Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hussey, Gallagher Honored

UPDATED at 11:20 with more pro sports owner info (thanks)

Dartmouth linebacker Luke Hussey and tight end John Gallagher are the football team's representatives on the all-sport Ivy League's Academic All-Ivy team for the fall season. Link

According to a Cornell release, reports of football coach Kent Austin considering a position in the Canadian Football League or elsewhere are incorrect. The school issued a release that included this quote from Austin that appeared in an Ithaca Journal story:
"My family and I are happy at Cornell and enjoy the challenge of rebuilding this program. I've turned down several offers from various football programs since my arrival at Cornell and am appreciative of those who have recognized what my staff and I have already done in a short time here.

"We're working hard in the offseason to continue to recruit top-notch student-athletes to help us toward our goal of an Ivy League title."

Five Ivy Leaguers seniors (none from Dartmouth) are playing in the FCS Senior Scout Bowl in Myrtle Beach Saturday. From the rosters:
  • CB-Dan Smithwick, Brown
  • LB-Erik Rask, Penn
  • K-Patrick Jacob, Princeton
  • T-Greg Van Roten, Penn
  • RET-Rashad Campbell, Cornell

The Wall Street Journal has a piece on which schools have "produced the most current major-sports franchise owners." It would be interesting to see how they parse undergraduate/graduate/law school backgrounds because you can bet there are Columbia people who don't like seeing Patriots owner/former Columbia lightweight football player Robert Kraft lifted as a Harvardian.

Dartmouth is on the list with three owners. Former quarterback Mike Brown is listed as the owner of the Bengals. The other two Dartmouth owners are not listed and no, at this time of the morning, I can't think of who they are. Anyone? (And I'll be slapping myself in the head when you remind me ;-)

Update: Bill Cameron '82 OKC Thunder (part owner)
Dick Patrick '68 - Washington Capitals (part owner)

Steve Lewinstein '63 the Boston Celtics (part owner)
Bill Neukomb'64, majority owner of the San Francisco Giants
Bob Sturges '69, Limited Partner Miami Heat
Gordy Russell '55San Jose Sharks ownership group

The Holy Cross message board is one of several boards suggesting that the Patriot League has approved football scholarships. From this perspective that would not be a good thing for the Ivy League. Stay tuned to see if there's any truth to the rumors. The Voy board also has a discussion starting up.

That Certain Hanover High Senior is at Patriot Place in Foxboro today with his high school economics class for the "international economic summit." Needless to say, he's a lot more excited about the venue than the occasion ;-)

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