder of the Fall 2020 semester.

All sports with previous competition schedules prior to January of 2021
will be postponed, including basketball and swimming and diving

note:
Gallaudet is a new swimming-only member of the Atlantic East Conference.
Gallaudet, in other sports, competes in other respective conferences.

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Gallaudet baseball

a hall of famer

The Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame has revealed its newest class of
honorees ahead of its second annual induction ceremony.

The nonprofit organization will honor Johnny Holliday, Curtis Pride, Amy
Wood, Tom Brown, Jeri Ingram and Roy Lester in a virtual ceremony at 7
p.m. on Oct. 18. The inductees, all of whom have a connection to the
county, were chosen for their advancement of athletics and contributions
to the community.

• Pride was one of the few deaf players in Major League Baseball. He
played for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Detroit
Tigers, California Angels and the Montreal Expos. Pride attended John F.
Kennedy High School in Silver Spring.

full story at:
https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/news/montgomery-countys-sports-hall-of-fame-honors-six-local-sports-luminaries/

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Indiana volleyball

part of newspaper story

Greenwood Christian rolled past Indiana School for the Deaf on Saturday,
25-9, 25-7, 25-6

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Nebraska basketball

from a tweet

Deaf would take the title in Nebraska’s only one-class state basketball
year in 1931

note:
the state of Nebraska normally has state championship tournaments,
divided into respective classes based on enrollment numbers.

Because of the Depression Years, the state was broke and to save
money, the 1931 tournament was all-classes.

Nebraska School for the Deaf has closed its doors.

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elite deaf racer

part of newspaper story

at Port Royal Speedway (Pennsylvania)

In the 358 sprint “Summer Series” 25-lap race, Brett Wanner won the battle
and the war. Wanner started from the pole position and led all but the
23rd lap of the race. His win also clinched the five-race “Summer Series”
title for the hearing-impaired driver.

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best deaf baseball player from Kansas City

from a posting

All-timers: Our roster of the best pro baseball players who grew up in
Kansas City

LUTHER “DUMMY” TAYLOR

Career highlights: Spent all but four games of his nine-year career with
the New York Giants (1900-08). Was part of their rotation, along with
Christy Mathewson, on the club’s 1904 and 1905 NL pennant winning-teams.
Taylor finished with a 116-106 career record and 2.75 ERA.

KC connection: Born in Oskaloosa, Kan., Taylor attended Kansas School for
the Deaf in Olathe from age 10 through high school

note:
Everyone gives Dummy Hoy credit. Practically no one gives Dummy Taylor
credit. Probably because Hoy was a polite person, a gentleman whereas
Taylor was a rough person and a clown in personality?

But in terms of major league stature both were equals!

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September football games

Sep 25 Alabama at Gaylesville
Sep 25 Texas hosts Veritas Academy (first 6 man game in school history)

note:
Mississippi’s first football game is October 3rd

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Texas volleyball

We will field a JV and V teams this year, our first game will be on Sept
15th, Unusually late than our usual first game during early August-
We will only have 17 games this year with no tournaments, except for State
playoffs if we qualify

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deaf football teams
Alabama – 4 game schedule
Mississippi – 4 game schedule
Texas – 8 game schedule (all hearing teams)

only one deaf vs deaf game
10/15 Alabama at Mississippi

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deaf volleyball teams
Alabama
Indiana
Iowa
Mississippi (latest addition)
Texas

any others?

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deaf cross country teams
Iowa
Texas (tentative, depending on getting a head coach)

any others?

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random deafsports thoughts

it is always unpredictable.

Some days, no news on Deaf Sports

Some days, so many news on Deaf Sports

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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