Nationals 2018 Saturday Schedule and Predictions

This piece was written by: Adam Pfeifer (Akron)

Queue 1:

UWP v VCU- VCU will dominate this game and control the pace. They will win the match by working together. VCU 4-0. Yellow Card Potential

SVSU v Kent- This will be a back and forth game but I think Kent will win with their catching and talent from 9-12 beating SVSU’s bottom of the roster. Kent with the win over SVSU 3-2. (If Tyler doesn’t get hurt this time around) Yellow Card Probable, Red Card Potential

UCF v NSU- I think this will be a very high scoring game, with both being newer teams. UCF will win with the roster advantage but NSU will score in this game due to a few players having more game experience. The score will probably end up being 4-2 UCF with their first win. Continue reading “Nationals 2018 Saturday Schedule and Predictions”

Rectification Tournament Preview

Yes, Wisconsin Platteville’s name was left off this tournament banner. Picture Credit: GVSU Club Sports

The following article was co-authored by Chief of Content Kevin Bailey and Erik Zander (UWP Captain).

This Sunday, Grand Valley State University will host one of the most anticipated late season tourneys prior to Nationals.  In attendance will be some of the top dodgeball teams in the country.  GVSU will obviously be there to protect their home court.  Central Michigan will also be in attendance, looking to avenge their most recent loss to the Lakers.  Along with these two top teams, Michigan State will make the trip to Allendale as they look to make some improvements heading into Nationals.  Wisconsin Platteville will travel around the coast of Lake Michigan up to GVSU’s campus after competing in Chicago just last weekend.  And lastly, Saginaw Valley State will be in attendance, with an opportunity to play against GVSU and CMU for the first time since the fall.  Along with these five NCDA teams, there will also be a Grand Valley Alumni Team participating in the tournament, with exhibition games scheduled vs. CMU, MSU, and GVSU.

Below, Erik Zander and Kevin Bailey will discuss each official matchup at Rectification, and will provide predictions as well:


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Chicago Dodgeball Open Preview

This Saturday, March 17, 2018 marks another battle in the Midway Conference with the top heavyweights: DePaul University (DePaul), University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL), and University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UWP). It is going to be a fun one and the league will be in for some good games.  Let’s take a look at the schedule.  The games will be played at the Ray Meyer Fitness Center ( 2235 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614) Continue reading “Chicago Dodgeball Open Preview”

Gold Rush Tournament Preview

This Saturday, North Georgia will play host to Georgia Southern and Central Florida in a South Region clash that will have a major impact on the region moving forward.  Below is the schedule for the event (all times listed are Eastern Standard Time)

10:00 a.m. – GSU vs. UCF

11:15 a.m. – UCF vs. UNG

12:30 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. – UNG vs. GSU

2:45 p.m. – GSU vs. UCF

4:00 p.m. – UCF vs. UNG


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Zanderthon Throw-Down

It’s tournament weekend and although there is the ODC and the Beast we cannot forgot about the Zanderthon Throw-Down 3.0

The most anticipated tournament of the weekend, of course

On Saturday February 24, 2018, two of the top teams in the Midway Conference will go head to head in a double header.  This will be the third time that University Wisconsin-Platteville (UWP) and University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) will have played each other and Platteville has got the better of the Cornhuskers each time.  The games will be played at the Williams Fieldhouse (350 Jay St Platteville, Wisconsin 53818).  We will also be featuring an alumni game against the current UWP varsity crew.   The following is the schedule below (UNL vs Alumni if time available). Continue reading “Zanderthon Throw-Down”

2018 Michigan Dodgeball Cup Preview

Photo Credit - Alan Holben
The 14th Annual Michigan Dodgeball Cup will take place this Sunday at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

This Sunday, Michigan State University will host one of the most significant tournaments of the season: The 14th Annual Michigan Dodgeball Cup.  In attendance this year will be 3 of the top 10 teams in the country according to the official NCDA Standings (and the most recent power rankings).

#1 Central Michigan (also #1 in the Power Rankings), #2 Grand Valley State (#2 PR), and #10 Michigan State (#8 PR) all bring a different dynamic to this tournament, as it promises to be an intriguing set of games.

Before we get into the preview, the schedule for this tournament is listed below:

10:15 a.m. – MSU vs. GVSU

11:30 a.m. – CMU vs. MSU

12:45 p.m. – GVSU vs. CMU

Now, on to the preview.  Let’s start by talking briefly about each team in attendance. Continue reading “2018 Michigan Dodgeball Cup Preview”

Status Quo Ante Bellum, 2018

The state existing before the war

In the same way I explored last year, I will preview the War happening this weekend at Akron. This year Akron plays host again, with some new teams brought into the mix.

Rating Team Record
48.815 (#3) Kent 8-4
48.483 (#4) JMU 7-2
48.360 (#5) BGSU 13-5
47.240 (#6) Towson 14-3
45.802 (#7) SVSU 6-9
41.632 (#11) VCU 5-6
41.525 (#12) PSU 3-3
40.227 (#14) Ohio 12-10
40.000 (–) WVU Inducting
38.218 (#23) Miami 6-4
36.364 (#33) Akron (H) 4-11
35.181 (#34) CSU 3-7

I’ve marked this as opinion, since a predictive pre-event preview article deals with a lot of predictive analysis. It is different than the quantitative approach of the Standings. When we work with predictions, we can only be so accurate until the opinion floats in.

