Thursday, February 22, 2007

Radio Days

Bob Lipman, who does a solid job of radio play-by-play for Dartmouth football in the fall, will reprise his role as the voice of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Double-A baseball team in the spring and summer according to this recent press release. Bob, who has done radio for the Toronto Blue Jays' affiliate since it came to the Granite State in 2004, also handles public address announcing for select Dartmouth basketball games. To see a shot of one of the good guys, click here. ...

Speaking of radio, Jake Novak, who has helped drum up interest in Columbia football with his Roar Lions Roar blog, is hoping to join that school's radio team. As Wayne Young has shown on Dartmouth broadcasts, institutional knowledge of a program is a tremendous asset and Jake certainly has that. Here's hoping Jake, who has a solid broadcasting background and takes an even-handed approach to Columbia football in his blog, gets a shot. ... By the way, do take a trip over to Jake's blog to read a revealing interview with the parents of Columbia kicker/punter Jon Rocholl to learn a little more what it's like to send your son off to the Ivy League to play football.

Matt Dougherty -- the former Dartmouth sports publicity intern and now Sports Network Division I-AA (sic) football guru -- takes a lengthy look at how previously hyped recruits turned out, mentions a few teams to watch for next season and shares his thoughts on a variety of other topics here.

By the slightest bit, Dartmouth had more female applicants than male applicants for the first time in school history according to the Daily Dartmouth. There were 14,159 applicants for the class of 2011, up 2 percent from a year ago. Said outgoing admissions director Karl Furstenberg:
"Compared to four years ago, applications are up by 21 percent. In general, it seems like a pretty good year for admissions."
It's the Penn-Princeton men's basketball weekend in Hanover, always an exciting time for fans of the hardwood. That said, hockey rules the roost in Hanover as the Daily Pennsylvanian explains.

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