Major Shakeups from The War II

Akron hosted the second installment of The War on the 10th and 11th, and the name could not have been more appropriate.  The tournament featured 8 of the top 14 schools, a brand new team in West Virginia, and some hungry teams looking to climb the ranks in Miami and Akron.  There were a total of 21 matches played and 10(!) of them were technical upsets.  On top of that, coming into the weekend there was almost a perfect flip in teams ranked 3-7.  We have described “tiers” in the past to describe the placement of teams, and the 3-7 ranked teams have established a tier that is nearly impossible to make heads or tails of at this point in the season.  Let’s take a look at the specifics of what went down in the state of Ohio.

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2018 Michigan Dodgeball Cup Recap

GVSU, winners of the 2018 Michigan Dodgeball Cup. PC: Ben Tiesworth

This past Sunday, Michigan State University hosted the annual Michigan Dodgeball Cup (MDC).  #1 Central Michigan and #2 Grand Valley State joined #10 Michigan State in East Lansing for the tourney to determine bragging rights in the state of Michigan.

Only 3 official matches were played on Sunday at MDC, but those games did draw quite a bit of attention.  Below are the results from the three matches, along with my reactions of each game and each team at MDC: Continue reading “2018 Michigan Dodgeball Cup Recap”

Midland Mayhem Invitational- Recap

It is a little late, but here is the recap for the Midland Mayhem Invitational held back on November 11, 2017.  The teams that competed were University Wisconsin- Platteville (UWP), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), and Midland University (MU). Each team came prepared to play and brought the energy.  Results for the day: UWP 2-0, UNL 1-1, and MU 0-2.  Let’s take a look at the matches of the day. Continue reading “Midland Mayhem Invitational- Recap”

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

It was awesome getting to know and play dodgeball with these teams. They are always welcomed back.

It was a successful weekend for a tournament as DePaul and University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP) welcomed Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) to the league as the 48th school to play in the NCDA.  The following were the results of the day:

UWP JV def SIUE 4-2
UWP JV ties DePaul 2-2
UWP Varisty def DePaul 6-1
DePaul def SIUE 3-1
UWP Varisty def SIUE 6-0

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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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Weekend Recap – Winners & Losers

Anyone who follows college dodgeball closely knows that this past weekend featured a number a great events across the country.  This past Saturday, Penn State hosted James Madison, Maryland, and Towson in an East Coast tourney that would provide more insight into where each of those teams are at.  Also on Saturday, one of college dodgeball’s newest rivalries took place on the campus of Georgia Southern.  UNG and GSU battled it out with a double-header, in the South Region’s first event of the season.  Then, on Sunday, Grand Valley hosted their Gauntlet tournament with every Michigan school (plus Kent State) in attendance.

The results from those tournaments can be found here.  I’m going to jump right to the analysis.  Here are the major winners and loser from this past weekend:

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Cornhusker Clash Recap

Cornhusker Clash Recap- By: Erik Zander & Ryan Atz

Nobody in the league takes pictures better than us!

Over the weekend of September 30th, three teams competed at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL), in the Cornhusker Clash. Based on the scores of participating teams, there was no huge upset in Lincoln this year, but not everything went to people’s expectations. The scores go as follows:

DePaul def UNL 3-2
UWP def DePaul 6-1
UWP def UNL 7-0
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Penn State Starts Year Strong

A little overdue, but Penn State came out the big winners in one of the two opening tournaments of the Spring 2017 season.  To recap, PSU finished 3-0, followed by VCU who went 2-1, Ohio who went 1-2-1, and Akron who finished the weekend 0-3.  It was a very competitive tournament, and each game could have gone either way.  Below are some of the takeaways from each team’s performances.

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