2020/10/04

DeafDigest Sports – – October 4, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— Mississippi football

— Texas football

— Kitty O’Neil

— a tweet, hard to believe

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Saturday’s football score

Tallulah Academy 48 Mississippi 20

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Mississippi football

MSD 20 Tallulah 48

I am really proud of my boys . We played against a very good 8 man team .
Several boys played varsity football for the very first time . I have
confidence in my that they will continue to fight .

note:
per newspaper story, it was the opponent’s 6th game of season as
compared to Mississippi’s season opener

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Texas football

The TSD Rangers defeated the Aquilla Cougars 44-0 for the Rangers first
win in school history in 6-man football. The Rangers look to continue this
momentum next week as they will travel to New Braunfels to face off
against New Braunfels Christian Academy on October 9 at 7:30 pm.

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remembering Kitty O’Neil

part of posting

Kitty O’Neil passed away at 72, tribute paid
to her bravery and courage

She also set records on boats and jet skis and land-speed racing

note:
She was a member of the 1965 USA Deaflympics team as a diver. An oralist,
she never used ASL

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a basketball tweet, hard to believe

My dad and your dad played basketball against each other in high school.
My dad went to a deaf institute. Your dad went to a military private. You
know what. Your dad shook hands with the deaf kids after the games. A lot
of the other schools never did.

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor played softball for a number of
deaf teams in the past years.

He remembers a coach who depended on “analytics” instead of
using his eyes to evalutate talent.

There was a teammate who had no real softball hitting skills
yet his batting average was one of the highest on the team.

So, analytics or using eyes to evaluate talent?

…………………………….

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

……………………………..

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

any others?

………………………………

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

any others?

………………………………..

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

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

2020/10/03

DeafDigest Sports – – October 3, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— Alabama football

— Texas football

— deaf soccer coach

— Gallaudet announcement

— National volleyball Spike Out

— deaf sports scam

—  grave of Black deaf baseball hero

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football scores
Texas 44 Aquilla 0

JCA 46 Alabama 18

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today’s football game

Oct 3 Mississippi hosts Tallulah Academy (Louisiana)

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National volleyball Spike Out

posting from Maryland SD

Even though we had to cancel the Spike Out Tournament, it will not stop us
from celebrating Spike Out and its history.  This tournament has many
success stories.  We made something special for student-athletes, coaches
and the Deaf community.

www.msdathletics.com/spikeout2020/ [www.msdathletics.com]

Credit goes to Amy Mowl making this website.  Peter Badavas made the
program book posted on the website.

There will also be a celebration on MSD Athletics’ Instagram page. Follow
us on Instagram at @MSDAthletics for that.

Next year’s Spike Out tournament will be held at Fremont.

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Gallaudet announcement

Mowl Family Speaker Series featuring Dr. Jarrod
Spencer on Friday, Oct. 9

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department will host its
next Bison Athletics Speaker Series in memory of Robert Stanley Lawson on
Friday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 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 story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/drspencer

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Alabama football

Jacksonville Faith Temple 46 Alabama 18

Season record: 0 – 2

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Texas football

from maxpreps web site

Texas 44
Aquilla 0

note:
this game was scheduled at the last minute, replacing another
team that cancelled the game, again at the last minute

this is the first 6-man football win in school history

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deaf soccer coach

part of newspaper story

KANSAS CITY – UTEP soccer assistant coach Kate Ward was one of 15 women
selected by the United Soccer Coaches to represent the 2020-21 Class of
the 30 Under 30 Program on Thursday.

Launched in 2013, the 30 Under 30 Program is a year-long education and
mentorship opportunity designed to support up-and-coming members of the
coaching profession who are 30 years of age or younger.

note:
she is deaf

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probably the earliest years best deaf Black baseball player

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/192677197/monroe-ingram

note:
this link was provided by a deaf baseball fan

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random deafsports thoughts

Scammers are everywhere – just beware

newspaper headline said:

Crimes: The scammers pretended to be the bank’s security guards and took
30,000 euros from the Finnish Sports Association of the Deaf

…………………………….

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

……………………………..

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

any others?

………………………………

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

any others?

