This Saturday, February 23, 2019, marks one of the most coveted tournaments of the semester. No, it is not the Ohio Dodgeball Cup or the Beast, it is the annual Zanderthon Throw-Down, the fourth of its kind. It will be played at the Williams Fieldhouse ( 350 Jay St Platteville, Wisconsin 53818).
The teams in attendance will be your two favorites from the Midway Conference: University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP) and DePaul. The other team in attendance and making the long trip up to the great state of Wisconsin is Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSULA). This will be the first team outside the Midway to play in a tournament hosted by Platteville and we are excited to have them.
Also, UWP has an alumni team playing, but as we have said before they are washed up and no one is scared of them, especially Matt Bautch (very weak arm)! Let’s take a look at the schedule for the day:
The second semester is off to a great start and we are ready for the 2nd half to the season. With that in mind, it is a good time to look at the top players in the Midway Conference. These individuals where active last semester and earned their spot on this list. We have representatives from Ball State, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, University of Nebraska, and the University of Wisconsin Platteville. Let’s take a look at the players that made the list. Continue reading “Midway’s Best”
On December 1 2018, several teams at the December Dodgeball Dash went head to head to show case their stuff. The teams in attendance were: Grand Valley State University, Ball State University, Miami University, University of Cincinnati, and the University of Wisconsin Platteville. Below are the scores of the games for the day. Continue reading “December Dodgeball Dash- Recap”
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”
On November 17, 2018 at the IM Sports East (804 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48825) some of the top teams in the country battled it out at the Spartan Invite, hosted by Michigan State University. There were several close matches and several teams that surprised. Let’s take a look at the results for the day. Continue reading “Spartan Invite- Recap”
Last Saturday, November 3, 2018, the Battle of the Midway took place between Southern Illinois Univeristy Edwardsville (SIUE) and Univeristy of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP). The UWP alumni were in attendance too, but as Matt Batuch (UWP Alumni) said, they are washed up so they are not that important. It was a exciting day, and the scores were as follows:
UWP- JV def SIUE 2-1
UWP Varsity def SIUE 4-2
UWP Alumni def UWP Varsity 3-2
UWP Varsity def SIUE 6-1
SIUE was at a higher level of play this year than they were the year before. They worked really well as a team and were great at catching. For more than half the team, this was just their second time playing with rubber dodgeballs, as they are used to playing with foam. That did not seem to stop them from picking up on how to throw and bringing the heat. As the day went on, their confidence grew and their skill and understanding of the game got better. As they get more games in, and play more teams at their level they will pull out the wins.
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”
Last weekend two teams of the Midway Conference went head to head in a double header to get their seasons started with a bang. The two teams in attendance were the Nebraska Cornhuskers (UNL) and the Platteville Pioneers (UWP). Both teams battled it out and in the end UNL def UWP 4-2 and UNL def UWP 3-2. Let’s break down the tournament. Continue reading “Cornhusker Clash- Recap”
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”
The 2017-2018 season was a year for the Midway Conference to build and grow. This year the Midway played the most games they ever had and traveled more than they have ever before. With that, it bred some tough competition between these teams and led to some stand out players. The following list was chosen by their peers and here are the top 18 players of the Midway.
Here is your 2018 All-Midway Team:
MVP: Tim Ebert (UWP)
This individual did it all for Platteville. Tim would catch when a catch was needed and had an arm to go along with it. As a captain, he made his presence know on the court and had a killer ball fake.
-Written by Erik Zander
2. Alec Scott (DePaul)
Captain Fluffy, the bearded wonder. I was always amazed on the amount of hair he could grow on his face, a true talent. This guy was definitely my top player in the Midway Conference. He threw harder than anyone out there and was an effective communicator on the court. I always hated going against his throw. They will be missing him next year on the court.
-Written by Erik Zander
3. Erik Zander (UWP)
Despite battling an injury for part of the season, Erik Zander’s strong play has earned him the #3 spot on this list. Erik has been a great leader for Wisconsin Platteville over the past few seasons. He is a big reason why UWP remains atop the Midway Conference each year. Not only is Erik a dependable player for the Pioneers as both a thrower and catcher, he is also a very important on court presence.
It is that time of the month again to look at the performances of players throughout the league and determine who is the Baller of the Month. The board looked at various criteria and a number of deserving players and the content team decided on University of Wisconsin- Platteville’s very own Will Martin. Continue reading “BOTM: 2018 April”
At the Rectification last Sunday, March 25, several teams went head to head to show off their skills and show who was the best. The results of the matches were surprising at times with some very competitive matches. The following teams that took part in this tournament were: GVSU, CMU, SVSU, MSU, GVSU Alumni, and UWP. Here are the results for the ranked matches for the day. Continue reading “Rectification- Recap”
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:
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”