•Dartmouth quarterback commit Thomas Militello has been chosen to the all-state team named by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters. Militello completed 70.8 percent of his passes for 3,400 yards, with 44 touchdowns and nine interceptions this fall at Mary Institute Country Day School. (link)
•Dartmouth gets a mention in a recruiting story about record-setting Massachusetts quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso. From an ESPN Boston report:
Jonathan DiBiaso, who is taking a visit to Harvard University this weekend. Until this point, most of the interest for DiBiaso had come from the Ivy and Patriot Leagues; he has visits with Dartmouth and Penn scheduled for next month, while Brown and Holy Cross have also expressed interest.From the story:
But the interest for record-setting quarterback, who on Monday was named ESPN Boston's Mr. Football for 2011, has slowly been picking. The latest school to reach out to him comes from the Big Ten.
I really want to be on a successful team and (Harvard and Penn) are the two winningest programs in the Ivy League. I also like Dartmouth a lot. I went to the Dartmouth-Princeton game and I think they're moving in the right direction.”The Big Ten school mentioned is Northwestern.
•Columbia will have a press conference today introducing former Cornell head coach Pete Mangurian as the school's new football coach. The New York Times has a piece about the hire that includes this quote from the new coach:
I think all the stars are aligned in this situation, and that’s hard to do in the Ivy League. I’ve been here before.And this from Mangurian as well:
“I know the pitfalls of this league. Unless you’ve been here before, you don’t know all the different things you have to deal with.”The Columbia Spectator has a story. The Times, by the way, had a lengthy piece about the Columbia search earlier this week.
•Lehigh wide receiver Ryan Spadola has been suspended by the NCAA from this week's FCS Quarterfinal game at North Dakota State for a "tweet" that quoted someone else's unfortunate language.
Lehigh Football Nation notes that:
"Technically, Spadola broke no NCAA rule on social media, because there pointedly is no social media policy for NCAA participants in any sport."And . . .
Spadola is the first NCAA player in any sport who has gotten suspended over a Twitter message.