Friday, October 07, 2011


The Sports Network has capsules on assorted games around the country including Dartmouth-Yale. Sean Shapiro writes:
In a league deep with talented quarterbacks, Dartmouth is one of the few teams to rely heavily on a single running back.
His pick: Yale 17, Dartmouth 10

Green Alert Take: Time will tell if he got the winner right but the guess here is that both teams will do more scoring than that.
Jake Novak over at the Roar Lions Roar blog picks Dartmouth to "shock the league" and grab the win.

From a Yale Daily News story about Saturday's game about the Dartmouth-Yale game:
“The biggest challenge for us will be to start fast,” quarterback Patrick Witt ’12 said. “I’m sure they think they should have won the game (against Penn). They are going to come out angry and give us their best shot.”
And this ...
“This is really the first team we play this season that will try to run the football more than they throw,” head coach Tom Williams said. “We are excited to see how good we are against the run.”
And this from running back Alex Thomas:
“(The Dartmouth defense) does give up a lot of yards but they don’t give up a lot of points,” Thomas said. “We need to run and pass the ball well, and we think we will able to do that.”
If you didn't get your weekly Dartmouth game notes, by the way, find them here.
Big Green defensive back Chad Hollis offers his opinion about paying college athletes in the Daily Dartmouth. He writes:
For collegiate teams, the rush of winning is matched with the agony of defeat. After losing the Penn night game in the final seconds last Saturday, I was crushed.

I learned a lot about myself that night. I learned how to acknowledge defeat but never accept it. Our season is far from over and I learned how not to let disappointment slow me down. When you add money to the mix, these lessons disappear.

Dartmouth President Jim Kim was interviewed by Charlie Rose this week. To watch the video, click here.
And finally, it really was the best of times and the worst of times for That Certain Hanover High Senior at New Hampshire's state golf championships. It was the best because his team, seeded sixth in no small part because it rotated lineups this fall to give everyone match experience, won the state title. It was the worst of times because without realizing his mistake, he played a provisional ball when he shouldn't have and was "no-carded" as a result. Making it tougher, the score he shot in Sunday's practice round in the rain would have qualified him for the individual states.

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