Thursday, February 20, 2014

Snow Fooling . . . We're B-A-C-K

Welcome home!
Landed at Manchester airport around midnight last night (this morning?) and shuttled to the motel parking lot where we had to clear a week's worth of snow off the car. Got home around 2 a.m. and fought our way into the house like Omar Sharif into the Siberian "ice palace" in Doctor Zhivago. (Google it, kids ;-)

When Dartmouth football opens against Central Connecticut on Sept. 20, it will be the Blue Devils' fourth game. But here's the thing: CCSU could already be beaten up.

Before making its first trip to Hanover, Central Connecticut will open at national championship finalist Towson on Aug. 30, play host to Albany and then travel to Holy Cross.

Like a lot of teams the Blue Devils are again playing a 12-game schedule. Here's how it looks:
Aug. 30 at Towson
Sept. 6 Albany
Sept. 13 at Holy Cross
Sept. 20 at Dartmouth
Sept. 27 Rhode Island
Oct. 11 Duquesne* (Homecoming)
Oct. 18 at Robert Morris*
Oct. 25 Wagner*
Nov. 1 at Bryant*
Nov. 8 Sacred Heart*
Nov. 15 Howard
Nov. 22 at Saint Francis (Pa.)*
* Northeast Conference 
For what it's worth, CCSU went 4-12 last fall.

As long as we're at it, here's the schedule for Dartmouth's other two non-conference opponents:

New Hampshire
Aug. 30 at Toledo
Sept. 13 Lehigh
Sept. 20 at Richmond*
Sept. 27 Dartmouth
Oct. 4 at Elon*
Oct. 11 William & Mary*
Oct. 25 Stony Brook*
Nov. 1 Albany*
Nov. 8 at Rhode Island*
Nov. 15 Delaware*
Nov. 22 at Maine*
Holy Cross
Aug. 30 at Albany
Sept. 6 Morgan State
Sept. 13 Central Connecticut
Sept. 19 at Harvard
Sept. 27 Fordham*
Oct. 4 at Colgate*
Oct. 11 at Brown
Oct. 18 at Dartmouth
Oct. 25 at Lafayette*
Nov. 8 Lehigh*
Nov. 15 Bucknell*
Nov. 22 at Georgetown* 
* Patriot League
Now I've got to get outside and start digging.