Monday, March 24, 2014

Moving On

Kevin Lewis, defensive line coach at Dartmouth for the past two years, is moving on to William &
Mary, where he will coach the same position. Find his new W&M bio here. From that bio:
Last fall, he helped the Big Green establish itself as one of the country’s top defensive units as it ranked ninth nationally in scoring defense and 22nd in scoring defense (sic). During his first season at Dartmouth, the squad ranked 33rd nationally against the run, which represented an improvement from 104th the previous season.
The move returns Lewis to Virginia, where he graduated from high school and starred at Virginia Tech. He also coached at the University of Richmond.
Three former Dartmouth football players and a name familiar to longtime Dartmouth football fans have given rugby a shot this spring.

Senior Robbie Anthony, who had 16 catches for 131 yards and one touchdown last fall, is no stranger to rugby. Before transferring to Dartmouth he was an All-Atlantic Coast Rugby League second-team wing at Clemson in 2011 in his first season playing the sport.

Former junior varsity running back Pedro Robinson and defensive lineman Zach Fowler are playing rugby as juniors. Also giving the sport a shot is Curt Oberg, a sophomore. His uncle of the same name was the third-leading rusher in Dartmouth history when he graduated in 1978. Curt Oberg ran for 1,693 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Big Green. His son – and the younger Curt's cousin – Eric is a sophomore running back for Dartmouth who saw time with the jayvees this year in his first season on the gridiron.
An interesting thought from a regular reader. With Harvard, Brown, Columbia, Yale and Princeton playing in some type postseason men's basketball tournaments, is it time for the ADs and presidents to revisit the idea of allowing football to go to the NCAA playoffs? Or perhaps add an 11th game like the rest of the free world?

Kudos to the Dartmouth baseball team which yesterday posted a 3-2 win over No. 18 Kansas. Scoring the winning run was wide receiver/outfielder Bo Patterson who walked on a full-count pitch in the 10th, stole second and then beat the throw home on a single to right.
Completed our visit to Happy Valley by going to yesterday's NCAA women's basketball tournament game at the Bryce Jordan Center. We saw Penn State slip past Wichita State but had to leave before the second game to get home before midnight.

Click photos to enlarge. Try clicking again to supersize. (Not sure how it works
on a PC but Mac users can click once, move the cursor off the photo and then click it again.)
On Saturday afternoon we caught a Penn State doubleheader sweep of Bucknell. Click to photo for a better look at the stadium. The stands actually run relatively parallel to the third-base line but the "panorama" function of my iPod camera bends the picture. To the right of the scoreboard is Mt. Nittany, which gives the Lions their first name ;-)
It was 1.8 degrees below zero here on Moose Mountain last night . . .