…………………………………

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

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

2020/10/02

DeafDigest Sports – – October 2, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— Alabama volleyball

— Indiana volleyball

— Mississippi volleyball

— Texas football, different opponent

— Texas volleyball

— Tampa Bay hockey player

— football score: NCAA-I team vs deaf school

— Gallaudet football honor

— Gallaudet men’s basketball request

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next football games

Oct 2 Alabama hosts Jacksonville Faith Temple (8-man)
Oct 2 Texas hosts Aquilla HS (replaces St Mary’s Hall)

Oct 3 Mississippi hosts Tallulah Academy (Louisiana)

………………………………

Gallaudet men’s basketball

Gallaudet men’s basketball program encourages you to VOTE this fall

video at:
https://gallaudet.prestosports.com/sports/mbkb/2020-21/releases/vote

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Gallaudet football

Gallaudet offensive lineman Cress Fisher selected as semifinalist for 2020
William V. Campbell Trophy

IRVING, Texas – Gallaudet University senior offensive lineman Cress Fisher
(Boyertown, Pa.) was selected as one the best and brightest from the
college gridiron as announced by The National Football Foundation (NFF)
and College Hall of Fame. Fisher is one of 199 semifinalists honored from
the Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division
II, Division III and NAIA. The 199 candidates comprise the list of
semifinalists for the 2020 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an
individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/nffhonor-fisher

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Alabama volleyball

Alabama Lady Warriors

Class 1A Area 8
Winterboro 3  ASD 1  (25-16, 25-16, 17-25, 25-19)
Area record: 0 – 3

Season record: 1 – 5

Next game: ASD at Vincent

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Indiana volleyball

from a tweet

Fountain Central Girls Varsity Volleyball beats
Indiana School For The Deaf 3 – 1

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Mississippi volleyball

MSD 11 25 25 16 5
Pisgah  25 19 23 25 15

Record 0-7
Next Game 10/8 Richland at MSD for 3 players Senior night

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Tennessee football

part of newspaper story

The Vols first played on Sept. 30 in 1905. They notched a 16-6 victory
over Tennessee School for the Deaf, a Knoxville high school for the
hearing impaired.

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Texas football

We were scheduled to play St. Mary, our district opponent but they
cancelled our game. So we went ahead and found another opponent and we
will play Aquilla High School at 7:30 pm. This will be their 5th game and
our 2nd game.

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Texas volleyball

TSD Volleyball Result

Lutheran North, 3
TSD, 2

(25-16,25-23, 22-25, 23-25, 9-15)

Record: 0-6

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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie

Andrei Vasilevsky is the goalie with the Stanley
Cup-winning Tampa Bay Lightning team.

His father (same name) coached the national
deaf Russian hockey team that competed in the
Winter Deaflympics.

The story today said that the father “knows”
all of the needed gestures perfectly.

Needed gestures – meaning hockey signs for
skate hard, check hard, move around,
freeze the puck, etc

or

something else (players’ private language)?

……………………………..

random deafsports thoughts

You have gotten the messages from Gallaudet’s men
and women’s basketball teams – just go out and
vote!

…………………………….

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

……………………………..

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

any others?

………………………………

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

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

………………………………

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

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

2020/09/30

DeafDigest Sports – – September 30, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— Alabama volleyball

— Indiana volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— a sick football blunder

……………………………..

next football games

Oct 2 Alabama hosts Jacksonville Faith Temple (8-man)
Oct 2 Texas hosts St Mary’s Hall

Oct 3 Mississippi hosts Tallulah Academy (Louisiana)

…………………………….

Alabama volleyball

Alabama Lady Warriors

Class 1A Area 8
Woodland 3  ASD 0  (25-13, 25-12, 25-7)
Area record: 0 – 2

Saks 2  ASD 0 (25-11, 25-8)
Season record: 1 – 4

Next game: Winterboro at ASD (Class 1A Area 8)

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Indiana volleyball

newspaper story

Bethesda Christian def. Indiana Deaf 25-21, 20-25, 27-25, 23-25, 15-10.

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Texas volleyball

Akins (1-2) swept Texas School for the Deaf

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a sick football blunder

today’s newspaper said:

2020 Indiana Football Digest Insider – Week Six

Union (Dugger) at Indiana Deaf

note:
Indiana cancelled its football season. Union Dugger knew it; yet
newspapers and sports writers do not get it!

This was the issue DeafDigest Sports raised a day or two ago
that deaf teams cancel football season but newspapers and
sports writers do not do their homework, keeping track of
teams that are not playing this season!

