Saturday, November 28, 2015

That's Interesting

Thanks to a loyal reader for sending along a link to THIS LISTING on eBay.

It's notable for at least two things:

1) Loyal readers are searching eBay for things Dartmouth, and

2) Some enterprising person wasted little time manufacturing these things. I was wondering if this might be a Dartmouth person but apparently not given a look at more of the inventory HERE.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Title Town

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

If the video doesn't play, CLICK THIS LINK.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Saturday Revisited

The hope was to post the video highlights here, but the way they would "embed" would make them play automatically every time you visit this page and I know that gets annoying pretty fast. So to access the highlights above, CLICK HERE and it will take you to the Ivy League page. After an annoying commercial you'll see some of the top plays from Saturday's clinching win.

With 18 championships in the fold, the 2016 Big Green has a new goal, as a banner raised by fans in front of the Dartmouth press box announced:

And finally, I've received emails from readers trying to make sense of Dartmouth quarterback Dalyn Williams being voted to the All-Ivy League second team. A reader who knows a lot more football than I will ever know posed this question:
Every coach in the league would have him as their starter if he played for them, so how is that possible?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dartmouth Earns 17 All-Ivy League Spots But . . .

There will always be complaints regarding the All-Ivy League selections, from this player made it to that player was left off, to how can you have so many players on the first team, to why aren't there more receivers and fewer backs given how the game is played today?

All that said, Dartmouth once again received terrific recognition with eight spots on the first team, seven on the second and three on the honorable mention team, but rest assured going to be some quibbling and a lively debate on the message board. When you read down the team you'll know why.

2015 All-Ivy League Football Team

Find the Dartmouth All-Ivy release HERE.

Jacob Flores, Dartmouth (Sr., OL - Arlington, Texas)
*Anthony Fabiano, Harvard (Sr., OL - Wakefield, Mass.)
*Cole Toner, Harvard (Sr., OL - Greenwood, Ind.)
Adam Redmond, Harvard (Sr., OL - Strongsville, Ohio)
Tanner Thexton, Penn (Sr., OL - Somerville, N.J.)
Luke Longinotti, Yale (Sr., C - Burlingame, Calif.)
Scott Hosch, Harvard (Sr., QB - Sugar Hill, Ga.)
Alek Torgersen, Penn (Jr., QB - Huntington Beach, Calif.)
Cameron Molina, Columbia (Sr., RB - Broadlands, Va.)
Luke Hagy, Cornell (Sr., RB - Pittsburgh)
*Paul Stanton, Jr., Harvard (Sr., RB - Kenner, La.)
John Lovett, Princeton (So., RB - Hyattsville, Md.)
Alexander Jette, Brown (Jr., WR/RS - North Attleboro, Mass.)
Ryan McManus, Dartmouth (Sr., WR/RS - Mendota Heights, Minn.)
*Justin Watson, Penn (So., WR - Bridgeville, Pa.)
*Ben Braunecker, Harvard (Sr., TE - Ferdinand, Ind.)

Toba Akinleye, Columbia (Sr., DL - Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Cody Fulleton, Dartmouth (Sr., DE - Seattle)
*A.J. Zuttah, Dartmouth (Sr., DT - Edison, N.J.)
Copache Tyler, Yale (Jr., DT - Springfield, Ill.)
*Will McNamara, Dartmouth (Sr., LB - Chicago)
Folarian Orimolade, Dartmouth (Jr., LB - Burtonsville, Md.)
*Tyler Drake, Penn (Sr., LB - Plantation, Fla.)
Eric Medes, Harvard (Sr., LB - Mount Laurel, N.J.)
David Caldwell, Dartmouth (Sr., DB - Charlotte, N.C.)
*Vernon Harris, Dartmouth (Sr., CB - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
*Sean Ahern, Harvard (Sr., DB - Cincinnati)
Spencer Rymiszewski, Yale (Jr., CB - West Chester, Pa.)

Special Teams
Nolan Bieck, Princeton (Sr., PK - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
*Chris Fraser, Cornell (Jr., P - Potomac, Md.)
Justice Shelton-Mosley, Harvard (Fr., WR/RS - Sacramento, Calif.)

Niko Mamula, Dartmouth (Sr., OL - Carnegie, Pa.)
Larry Allen, Jr., Harvard (So., OL - Danvile, Calif.)
Max Rich, Harvard (Jr., OL - Portland, Ore.)
Daniel Poulus, Penn (Jr., OL - Park Ridge, Ill.)
Britt Colcolough, Princeton (Sr., OL - Memphis, Tenn.)
Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth (Sr., QB - Corinth, Texas)
Anthony Firkser, Harvard (Jr., TE/H-Back - Manalapan, N.J.)
Joe Rhattigan, Princeton (Jr., RB - Naperville, Ill.)
Troy Doles, Brown (Sr., WR - Saratoga, Calif.)
Victor Williams, Dartmouth (Sr., WR - Muskogee, Okla.)
Andrew Fischer, Harvard (Sr., WR - Diamond Bar, Calif.)
Justice Shelton-Mosley, Harvard (Fr., WR/RS - Sacramento, Calif.)
Ryan O'Malley, Penn (Sr., TE - Summit, N.J.)

