Tuesday, April 01, 2014

It's April, Fool

April 1 on Moose Mountain
Click for a closer look of you dare.

April Fools? Not really. While it looks as if Dartmouth will be able to open the home baseball season on time down in the valley, it's a little different up here on the shoulder of Moose Mountain.

A steady drizzle a couple of days ago brought the snow pack down a bit, but there's still a long way to go. On the plus side, it's possible to see out of our "sun room" doors once again, although that was less a result of Mother Nature and more thanks to two sessions out there with a snow shovel. The temperature is supposed to be in the 40s most of the week and that should get the thaw started, although that brings its own challenge. Mud season will be here before you know it. That's always good for a few thrills :-0
Spring football begins on Memorial Field one week from today.
Former Dartmouth assistant Steve Cully, who has worked with the offensive line at Holy Cross for a couple of years, has officially been named the Crusaders' tight ends coach. LINK
The New Haven Register has a story about Clemson transfer Morgan Roberts getting the inside track on the starting quarterback position at Yale in his second year with the Bulldogs. Roberts seriously considered Dartmouth coming out of high school. LINK
If you head over to Durham, N.H., in the fall to watch Dartmouth take on perennial FCS powerhouse New Hampshire you'll be underwhelmed. Not by the Wildcats, but by their stadium. How the school has had the success it has enjoyed given what potential recruits see when they walk into the current "stadium" is hard to fathom. But that will be changing. Click here to visit the new UNH Stadium Central website detailing the $25 million project slated to open in late 2015.

Here's something from the UNH website you may not know:
New Hampshire College was originally situated in Hanover, N.H. Here it was in connection with Dartmouth College before moving to Durham in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson bequeathed land and money to further the development of the college. The state legislature then granted its new charter as the University of New Hampshire in 1923.
A loyal reader from the Left Coast shares a story about a high school senior who has been accepted at all eight Ivy League schools. That's no easy feat. I've heard of a few kids whose SAT and class ranking are even more impressive who were turned down at all of their Ivy League schools. LINK