Wednesday, April 30, 2014

En Garde

At the conclusion of practice Tuesday, Dartmouth football players had some fun doing some Live Action Role Playing (LARP) as part of a project by Cohle Fowler, an All-Ivy League offensive lineman last fall as a senior.

The last round of the LARP featured coaches jumping in to show how it is done (or not done). Enjoy!

Dartmouth's Week 5 opponent next fall is Holy Cross, which snuck out a 31-28 win over the Big Green last fall despite finishing a disappointing 3-9. The Sports Network wonders if Holy Cross might find itself wearing a glass slipper in 2014. From TSN:
The Crusaders' run of seven straight winning seasons has been buried the last two years by close losses. They are 5-18 in that time and have lost 11 games by seven or less points. Dual-threat quarterback Peter Pujals was the 2013 Patriot League Rookie of the Year and running back Gabe Guild is another young talent, so the offense is legitimate. Junior strong safety Matt Bhaya will try to motivate the defense, which allowed too many points last season. 
The Dartmouth has a story about the playoff structure for Ivy League sports that have their own postseason tournaments, and about the Ivies going to the NCAA's. Football? Yup. Just watching.

And yes, I am beginning to feel a little like Don Quixote.
Kudos for the never-say-die Dartmouth baseball team, which had to win all four games against Harvard this weekend to force a playoff with Yale for the Red Rolfe Division title. The D has a story about how the Big Green capped a seven-game winning streak with a sweep of the Crimson yesterday. Dartmouth will host a playoff against Yale this weekend (the day has yet to be determined.)

The Dartmouth softball team is already in the ILCS and will face Penn in a best-of-three series this weekend in Hanover.
Barring a time change, by the way, the Dartmouth Green-White scrimmage will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.
If you watched the proceedings surrounding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterlng you may have heard NBA Commissioner Adam Silver saying the league's investigation of Sterling was headed up by Dave Anders, a partner in the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Anders, a loyal BGA reader noted, is a 1991 Dartmouth graduate. Find his bio here and a mention of him in an Above The Law posting headlined, Adam Silver v. Donald Sterling: A Tale Of Two Lawyers.