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Critical Issues in Debate: Dr Kuswa on the Democracy Assistance Topic Meetings

Posted in Beating K Affs, tactics on June 20, 2011 by Scott Odekirk

Dr Kuswa was Putting the K in Debate’s person on the ground at this summer’s topic meetings on the upcoming democracy assistance topic. This conversation deals with how the topic committee came to define democracy assistance, kritik possibilities and preparation for the year’s upcoming topic, what makes the wording ballot choices different from one another, and the process that “K teams” go through to find an aff at the beginning of the year.

Critical Issues in Debate is now on iTunes. You can also download the podcast by clicking this link: Dr Kuswa on the Democracy Assistance Topic

View the entire slate of potential topics and a great visual representation of the choices made by Gordon Stables follow this link

2011 CEDA Nationals Final Round

Posted in Beating K Affs, College, elimination round, Final Round, Video with tags , on April 26, 2011 by Scott Odekirk

Two great teams met in this years CEDA NAtionals Final Round. Kansas State was represented by Beth Mendenhall and Derek Ziegler and Towson was represented by Ben Crossan and Fernando Kirkman. Kansas State would win this debate, and the championship on a 6-3. Thanks to all the participants!

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2011 NDT Quarters: Oklahoma GW vs Michigan LZ

Posted in Beating K Affs, College, elimination round with tags , , on April 22, 2011 by Scott Odekirk

This is most certainly one of the debates of the year! These are two of my favorite teams ever and it has been a privilege to watch them both progress and innovate throughout the years. Thank you so much to both teams. Michigan won this debate on a 4-1.

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2011 CEDA Quarters: The Rematch! Kansas KQ Breaks a New Aff Against Towson CK!

Posted in Beating K Affs, College, elimination round, Video with tags , , , on April 18, 2011 by Scott Odekirk

This could be the debate of the tournament! Thanks to both teams, I enjoyed judging Kansas and Towson all year. Sean Kennedy and [deleted] from Kansas were on a roll throughout the tournament and beat Towson in the prelims (see it here). And so a large crowd began to gather to see how Ben Crossan and Fernando Kirkman from Towson would respond. Ben seemed like he was an intense trance before the round, and he only lightly prepped until right before the round. I was later told by a member of the Towson coaching staff that he had be thinking about this debate for over a month. Towson would go on to win this debate on a 3-0. Decisions included. Don’t miss the 2nr.

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Pro Debate: “Debate Realness with a Twist” vs Edebate Allstars

Posted in Beating K Affs, Ks on the Aff, UDLs, Video with tags , , , , on March 2, 2011 by Scott Odekirk

Here is a fantastic round between “Debate Realness with a Twist” (Rashad Evans and Deven Cooper) on the aff and the Edebate Allstars (Mike Hester and Jsharp) on the neg. This round is probably the closest that the Allstars had but they still won the debate on a 2-0. This is definitely a must-see round. Thanks to all the participants and the Bay Area UDL for putting on the tournament.

Pro Debate: Iola and Zehring vs Hester and Jsharp

Posted in Beating K Affs, Ks on the Aff, UDLs, Video with tags , , , , on March 1, 2011 by Scott Odekirk

Here the Allstars go neg against a Sam Iola and Jake Zehring (aka JZ according to Jim Schultz), seen here as “don’tthinkwecare,” on the nuclear weapons topic. Here is a great example of how to beat “out-there” K affs without evidence. If that idea is blowing you mind, you definitely have to watch this! The Allstars also won this debate on a 2-0.

New Video Featuring Texas CM and Loyolla EM

Posted in Beating K Affs, College, elimination round, Ks on the Aff, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by Scott Odekirk

Thanks to all the participants (Kevin Clarke, Drew McNeil, Jack Ewing, and James Mollison). This debate occured in the quarters of the Wake Forest debate tournament and Loyolla won a on 2-1. The judges are Steve Pointer, James Brockway, and Scott Odekirk. I sat.

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