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random deafsports thoughts

The number of minor league baseball teams
is being reduced from 160 to 120 teams.

What this means is that approximately
40 affected teams may field collegiate-level
baseball teams that use the wood bat.

It is complicated but these new college-level
teams would involve rising freshmen and
sophomore players – very likely that
would compete on the NCAA-I level in college
ball. How and to what effect would it
impact on Gallaudet baseball, which plays
on the NCAA-III level.

From time to time over the years Gallaudet
has attracted blue chip players, capable
of playing on the NCAA-I level but chose
to enroll at Gallaudet to study and to
play. An example would be Billy Bissell,
one of the greatest players in Gallaudet
baseball history.

Would these top level future players,
already earmarked for Gallaudet, play
in these new summer leagues?

One shall never know!

…………………………….

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

……………………………..

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

any others?

………………………………

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

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

………………………………

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

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

2020/09/29

DeafDigest Sports – – September 29, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— Alabama football

— Indiana volleyball

— Iowa volleyball

— Texas football

— Texas volleyball

— status of college football players

……………………………..

next football games

Oct 2 Alabama hosts Jacksonville Faith Temple (8-man)
Oct 2 Texas hosts St Mary’s Hall

Oct 3 Mississippi hosts Tallulah Academy (Louisiana)

…………………………….

Alabama football

the next game is against Jacksonville Faith Temple
which is also named, as the same team as
Jacksonville Christian Academy

both Alabama and Jacksonville are annual football
opponents

………………………………

Indiana volleyball

newspaper story

Fountain Central 3, Indiana School for the Deaf 1

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — The Mustangs were able to pick up the 25-20, 23-25,
25-12, 25-21 at home over the Indiana School for the Deaf.

……………………………..

Iowa volleyball

We had a game last night. We saw some good things. Our passing is
improving.

The team had some good volleys. Sterlyn Aragon came up with 5 serves with
1 ace. Kali Nipper had 1 serve and a beautiful block attempt. Jenssa had 3
serves and a dig. 3-25, 3-25, 2-25

…………………………..

Texas football

in a newspaper poll, Veritas, which defeated Texas
in a 6-man game, moved up from #3 to #1 in local
6-man football rankings.

…………………………..

Texas volleyball

TSD vs Holy Cross

Varsity
TSD, 0
Holy Cross, 3
(12-25, 5-25, 10-25)

Record: 0-5

Next home game: October 1st against Lutheran High @ 5:30.
Junior Varsity
TSD, 0
Holy Cross, 2
(5-25, 12-25)

Record: 1-4

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random deafsports thoughts

there have been cases of deaf coaches of hearing teams
in all sports.

Many of the players coached by deaf coaches find deafness
not an issue with them.

Years ago, a deaf man coached a hearing adult softball
team. His players accepted him – but in some games
opponents and umpires would not deal with a deaf coach
and would insist on communicating with a hearing
person.

These hearing players would continue to point to their
deaf coach, saying he speaks for the team!

…………………………..

status of college football players

there is a number of deaf football players on hearing
college teams.

Apparently none of them have played in a game this season,
due to cancelled and postponed games

…………………………….

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

……………………………..

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

any others?

………………………………

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

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts
http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

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

2020/09/28

DeafDigest Sports – – September 28, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— Alabama football

— Mississippi volleyball

— Oklahoma update

— next football games

— remembering Gary Klingensmith

— Gallaudet update

……………………………..

next football games

Oct 2 Alabama hosts Jacksonville Faith Temple (8-man)
Oct 2 Texas hosts St Mary’s Hall

Oct 3 Mississippi hosts Tallulah Academy (Louisiana)

…………………………….

Gallaudet update

Gallaudet women’s basketball student-athlete Serenity Fry featured in
NCAA’s Deaf Awareness Month promotions

INDIANAPOLIS – Gallaudet University women’s basketball student-athlete
Serenity Fry (East Los Angeles, Calif.) was featured by the NCAA social
media channels promoting Deaf Awareness Month. Fry, a rising sophomore in
the Bison basketball program, was selected to share her story of growing
up deaf and how she would encourage deaf and hard of hearing children now.
The NCAA worked with the Gallaudet’s Sports Information Office on this
project.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2020-21/releases/ncaafry

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Alabama football

the game Alabama lost in first game of season
was 11 man.

