While the Big Green is catching its breath there's news elsewhere around the Ivies and the FCS . . .
In an interesting twist, The Sports Network offers its thoughts on how the NFL draft would go if there were no FBS players involved. TSN has Ivy players going to Cleveland, Carolina and New England and someone else Dartmouth faced going to New Orleans in the first round of its mythical draft. Curious? Check the story out HERE.
•How in the world did retired Penn coach Al Bagnoli end up at Columbia? The Spectator digs into the story HERE.
•Another reason to be proud of Ivy League athletes:
Yale athletics yesterday enlisted a whopping 761 potential bone marrow donors for the national Be the Match initiative (LINK). The "Be the Match" goal is to build the donor registry and raise awareness about bone marrow donations.
The Harvard football team is holding its annual Bone Marrow Drive today. Penn held its drive at the end of March (LINK) and Brown on Tuesday (LINK). New Hampshire is still another school involved in Be the Match. (LINK)
•The first time I was in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse it wasn't to see a football or basketball game. It was to cover the Dartmouth men's lacrosse game against Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament. The most memorable play in the Big Green's hard-fought loss to the perennial national power was a goal scored by Dartmouth netminder Andrew Goldstein.
Goldstein made headlines as the "most accomplished male team-sport athlete in North America to be openly gay while competing" according to ESPN and now The Sporting News has a touching story about how he has been helping a 12-year-old lacrosse player facing some of the same issues he faced as a young boy. Check the story out HERE.