BOWLING GREEN – Preston: WKU def UK 2-1 Continue reading
Location: Chicago, Illinois
NCDA Region: Illinois
2013-2014 Record: 2-21
National Tournament Finish: Lost to Kent in the first round
Returning Starters: They return just about everybody.
Players to Watch: Sam Murphy, Austin Downs and Niko Nidal Continue reading
ALLENDALE – Fieldhouse: In the GVSU Invite #2
Kent: 0-4 [F]
The NCDA Executive Board held their first meeting of the 2014-2015 season.
ALLENDALE – Fieldhouse: GVSU: 3-0, SVSU 2-1, MSU: 2-2, CMU: 1-2, Kent: 1-3, and DU goes 0-1 in the GVSU Dodgeball Invite #1.
Game by game results after the jump:
This past Sunday James Madison hosted yet another tournament, this time dubbing it the Fall Brawl. With a small lineup of the three current East Coast mainstays, all three record affecting matches were about starting up old rivalries yet again. JMU won the day going 2-0, Maryland was in the middle at 1-1, and Towson came in last going 0-2. Continue reading
HARRISONBURG – UREC: JMU Dodgeball Presents the Fall Brawl: UMD def TU 3-0, JMU def TU 6-0, JMU def UMD 4-1.
Point by point plays and statistics after the jump. Seriously, great job to JMU’s twitter jockey, major thanks for these as the source. Can’t express that enough. Continue reading
Sean Smith and Jonathan Shaw are back to start off the season with the first Average Joes’ Podcast. Towson recaps the Opening Matches of the season, ang gives us a long, in depth preview of the GVSU Invite and JMU’s Fall Brawl. We also have some talk on Towson’s first dodgeball nights and what that could mean for their future identity.
Published under the Average Joes’ Podcast umbrella.
This past weekend, Central Michigan University’s dodgeball team hosted the first tournament of the 2014-15 college dodgeball season. (The Opening Match was last week at UK against WKU) In attendance were six well established NCDA member teams: Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Western Kentucky, and Kentucky.
The competition was strong for a tournament so early in the season. Here are my thoughts on what took place over the weekend at CMU.
NCDA Region: East Coast
2013-14 Record: 19-6
National Tournament Finish: Lost to GVSU in the Semifinals
2014-15 Captains: Ben Sizemore – C, Brent Gromer – A, Taylor Wilhelm – A
Returning Varsity Players: 18
Players to Watch: In the words of Captain Ben Sizemore: “All of us.”
Overview: What can I say about JMU that has not already been said? Yes, they are arguably the most talented team in the College Dodgeball. Continue reading
NCDA Region: East Coast
2013-14 Record: 9-8
National Tournament Finish: Lost to UMD in the first round
2014-15 Captains: President – Sean Smith, Chris Thomas – C, Joe Tobin – A, and Jon Shaw – A
Returning Varsity Players: 14
Players to Watch: Chris Thomas, Joe Tobin, Todd Givens Jr. and Nick Coates
Overview: Towson enters their fourth year as a member of the NCDA with a bit of optimism. Continue reading
MOUNT PLEASANT – SAC: In the CMU Dodgeball Invite,
GVSU: 5-0, GVSU B: 2-0
CMU: 4-1, CMU B: 1-1
BGSU: 0-4 [F] Continue reading
Current rules all around on the three options: and Voters confirmed that teams are only allowed one 20 player roster for the duration of an Event. The full results from the Preferential election can be found in the media archive. The short gist can be found after the jump.
Please stay active and pay attention, we’re tidying up other, non game changing rules and will get them out to the Member Teams for confirmation soon. Continue reading
NCDA Region: Ohio
2013-14 Record: 3-13
National Tournament Finish: Lost to JMU in the first round
2014-15 Captains: Tyler Broyles, Adam Hynes, Brad Masters, Jake Tripplet, as well as Presidents-Tyrell Smith and Joel Hunter.
Returning Starters: 15
Players to Watch: Joel Hunter, Tyler Broyles, and Jake Tripplet
Overview: Bowling Green will come into the new season of NCDA dodgeball as the lowest ranked team from the Ohio region. Continue reading
Teams Attending: Central Michigan, Michigan State, Grand Valley State, Ohio State, Bowling Green State, Kentucky and Western Kentucky.
These predictions were made by Kevin Bailey and myself…
Central Michigan: 4-0
CMU will be playing all 4 out of state teams this Saturday. Due to CMU returning every one of its starters from last year, they have a strong advantage against every team they will face due to their talent level and strong team chemistry. Of their 4 matches, their most intriguing matchup will be with Ohio State, who returned many of their starters and with Kentucky, who knocked CMU out of Nationals last season.
Grand Valley: 4-0
Due to Grand Valley’s recent success on the court, it is hard to believe that they won’t go 4-0 this Saturday when they play OSU, MSU, BGSU and WKU. Although they are only returning 10 of their starters from last year, GVSU has a large JV pool they pull from each year which is certainly one of the reasons why they are able to restock their lineup year after year. Their most intriguing matchup will be against MSU. The two had close matchups all of last season, lets hope it’s just as competitive as it has been in years past. Continue reading