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
Written by BGSU’s Adam Hynes
Even with the NCDA not having conferences or anything we still have each team placed into a category according to where the teams are located; this obviously being the regions. In no particular order we have the Ohio, East Coast, Illinois, Michigan, and Kentucky regions. These regions have their top teams, middle teams and low tier teams as any other league with conferences would have. With there being so much talent spread throughout the league and schools being spread apart it can be very difficult to say who the top region truly is. With Nationals coming this week, and the exciting pool play games on Saturday, it will be a good indication of who the true top region is. In this article I wanted to say what each region must do in order to stack up against every one and say that their region is the true top dog. Continue reading
Original Google Sheet
|8:00 AM||Doors Open||Preston Center|
|8:00 AM||Teams Check-In||Front Lobby|
|8:45 AM||Officials Meeting||Meeting Room|
|8:45 AM||Teams Cued for Pics||Court 4|
|9:00 AM||League Picture||Court 4|
|9:15 AM||ASG Pictures/Intro||Court 4|
|9:30 AM||All Star Game Begins||Court 4|
|10:00 AM||1st Round of Games|
|11:15 AM||2nd Round of Games|
|1:00 PM||3rd Round of Games|
|Court 4||Lunch Break|
|Court 6||Lunch Break|
|1:40 PM||4th Round of Games|
|Court 2||Lunch Break|
|Court 3||Lunch Break|
|3:00 PM||5th Round of Games|
|4:45 PM||6th Round of Games|
|6:00 PM||7th Round of Games|
|7:30 PM||Captains’ Meeting||Meeting Room|
|8:30 PM||End Meeting||Meeting Room|
|8:45 PM||Exec Board Meets||Meeting Room|
|9:15 PM||Leave Gym||Preston Center|
NCDA Nationals is always an eventful weekend, but this year in particular, the league’s season-ending tournament seems destined to be an exciting one. There is so much to talk about when previewing what will be another great NCDA tournament. Below is my “In-Depth” preview of Nationals which takes place April 11-12 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This preview will include a brief summary of the storylines to follow, round-by-round game previews (with a prediction for each individual match!), and lastly, I will have my predictions on the results of the final day’s bracket.
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NCDA Executive Board Members in attendance: Zigmas Maloni, Felix Perrone, Nick Johnson
Notes on the Meeting:
- Went over the Nationals Budget.
- Added a few items we missed, updated the list of entry fees which included extra shirts and pizza ordered from JMU.
- Addressed the Officiating payments.
- Generally, pay will start at Minimum Wage (about 7.25 / game) with Head Referee getting more pay for each game.
- Went over some of the Alumni and Ladies registrations.
- Discussed potential income from business for sponsors.
- Some discussion had in the current state of the four ranking systems, and the seeding needs for the Sunday Tournament bracket with 15 teams.
- Standard 16 team bracket with 1 seed getting a bye.
- Set a hard deadline for a Nationals Saturday scheduled pool release on April 9th.
- May try to be earlier, depends on schedule.
Meeting Duration: 1:45
The 2015 National Tournament is still a long ways off, but it’s never too early to look forward to the best weekend of the season. As mentioned in Nationals 2015 Preview #1, I have had the opportunity to discuss Nationals plans with Director of Nationals: Nick Johnson of Western Kentucky. Listed below are a few interesting facts on this year’s All Start Match.
Nationals may still be three months away, but I have had the opportunity to talk with Nick Johnson, the Director of Nationals, and he has given some insight to what he expects to be the best Nationals in the NCDA history.
I’ll be working with Nick to present some preview post periodically the next few months, giving some interesting information about this year’s Nationals in each post. So here is the “Nationals 2015 Preview #1″: Continue reading
For outstanding play at this year’s Nationals in Ohio State, here is the 2014 All Nationals Team:
- Kevin Bailey: MVP
- Camden Fullmer
- Eric Paul
- Felix Perrone
- Dylan Fettig
- Brent Gromer
- Max Siler
- Mike Van Ermen
- Myles Shephard
- Colin O’Brien
- Dan Shackelford
- Joe Tobin
- Mark Trippiedi
- Joey Cardella
- Trevor Nordberg
CHICAGO – Office of the President: Twenty three member teams have voted and the votes are in. WKU Dodgeball Club will host Nationals 2015 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. They last hosted the event in 2011, a basis for many of the event’s traditions were established as precedent for the first time.
NCDA Nationals 2014 took place this past weekend, and as expected, it was one of the best weekends of the year for everyone involved. I had the privilege to play and spectate so many awesome collegiate dodgeball games this weekend, and it made me more than excited for the future of this league. Here are some of my reactions to what took place this weekend. Continue reading
COLUMBUS – RPAC, Court 4: “the Show”: GVSU def SVSU 3-2 in the 2014 Championship Match of Nationals 2014.
Grand Valley State University Dodgeball Club takes home the Championship Trophy and earns collegiate dodgeball’s National Championship title for the sixth time in their club history.
On behalf of the League, congratulations to the team and a special shout out to its graduating members.