Published April 17, 2013 at 5:25 PM
By ADAM KNORR
The Grand Valley State University club dodgeball team was founded in 2005. The program became a dynasty almost immediately. Continue reading
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For the Mean Green Dodgeball Club, Friday nights consist of colorful rubber balls flying in all directions and hitting members square in the stomach while blasting themed music in the background. Continue reading
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by: Marie Nesbitt
With the start of the new year, the SVSU dodgeball team is looking to continue their habit of winning. Currently, the Cardinals have a 4-3-1 record and are hoping to get their fifth win against Michigan State come January 27. Continue reading
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WIU.edu - Jodi Pospeschil
MACOMB, IL – An emerging club sport at Western Illinois University is training its members to avoid being struck by a 76 mph rubber fastball.
Western’s club dodgeball team will try for its first-ever national collegiate title during a tournament in Saginaw, MI, Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15. Sixteen teams from across the country will compete in pool play April 14 to be ranked for the single-elimination championship matches April 15.
This is the third year the Western dodgeball team has played in the National College Dodgeball Association tournament, finishing fourth each of the first two years. The team has about 25 members, 15 of which will travel to the Michigan tournament.
The club was founded by WIU senior Tim Wohead, of Plainfield, who is also the club’s former president.
“In high school I loved dodgeball,” Wohead said. “When I got to Western my buddy learned that there was a national association so we signed up and it has grown from there. Our practices started on the Rec Center’s racquetball courts.”
Club President Dalton Servatius, a junior from Lombard, joined the club after seeing the team practice in the Donald R. Spencer Student Recreation Center.
Western’s team has lost to Michigan State University during both of its previous national tourney efforts.
The goal of the games is to strike the opposing teams’ players with a large rubber ball. The tournament games consist of two 25-minute sessions.
To follow the WIU team’s weekend progress, visit facebook.com/groups/152010705468/.
Posted By: Jodi Pospeschil, University Relations
Phone: (309) 298-1993 * Fax: (309) 298-1606
For a moment, the gym is silent. The squeaks of hightops on the freshly waxed gym floor are missing, as are the habitual thuds of playground balls careening into competitors’ bodies. It won’t be this way for long – to an unsuspecting observer, the cavernous room may just be resting from rounds of basketball practice, but another sport is about to take over. Once the officials place the 10 eight-inch red rubber-coated dodgeballs on the half court line, there are only three words that erase the silence and lead to mayhem:Ready! Set! Dodgeball! Continue reading