The team plays both 8 man and 11 man depending
on the opponent

The next game, against Jacksonville Faith Temple,
is 8 man

They are 5-1 so far this season, meaning their 7th game
of season as opposed to Alabama’s 2nd game!

……………………………..

Mississippi School f/t Deaf

volleyball

Msd 20 25 11 16
Pelahatchie 25 17 25 25

Next Game 10/1 Pisgah @ MSD

0-6 overall record

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Oklahoma update

Oklahoma had their homecoming ceremony 9/24/2020.

Football and Volleyball games are cancelled but we had a green vs white 6-man
flag football game and green vs white volleyball game.

In football Green lost to the white team 32-33. It was a very exciting game with
green working hard to close the gap to only one point.

In volleyball the green team won 2-1. The teams were evenly matched and it was a
fun week of homecoming for the students.

Here are the links for anyone who would like to watch!

Volleyball Game
https://youtu.be/_XUJF7ckJxA

Homecoming Ceremony
https://youtu.be/oyucr1azyMo

Football Game
https://youtu.be/03Jwt6TXCD0

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Texas 6 man football

Varsity Football Result

Veritas, 58
TSD, 25

……………………………….

Gary Klingensmith, remembering 1963 season

from a posting

PSU season snapshot: 1963

Year: 1963

Coach: Rip Engle

Final record: 7-3

Final ranking: UPI No. 16

Regular-season wins: Oregon, UCLA, Rice, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio
State, Holy Cross

Regular-season losses: Army, Syracuse, Pitt

Bowl game: None

Team stat leaders: Gary Klingensmith rushed for 450 yards

All-Americans: None

Neil Rudel’s take: Among the more inspirational players in PSU history,
Klingensmith was deaf and relied on hand signals and candance but still
rushed for 81 yards in the win at No. 10 Ohio State.

note:
Gary was not drafted by NFL, but was offered a free agent
contract by New York Jets. He turned it down in favor of
a head coaching opportunity at Gallaudet. He stayed at
Gallaudet for three seasons, defeating Frostburg and
Shepherd; defeating DC Teachers College 21-12 to snap
a 25-game losing streak that he inherited from a previous
coaching staff. His final win was 20-0 over Lorton
Reformatory Prison team (consisting of talented
DC athletes sent to prison). He then embarked on a
long coaching career, winning over 300 games at
Juniata HS in Pennsylvania. Knowing no ASL, he
picked it pretty much fast at Gallaudet.

…………………………….

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

……………………………..

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

any others?

………………………………

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

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

we only have 3 active deaf football teams
this season, yet there are tweets from
football fans, posting up these “upcoming”
football games among schools that have
suspended this sport this season.

Why?

………………………………

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

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

2020/09/26

DeafDigest Sports – – September 26, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— Alabama football score

— Texas football score

— Gallaudet updates

……………………………..

Football results

Gaylesville 40 Alabama 14
Veritas 58 Texas 25

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Alabama football

2020 First Deaf School Football Game

Gaylesville (4-2) 40 ALabama (0-1) 14

note:
it was Gaylesville’s 6th game of the season
whereas it was Alabama’s opening season game.

11 man or 8 man. Not sure but will find out.

…………………………….

Texas football

lost 58-25 to Veritas Academy

note:
it was a 6-man game, the school’s first such
six man game in its long time football history

……………………………..

Gallaudet updates

A Look Back: 10th anniversary of Gallaudet football’s
crazy tip drill interception play that went viral

WASHINGTON – “It has been 10 years already? Where did the time go?” Those
were comments made by Gallaudet football assistant coach Shelby Bean this
week when asked to recall Gallaudet’s crazy tip drill interception play
that occurred on September 25, 2010 at Hotchkiss Field.

