Need something to listen to during your epic Thanksgiving traveling? Try this: Sean Smith and Jonathan Shaw host a Towson edition of Average Joes’ Podcast. Much dog barking was had.
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Coming from the East Coast Conference, the youngest section of the NCDA, a lot of other school’s don’t know much about Towson or the University of Maryland dodgeball clubs, because a lot of people don’t come from our area. There may be a few players at schools like JMU (Chris Hess and PJ Kinkead for example) who hail from the Old Line State, but the majority of us end up staying in state. What makes our rivalry in dodgeball so special is the proximity we live to one another. Before I get into the dodgeball aspect though, I’ll talk about what makes us different from everyone else.
Natchitoches: NSU def UNT 7-0 Continue reading
JMU def SVSU 3-1
WKU def Miami 4-2
GVSU def Kent 3-1
GVSU def JMU 3-2
Kent def OSU 4-2
SVSU def WKU 3-0
JMU def Miami 6-0
SVSU def Miami 4-1
OSU def WKU 5-1
GVSU def OSU 5-1
GVSU def SVSU 4-0
JMU def Kent 7-2
GVSU goes 4-0, JMU 3-1, SVSU 2-2, Kent 1-2, OSU 1-2, WKU 1-2, Miami 0-3 in the RedHawk Invite. Continue reading
UNL def DePaul 4-3
UWP def UNT 7-0
UNT def UNL 5-2
UWP def DePaul 4-0
UWP def UNL 5-0
DePaul def UNT 4-3 OT
UWP goes 3-0, UNL goes 1-2, DePaul 1-2 and UNT 1-2 w/ 1OTL in the Nebraska Invite.
UNT = North Texas, UWP = Wisc-Platteville, UNL = Nebraska Lincoln, in case anyone needs an acronym check.
CHICAGO-Ray Meyer: Last Monday we started an experiment at DePaul Dodgeball. We’re recording the breaking in of new PG8.5 dodgeballs, the new Preferred Dodgeball of the NCDA. Check out the previous article for details on the experiment.
Balls inflated at dodgeball and introduced into play. They have not been broken in by any particular method, they are straight out of the shipping plastic. Their feel is the standard slipperiness of the final outer coating from the manufacturer. Many complaints and whining about not being able to hold a grip due to this slipperiness, of those that use the grip as their primary method of throwing. Continue reading
DePaul Dodgeball recently received a shipment of Champion PG8.5′s, a generous 72 dodgeballs in multicolor. The team applied for funding from its Student Activity Funding Board, and was granted an allocation for the purchase of any dodgeball club’s most vital equipment.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll conduct a observational experiment into the breaking in of these new PG8.5s, the new preferred dodgeball of the NCDA. I don’t pretend that this is properly scientific, as those necessary rigors involve more patience than the DePaul Dodgeball Society can muster at dodgeball nights.
Grand Valley (9-0) defeats Saginaw Valley (5-3) 2-1 in Allendale for the 2013 Battle of the Valleys.
SV-JV also defeats GV-JV 2-1 for the 2013 Battle of the JV Valleys. [-zm]
Both varsity teams are next in action on Saturday for the RedHawk Invite, along with Kent State (6-2), Ohio State (2-0), Western Kentucky (0-0), James Madison (6-0), and Miami (0-3).
On October 20th three new teams entered the NCDA. Previously you saw St. Ambrose highlighted in an article. The Siena Heights University Saints are the next team to be highlighted. Siena Heights is a small school located in Adrian, Michigan and has an enrollment of about 2,500 students.
They opened their NCDA competition playing in the GVSU Invite along with Central Michigan, Bowling Green, Davenport University, and Grand Valley. This was a very quick start for Siena Heights as they had their first practice on October 7th. They were able to get a 10-player roster for the tournament; they would play 4 total games on the day.
BGSU, Miami, Kent State, and GVSU duked it out in Bowling Green, Spartans traveled to Saginaw to play the Cardinals.
This past weekend, three teams joined the league. One team hosted their own event: St. Ambrose hosted DePaul Dodgeball and Wisconsin Platteville in a Round Robin. Troy Dixon and I traveled to help Officiate the event. In this article, we perform an in depth analysis based on our on site observations.
Zigmas Maloni: Let’s start with the Court, location and any intricacies related to dodgeball played on this surface. Any thoughts? Continue reading
DAVENPORT – Lee Lohman Arena: With the conclusion of St. Ambrose’s Midwest Mayhem, I figure I’d let the small audience that views the League in on the events in Davenport, Iowa. In many ways I still consider the website getting views by only a dozen or so people, but that’s getting off the point. Continue reading
This past weekend means we have already played through a quarter of the 2013-14 season. There have already been 45 games played already, including St. Ambrose, Siena Heights, and Davenport’s inducting matches! There have been tournaments played in five different states, at eight different locations. There have been early season surprises, and some teams that are playing exactly how most people expected them to. The only thing that is absolutely certain though, is that we have a long way to go until April. Continue reading
The Miami RedHawks will be hosting a tournament, their third hosting event in the last three years. In 2011-12, Miami had a match against Kentucky and in 2012-13 they hosted Kentucky, Ohio State, and Kent State. This year, they will be hosting the likely biggest tournament of the Fall.
Joey has changed a lot as a player in his three years in the NCDA. Originally a player known just for his throwing ability, he has evolved his game to become a top level catcher in the league. Much like other past BOTMs, Cardella is usually overlooked by other teams because he plays with star players like Andrew Hassett, Ben Sizemore and Brent Gromer. Joey worked his way into the upper echelon of players starting at last year’s Nationals in Kentucky, where he caught seemingly everything thrown his way. While it is still a debate over who is JMU’s best overall player, Cardella has been making a great case for that title with the way he ended last season, and how he’s started this one. Continue reading