Kastner is slated to play on the defensive line at Dartmouth. For a little more information on him, check out this page. Scroll down the right side and he's third from the top. ... Most internet video is hard to watch because it is of poor quality and shot from a distance. Not so this clip of a Kastner sack, which is clear as water.
While Kastner is coming to Dartmouth, Texas quarterback Nyk McKissic is still weighing his options. Wherever he ends up, he'll be missed by Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas. A MaxPreps story about the nation's Top 100 high school teams had 13-2 Stony Point pegged at No. 41, and says its "movement" in next year's preseason poll will be "down." The reason? Largely because, "A strong senior class, led by DE Tevin Mims and QB Nyk McKissic, graduates leaving some big holes to fill."
Hanover High School football coach Mike Ivanoski helped organize a fundraising breakfast Sunday for the family of a high school coach from another part of the state whose young son was critically injured in a snowmobile accident. We went to the breakfast before the nearby state high school indoor track championships and discovered one of the servers was none other than Dartmouth head coach Buddy Teevens. (I chuckled as I walked through the door because when I saw the yellow bicycle with the plastic bag on the seat parked in a snow bank I knew he'd be inside helping out somehow.)
The blog for a website called Collectable Ivy has post about Harvard football game programs centered around snapshots of "Bob Kennedy" and "Edward Kennedy" that appeared in Crimson game programs. Included is a picture of a young RFK from the 1947 game against Dartmouth. (Link) ... The Collectable Ivy site, by the way, has Dartmouth programs for sale here and Dartmouth memorabilia (including Winter Carnival posters) for sale here.
The New York Times got a few thoughts from former Dartmouth quarterback and Continental Basketball Association team owner Jay Fiedler on the problems with the CBA.
What will looming budget cuts mean to Dartmouth athletics? A Daily Dartmouth story suggests team travel will be one area that will get a hard look. ... Oh, and from another story in the Daily Dartmouth:
The College’s Board of Trustees approved a 4.8 percent increase in tuition and a 13 percent increase in financial aid for the 2009-2010 academic year during its meeting in New York City this weekend.With tongue at least partly in cheek, a Columbia Spectator columnist suggests one way to increase support for the school's athletic teams is to do away with the venerable Lion. What do you think of the Columbia Cassowaries? (In case you are wondering, it's a bird.)
For the 2008-2009 academic year, tuition had increased by 4.9 percent.
“We did not try to balance the budget based on charging more tuition,” College President James Wright said. “We recognize the burden that it places on people, and we are not in a position to try to minimize what we charge, so this struck us as a figure that would perhaps be the best one to use.”
Dartmouth football has done a good job since Buddy Teevens has been back at organizing Dartmouth Football Career Day, which the media guide says brings, "Big Green alumni and current players together to discuss business and professional opportunities." The Yale Daily writes about a program down in New Haven entitled Student-Athlete Career Night.
And finally, that certain Hanover High junior finished second in the state and tied her PR yesterday in the 1000 meters at the New Hampshire indoor track championships at Leverone Field House. She also posted a PR in her leg of the state championship 4x400 relay, earning a spot on the all-state team. After qualifying for New Englands last winter in the 3000, she qualified this year in both the 1000 and the relay. New Englands will be at Boston's Reggie Lewis Center in early March.