Bean was one of three Bison football players that had a hand in
Gallaudet’s improbable interception that became a viral and was viewed
over a million times within days. Former Gallaudet standout football
players Tony Tatum, Tom Pangia and Bean along with their coaches Chuck
Goldstein and John Davis reflected on the 12-second play that went down in
Gallaudet history.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/crazytipdrillint

note:
Tony Tatum went on to play two seasons in the now-defunct
Arena Football League. It is the highest level that a modern
time Gallaudet football player have ever attained

NEAC Presidents’ Council issues update on Winter Sports

LATHAM, N.Y. – Following a unanimous decision by the North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) Presidents’ Council, all conference competition
will be postponed for the remainder of 2020. With fall competition already
suspended, this decision will delay the potential start of the league’s
basketball schedule until January 2021 at the earliest.

rest of story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/neac-update20

note:
NEAC is Gallaudet’s all-sports conference with the exception
of football in one conference, cross country and track and
field in another conference and swimming in again another
conference. Four different conferences covering all Gallaudet
sports! Crazy? Yes, but it is the way of life in NCAA-III
sports – conferences come and go; conferences add and drop
sports, colleges leave one conference for another conference
and so on. Very much different from these good old days
of past years.

Gallaudet’s softball team encourages you to VOTE this fall

video is at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/sball/2020-21/releases/vote

note:
the athlete in the video is Sabina Shysh who has played four
different sports at Gallaudet – soccer, basketball, track and field
and softball (the latter two at the same time!)

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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

………………………………

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

……………………………..

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

any others?

………………………………

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

any others?

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random deafsports thoughts

let us look at the two games our deaf teams
lost yesterday.

It was Alabama’s first game of season whereas it
was the opponent’s sixth game of the season.
Unfair advantage? Yes.

It was Texas’ first six man game in school
history, against an experienced 6-man team.
Unfair advantage? Yes.

Just hope all three of our deaf football teams
will win their games next week.

The third team is Mississippi, whose season
starts in October.

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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

2020/09/25

DeafDigest Sports – – September 25, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf racer wins

— Alabama volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— Gallaudet updates

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Gallaudet updates

Anyone Like Me documentary to air on Maryland Public Television on Sept. 27

WASHINGTON – On Sunday, September 27, at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern), Maryland
Public Television (MPT) will present Anyone Like Me. Directed by Mimi
d’Autremont, the 30-minute film explores the intersection of deaf culture
and America’s favorite pastime: football. The story centers on Shelby
Bean, a hard of hearing man who came to Gallaudet University in
Washington, D.C. as a student-athlete in 2009 and then became a football
coach there after he graduated in 2013

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/fball/2020-21/releases/anyonelikeme

Gallaudet athletics recognizes Kris Gould during AEMA’s Equipment Manager Appreciation Week

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University Athletics Department is proud to
participate in The Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA)
Equipment Manager Appreciation Week and recognize our own Facility and
Equipment Coordinator Kris Gould for all of his hard work supporting and
helping the Bison athletic teams. The AEMA Equipment Manager Appreciation
Week is held annually during the third week of September, this year’s
dates are Sept. 20-26

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/aema-appreciationweek

note:
Kris is a Gallaudet lifer, first as an athlete and then as all-around,
can-do employee with the Gallaudet department.

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Alabama Lady Warriors

Volleyball

Talladega County JV Tournament
ASD 2  Talladega JV 1  (23-25, 25-23, 15-10)
Sylacauga JV 2  ASD 0  (25-13, 25-9)

Season record
Lady Warriors 1 – 2

Alabama Lady Warriors
Volleyball (first game of ASD fall sports)

Class 1A Area 8
Wadley 3  ASD 0  (25-19, 25-9, 29-27)

Season record
Wadley 9 – 0
Lady Warriors 0 – 1

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Texas volleyball

Varsity Flounder Academy, 3
TSD, 2
(26-24, 19-25, 12-25, 25-23, 8-15)

Record: 0-4

Junior Varsity Flounder Academy, 0
TSD, 2
(25-23, 25-19)

Record: 1-3

Next game: September 28 at Holy Cross @ 5:30 (JV) & 6:30 (V)

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Profoundly deaf racer from Pontypool wins on return from injury

A PROFOUNDLY deaf kart racer returned to the track in the best way
possible by winning the final round of the National Super One
Championships at Shennington Race Circuit near Banbury.

Caleb McDuff, 12, saw his season cut drastically short due to the
coronavirus and a crash in the opening race of the series which left him
with a dislocated shoulder and damaged ribs.

However, the youngster bounced back to finish on the top step of the
podium in just his second race since being promoted to the Mini Max class,
and with the shortened season, ended up finishing third in the
championship.

