Thursday, April 17, 2014

More Spring

Another video out of the Dartmouth football offices looks at "spring ball with the DBs." The first clip is a goal line interception by Troy Donahue, who makes the return and celebration documented by a GoPro camera ;-)

Googling around I stumbled across more coverage from the NFL's Tampa Regional Combine. In addition to the video previously cited on on BGA (LINK) the story out of Tampa included this on a Dartmouth pro hopeful:
Garrett Waggoner appeared, at least on the surface, to be among the most impressive prospects in attendance Saturday. At 6-foot-1, 225 pounds, Waggoner showed some skills that would have been competitive at the invitational NFL Combine in Indianapolis. He posted a 43-inch vertical and a 4.1 second shuttle run.
That vertical would have set him among the best of the best for safeties at the main Combine in Indianapolis. Waggoner, a first-team All-Ivy League player for Dartmouth last season, certainly seemed to do enough to earn an advancement to the Super Combine on April 12-13 in Detroit.
For the full story, click here. No word yet on what happened in Detroit.
Among those stopping by practice on Memorial Field yesterday was senior tailback Dominick Pierre, like Waggoner a pro hopeful. According to Dom, several teams have spoken with his agent since the Dartmouth Pro Day.
The NCAA has announced a rule change to protect quarterbacks from low hits. From the NCAA website (LINK):
The rule specifically covers a scenario in which a quarterback is in a passing posture with one or both feet on the ground. In that situation, no defensive player rushing unabated can hit him forcibly at or below the knee. The defensive player also may not initiate a roll or lunge and forcibly hit the quarterback in the knee area or below.
Away from the football field, a BGA follower sent along a link about the Gatorade Connecticut Boys Basketball Player of the Year heading to Dartmouth next fall. Joining the Big Green program will be 6-foot-9, 240-pound Alex Wolf of Greenwich. LINK

Check out his highlight video here. Find more information about Wolf on the New England Recruiting Report site.
Brown announced Monday that it was elevating women's rugby to varsity status. It will be the 11th women's varsity in the nation and second in the Ivy League. Harvard made women's rugby a varsity team last fall. LINK

Brown how has 38 varsity sports with 21 for women.

Green Alert Take: If you listen closely you might be able to hear wrestling coaches cheering.
The Big Green completes its revised Monday-Wednesday-Friday practice schedule tomorrow. Be sure to visit BGA Premium for full coverage of that and every spring session.