2024 ODC Preview

Looking ahead to this weekend’s Ohio Dodgeball Cup, I asked the content team to fill out an ODC bracket and opened up the floor for them to share their thoughts. While there was a lot of consensus on most of the picks, some staff members were bolder than others.

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2024 MDC Preview

This week the five college dodgeball teams from Michigan will make their annual descent on East Lansing, Michigan, and compete for the Michigan Dodgeball Cup. This tournament has a long, storied tradition in the league and usually serves as a good barometer as to who are contenders and pretenders as the league inches closer to April. Historically, the team that wins the Michigan Dodgeball Cup has found itself in the driver’s seat of the National Title race.

With all that said, this year is looking to once again be a two-horse race at the top. Michigan State University is looking to defend not only their MDC Title but also their National Title, while Grand Valley State University is looking to play spoiler and bring both trophies back to Allendale. You don’t often hear the Lakers labeled as potential spoilers, but this is the first time in recent memory that neither one of the trophies (MDC, National Championship) are in the possession of the 11-time National Champions. 

By Tony Stumpo and Owen Israels

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Summit Street Slugfest VII Recap

This past weekend saw the completion of what will likely be the largest pre-nationals tournament of the semester. Don’t worry if you missed any action because we’ve got you covered with a full recap below.

By Ethan Lehmkuhl (OSU) and Rylan Close (Kent)

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Beaumont Blast Preview

As Michigan State University hosts their first-ever Women’s dodgeball tournament, we will see many teams compete. The Spartans have two teams competing in the Beaumont Blast along with Akron & several other schools making up the NCDA Mixed team. Having all of these different schools come together to take on #1 ranked Akron will be something you don’t want to miss.

By Ashlynn Leeper

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Mid-Season Recap: Ohio Region

Now that the NCDA is officially at the halfway point in the season, we will be doing a deep dive into each region. Here is the scoop from Ohio. Make sure to stay tuned for the rest of the regions’ mid-season recaps as well!

By Ethan Lehmkuhl (OSU) and Rylan Close (Kent)

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Happy Valley Throwdown Recap

Penn State’s Happy Valley Throwdown provided many exciting matchups, including multiple games decided by a single point. It is also worth noting that no team was able to finish the day undefeated. Here is our recap for each team that was in attendance on Saturday.

By Ethan Lehmkuhl and Mitchell Porter

Court 1 Matches

Court 2 Matches

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Buckeye Opener Recap

With the first event of the 2023-2024 season in the books, here is our recap of everything you need to know from the Buckeye Opener. Also, check out our latest episode of the Neutral Zone Podcast reviewing the tournament!

Neutral Zone Rewind Ep. 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEyUw5hQTZ0

Tournament Photos: Link 1, Link 2

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2023-2024 Ohio Region Preview

Ohio region dodgeball will remain the deepest in the league this year, but can they end the 18-year national title drought? Many teams think they can. Here is Terence Checkett and Ethan Lehmkuhl’s pre-season deep dive on each and every Ohio team trying to break through this year.

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