Following his win, the Pontypool schoolboy was invited to race for the
M-Sport Kart Racing Team at the annual Super One ‘O Plate’ race at the
Rowrah Kart Circuit in Cumbria on Sunday, where he was crowned the 2020 O
Plate champion.

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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

………………………………

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

……………………………..

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

any others?

………………………………

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

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

What would the Gallaudet athletic department do without
Kris Gould?

During this pandemic, he is the rare essential worker
in the department, seeing to it that everything functions
as normally as possible. What needs to be done, Kris is
there for us.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

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

2020/09/23

DeafDigest Sports – – September 19 – 23, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— champion in hearing golf

— obit – deaf caddy

— Mississippi volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— elite deaf basketball player

— World Deaf soccer championships

— black deaf professional baseball player in early years

— deaf soccer coach with high school team

— deaf player in women’s pro soccer

— deaf decathlete in hearing Olympics

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Mississippi volleyball

MSD       25 15 15  22
Stringer  22 25 25 25

Record 0-4

Next Game 9/22 Richton @ MSD

MSD       18 21 19
Richton   25 25 25

Record 0-5

Next Game 9/24 Pelahatchie @ MSD

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Texas volleyball

Varsity
Akins, 3
TSD, 0
(11-25, 19-25, 20-25)

Record: 0-3

JV
Akins, 2
TSD, 0

(8-25, 16-25)

Record: 0-3

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elite soccer player

part of posting

Tefy Krebs is Brazil’s first deaf professional women’s footballer

she plays for Palmeiras, one of the women’s pro teams in Brazil

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elite basketball player

from a posting

Izmit’s new deaf player Uzundurukan breaking ground in EuroLeague Women
IZMIT (Turkey) – As playmaker Cagla Nur Uzundurukan excitedly put pen to
paper on a deal with Izmit Belediyespor, it went beyond an aspiring
up-and-comer being handed an opportunity to play in EuroLeague Women.

It was a moment that put the wheels in motion for the 20-year-old to
become a role model and someone who can inspire future generations of
athletes.

Uzundurukan is set to become the first deaf player to step out in the
Turkish League and one of the trailblazers for people with hearing loss in
EuroLeague Women, following in the footsteps of USA legend Tamika
Catchings.

full story at:
http://www.fiba.basketball/euroleaguewomen/20-21/news/izmit-s-new-deaf-player-uzundurukan-breaking-ground-in-euroleague-women

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past deaf decathlete in hearing Olympics

Dean Barton-Smith, Australia

long story is at:
https://www.cricket.com.au/news/feature/dean-barton-smith-deaf-athletics-decathlon-cricket-victoria-hard-hearing-awareness-olympics/2020-09-23

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor interviewed him at the 1993 Deaflympics
in Sofia, Bulgaria.

He did not use sign language, being an oralist. Do not know
if he has learned to sign since then.

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Black baseball player in professional baseball in early years

DeafDigest Sports editor is always researching deaf players
that played professional baseball (majors, minors, independent;
semi pro) in the past years.

Monroe Ingram, who was deaf and was Black, played a number of
years in professional baseball during the 1890’s, especially
for the Emporia team in Kansas State League. He also played
for other teams in other leagues in other seasons.

He was said to be one of the best pitchers around; no one
liked to bat against him.

Kansas State League was an independent minor league, not
subject to the unwritten rules that Blacks cannot play
in professional baseball.

Did he play in the Negro Baseball League? No. There was
such a league that existed for a short time in the 1880’s
but folded due to low attendance. The much stronger
Negro Baseball League was founded in the 1920’s. By
that time Ingram was too old to continue playing
baseball! He passed away in 1944, after a career as
teacher at schools for the deaf.

At any rate, he seems to be the first deaf Black
professional baseball player.

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an obit – a deaf caddy

A deaf man passed away recently.

His obit said he was employed as a golf caddy.

note:

never thought of it – but have we had some deaf
working as caddy on a golf course?

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World deaf soccer championships

from a tweet:
the Deaf World Football Championships in November
2020 hosted by South Korea have been postponed until May 2022

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champion in hearing golf

part of newspaper story

Kenya: History-Man Isaac Makokha Seals Match Play Title

Isaac Makokha will play in next year’s Magical Kenya Open at the
prestigious Karen Country Club course.

