Friday, May 25, 2012

Park Place

The Dartmouth has a roundup of spring football looking ahead to the 2012 season. On Alex Park moving to the head of the class at quarterback, Coach Buddy Teevens had this to say:
“(He) had a little bit more experience and more awareness. He’s a very gifted athlete, he learns quickly, he has good leadership abilities in the quarterback position and his accuracy as a passer was superior.”
Regarding the recruiting class, Teevens told the school paper:
“Recruiting went very well. This is probably our best recruiting class in predicted performance level and physical capabilities. I think that’s due in large part to success in back-to-back seasons (in 2010 and 2011).”
Columbia's recruiting list is the latest to be posted. Find it here.
Speaking of Columbia, former Lion great Alex Gross' blog about his season playing in Europe continues to be a reminder that a year overseas isn't a bad way to wrap up a career. Today he writes about handing out game tickets in full uniform at a school science fair and signing autographs on middle-school girls' arms. His most recent post before that includes a picture of his visit to the southern Austria Weinstrasse.
 A story in The Dartmouth follows up on a study showing concussions "can harm an athlete's ability to learn." The story quotes Thomas McAllister, director of Neuropsychiatry at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and lead author of the multi-institution study, as well as Rick Greenwald, president of Simbex, the tech company that developed the helmet monitors used at Dartmouth, Virginia Tech and Brown the past several years.
Construction work continues on both sides of the Hopkins Center with the tangle of power lines that  spoil the look of the Visual Arts Center heading underground on Lebanon Street and the Hanover Inn project advancing enough to allow 94 guest rooms and a new restaurant to open in time for graduation. The Dartmouth writes about the progress with the Hanover Inn, which has been closed for the renovation since December.