Platteville Supertastic

PLATTEVILLE, WI – Williams: In the Platteville Supertastic Dodgeball to Your Face Kiss Your Butt Goodbye Explosionfest Invitational,

UWP-JV def SIUE 4-2
UWP-JV ties DePaul 2-2
UWP def DePaul 6-1
DePaul def SIUE 3-1 (inducting)
UWP def SIUE 6-0

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville joins the NCDA in induction matches against DePaul and UWP.

XLVIII. Continue reading “Platteville Supertastic”

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”

Starting a Team Part 1 – From an Idea to University Recognition

Written by Kevin Frye

Hello, my name is Kevin Frye and I am the captain of the Dodgeball Club at Ball State University. Just to give some background information on myself, I was a transfer student from The University of Kentucky to Ball State at the beginning of my sophomore year due to changing majors and other decisions. Playing that single year at UK inspired me to find some way to start a team at Ball State since dodgeball became my life and I couldn’t lose that, and I had no idea where to start. So, going in chronological order from forming the idea to achieving university recognition, I will lead you through what I did to provide you with an idea of what I did if you are a contemplating starting a team. Continue reading “Starting a Team Part 1 – From an Idea to University Recognition”

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”

Standings as of 2017-10-24

It’s Tuesday, so let’s interpret the raw data from this weekend’s matches at the BGSU Invitational.

There were 7 ranked matches and 3 JV contests, which brings us to 75 ranked matches in the 2018 Season. That’s impressive and we keep breaking the record for most games played up to this point in the season (75 to last year’s 68 ranked matches up to the 4th Sunday of October.)

We also have 10 JV contests! The record for most JV games played in a Season is 11 contests in the 2015 Season, and we’re going to break that record before the winter break. A number of staff are impressed to see JV catching on this year, but keep in mind: it’s up to the leaders of each team to allow JV / B team / Second teams to see action. We’ll keep recording them as long as you keep scheduling time to bring them to events.  Continue reading “Standings as of 2017-10-24”

Dodgeball Canada Collegiate Invitational

MARKHAM, ON – Colts Gym: In the international Collegiate Invitational hosted by Dodgeball Canada,
USA Red def George Brown 7-1
USA Blue def UWO 6-3
USA Red def Humber 7-2
UWO def George Bwn 8-1
USA Red def UWO 7-3
Humber def USA Blue 6-5
Humber def UWO 6-5
USA Blue def George Bwn 6-1
Humber def George Bwn 8-1
USA Blue def USA Red 6-5 OT
UWO def George Bwn 6-2
Humber def USA Blue 7-1
UWO def USA Red 6-5
Humber def UWO

USA Blue and USA Red were representative teams of the NCDA, comprised of players from Kent, OSU, MSU, SV, Akron, Ball State, UMN, WMU, and St Cloud St.

Canada is represented by Humber Lakeshore, George Brown, and U of Western Ontario / Ontario Dodgeball League.

Games were played under the World Dodgeball Federation ruleset with foam dodgeballs.

University of Akron’s Third Annual Pinkout Results and Takeaways

This past weekend, the University of Akron was host to 12 other squads including THREE JV squads! This was the largest tournament of the 2017-2018 season so far, and might be the largest until Akron hosts the second annual WAR sometime in the spring. During the tournament we saw some great match-ups, some nail biting inducing overtime points, some squash matches, but all in all, it was a great weekend of dodgeball. Adam Hynes and I take a look.

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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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World Dodgeball Federation Preview

Written by Kenny Mize

THE NCDA TAKES ON THE WORLD!! October 21st-22nd

The World Dodgeball Championships are this weekend, and the NCDA was privileged to receive an invitation to play in this event from Duane Wysynski, President of Dodgeball Canada.

The NCDA will be fielding two teams during this event, USA Blue and USA Red. The two teams are led by two of most experienced dodgeball players in the NCDA. Kenneth Mize (Saginaw Valley) will be leading the USA Blue team, while Jeff Starr (Ohio State) will be leading the USA Red squad. Selecting the teams were hard, we had some long and fierce deliberation between Jeff and Myself. The teams were hard to pick but after a few days we finally figured out our teams. Here I will now go into the depth about the teams and the strengths of each team, also I will include who was our number 1 pick and why for each team. Continue reading “World Dodgeball Federation Preview”