The Vet Lab Sports Club golfer made history by becoming the first golfer
with a hearing impairment to clinch the Kenya Amateur Match Play
Championship after beating Jay Sandhu of Royal Nairobi Golf Club 3-2 in
the 36-hole final at the par 72 Vet Lab Sports Club course.

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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

Texas 6 man? Go below and read the full story

………………………………

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

……………………………..

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

any others?

………………………………

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

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

struggles of a deaf coach on a hearing high school team

part of newspaper story – incomplete

Felicia Schroeder Waldock is deaf and coaches
the girls’ soccer team at Colerain HS in
Cincinnati.

A newspaper story header said:

Colerain soccer coach: ‘When my girls are put in a position
to defend their deaf coach, it’s not OK’

Waldock faced adversity during her playing career, but
that doesn’t compare to what she’s faced as a coach, things that make …

(rest of story blocked by “pay to read” demand)

team record so far this season is 3-2-1

note:
a 3-2-1 record means the deaf coach is doing a good
job yet there are always some hearing people that
don’t accept the idea of a deaf coach. Sad.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

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

2020/09/18

DeafDigest Sports – – September 18, 2020

barry@deafdigest.com
for options, click on the above deafnews tab

Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— random deafsports thoughts

— ESDAA update

— Gallaudet hall of fame announcement

— Mississippi volleyball

— Texas volleyball

— deaf rugby Q & A

— anonymous donation for Gallaudet athletics

— the football huddle

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Gallaudet athletics

part of Gallaudet press release as edited

An anonymous donor recently made a gift of
$100,000 to the Athletics Department to support
the Bison Athletics Enhancement Fund.

note:
Thank you, Anonymous donor, for making this
donation.

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Gallaudet hall of fame

2020 Gallaudet University Athletics Hall of Fame Class announced

WASHINGTON – Six former student-athletes and one coach will be enshrined
into the Gallaudet University Athletics Hall of Fame during a virtual
online ceremony during Homecoming 2020.

The Gallaudet Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020 includes Brian Bennett,
’13 (Men’s Swimming), William Bissell, ’14 (Baseball), Darius Flowers, ’14
(Men’s Track and Field), John Hotchkiss, 1869 (Football Coach), Heather
Lightfoot, ’99 (Women’s Track and Field), Adham Talaat, ’14 (Football) and
Valerie Trofimenkoff, ’07 (Women’s Volleyball).

rest of story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/hofclass20

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ESDAA update

no fall sports for every one of us…

as for winter sports – majority of the schools are still up in the air
(probably will begin in January 2021) but there will be no ESDAA
Basketball tournaments.

Some schools may start basketball and if they do, they cannot travel out
of state.

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Mississippi School f/t Deaf

volleyball

MSD       25 23 9 22
Stringer 21  25 25 25

Record 0-3

Next Game 9/21 @ Stringer

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Texas volleyball

TSD Rangers lost to the South Austin Saints. Next game will be at TSD
against Akins on September 22 at 6:30 pm.

Varsity
12-25, 8-25, 11-25

Record: 0-2

JV
9-25 , 14-25

Record – 0-2

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the football huddle

Did Gallaudet stop using the huddle, especially
after inventing it in the 1894 season?

Hard to say.

In Ed Hottle’s first season as Gallaudet coach,
the team enjoyed an unbeaten record. Jason
Coleman, the quarterback, felt the huddle
was preventing his audibles, and discussed
this issue with Hottle. Both agreed to stop
using the huddle and to rely on audibles.

Since then, Gallaudet huddle has been on and off,
depending on the quarterback, the offensive line’s
experience and the offensive system.

So, it is hard to say.

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deaf rugby Q & A

https://boxscorenews.com/things-deaf-rugby-players-want-you-to-know-about-their-sport-p157611-128.htm

it is interesting reading

……………………………..

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

Texas 6 man? Go below and read the full story

………………………………

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

……………………………..

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

any others?

………………………………

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

any others?

…………………………………

random deafsports thoughts

Why not Deaf Rugby in USA?

Model Secondary School for the Deaf fielded rugby teams
in the spring time. This sport has been discontinued.

Past MSSD rugby coach Mark Burke tried to start an
adult deaf rugby team. While turnout was great at the
start, apathy set in and he struggled to find enough
players for games. For that reason, the adult team
folded.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

………………………………….

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