To the surprise of absolutely no one who pays any attention to this sort of thing, Stanford came in at No. 1, as it has for the last 18 years. Princeton finished as the top FCS school and was atop the Ivy standings for the 16th time in the 19 years of the Cup.
Among those tied for last in the nation? Opening-week football foe Butler.
Demonstrating the difference between Division I and Division III, the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) – often referred to as the Little Ivies – had three schools in the Division III top five and four in the top 10, led by No. 1 Middlebury. Midd, by the way, ended a string of 12 consecutive victories by Williams, the former station of Dartmouth Athletic Director Harry Sheehy.
•Friday's Dartmouth newspaper had a look back at former college President Jim Kim's interest in and impact on the Dartmouth athletic program. The story includes several quotes from football coach Buddy Teevens. Find the story here.
•Saturday's edition of the local daily has a story on youth softball coach and former college standout Sharna Wilkerson, who just happens to be the wife of assistant football coach Chris Wilkerson. The story details how softball brought her from her native Australia to Eastern Illinois University. Unfortunately, the story is not online. Sharna Wilkerson is a talented photographer and you can see her work here.
•Our Senior Babe Ruth team kicked off the season last evening with an 11-6 win over the team it is absolutely guaranteed to battle for the top of the league standings. Why absolutely guaranteed? Because there are only two teams in the league this summer.