Tuesday, November 22, 2011

All-Ivy On Tap

All-Ivy League team will be released later today . . .

How strong is a future Dartmouth quarterback playing in his final high school games? From St. Louis Today:
MICDS quarterback Thomas Militello handled Saturday's blustery conditions with aplomb. He completed 15 of 15 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns. He hit Foster Bundy for a 59-yard touchdown with the wind at his back. He also connected with freshmen Cole Sigmund on a 7-yard score.
Mary Institute Country Day School won its Class 4 semi, 48-14, and plays Friday in the state title game at the Edward Jones Dome.

Speaking of commits, click here for a story from last summer about Indiana running back/Dartmouth commit Kyle Bramble. He's pictured wearing a Dartmouth football T-shirt.

The final Gridiron Power Index numbers are in and here's how Dartmouth, its current opponents, a future opponent and a couple other teams of interest rank:
13. Harvard
42. Brown
70. Yale
72. Cornell
78. Dartmouth
82. Penn
112. Princeton
114. Columbia

T46. Holy Cross
73. Colgate
T97. Sacred Heart

10. Lehigh
11. New Hampshire
109. Butler
126. Valparaiso

The Lambert Meadowlands football poll presented by FieldTurf Tarkett (that's a mouthful) is in and Dartmouth is among those also receiving votes in the ranking of top teams in the East.

1. Lehigh (10-1)
2. Towson (9-2)
3. Old Dominion (9-2)
4. New Hampshire (8-3)
5. Harvard (9-1)
6. Maine (8-3)
7. James Madison (7-4)
8. Delaware (7-4)
9. Albany (8-3)
10. Georgetown (8-3)
ARV: Duquense (9-2), Stony Brook (8-3), Dartmouth (5-5), Brown (7-3), Penn (5-5), Massachusetts (5-6)

Editor's Note: I vote in the poll but the Dartmouth vote wasn't from me. I just think that for all the Big Green accomplished in the second half of the season, no 5-5 team – Ivy, CAA, NEC or whatever – should be getting Top-10 votes.

Speaking of voting, I got my Heisman ballot last week. That's turned into an interesting race.

Several of you asked so here you go. The Dartmouth schedule for the next three years (corrected):
Sept. 15 Butler
Sept. 22 at Holy Cross
Sept. 29 Penn
Oct. 6 at Yale
Oct. 13 Sacred Heart
Oct. 20 at Columbia
Oct. 27 Harvard
Nov. 3 at Cornell
Nov. 10 Brown
Nov. 17 at Princeton

Sept. 21 at Butler
Sept. 28 Holy Cross
Oct. 5 at Penn
Oct. 12 Yale
Oct. 19 Bucknell
Oct. 26 Columbia
Nov. 2 at Harvard
Nov. 9 Cornell
Nov. 16 at Brown
Nov. 23 Princeton

Sept. 20 TBA
Sept. 27 at New Hampshire
Oct. 4 Penn
Oct. 11 at Yale
Oct. 18 Holy Cross
Oct. 25 at Columbia
Nov. 1 Harvard
Nov. 8 at Cornell
Nov. 15 Brown
Nov. 22 at Princeton

The best athlete at Dartmouth? The Daily Dartmouth has a story out of yesterday's NCAA cross country championships about sophomore Abbey D’Agostino ’14 placing third overall, higher than any runner in Dartmouth history. D’Agostino also had a third place in the outdoor championships in the spring. On the men's side, Ethan Shaw finished 54th.

Speaking of performing well on a national stage, the Dartmouth Aires will be in the finals of NBC's "The Sing-Off" next Monday. The Daily D has a story.

Editor's Note: I've never watched Idol or Dancing or any of those shows but we record the Green Alert podcast on Monday nights and The Sing-Off is muted in the background. When the Aires come on we turn our attention to the TV. Those guys are good ;-)

The last podcast of the 2011 season will be up shortly. It includes a look at what happened around the league on the final Saturday of the season, a review of Dartmouth-Princeton, some thoughts on next year around the league and about the 2012 Big Green, as well as some thoughts about the All-Ivy team that we'll soon know were either on the money or off the mark.

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