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Gallaudet men’s basketball team’s long championship drought goes on

By David Larimer

GallaudetThe Gallaudet men’s basketball team, which set a program record for wins this season in pursuit of its first conference championship since 1943, was upset by visiting Morrisville State, 72-68, in the semifinals of the North Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

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Source: The Washington Post

The nation’s only deaf men’s college basketball team is on the verge of its first March Madness

By Dan Sternberg

GallaudetThe most successful men’s basketball team in Gallaudet history is chasing ghosts again, and they aren’t hard to find. Players can’t avoid that team banner inside their campus field house, the one with two small entries on a mostly blank expanse of blue, recognizing conference championships in 1919 and 1943. A few steps outside the gym, the athletic department’s trophy case prominently displays the spoils from that most recent, World War II-era title, when the bottom-seeded Bison upset Delaware in the Mason-Dixon Conference final.

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Source: Washington Post

8th-grader at Willie Ross School for the Deaf in East Longmeadow drives basketball team's winning season

By Sean Teehan

Willie Ross School for the DeafEAST LONGMEADOW — With a high of 59 points scored in a game, an eighth-grade player is contributing heavily to the winning season of the Willie Ross School for the Deaf basketball team.

Since the season began this winter, Brian Cristobal-DeLeon has averaged 39 points per game in six games, five of which Willie Ross won, according to the school.

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Source: Mass Live

Sunday Q&A: Adrian Walters’ coaching career started at an unexpected place before arriving at Auburn

By Dana Sulonen

GallaudetAdrian Walters has been at many places in his coaching career. Now an assistant coach at Auburn with coach Terri Williams-Flournoy and the women’s basketball team, Walters’ journey saw stops at USC, Hampton and Towson as a men’s assistant coach. He also was on the sidelines with Williams-Flournoy at Georgetown before she was hired at Auburn.

But it’s his first career coaching gig that sets him apart from many coaches’ journeys in college basketball. His first stop was an assistant, then the head coach, at Gallaudet, a private university in Washington D.C. for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing.

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Source: AU Now

Seeing is believing for Gallaudet men

GallaudetThe Gallaudet men's basketball team has one goal in mind as the regular season draws closer to an end and March rapidly approaches -- keep playing.

The Bison (18-4, 16-1) will enter the final week of the regular season in control of the NEAC conference race. The team's 18 wins have tied a program record, and the 16 conference wins represent a new program mark. The program's last conference championship in men's basketball came in the 1942-43 season, but with five more wins -- three in the regular season, two in the NEAC tournament -- Gallaudet would improve to 23-4 and enter the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.

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Source: D3Hoops

Deaf student overcomes challenges, inspires classmates

By Jeff Harrison

Noise billows out from the gym doors at Del Crest Middle School on a Monday afternoon. The eighth grade girls’ basketball team is hosting Kerr Middle School in a rivalry game. Basketball shoes squeak as the players cut and sprint up and down the floor. A leather ball pounds on the floor like a heartbeat. And the crowd of students, teachers and parents erupt every time the ball sinks through the nylon net.

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Source: Mustang Times


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