A BGA subscriber (thanks!) who attended the first St. Louis Rams exhibition game in Indianapolis reports that June Dartmouth grad Nick Schwieger (Ram bio) was the up back on a couple of fourth quarter kickoff returns and successfully completed his blocks. He was in at tailback for the final five snaps without getting the ball.
•The Princeton athletics website reports that Chuck Dibilio will not be in school and therefore not be playing this fall. Dibilio, who broke the 1,000-yard mark as a freshman last fall only to suffer a stroke last winter, told the Express-Times that he is "99 percent" confident he'll be back one year from now.
From the PrincetonFootball blog:
Doctors continue to look for a fixable cause for the blood clot that brought on the stroke, which would ease concerns about Dibilio playing football again. But as he has continued to thrive without the need for blood thinners, it is not out of the question he would be cleared to play while continuing on an aspirin regimen. Doctors, coaches and family agree it is too soon to make such a determination.
•No punts or field goal attempts on the "plus" side of the 50? The San Diego State head coach is thinking about adopting the strategy pioneered by "an idiosyncratic Arkansas high school coach who never punts, always onside kicks, and has tremendous success doing it . . ." Read the story on the San Diego Union-Tribune website. (Thanks for the tip.)
Green Alert Take: Great story. Not gonna happen ;-)
•Practice has started for the first white football coach in the historically black Southwestern Athletic Conference. The NCAA News writes about Jay Hopson at Alcorn State.
•James Pleat '13 missed the cut at the U.S. Amateur, but he and his father Phil, long one of the top players in New Hampshire, are now part of golf history. The USGA reports. (Thanks for the link.)
Peter Williamson '12, meanwhile, is still in a 17-player playoff for 14 spots in match play at the Am. Find a story here.
•BGA Premium featured the Columbia preview yesterday and will have a look at Cornell today. If you chose the subscription option with email alerts, you should be receive one when today's story is posted. If you do not, click here to find out how to get on the list.
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