Sunday, March 27, 2011


The BGA blog is not and will never be a message board.

Having said that, the post last week offering Penn Coach Al Bagnoli's take on the Ivy League prohibition against football participating in the postseason has elicited an interesting back-and-forth. (Just ignore my 2¢ worth). Find the comments here.

For those of you with institutional memory the word "antithetical" may come to mind while you are reading one of the posts. It certainly did in my case.
Colgate started spring football yesterday and there's interesting news out of Hamilton. Jordan McCord, who carried 44 times for 212 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-15 win over Dartmouth in 2009, is playing linebacker. McCord, who did not play last fall, ran for 930 yards in 2009 but didn't figure to see the ball much this year with Nate Eachus returning for the Raiders.

Interestingly, McCord was listed as a linebacker to begin the 2009 season before becoming the primary ballcarrier when Eachus was hurt. For his part, Eachus began his own career at linebacker, but when he came off the bench and ran for 241 yards and three touchdowns in a little over a half against Cornell in the seventh game of his freshman season and then for 214 yards and three more scores in his first start the next week his days on defense were over. Smart move. He led the nation in rushing last fall with 170.1 yards per game.
Senior wide receiver Tanner Scott and senior offensive lineman John O'Sullivan both get mentions in this recap of the rugby team's trip to Barbados.

In yesterday's rugby action, Dartmouth fell behind Penn State, 17-7, and then roared back to scare the Nittany Lions before dropping at 22-19 decision in a College Premier Division showdown in Happy Valley. (story)
Dartmouth men's lacrosse got a goal with less than a second left from Nikki Dysenchuk to post a dramatic 9-8 win over No. 17 Harvard yesterday in Hanover. The Big Green is now 4-3 and 1-0 in the Ivies. Harvard is 5-2 and 1-1.
And finally, this is too funny. Remember that posting last month about how you can buy tickets for the Penn State Nittany Lion-Yale football game at Franklin Field? Makes you wonder how some of these Internet folks stay in business. Speaking of which ...

Check out a handicapping site that boasts:
Visit our home page for the most comprehensive matchup information on the web including Cornell matchups. When it comes to College Football Handicappers Doc's Sports has some of the best in the business who consistantly (sic) make our clents (sic) money.
Just how much faith are you going to put in a site that has Cornell going 2-18 last fall?

The site has Cornell suffering losses to North Central and Macalester before dropping what must have been split-squad contests against Wagner and Wartburg a week later. Cornell apparently tried the same thing on Sept. 25 with no better luck, losing at home against Yale and at Dubuque. The Big Red had much better luck with the two-game tactic one week later with a 21-12 win at Bucknell and a 52-0 home loss to Central. I'm not making this up. Check out the Big Red Schedule and Scores here.

Um, Cornell College anyone?

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