Friday, November 11, 2011

Gallagher, Hussey, McManus Honored

Tight end John Gallagher, linebacker Luke Hussey and wide receiver Timmy McManus have been named to the Academic All-District team for their performance in the classroom and on the field. Dartmouth Sports Publicity has the story.

The Brown Daily Herald has a preview of Dartmouth-Brown. Outside linebacker Dan Smithwick told the paper:
"This season, we've seen all different types of offenses and offensive weapons. We know they'll want to pound the ball, but they also have weapons all around the field. So we're definitely going to be ready, and we realize it's going to be another tall order for us in a league game."

The Sports Network has a capsule of the game that finishes with a prediction of a 17-10 Brown win. Green Alert Take: With good weather predicted it would be a shock if the game is that low scoring

TSN also picks Harvard 27, Penn 23.

The Daily Dartmouth has a story under the headline Athletes balance teams and D-Plans that includes this:
Football player Hunter Foraker ’14 echoed Kerr, adding that athletic commitments have not prevented him from utilizing the D-Plan.

“I believe that the D-Plan is a great system especially for student-athletes because it allows them to take part in [Language Study Abroad programs], transfer terms and FSPs, which they may not otherwise be allowed to take part in if Dartmouth used the traditional semester system,” he said.

Foraker said he plans to take off-terms during his junior Winter and junior Summer, and hopes to secure an internship during at least one of those terms.

“The requirement to be on campus during Fall and Spring has not restricted my D-Plan at all,” he said.

From The Daily Princetonian:
In the first game of the 1999 season, the sprint football team did something that it hasn’t done in an official game since: win.

Following their 12-7 victory over Cornell at home, the Tigers dropped the next five games of the 1999 campaign. The next season, they went winless again. And then again. And then again.

Since that fall day, the Tigers have dropped 80 straight official games.

More than a decade later, the sprint football team stands out as a dull spot in an otherwise impressive athletic program, raising questions about the true drivers of the team’s lackluster performance and equally difficult questions of possible solutions.

Later today on BGA Premium: The Fearful Forecast (which includes a surprising pick) and the Brown preview.

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