PLATTEVILLE – Williams: the Zanderthon Throw-down.
UNL def UWP-JV 3-2
DePaul def UNL 3-0
UWP def DePaul 4-1
UWP def UNL 5-0
Eric Zander [UWP-C] writes…
I would first like to say thanks for the teams that are making Platteville’s first ever real home tournament possible. The teams involved on Feb 20, 2016 at Williams Field House are: Platteville Pioneers, DePaul Dodgeball Society, and Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Zanderthon Throw-Down will be held in Platteville, Wisconsin this Saturday. Continue reading “Zanderthon Throw-Down”
LEXINGTON – Seaton: Today’s results in the Kentucky Invitational…
UK def DePaul 4-0
OSU def WKU 5-0
UK def Kent 3-1
OSU def DePaul 7-0
OSU def Kent 3-0
WKU def DePaul 3-0
OSU def UK 3-2
WKU def Kent 2-1
WKU def UK 3-1
Kent def DePaul 3-0
Great statistics were recorded courtesy of UK and the rest of the Officiating staff. For that I have thanks. They will be transcribed over the next week.
We had MSU’s journalism/broadcast program come out and do a live production for the Spartan Invite. What ended up is four fine games caught on film. A big thanks to that program for their work and effort, and another special thanks to MSU Dodgeball. Please make sure you check out the credits at the end..
Check out the full results if you don’t remember what happened at IM West in November.
CHICAGO – Ray Meyer: In the 2016 Chicago Dodgeball Open,
SVSU def DePaul 7-0
Akron def DePaul-JV 5-0
DePaul def Akron 3-2 (Scrim)
SVSU def DePaul-JV 6-0
SVSU def DePaul 6-0
EAST LANSING – IM West: In the Spartan Invite,
GVSU def MSU 2-0
BGSU def DePaul 3-1
CMU def MSU 3-1
GVSU def Kent 3-0
MSU def Kent 3-0 [YouTube]
GVSU def BGSU 4-0
MSU def DePaul 4-0 [YouTube]
CMU def BGSU 3-0
CMU def GVSU 2-1 OT [YouTube]
Kent def DePaul 3-1
CMU def Kent 3-0 [YouTube]
*This is the first of three previews for the Spartan Invite. Previews from Colin O’Brien and Jacob Leski will be published in the near future.
This Sunday, Michigan State University is set to host the annual Spartan Invite at IM West. Michigan State along with Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, DePaul, Bowling Green State, and Kent State will take part in a big-time tournament.
As we close in on the end of the fall semester, this tournament will likely determine who the top dog in the NCDA is at the halfway point in the season. All eyes will be on the matches that take place between MSU, GVSU, and CMU. Each of these teams has beaten the others at least once so far this fall. The circle of parity at the top of the league is more severe than in years past, but there is still over half a season left. If any of these schools has plans of distancing themselves to become the #1 team in the league, this tournament will certainly be a strong stepping stone in that effort.
Bragging rights will be on the line Sunday when MSU, GVSU, CMU, BGSU, DePaul, and Kent face off in the annual Spartan Invite. Here are my predictions for this weekend’s matches:
PLATTEVILLE – Bo Ryan Court: UWP def DePaul 3-0 in the Pioneer Classic, the Opening Match of the 2016 Season. -zm
The team arrived in Platteville at about two in the afternoon. After warming up, we took our sides. In the first game DePaul lost players quickly, with only a few members holding on until losing. The second game was more evenly matched. Eventually, Bryan Hymel was the last man remaining on the DePaul side, holding them off until half-time. In the second half, DePaul fought hard. Tyler Hamilton was the last man remaining, then making some great catches to bring some teammates back in. After losing that game, DePaul came surging back in the final Point, getting Platteville down to only one player in the last 10 seconds left in play. Despite dropping two games to Platteville, DePaul played well and had fun in the first match of the year. – Jake Binder [DePaul 1st Year]
Over the weekend, DePaul University hosted their annual Chicago Dodgeball Open. This year was a bit different than CDOs in the past thanks in large part to the terrible weather. A tournament that usually involves five or six teams, only had three teams in attendance. Central Michigan, Grand Valley State, and host school DePaul competed in a three team round robin. Wisconsin Platteville could not make the trip due to the bad driving conditions on account of the Blizzard [-Ed., ZM]
The results from the tournament were as follows: GVSU went 2-0, CMU went 1-1, DePaul went 0-2. Here is my brief recap from this year’s Chicago Dodgeball Open: Continue reading “Chicago Dodgeball Open Recap”
CHICAGO – Ray Meyer: The long tradition of the Chicago Dodgeball Open continues despite 20 inches of snowfall in Lincoln Park.
CMU def DePaul 8-0
GVSU def CMU 3-1
GVSU def DePaul 4-0
EAST LANSING, Mich. – IM Sports West in the MSU Invite:
CHICAGO – Ray Meyer: SVSU goes 3-0, CMU 2-1, UWP 1-2, and DePaul remains Undefeated in the DePaul University Invitational.
SVSU def UWP 2-0
CMU def DePaul 6-1
CMU def UWP 2-1
SVSU def DePaul 4-0
UWP def DePaul 2-0
SVSU def CMU 3-0
Point duration statistics will be posted later after we get them typed up.
This past weekend, three teams joined the league. One team hosted their own event: St. Ambrose hosted DePaul Dodgeball and Wisconsin Platteville in a Round Robin. Troy Dixon and I traveled to help Officiate the event. In this article, we perform an in depth analysis based on our on site observations.
Zigmas Maloni: Let’s start with the Court, location and any intricacies related to dodgeball played on this surface. Any thoughts? Continue reading “St Ambrose Analysis”