The renewal of athletic facilities at Dartmouth over the past decade or so has been truly remarkable. Slated to open next spring: Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park. I'd heard a lot about what was planned but these drawings show a park that I couldn't ever have imagined. (Click on photos to supersize them and get a good look.) An artist's rendition of the grandstand (with chairback seating) slated for Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park.
The entrance to the new facility.
A diagram of the new field. Note the more reasonable centerfield fence. New trees and a hedge will line the left field wall.
Work has begun. The new FieldTurf surface – artificial everywhere except on the pitcher's mound – is supposed to be in place and ready to use for fall baseball.
Now a quick football link: Jake Kirkendall, who made a lot of friends in one hard-working year at Dartmouth, is now at Eastern Michigan University. Find his bio here. ... I have checked a few times for the bio of former Dartmouth quarterback Dan Shula on the University of Miami website. This is all that I've found, a little surprising given the PR the Hurricanes could get from a mention of having the grandson of Miami Dolphins' legend Don Shula as a grad assistant on their staff. ... Ran into offensive coordinator Mike Hodgson this morning as he headed down to Louisiana to work football camp. We had a good laugh because as steamy as it is in Hanover today, it will be significantly more uncomfortable in Louisiana.