The first news is a quick note by Allen Lessels in the Manchester Union Leader confirming again that this fall's Dartmouth-UNH game will be the last for some time. Interestingly, among the teams that UNH has talked with about filling the void is ... wait for it ... wait for it ... Columbia. I can already hear the critics chirping about that should it come about.
But UNH isn't the only change upcoming for Dartmouth. With Colgate coming off the schedule after 2011, it sounds as if the rumors about Sacred Heart University being added to the mix could be coming true. From the March 31, 2007 blog:
Can Sacred Heart be far behind? (Hint: Not for long, perhaps.)SHU is a Northeast Conference school with about 4,200 undergraduates located in Fairfield, Conn. The Pioneers went 8-3 last year with wins over Assumption, Bentley, Iona, Marist, Robert Morris, St. Francis, Duquesne and Wagner. Losses were to Albany, Monmouth and Central Connecticut State.
You can learn more about Sacred Heart on its football web site.
For a Dartmouth schedule through 2021 that includes TBA's for non-league opponents from 2012, click here.
A teammate of incoming freshman Garrett Wymore at Chadwick School in California is getting a close-up look at Dartmouth according to Scout.com. From the story:
In addition to Stanford and UCLA, (Trevor) Niemann has heard from Cal Poly, Princeton and Dartmouth. In fact, he is going to Dartmouth for a visit this weekend.One who go away is Thomas Stone, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound offensive guard who chose the Naval Academy. From another Scout.com story:
Like all prospective Navy student athletes, Stone will remain a recruitable prospect up until he takes the Induction Oath upon entering the Academy. Nevertheless, Stone describes his commitment as “very strong,” and says he chose Navy over an offer from Dartmouth, as well as heavy interest from the likes of Florida International, The Citadel, and Virginia Military Institute.Check back for updates when wi-fi is available during our Colorado visit.