Friday, October 14, 2011

Set For Holy Cross

What might have been secret isn't secret anymore.

The Daily Dartmouth writes that senior Dan Rooney will get his first career start at quarterback against Holy Cross. The D quotes head coach Buddy Teevens:
“He’s been productive in the past, but hasn’t played a lot for us at the varsity level. He’s been steady in practice, and the big thing is to have some consistency in the pass game. My expectation is that he’ll perform well.”
The paper quotes Rooney:
“The running game’s been there for us all season, so if we can get a few guys off (Nick Schwieger ’12) and Dominick (Pierre ’14), we can get the offense moving in the right direction. Coach is just looking for a guy that’s going to perform to the level we’re looking for and put some points on the board.”
For a story on Rooney getting the nod check last night's Green Alert premium.

Are you ready for some ... um, for Price Chopper Kids' Day? From a Holy Cross release:
For the Dartmouth game, kids aged 15-17 will be admitted for only $1.00. Under a special promotion this season, children aged 14 and under are already being admitted free to all Holy Cross home football games, when accompanied by an adult who has purchased a ticket.
Green Alert Take: Good for Holy Cross doing what it can to get kids into the stands. The good news is with three of us headed to Worcester That Certain Hanover High Senior will get in for $1. The bad news is that Mrs. BGA's ticket is a whopping $14. I guess it all comes out in the wash. ;-)

By the way, the Saturday forecast for Worcester per
Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High near 60F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.

Returning to the subject of quarterbacks, the Harvard Crimson writes that a, "QB Controversy Emerges in Cambridge."

If I can digress for a second, only at Harvard would two guys named Colton (Chapple) and Collier (Winters) be battling for the starting position. And only at Harvard would both be potential first-team All-Ivy quarterbacks.

Coach Tim Murphy:
“It’s a great problem to have. The alternative is that we don’t have the chance to be as successful as we might want to be when a guy goes down.”
Alliteration aside, a "quarterback controversy" is often associated with pulling one quarterback because he's not performing well. That's hardly the case at Harvard where Chapple is completing 63.4 percent of his throws and Winters 61.0 percent. Oh, and in case you are wondering, third-teamer Michael Pruneau? He's at 66.7 percent with four completions in six attempts for 44 yards and a touchdown.

The Burlington Free Press writes about the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl summer all-star football game between graduated seniors from Vermont and New Hampshire returning to Dartmouth's Memorial Field next summer after a three-year absence.

Green Alert Take: Dartmouth deserves a great deal of credit for working around financial issues that will allow a game benefitting the Shriners Hospitals for burned children to perhaps double the money it raises for such an important cause. After going to last year's game at Windsor High School in Vermont I admit to concern that the game, which will celebrate its 59th renewal on Aug. 4, 2012, might be in jeopardy. The return to Memorial Field is a huge step in the right direction and kudos to Dartmouth president Jim Kim, athletic director Harry Sheehy and the college for helping make it happen.

The Economist ranks "full-time MBA programmes" and Dartmouth's Tuck School comes out No. 1 ... in the world. The top five:

1. Dartmouth, Tuck School of Business
2. University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
3. International Institute for Management Development (Switzerland)
4. Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
5. Harvard Business School

The full rankings are here.

Later today on Green Alert: The Fearful Forecast and the Holy Cross preview.

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