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
Executive Board Meeting 2015-01-15
All Directors in attendance over Google Hangouts.
Called to order 11:10pm Central, end 12:10am. Continue reading
Vanswa Garbutt [DePaul-96 Alum]
For this new year of 2015, we take the time recognize some of the Alumni of the NCDA. This Baller of the Month is Vanswa, a DePaul alum and a Senior Developer actively producing a couple of projects the development team is engaged in. Continue reading
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
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.
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