January: Alumni Appreciation Month

Hello good people!

We here at the NCDA (content wise) have decided to have January be Alumni Appreciation Month.

We’ll be seeking interviews and articles written about our glorious past graduates, to be put up on NCDAdodgeball.com. Most teams have some cool people that no longer are an official part of the team, so ask around! Articles showcasing early leaders and players of the NCDA would be a big plus!  Continue reading “January: Alumni Appreciation Month”

2013 Chicago Dodgeball Open Preview

The first tournament of the 2013 calender year is the Chicago Dodgeball Open, hosted by Depaul and Moody at the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center on Depaul’s campus. Joining Depaul and Moody for the CDO will be Grand Valley, James Madison, Michigan State, and Nebraska. This is the fifth Chicago Dodgeball Open on record, and it is one of the more popular tournaments due to it’s great location and set up. Continue reading “2013 Chicago Dodgeball Open Preview”

Editorial: Player Mentality

Recently I attended a men’s basketball game between DePaul and Northern Illinois, both of which also have dodgeball clubs. NIU may play a game or so sometime this season. Anyways, DePaul barely won this basketball game. I don’t think it’s any surprise as to how inept DePaul men’s basketball can be. Towson, I do feel your painContinue reading “Editorial: Player Mentality”

Standings Update

Compiled by Felix Perrone (WKU #76), here are all the current standings as of 12/18/2012:

indexThe NCDA is working out how best to sort their standings, to help solve the problem of a spatially divided league without a set amount of games per team. Check out a detailed description of all the standings after the jump…

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BOTM: 2012 Decemeber

Chris Hess [JMU]

This month’s Baller of the Month goes to the Captain of James Madison University, a school in Virginia on the East Coast. As of Dec 15 of this year, JMU is 6 wins and 1 OTL this season, and planning to host the BEAST II after the new year. Here’s a little interview with Chris.  Continue reading “BOTM: 2012 Decemeber”

Introducing “24/7: Road to the Michigan Dodgeball Cup”

The Michigan Dodgeball Cup is traditionally the biggest tournament of the season outside of Nationals. Historically featuring schools like Michigan State, Delta College, Oakland, Grand Valley, Saginaw Valley, Lansing Community College, Eastern Michigan, and Central Michigan, this season’s MDC will likely feature just four teams- GVSU, MSU, SVSU, and CMU. However, these four schools are four of the top schools in the history of the NCDA, with a total of six National Championships in the eight year history of the NCDA.

So what is this “24/7: Road to the Michigan Dodgeball Cup” then?

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An Instant Classic Between Lakers and Spartans

ALLENDALE- Grand Valley Fieldhouse Arena: Two titans of dodgeball proved they belong among the Nation’s best as they played out one of the best games of all time. The #6 Lakers (4-1-0), led by Captain Mark Trippiedi, won a wild affair 3-2 in overtime over #3 Michigan State (7-2-1), led by Captain Sam Hiller.

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NCDA Newsletter 2012-12-01

NCDA Newsletter
Winter Interlude

Greetings good people! Now that we’re all more or less on break, let me brief you on some of the happenings up until now.

Letter Contents:

The List, Average Joes’, Recruitment, Rating Percentage Indices, Standings & Records, Upcoming Events, Accolades Continue reading “NCDA Newsletter 2012-12-01”

Games This Weekend- December 1st and 2nd

With plenty of match-ups across the country, this weekend should be a solid one for the NCDA. With a round robin at James Madison, a round robin at Miami, and a rivalry game between GVSU and MSU, there is dodgeball all across the NCDA going down. Continue reading “Games This Weekend- December 1st and 2nd”

Top Teams Clash in Allendale

Two historic programs collide as the #3 Michigan State Spartans (7-1-0) and the #6 Grand Valley State Lakers (3-1-0) will play a match December 2nd at the Grand Valley Fieldhouse Arena. Expect a great atmosphere as the Lakers try to stay unbeaten all-time against the Spartans, but this game should be a close one.

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