CHICAGO – July 9th, 2015. Office of the President.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE DODGEBALL ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD OF 2016. THESE Seven HAVE VOTING RIGHTS.
Felix Perrone [WKU Alum], President
Mike McNicholas [DePaul Alum], Treasurer
Kevin Bailey [GVSU Current], Chief of Content
Dylan Fettig [GVSU Alum], Director of League Expansion
Tyrell Smith [BGSU Current], Director of Nationals
Chris Hess [JMU Alum], Director of Relations
Zigmas Maloni [DePaul Alum], Director of Officiating
OTHER APPOINTED POSITIONS THAT ARE WORTH MENTIONING AT THIS MOMENT:
Josh Raymer [WKU Alum], Big Giant Head of Alumni Relations
Vanswa Garbutt [DePaul Alum], Lead Developer
For the full results, check out the spreadsheet. If you are lazy, you many see the breakdown after the jump. Continue reading
The following contains paragraphs from each candidate seeking a position on the Executive Board. The Offices of President, Treasurer, and two Directors will be elected and announced at the end of the June. If you have any questions for the candidates, let them know or post em here! -zm
Our second episode on the discussion of rules and policy details the following topics!
- League Ambassadors
- Season Definition
- Substitutions and Timeouts
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Nationals 2016 will be hosted by Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
I’m incredibly pleased to have all 24 active Member Teams cast their preferential ballot, it is good to see every team represented in the League. Continue reading
THROUGH THE POWER of technology, we’re going to start a process where invite the PUBLIC GENERAL to converse about the proposed rules and policy that can be found on the forum. It will be about an hour long recorded event. The purpose is to start a conversation, touch base with what we are as an organization, and what we need to be in the future.
This episode’s topics:
- Roster increases
- the Shot Clock and Mechanics
- the ASG
- The format of Nationals.
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Now, before I start this off, you must know that in all my “Presidential” monikers (and in our many “Intern” allusions), I’m having fun. This is how I was raised by DePaul Dodgeball, but I’ve always considered titles arbitrary to the reason I need to do my duty. But in the end, I like calling my lowly Nationals hotel room the Presidential Suite. It sounds magnificent.
Let’s begin. Nationals 2015! WKU! Nick Johnson! My favorite Nationals shirt ever has been the Nationals 2011 shirt, from the first time WKU hosted Nationals. In fact, that was the first time the event was hosted outside Ohio or Michigan, and really, it was one of the very, very few times Nationals was hosted outside the state of Michigan. Coming up to the event, I was concerned if we would ever live up to that event held so long ago. But the League is in so much better straights nowadays. Everyone. Do NOT underestimate the family that consists of the League in the present day. Continue reading
For Nationals 2016, there are three schools placing a bid to host: U of Maryland, DePaul U, and Bowling Green State U. I asked each to write out a little bit concerning their bid:
Following the NCDA’s voting policy, the vote will be preferential. Teams will submit their ballot by ranking each school in order of their preference. The most preferred school will host Nationals 2016.
Voting will run from today, April 20th to April 26th, or until each Member Team casts a ballot.
BOWLING GREEN, KY – Preston Center, Court 6: “Bomis Wing”: GVSU def CMU 2-0 in the College Dodgeball National Championship. See the full results after the jump. Continue reading
Thank you for registering! Nationals 2015 is hosted by Western Kentucky University and WKU Dodgeball. It will be fun. The Staff and Alumni are an integral part of the success of this organization. We thank you in advance for this service.
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
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
CHICAGO – Ray Meyer: The long tradition of the Chicago Dodgeball Open continues despite 20 inches of snowfall in Lincoln Park.
CMU def DePaul 8-0
GVSU def CMU 3-1
GVSU def DePaul 4-0
LEXINGTON – Alumni Gym: University of Kentucky Dodgeball hosts their UK Invitational
UK def Kent 3-2 OT
BGSU def WKU 2-1
JMU def OSU 3-1
JMU def UK 4-0
OSU def BGSU 3-0
Kent def WKU 3-1
UK def BGSU 2-1
OSU def Kent 4-0
JMU def WKU 5-0