Niko Padilla, Columbia (Sr., DL - Dallas)
Chad Washington, Columbia (Sr., DL - Oakland, Calif.)
James Duberg, Harvard (Sr., DE - Chula Vista, Calif.)
Lukas Nossem, Penn (Sr., DL - Munster, Ind.)
William Twyman, Brown (Sr., ILB - Sudbury, Mass.)
JJ Fives, Cornell (Sr., OLB - Scott Township, Pa.)
Zach Slafsky, Dartmouth (Sr., LB - Boca Raton, Fla.)
Matt Koran, Harvard (Sr., LB - Joliet, Ill.)
Jacob Lindsey, Harvard (Sr., LB - Cleves, Ohio)
Matt Arends, Princeton (Sr., LB - Prior Lake, Minn.)
Troy Donahue, Dartmouth (Sr., DB - Greenwood Village, Colo.)
Chris Evans, Harvard (Sr., DB - Plainsboro, N.J.)
Ian Dobbins, Penn (Sr., DB - Belle Vernon, Pa.)
Dorian Williams, Princeton (Jr., S - Streetsboro, Ohio)

Special Teams
Bryan Holmes, Yale (Jr., PK - Holland, Mich.)
Ben Kepley, Dartmouth (Jr., P - Charlotte, N.C.)
Ryan McManus, Dartmouth (Sr., WR/RS - Mendota Heights, Minn.)

Dakota Girard, Brown (Jr., OL - Wellfleet, Mass.)
Matthew Girard, Brown (Jr., OL - Holyoke, Mass.)
Billy Lawrence, Columbia (Sr., OL - Burr Ridge, Ill.)
Nick Demes, Penn (Jr., OL - Western Springs, Ill.)
Mitchell Sweigart, Princeton (So., OL - Washington Boro, Pa.)
Scott Carpenter, Princeton (Jr., TE - Vienna, Va.)
Richard Jarvis, Brown (Jr., DE - Watertown, Mass.)
Sawyer Whalen, Dartmouth (Sr., DE - Woodinville, Wash.)
Dan Connaughton, Penn (Sr., DL - Lincoln, Mass.)
Birk Olson, Princeton (Jr., DL - Monticello, Minn.)
Henry Schlossberg, Princeton (Jr., DL - Los Angeles)
Marty Moesta, Yale (Jr., DE - Grosse Point, Mich.)
Eric Wickham, Dartmouth (Sr., LB - Richmond Hill, Ga.)
Donald Panciello, Penn (Jr., LB/LS - Succasunna, N.J.)
Matthew Oplinger, Yale (So., OLB - Summit, N.J.)
Matthew Cahal, Columbia (Sr., DB - Paradise Valley, Ariz.)
Jared Katz, Columbia (Jr., DB - Manorville, N.Y.)
Chai Reece, Dartmouth (Sr., CB - Playa del Ray, Calif.)
Asante Gibson, Harvard (Sr., DB - Chula Vista, Calif.)
Anthony Gaffney, Princeton (Sr., CB - Columbus, N.J.)
Cole Champion, Yale (Sr., S - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Cameron Nizialek, Columbia (Jr., P - Chantilly, Va.)
Tyler Roth, Princeton (Jr., P - Pittsburgh)
Alexander Jette, Brown (Jr., WR/RS - North Attleboro, Mass.)
Dré Nelson, Princeton (Sr., RB/RS - Stone Mountain, Ga.)

*Unanimous Selection

No. 22 According To The Coaches (Or Their SIDs ;-)

The FCS Coaches Poll

Rank, School, First Place Votes, Points, Record, Previous
1. Jacksonville State (20) 547 10-1, 1
2. McNeese State (1) 520 10-0, 2
3. North Dakota State (1) 487 9-2, 3
4. Illinois State 482 9-2, 6
5. Portland State 417 9-2, 11
6. James Madison 416 9-2, 10
7. Charleston Southern 383 9-2, 8
8. Chattanooga 362 8-3, 9
9. Coastal Carolina 359 9-2, 4
10. Sam Houston State 358 8-3, 12
11. Richmond 323 8-3, 16
12. South Dakota State 321 8-3, 5
13. William & Mary 306 8-3, 7
14. Northern Iowa 256 7-4, 15
15. Fordham 238 9-2, 14
16. Southern Utah 223 8-3, 18
17. Montana 202 7-4, 17
18. The Citadel 198 8-3, 24
19. Harvard 129 9-1, 21
20. North Carolina A&T 99 9-2, 13
21. Bethune-Cookman 88 9-2, 22
22. Dartmouth 77 9-1, 23
23. Northern Arizona 58 7-4, 20
24. Grambling State 55 8-2, NR
25. Eastern Illinois 46 7-4, NR
Dropped from rankings: Central Arkansas, Eastern Washington

