Sunday, May 04, 2014

A Look At Non-Conference Schedules

Here are the 2013 records of the non-conference opponents Ivy League teams will face this year. The 14 schools had a combined record of 62-102 last year.

Five opponents had winning records while nine had losing records.

A rebuilding Brown team plays the teams that had the worst composite record last fall (8-27), while Penn plays the teams that had the best composite record (23-13). The only other team playing opponents with a combined winning record is Cornell (18-16).

At 0-11, Princeton opponent Davidson edged 1-11 Albany (which will play Columbia) for the worst record among 2014 opponents.  At 12-2, Fordham (which will play Columbia and Penn) had the best record although 10-5 New Hampshire (which plays New Hampshire Dartmouth) went the furthest in the NCAA playoffs, making it to the national semifinals.

Brown (8-27)
Georgetown 2-9
URI  3-9
Holy Cross 3-9

Columbia (19-19)
Fordham 12-2
Albany 1-11
Monmouth 6-6

Cornell (18-16)
Colgate 4-8
Bucknell 6-5
Lehigh 8-3

Dartmouth (17-22)
Central Connecticut 4-8
UNH 10-5
Holy Cross 3-9

Harvard (10-25)
Holy Cross 3-9
Georgetown 2-9
Lafayette 5-7

Penn (23-13)
Jacksonville 5-6
Villanova 6-5
Fordham 12-2

Princeton (12-22)
San Diego 8-3
Davidson 0-11
Colgate 4-8

Yale (15-20)
Lehigh 8-3
Army 3-9
Colgate 4-8

The Dartmouth website has a look at yesterday's spring game featuring a photo of coach Buddy Teevens with new captains Stephen Dazzo and Sean Ronan. Check out BGA Premium for full coverage.
Not only was it SRO at yesterday's Ivy League Championship Series doubleheader split between Dartmouth and Penn on the softball diamond, but by late in the first game fans had to wait until others departed to get into the stadium. The rubber game for the Ivy League championship will be played today, weather permitting.

Also on tap in Hanover is the one-game baseball playoff between Dartmouth and Yale for the Red Rolfe Division title. The winner will go on to face Columbia, which won a playoff with Penn yesterday.

The forecast for the afternoon is, well, dubious.