Picking Against The Spread: December 1-2 Events

This weekend their will be two separate college dodgeball events taking place.  On Saturday, Ball State will host their December Dodgeball Dash, with teams coming from the Ohio, Michigan, and Midway Regions.  Then on Sunday, James Madison will play host to one of the most anticipated events of the fall: a JMU vs. Towson doubleheader.

Below are the picks against the spread for these events, with guest picker Kevin Frye (Ball State):

#2 Towson & #3 James Madison Set to Clash in Massive East Coast Doubleheader

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the following article was co-authored by hunter ford and kevin bailey

Towson University and James Madison University decided it was time to give the people what they want!  The Tigers will be making the trip to Harrisonburg, Virginia this Sunday, to do battle with their East Coast rivals in what promises to be one of the most telling College Dodgeball events of the fall.

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December Dodgeball Dash

This Saturday, December 1, 2018, marks one of the last events of 2018 for the NCDA. It will be held at the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation Center (1700 W Neely Ave, Muncie, IN 47304) at Ball State University. The teams in attendance will be: Michigan State University (MSU), Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Miami Ohio (Miami), University of Cincinnati (UC), Ball State University (BSU), and the University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP). The following is the schedule for the weekend. Continue reading “December Dodgeball Dash”

Midwest’s best teams set to clash at Spartan Invite

the following preview was co-authored by kevin bailey and tom morand.

This Saturday, Michigan State University will host one of the more intriguing tournaments of the fall.  The Spartan Invite will welcome in 9 teams for a long day of dodgeball that will tel us a lot about where teams stand as we head towards Thanksgiving weekend.

In attendance will be the usual four Michigan schools (GVSU, SVSU, CMU, MSU), along with one new member of the region: Western Michigan.  All eyes will be on this team, led by former Laker/Chippewa Peter Broe.

Outside of the Michigan schools, there are a few more teams making the trip to East Lansing.  The top two teams from Ohio will be in attendance (Kent State and Miami), each of which will be tested throughout the day with multiple games against Michigan squads.  Ohio State is an up and coming team that will also be at this event.  The experience they will gain in their games this weekend will pay dividends down the road.

One last team making the trip is Wisconsin Platteville.  UWP historically has not shied away from competing with the top teams from other regions, so their choice to come to MSU for this event is no surprise.


Schedule:

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Summit Street Slugfest: Picks against the Spread

This weekend, Kent State will host the Summit Street Slugfest, with teams from four different regions making the trip for this intriguing tourney.  Below are the Content Team’s picks against the spread for this tournament.  A more extensive tournament preview will be published later this week!

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November 3rd/4th Tournament Previews

There are three interesting events set for this weekend.  Grand Valley State will host the Gauntlet, Towson will host an East Coast tournament, and UWP will face off with SIUe in Battle of the Midway.  Below is a quick preview of the weekend’s events, along with picks against the spread. Continue reading “November 3rd/4th Tournament Previews”

Battle of the Midway- Preview

This Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the teams of the Midway Conference will go head to head in the Battle of the Midway. The teams in attendance will be Platteville (UWP), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), DePaul University, and UWP Alumni. The games will be played at the Williams Fieldhouse (350 Jay St, Platteville, WI 53818).  See the schedule below. Continue reading “Battle of the Midway- Preview”

Dahlonega Dodgeball Fest / Saginaw Valley Shootout Preview

Two very exciting events are planned for this weekend: The Dahlonega Dodgeball Fest, and The Saginaw Valley Shootout.  Below are previews for both events, along with predictions (against the spread).

Dahlonega Dodgeball Fest

Predictions against the spread:

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Pink Out IV Preview: Picking against the Spread

This weekend, Akron University will host their 4th Annual “Pink Out” tournament, and as is always the case, we will learn a lot about the teams in attendance.  This year looks to be a special tournament, as 12 different teams will travel to northeast Ohio for what will possibly be the largest tournament of the fall.  Worth noting, all but 1 of the teams ranked 6-13 in the latest “Power Rankings” will be in attendance, making this a prime opportunity for each of those teams to prove their worth and make a jump in the rankings heading into November.

