Saturday, March 10, 2012


For all the advantages associated with the increasingly accurate work of weather forecasters, it can be both fun and a little reassuring to know that they don't always nail it. Such was the case up here on the mountain where we went to bed having been told by the 11 p.m. news report to expect a dusting and woke up to perhaps our largest snowfall of the winter. Keeping in mind that doesn't mean much this year, the 10 or so inches of light powder thrilled That Certain Hanover High Senior and his mom, who rolled the dice and bought discount ski tickets online during the week and were rewarded with a glorious gift from Mother Nature.

Detroit Free Press writer Drew Sharp has a column headlined, Michigan, Michigan State should restrict players' tweets. From the piece:
Twitter has become a needless headache for college football coaches. It's challenging enough for them to monitor 100-plus players at 11 p.m., but now they also must worry about what incendiary missives players might send into unfiltered hyperspace.
And, in the aftermath of tweets from four-star high school senior Yuri Wright, who not only saw Michigan back off recruiting him but also found himself expelled from his high school because of what he sent into the Twittersphere, the Free Press columnist writes:
Let's just say that the tweets I read from some Michigan recruits, as well as many more from other schools, were as disgustingly tasteless as anything Wright wrote.
Green Alert Take: I'll admit it doesn't take much to shock me, but as someone who occasionally looks at Twitter for recruiting information, even potential Ivy League student-athletes would be well-advised to be a lot more careful with Twitter.

In Dartmouth sports news, the men's hockey team fell to Cornell, 4-3, in the ECAC quarterfinals in the second-longest game in school history. The decisive goal came 17:40 into essentially the fifth period of the contest. The Big Green must win tonight to extend the series.

In track, the women's distance medley team placed third in the nation behind Washington and Oregon at the NCAA Indoor Championships at Boise State. Big Green sophomore All-American Abbey D'Agostino, who ran a blistering final 1,600-meter leg, will compete as an individual today in the 3,000 meters.

The Dartmouth ski team moved up the third at the NCAA Championships behind Vermont and Colorado with help from senior Sophie Caldwell, who placed second in the 15K by one-tenth of a second. That's a mere two inches separating her and the NCAA champion after 9.3 miles. The NCAA's wrap up today.