Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Well, Hello

One day before signing day news has broken that Justin Edwards, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound defensive end/outside linebacker from Peachtree High School in Suwanee, Ga., has announced for Dartmouth. Edwards broke the news on Twitter.

Edwards had 30 tackles including 10 for a loss (according to MaxPreps) on the way to making second team All-Region 7-AAAAAA in Georgia.

Here's his senior highlight video:

And for those of you who wonder what an announcement on Twitter might look like, here's a screen-grab from his Twitter page featuring a photo with Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens:

With Edwards' commitment the unofficial list of recruits is at 26. Tips coming this way have offered up three more names – one from New England, one from the deep south and one from the West Coast – but I haven't been able to confirm them yet. Anyone?

What We Think We Know So Far:

Tanner Aiono - OL, San Diego, Calif.#
Brock Bacon - DI/OLB, Addison, Texas
Colin Boit, - WR/DB, Samammish, Wash.
Jarius Brown - WR/Ath Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Brennan Cascarano - DL, Glenview, Ill.
Rocco Di Leo - DE, Elmhurst, Ill.
Justin Edwards - DE/OLB, Suwanee, Ga.
Ben Hagaman - TE, Franklin, Tenn.
Ian Hanselman -RB/LB, Manheim, Pa.
Jack Heneghan - QB/ATH, Atherton, Calif.*
Stephen Johnston - TE, North Bethesda, Md.
Charles Mack- WR, Dumfries, Va.
Eric Meile - LB, Ramsey, N.J.*
Porter Ontko - S, Lisle, Ill.
Cam Poole - TE, Buford, Ga.
Charlie Pontarelli - DL, Wilmette, Ill.*
Wyatt Schmidt - K, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.*
Cameron Skaff - TE, Haymarket, Va.
David Smith - K, Montreal, Quebec*
Ryder Stone - TB, Okotoks, Alberta
Emory Thompson - WR, Lexington, Kent.*
Nick Tomkins - DL, Aberdeen Twp, N.J.*
Forrest Town - TB, FS, Zachary, La.
Nick White - RB/SS, Mill Creek, Wash.
Ross Wood - FS, Norcross, Ga.
Andrew Yohe - OL, Leechburg, Pa*

* -- confirmed early decision
# -- Class of '20
Editor's Note: Positions are best guesses. Hometowns are from Internet reports or email. Where no confirmed hometown was found the location of the high school is reported.
The men’s basketball team suffered two Ivy League defeats over the weekend, effectively eliminating the already-small chance they had at winning the conference.
And that, friends, is exactly why the Ivy League should hold a conference basketball tournament. The round-robin isn't even halfway through and the reality is that for seven teams the dream of advancing to the NCAA Tournament is all but over barring a Harvard collapse.

The defenders of the status quo will tell you that in a "one-bid" league a tournament is unfair because there is no guarantee that the best team will go on to the NCAA's. But the sad truth is that it is because the Ivy is a one-bid league that a conference tournament should be held. Otherwise you have a situation like this where seven teams are playing out the string.

Come next month when the conference tournaments are being aired daily by ESPN the Ivy League will be . . . wait for it . . . just watching. Same as when the NCAA football tournament is being played.

The vaunted 14-Game Tournament? Sorry. Even the Princetonian is saying that in essence it was a three-game tournament for Princeton this year.
The college had a Moving Dartmouth Forward discussion session yesterday about the "D-Plan." As The Dartmouth reports, the lack of continuity in housing and the impact that has on community was at the forefront of the discussion. That was one of the main planks in That Certain Dartmouth '14's platform last year when she ran for student body president. She was on to something . . .

Speaking of which, if you are in town taking a campus tour, your guide might just be That Certain Dartmouth 14 ;-)