On April 16th and 17th, teams from all over the country will be in Bowling Green, Ohio for a weekend of Dodgeball to determine who the best team in the country is and for many, just to play the sport they love. I had the opportunity to speak with Tyrell Smith,
captain for Bowling Green State University and Director of Nationals about developments and changes for the big weekend coming up in a few months. Continue reading →
The National Dodgeball League is hosting the 2013 Dodgeball World Championship in Las Vegas, NV. This is the 10th tournament, and it will feature numerous individual tournaments within the Championship. It also will feature the entire regular season of the NDL. The NDL has a different ruleset than the NCDA, but it’s not too different to the point where the NCDAers will be fish out of water when they play.
Three NCDA teams sent players to the Ultimate Dodgeball Qualifiers at Skyzones across the country this past weekend, and two of them won! Grand Valley and Western Kentucky both won their local qualifiers, which means they will be waiting to hear back to see if they qualified for the Las Vegas Finals. Rochester Institute of Technology also competed, but finished second in their qualifier. You can check out my previous post on the tournament here.
Aaron Rodgers led his team to the Packers Dodgeball Tournament Championship, wrapping up their three day Mini-Camp for offseason practices. Rodgers, along with teammates such as Mason Crosby, Randall Cobb, and Johnny Jolly, were able to knock off James Jones’ squad for the title. In the championship game, it came down to a two on two (Rodgers and rookie Lane Taylor vs Jones and Jordy Nelson) and Rodgers, who has one career reception for -1 yards, made a huge catch on Nelson to make it three on one before taking down James Jones. Now Rodgers, and his pseudo-rival have something in common, as former Packer Brett Favre has also played in a dodgeball tournament this season.
Kat Takeda, formerly of DePaul Dodgeball, has been selected to Team USA for their trip to New Zealand for the World Dodgeball Federation’s World Championship. She is the first dodgeballer chosen from the NCDA, and is one of the best players to come from the NCDA, male or female, ever. There is still a little time for people to apply for Team USA, but hurry! More information is available in this post.
After losing eight players from last year’s national championship team, the SVSU dodgeball club has set its sights on silencing the doubters who have tabbed it as a rebuilding program. Continue reading →
For the Mean Green Dodgeball Club, Friday nights consist of colorful rubber balls flying in all directions and hitting members square in the stomach while blasting themed music in the background. Continue reading →
With the start of the new year, the SVSU dodgeball team is looking to continue their habit of winning. Currently, the Cardinals have a 4-3-1 record and are hoping to get their fifth win against Michigan State come January 27. Continue reading →