2021/08/06

DeafDigest Sports  –-  August 6, 2021

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barry@deafdigest.com
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—- random deafsports thoughts

— football updates & upcoming August games

— Gallaudet updates

— Alabama & Louisiana football

— basketball stuff

— wrestling & Paralympics

— new cross country coach

— basketball hall of famer

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Gallaudet sports

No more NEAC, now is The United East

The United East has arrived

LATHAM, N.Y. – The United East is proud to launch its new brand and
website on August 2, 2021. The NCAA Division III conference, which was
formerly known as the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), has
unveiled not only a new name, but also a brand-new logo and website.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2021-22/unitedeast

note:
United East fields most Gallaudet sports

For other Gallaudet sports – football, swimming and track,
Gallaudet plays in other conferences.

In these four conferences, Gallaudet is always competitive
with its respective sports.

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Gallaudet track

Gallaudet track and field places 16 on CSAC Winter/Spring All-Academic Team

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/mtrack/2021-22/releases/csac-springacademic

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Gallaudet baseball

Gallaudet baseball earns first ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/bsb/2021-22/releases/abca-teamacademic

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football updates

so far, 4 schedules have not arrived

16 schedules turned in

4 schools are not having teams this season

16 plus 4 is 20 teams; last year just three teams

To coaches and athletic directors:
if you have already completed your schedules, please
email barry@deafdigest.com

thanks!

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upcoming August football games

Aug 27 Indiana at South Decatur
Aug 27 Alabama at Shoals Christian

Aug 28 Arkansas at Louisiana
Aug 28 Oklahoma at Mississippi
Aug 28 Texas at Riverside

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Alabama football

Head Coach – Paul Kulick

Assistant Football Coaches – Cedric Tyson, Marlon White and TBA

21 boys showed up

First day of practice – Monday, August 2nd

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Louisiana football

will play both 6 and 8 man football games this season.

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college basketball

Patrick Danen

St Norbert College (NCAA-III, Wisconsin)

is leaving the team in his last season of eligibility, but wants to play
again for the USA national deaf basketball team

note:
suspicion is that he has been frustrated with his lack of playing time
with St Norbert College; Gallaudet tried very hard to recruit him but
he chose to play for a hearing college

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USADB update

USADB Welcomes Women National Program Director  Sarah Faber, Hall of
Fame Chair  Kathleen Brockway and Youth Director Leo Gutierrez!

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USA Deaflymics wrestler

part of newspaper story

Coach heads to Deaflympics

Louisa County High School wrestling coach Roger Stewart is going to be
taking his skills as a wrestler to the international stage, competing in
the 2021 Deaflympic games in Caxias du Sol, Brazil in May 2022.

note:
He is not the only deaf coach of a hearing high school wrestling
team. Charles Hammack, who played football and wrestled at
Gallaudet, collecting an All-American honor, coaches wrestling
at a local high school in Wisconsin. When not coaching wrestling
he operates his own roofing company, employing a number of
employees.

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The Paralympics

a newspaper headline

Swimmer Becca Meyers’ Ordeal Shows Even The Paralympics Doesn’t Listen To
Disabled People

note:
Does that also mean Paralympics also does not understand that
deaf athletes are able-bodied?

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coaching college cross country

part of newspaper story

Running Hall of Fame inductee named as cross country coach at
Maine Maritime Academy

Aug. 4—Owen “O.J.” Logue, a Maine Running Hall of Fame inductee, has
been named the head men’s and women’s cross country coach at Maine
Maritime Academy in Castine.

He is deaf.

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basketball hall of famer

Thirteen Former Greats To Be Inducted Into The South Dakota
Basketball Hall Of Fame

part of newspaper story

Janel Birrenkott, Frederick, Md. (Lemmon 1982): After excelling at Lemmon,
where she averaged 25 points per game as a senior, Birrenkott scored 1,352
career points at Northern State University. She led the Northern Sun
Conference in scoring with 20 points per game in 1986. Birrenkott
represented the United States in the Deaf Olympics.

note:
She briefly played in pro women’s basketball

DeafDigest Sports editor saw her play numerous times – just one word
describes her – awesome

Story did not say that she led South Dakota collegiate
women’s scorers (all classes) in most points scored
in one season

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random deafsports thoughts

Janel Birrenkott (see above story) was lucky.
She discovered Deaf Culture while as an adult.
She was having fun with her hearing teammates
at a local tavern. She saw two deaf people
chatting in one corner of the tavern, and despite
no sign language knowledge, came over to them.
They told her everything about Deaf Culture
and Deaf Sports.. She quickly joined the deaf club
athletic teams and immediately became the talk
of the deaf clubs in the midwest region. Yes,
she has learned plenty ASL to be fluent in that
language.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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

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.

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

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