About Zigmister

DePaul Dodgeball #68 & NCDA President

Nationals 2015 Schedule

View the Schedule after the Jump!

Round Team Opponents
2.5.6 BGSU UWP JMU TU
2.5.7 CMU UMD VCU Kent
1.3.6 DePaul PSU WKU OSU
1.4.6 GVSU UWP PSU UK
2.5.6 JMU SVSU OSU BGSU
2.5.7 Kent UMD MSU CMU
2.5.7 MSU TU Kent UK
1.3.6 OSU JMU UMD DePaul
1.3.6 PSU GVSU DePaul UWP
2.5.7 SVSU JMU WKU TU
2.5.7 TU MSU SVSU BGSU
1.4.7 UK MSU VCU GVSU
1.5.7 UMD CMU OSU Kent
1.3.6 UWP GVSU PSU BGSU
1.4.7 VCU CMU UK WKU
2.4.6 WKU SVSU VCU DePaul

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2015 Ohio Dodgeball Cup

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AKRON, OH – In the 2015 Ohio Dodgeball Cup, Akron, BGSU, and Kent welcome Baldwin Wallace Dodgeball into the NCDA as our 37th Member Team!

BGSU def Kent 3-1
Akron def BW 4-1
BGSU def BW 3-1
Kent def Akron 5-0
Kent def BW 4-1
BGSU def Akron 4-0

How I Would Beat a Michigan Team

From Aleks Bomis [MSU Alum]

A team from Michigan has claimed the title of NCDA National Champion eight years in a row.  That is an impressive and undeniable fact.  Unfortunately, my treasured Spartans have no bearing on that; I, at 29 years of age, was on the squad that achieved Michigan State’s sole Michigan Dodgeball Cup victory, a game played against a community college in a church recreation room.  I can still hear the dodgeballs carom off the radiators to the dismay of the building’s staff.  Delta College was kind enough to have purchased the MDC Trophy, and in (I think) 2023 an additional base will be attached to the Trophy.  The MDC is now regarded as a preview of the NCDA Final Four, much to the dismay of the rest of the league.

I am not so arrogant as to call Michigan the heartland of college dodgeball; teams existed in Illinois and Ohio long before anyone of the Great Lakes State showed up to play, and their names are etched in the NCDA Trophy, as is mine. [Ed: The Nationals Trophy -zm] Still, Michigan’s historic performance is remarkable.  Having said that, it’s time someone beat these guys and took home the hardware.  If I were captaining a dodgeball team 10 years younger, here’s how I would go about busting up the established order:  Continue reading

East Coast Update – Thoughts from an Old Man

by Chris Hess: JMU ’14, former Captain, President, and Founder of JMU Dodgeball

All you Midwesterners out there with your constant scheduling of games and consistent analysis of your teams, but I wanted to shed some light on what’s going on over here on the East Coast.

As some of you older folks may know, I went to James Madison in Virginia, but I grew up just outside Baltimore close to Towson University. As a lad in high school, I never applied to Towson or Maryland because I wanted to get out-of-state to meet new folks. So I took my talents to (South Beach) Harrisonburg, Virginia where I guess we say the rest is history.

Anyways… Baltimore, and more specifically Towson University, was the site of Beltway Bash 2.0 where the usual suspects were in attendance for another NCDA mash-up to see if anything really has changed in the East Coast. And as a stone’s throw from my house, why not spend my Saturday afternoon watching men grab some balls?  Continue reading

AJP: Towson #3

TU LogoSean 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.

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2015 Rulebook Vote #1 – Results

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