Sunday, February 08, 2009

Catching Up With JJ

Go figure. I was watching a YouTube video of an incoming (or would-be) recruit and off to the right was a "Related Video" featuring a familiar name. Turns out it was of Jarrail Jackson, the former Oklahoma Sooner receiver and current Dartmouth assistant catching touchdown pass after touchdown pass with the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz in the indoor game. Find JJ's OKC highlight video here and his Dartmouth bio here. ...

If you haven't read it already, there was a very well done look at new Yale football coach Tom Williams in Yale Daily News last week.

Junior defensive back Muhammed Abdul-Shakoor enjoyed another solid performance with the Dartmouth indoor track team yesterday, running 6.91 in the 60-meter dash, the third-fastest time in school history.

Someone who keeps up on this stuff pretty closely commented the other day that Dartmouth seemed to be in recruiting competition with the service academies even more than usual this year and it's true. Another high school senior on both Dartmouth and Air Force radar this year was 6-foot-4, 250-pound Evan Kaufman. A Kansan who had offers from the Big Green and Penn, and visited West Point, Kaufman chose to go to Colorado Springs. Find a story here.

Former Dartmouth and Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Fiedler, who is an owner of the East Kentucky Miners basketball team, is trying to resurrect the Continental Basketball Association. The CBA recently suspended operations for this season. Fiedler told the Albany Times-Union:
"It's easy to say and this is just a start. Now we have to go out and do it. The CBA now isn't what it used to be in the 1980s."
Speaking of hoops, the Dartmouth men's basketball team won another Ivy League squeaker last night in Hanover, knocking off Yale, 57-54. At 4-2 in the Ivies, the Big Green is off to its best start in the conference since 1998-99. The student attendance was well down from the night before but the overall attendance was up. A little.

And now, it's off to the New Hampshire state indoor track championships at Leverone Field House where that certain Hanover High School junior is seeded second in the 1000 – behind a Dartmouth recruit.