Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ram Tough

The Sun Chronicle down in Attleboro, Mass., catches up with local product Nick Schwieger for a story about Dartmouth's career rushing leader signing with the St. Louis Rams. Schwieger, who begins his first minicamp in St. Louis today, told the paper that he chose the Rams after hearing from Cincinnati Bengals' head coach Marvin Lewis.
With Schwieger graduating The Sports Network faced a quandary picking the "Top Running Back" in the Ivy League as part of a story headlined, Ten FCS running backs to watch. Should it pick Princeton's Chuck Dibilio, who galloped for 1,068 yards last year and gave Schwieger (1,310) a run for the Ivy rushing title? Or would TSN pick someone else given the health issue that could have ended Dibilio's college career after just one year?

The Sports Network went with the second option, tapping Harvard's Trevor Scales (81.6 yards per game) as the top back in the league. Consideration probably also went to Penn's Brandon Colavita (73.9 ypg), Brown's Mark Kachmer (63.2 ypg) and Yale's Mordecai Cargill (53.0 ypg), who put up good numbers despite being the Bulldogs' second tailback option last fall.
Former Dartmouth quarterback Steve Stetson '73 is stepping down as football coach at Hamilton College in favor of coaching the men's and women's golf teams at the highly regarded NESCAC school in Upstate New York. The Utica Dispatch has a story.

Stetson, who won the Utica City Amateur senior golf title and served as interim golf coach at Hamilton last March, is the former head football coach at Boston University and later served as an assistant at New Hampshire. He was in his second stint at Hamilton.
OK, so it's not the NFL or even the CFL, but pro football in Europe is still football with many of the same trappings. On his blog former Columbia great Alex Gross, now a two-way star in Austria, had a link to the following promo put up by the opponent he will face in his next game (televised live on the Internet):