Wednesday, January 23, 2013


It was 14 degrees when Coop and I went up the
mountain yesterday. It's 11.9 below zero
 as I write this on the shoulder of Moose Mountain.
We may not hike today ... but we might ;-)

Former Dartmouth strength coach Dan Nichol has been named strength & conditioning coach at Western Michigan. (link)

Speaking of former Dartmouth coaches, Erica Walsh has been named the national women's coach of the year by Soccer America after leading Penn State to the NCAA championship final. Walsh helped Dartmouth to the 2000 and 2001 Ivy League championships in her three years as head coach in Hanover.
There are three Ivy League alums on The Sports Network's NFL All-FCS team. Can you guess who they are? Click here to find out. Aw, nevermind. They are Baltimore center Matt Birk (Harvard), New York Giants offensive guard Kevin Boothe (Cornell) and Giants longsnapper Zak DeOssie (Brown).
Former Yale head coach Tom Williams is out at UTEP as the new coach let five assistants go.
Former Princeton defensive end Mike Catapano had a big Shrine Game as recounted in a story on the Princeton Football blog.
Locally, Kimball Union Academy opened its new field house a year late because of construction issues. There are several photos accompanying the story here. Interesting on such a cold day to see pictures of the inside. Dartmouth, as you know, is eager to build its own hard-sided facility – rather than a bubble.