Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring (Football) Has Sprung

Another video with scenes from the first day of spring football, this courtesy of the office of sports publicity:

Penn receiver Conner Scott, whose brother Tanner Scott '11 was an All-Ivy League wide receiver at Dartmouth, will serve as a Quaker football captain as a fifth-year senior. LINK

From the Penn site:
Scott was limited to seven games last (year) and missed all of 2011 due to injury, but still ranks ninth all-time at Penn with 100 career receptions and is 10th in school history with 1,255 yards. He earned second-team All-Ivy status as a sophomore and led the Quakers in receiving last season.
Les Lawrence, who helped with the Dartmouth freshmen under John Lyons before first-year players were allowed to play with the varsity, has been named head coach at nearby Mascoma Valley Regional High School. LINK

You didn't know that the Ivies were late to the party allowing freshman eligibility? Check out this 1993 story from the Hartford Courant.
The third of 12 spring football practices will be held this morning on Memorial Field. Check BGA Premium tonight for full coverage.