Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Stuff

A Gannett story out of New York looks at Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews and the challenges he faces at the NFL Combine.

The New York Post also writes about Mathews, who will be throwing at the Combine today, and mentions the "inferior" competition he faced in the Ivy League. Ouch.
Speaking of quarterbacks, a loyal reader has shared a link to a story about the 14-year-old nephew of Ty Detmer receiving a scholarship offer from LSU and giving an oral commitment to play QB for the Tigers. Read the ESPN story about Zadock Dinkelmann here . . . and wonder what the world is coming to.
Congratulations to the Dartmouth women's basketball team, which earned its first Ivy League victory last night with a 53-50 win that knocked the 17-6 Quakers out of the Ivy League lead. The Big Green is now 4-20.

It also was a very good weekend for the Dartmouth women's ice hockey team, which won a pair of games to clinch a berth in the ECAC playoffs. Dartmouth is 9-18-1 overall and 8-13-1 in the conference.

The men's ice hockey team defeated Brown in overtime Friday and skated to a 3-3 tie against No. 14 Yale to improve to 7-16-4 overall and 6-12-2 in the ECAC. After a difficult start Dartmouth has gone 3-0-1 in its past four games.
And finally, Dartblog dug up the following video headlined, "My First Week at Dartmouth, 1950." It's a nearly 20-minute time capsule that starts slowly but is well worth watching. Lots of fun stuff here, including a climb to the top of the ski jump, which came down 20 years ago, a quick scene from freshman football practice and a touch football game on the Green.