Others receiving votes: Eastern Washington 40, North Dakota 35, New Hampshire 26, Western Illinois 26, Dayton 24, Towson 16, Western Carolina 10, Central Arkansas 10, Alcorn State 8, UT Martin 2, Colgate 2, Eastern Kentucky 1
The All-Ivy League team will be released today. It will be interesting to see how Dartmouth fares compared to a year ago when it had a school-record 10 players on the first team, six on the second team and one honorable mention. A repeat would be hard to match and, as always, there will be surprises.
From Dartmouth sports publicity after defensive lineman Cody Fulleton was honored for his play against Princeton:
Fun fact: Fulleton is the 1st @DartFootball DL to win the #IvyLeague Defensive Player of the Week award since Dan Mulligan in 1991!
That is almost impossible to believe for anyone who saw defensive end Anthony Gargiulo '06 play. He was an honorable-mention All-Ivy pick as a sophomore and first team as a junior, when he had 12 sacks, and again as a senior when he had eight. He then went on to play in the Canadian Football League before his career was ended by a cheap-shot leg injury. He's still the Dartmouth career leader with 25 sacks.

Rush specialist Flo Orimolade could make a run at Gargiulo's record next fall. He had eight sacks this year and has posted 14.5 in his career. That's seventh all-time, half a sack shy of Zack Walz '98, who went on to play for the Arizona Cardinals.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Dartmouth Cracks Top 20

STATS Top 20 with ranking, record, poll points, first-place votes and last week's ranking:

1 Jacksonville State (10-1) 3662 (135) 1
2 North Dakota State (9-2) 3468 (2) 2
3 McNeese State (10-0) 3401 (10) 3
4 Illinois State (9-2) 3227 6
5 Portland State (9-2) 2652 11
6 Sam Houston State (8-3) 2574 10
7 Chattanooga (8-3) 2445 8
8 James Madison (9-2) 2407 12
9 Charleston Southern (9-2) 2377 9
10 South Dakota State (8-3) 2314 5
10 Coastal Carolina (9-2) 2314 4
12 Richmond (8-3) 2260 14
13 William & Mary (8-3) 1988 7
14 Fordham (9-2) 1747 13
15 UNI (7-4) 1716 15
16 Montana (7-4) 1376 17
17 Southern Utah (8-3) 1372 20
18 Citadel (8-3) 1259 25
19 Harvard (9-1) 1170 19
20 Dartmouth (9-1) 751 21
21 Grambling State (8-2) 582 22
22 North Carolina A&T (9-2) 549 16
23 Eastern Washington (6-5) 430 18
24 Eastern Illinois (7-4) 340 NR
25 Bethune-Cookman (9-2) 301 NR
Others: Western Illinois (187) , Northern Arizona (175) , North Dakota (116) , Central Arkansas (114) , Eastern Kentucky (99) , North Carolina Central (56) , UT Martin (54) , New Hampshire (46) , Youngstown State (45) , Dayton (44) , Penn (36) , Towson (29) , Duquesne (22) , Western Carolina (20) , Colgate (17) , Alcorn State (14) , Liberty (10) , Prairie View A&M (4) , Indiana State (2) , Villanova (2) , Montana State (1)

Fulleton Is Ivy Defensive Player Of The Week

The Ivy League players of the week have been named and Dartmouth end Cody Fulleton is the defensive player, a well-deserved honor. From the release:
Dartmouth senior defensive end Cody Fulleton (Seattle) caused problems for Princeton all afternoon in the Big Green's 17-10 title-clinching win. On the first possession of the game, Fulleton separated a ball carrier from the ball and recovered it to end a Princeton drive in Big Green territory. He also batted down a third-down pass in the opening quarter to force the Tigers to punt. But it was his third-down sack with about 2:30 to play that led to Dartmouth getting the ball back in time to score the game-winning touchdown in the final minute. He finished the game with eight tackles, with 2.5 being for a loss, to go along with his sack, forced fumble, recovered fumble and pass breakup.
Fulleton's Statistics for the Week 
8 tkls. (4 solo), 1.0 Sack, 2.5 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 BrUp
Honor Roll
Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth (Sr., QB - Corinth, Texas)
 31-45-1, 262 yds., 2 TDs