First, some housekeeping. Continue reading “Status Quo Ante Bellum, 2018”

Previewing the Most Anticipated Events of the Second Half of the Season

The second half of the 2017-18 season will be here in no time, and there are already plenty of tournaments on the docket.  Below I have ranked the five most anticipated tournaments of the winter / spring.  This list is just my opinion, so feel free to comment with your own list.  Now time to preview the top 5 events I am looking forward to, listed in order of importance:


5) Oregon State Tournament @ Oregon State University – Feb. 3, 2018

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Midland Mayhem Invitational

If you have not guessed it, another weekend is upon us and that means tournament time. This time the new kids on the block, Midland University will be hosting their first ever home tournament, The Midland Mayhem Invitational at the Wikert Event Center/ Hopkins Arena, (900 North Clarkson St. Fremont, Nebraska 68025) on Saturday, November 11, 2017.  The teams in attendance will be: the University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL), University of Wisconsin- Platteville (UWP), and Midland University (MU).  It’s a battle in the Midway Conference and the question is, who will reign supreme?  Will it be the Warriors who are just getting the hang of things, the Cornhuskers who are coming off a win against Midland or the Pioneers who took a beat down at the King of the Mountain ( According to Anthony Goetz, there is a plaque for the winners, Midland really goes all out).  Let’s take a look at the schedule and a preview of the matches.      Continue reading “Midland Mayhem Invitational”

Spartan Invite- NCDA

This Sunday, November 5, 2017, Michigan State University will be hosting the Spartan Invite. It is a tradition to host this event on a Sunday and it should be a good one (marks the ninth in MSU history). The teams in attendance are: Central Michigan University (CMU), Michigan State University (MSU), DePaul University (DePaul), and Bowling Green State University (BGSU). The rankings of these teams currently stand at: CMU #1, MSU #9, DePaul #27, and BGSU #5.  The games will be played at the IM West at Michgan State (393 Chestnut Road, East Lansing, MI)  Here is the schedule for the day: Continue reading “Spartan Invite- NCDA”

King of the Mountain Tournament 2

Well, it is the weekend and that means it is tournament time with some of the top teams in the country going head to head at the King of the Mountain 2.  This means it is time for another preview by the top content writer in the NCDA. (I know Kevin Bailey, Colby Briceland, and Hunter Ford are jealous, as they should be).

The teams in attendance are: Central Michgan University (CMU), Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), James Madison University, (JMU), and the University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP). These teams are currently ranked: CMU #1, GVSU #2, JMU #3, SVSU #6, and UWP #10. Here is the schedule for this Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Student Activity Center (360 E Broomfield St. Mount Pleasant, MI 48858).

Court 1 Court 2 Referee
11:00 CMU vs GVSU SVSU vs JMU UWP
12:10 CMU vs JMU UWP vs GVSU SVSU
1:20 CMU vs UWP SVSU vs GVSU JMU
2:30 GVSU vs JMU UWP vs SVSU CMU

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Pacific Northwest Schools to Join the NCDA

SPOKANE, WA – Gonzaga Club Dodgeball will host Oregon State University Dodgeball Club (Corvallis, OR) in a double header this Saturday to open up the Northwest region. They are the last two of four teams to make their Induction Matches this weekend. Continue reading “Pacific Northwest Schools to Join the NCDA”

The Platteville Supertastic Dodgeball to Your Face Kiss Your Butt Goodbye Explosionfest Invitational

Well, ladies and gentlemen, as always it is your favorite content writer coming to you with another preview.  It is Platteville’s home tournament this weekend on Saturday October 28, 2017 at the Williams Fieldhouse (350 Jay St, Platteville, WI 53818). Three teams will be in attendance: UW-Platteville (UWP), DePaul and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe). This will be SIUe’s Induction match into the league and it could not be with two better teams to show them how to play the game of dodgeball. Below is the schedule for the day for: The Platteville Supertastic Dodgeball to your Face Kiss Your Butt Goodbye Explosionfest Invitational (Tournament name, courtesy of Will Martin- former freshman and sophomore sensation and now junior sensation). Continue reading “The Platteville Supertastic Dodgeball to Your Face Kiss Your Butt Goodbye Explosionfest Invitational”

Midland Induction Match

FREMONT, NE – YMCA: Midland will be joining the League this Saturday the 28th as they host visiting team Nebraska Lincoln. Warmup is scheduled to begin at 10:00am, followed by a mixed scrimmage to acclimate to the NCDA ruleset. At 12:00pm UNL will face Midland in the Induction Match. Lincoln and Fremont are just an hour drive apart, so we hope to be seeing these teams thrive together.

I posted a few questions to Tanner and Anthony about this upcoming Saturday.  Continue reading “Midland Induction Match”

BGSU Invitational Preview

The Following was written by reid manger (BGSU):

The 2017-2018 NCDA season is in full force midway through the first semester. With well over 50 matches played so far during the year, this has arguably been the most exciting (certainly most active) season the NCDA has seen to date. With that in mind, it should be no surprise to see even more activity taking place this weekend at Bowling Green State University (otherwise known as BSGU) (no, unfortunately that isn’t a typo). The following six varsity teams will be in attendance: BGSU, OU, OSU, CSU, Towson, and UK. Although primarily an Ohio tournament, the introduction of a couple competitive out of state opponents gives this tournament a bit of flare. In the paragraphs to come, I will give a brief summary of each team, their upcoming opponents, a few interview questions, and end it with my own personal predictions of how things will shake out.

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