Wednesday, October 05, 2011

TV Set For Harvard

Not that there was any doubt after the network announced it, but Dartmouth has confirmed the Oct. 29 night game at Harvard will be broadcast on Fox College Sports Atlantic. Find the Dartmouth release here. There's also a short Harvard release.

Yale's game notes for Saturday's matchup with the Big Green can be downloaded here. From the notes:
Yale looks to stay atop the Ivy standings while the Big Green, which leads the league with 17 overall gridiron titles, is desperate to avoid a second league loss. The Bulldogs’ defense gets its biggest ground test this week with a Dartmouth running back who was the 2010 Ivy co-MVP and currently leads the league in rushing. Both QBs look to bounce back from sub-par performances and prove they are among the league’s elite offensive leaders.

Speaking of Yale, check out this from the Portal 31 blog in the aftermath of the Bulldogs' 37-7 loss at Lehigh:
Yale football coach Tom Williams has been known to utilize props to motivate his team and Tuesday was no different. In the first practice of the week, Williams had a couple bottles of Febreze he sprayed on his players because "we have the smell of not playing very well on us."

From a Florida newspaper (link):
Dartmouth University made some football history last Saturday.
Green Alert Take: Cue sound of fingernails on blackboard.

Starting Harvard quarterback Collier Winters, out since the opener against Holy Cross, will miss another week with a hamstring injury according to the Crimson's Back Page blog.

The Gridiron Power Index is sort of a BCS ranking system for the FCS. The first edition is out and here's how Dartmouth and its opponents stack up nationally among the 126 teams listed:
T-33 Harvard
53 Brown
59 Yale
69 Cornell
91 Penn
95 Dartmouth
105 Princeton
118 Columbia

44 Holy Cross
84 Colgate
T-101 Sacred Heart

It is safe to say Hamilton College of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (read: the Little Ivies) is not a football power. Playing an eight-game schedule, the Continentals were a combined 19-93 from 1993-2010, never finishing better than 2-6. Kudos to former Dartmouth quarterback Steve Stetson '73, once the head coach at Boston University, who has Hamilton off to a 2-0 start this fall with wins over Tufts and Wesleyan. Stetson is in the sixth year of his second stint at Hamilton. (Thanks for the tip ;-)

Work in our kitchen here at the world headquarters of Big Green Alert continues today so Internet access will be off most of the day. I'll try to get to your emails tonight.

I hope to get this week's edition of the BGA podcast up later today if I can get a little Internet time.

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