As we get set for an awesome weekend of dodgeball, a few members of the Content Team decided to provide their predictions for the weekend.  Please note, these are not normal predictions where each member of the panel simply chooses who they think will win the game.  Rather, these are predictions against the spread.  Continue reading “Pink Out IV Preview: Picking against the Spread”

Worlds 2018 Championship Bracket Results

LOS ANGELES – Hangar Studios: The World Dodgeball Federation is holding Worlds 2018 (WDBF Dodgeball World Championships 2018) over October 10-13, and USA Dodgeball is playing host. If you missed the feature article detailing the mechanics of this system, take a gander at the Complete History of the WDBF. Here if you missed Day 1!or Day 2! Here are the Champsionship Bracket results, with the final medal matches being played Saturday, starting at 12:30 PDT.

ITA def ARG 9-7 (M)
AUS def HKG 5-4 (W)
CAN def ITA 16-1 (W)
USA def MEX 11-2 (W)
USA def ITA 15-2 (M)
CAN def MEX 11-5 (M)
MYS def HKG 9-2 (M)
AUS def NZL 7-3 (M)
MYS def AUS 5-3 (W)
USA def CAN 8-5 (W)
USA def CAN 10-4 (M)
MYS def AUS 6-5 (M)

[OT matches were not noted]

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Worlds 2018, Day 2 Previews

LOS ANGELES – Hangar Studios: The World Dodgeball Federation is holding Worlds 2018 (WDBF Dodgeball World Championships 2018) over October 10-13, and USA Dodgeball is playing host. If you missed the feature article detailing the mechanics of this system, take a gander at the Complete History of the WDBF. Day 1 Round Robin results:

HKG def ARG 13-1 (M)
AUS def CAN 7-5 (M)
USA def ITA 13-1 (M)
MYS def MEX 5-4 (W)

MYS def CAN 8-6 (M)
USA def ARG 18-2 (M)
NZL def ITA 8-4 (M)
HKG def MEX 13-3 (W)

MYS def CAN 8-6 (M)
USA def ARG 18-2 (M)
NZL def ITA 8-4 (M)
HKG def MEX 13-3 (W)

CAN def MYS 11-3 (W)
USA def ITA 20-0 (W)
AUS def MEX 8-1 (W)

AUS def ITA 11-2 (M)
USA def HKG 11-0 (M)
MEX def NZL 7-1 (M)
CAN def ARG 21-1 (M)
MYS def AUS 5-4 (W)

USA def NZL 11-1 (M)
CAN def HKG 12-6 (M)
AUS def MEX 6-3 (M)

CAN def AUS 9-7 (W)
MYS def ARG 14-2 (M)
USA def HKG 11-7 (W)
ITA def MEX 8-5 (W)

[OT matches were not noted]

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Worlds 2018, Day 1 Previews

LOS ANGELES – Hangar Studios: The World Dodgeball Federation is holding Worlds 2018 (WDBF Dodgeball World Championships 2018) over October 10-13, and USA Dodgeball is playing host. We’ll follow along and check out the potential Rating Exchanges for each game in the schedule.

If you missed the feature article detailing the mechanics of this system, take a gander at the Complete History of the WDBF.

October 10 – Round Robin

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Cornhusker Clash

Hello folks, it is that time of year and your favorite content writer is back at it again! This time he is previewing a battle between the top two teams in the Midway Conference, the Platteville Pioneers (UWP) and the Nebraska Cornhuskers (UNL). It has been a tradition the last few years for these teams to meet up for their first games and have at it.  This year the tournament is being held on October 6, 2018 at the Colosseum of the Recreation Center (address is 841 N 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68588-1282).  Below is the schedule for the day. Continue reading “Cornhusker Clash”