•In case you are wondering, Dartmouth has played twice against an Indiana opponent. Both games were against Notre Dame and both were forgettable. The Big Green lost to the fighting Irish in 1944, 64-0, at Fenway Park, and again the next year at South Bend, 34-0.
All totaled, Dartmouth has played teams from 21 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.
•Dartmouth sophomore Abbey D’Agostino (5,000 meters) and senior Alexi Pappas (3,000 steeplechase) qualified in Florida for the NCAA's in Des Moines next week. D’Agostino, who was third last year in the 5,000 at the NCAA's, hasn't lost to a collegian in an individual event this spring according to a story in The Dartmouth.
•That Certain Hanover High Senior played with the school band in his final Muster Day event yesterday on the Green in rural Hanover Center, about eight miles from campus. It's a true small-town event that this year featured one of my Green Machine players reading A Prayer for a Child by Dr. Seuss. It always moves me when Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts whose entire lives are in front of them make their way through the old cemetery replacing small, worn American flags on the graves of veterans. The call-and-response playing of taps from the cemetery with one trumpeter in view and one out of sight is equally touching. Check out pictures from the 2011 Muster Day here.
•That Certain Hanover High Grad posted a pretty funny paragraph Monday on the daily blog she is keeping about her spring in Barcelona. Check it out here. A sense of direction was never one of her strong points ;-). She finishes classes this week and then will be back in town for Sophomore Summer before leaving again in the fall on Dartmouth's highly regarded off campus earth sciences program, The Stretch.