Thursday, May 21, 2015

Still More Wags

The Winnipeg Sun chimes in on the Blue Bombers drafting Garrett Waggoner HERE. The story includes this about the Bombers surrendering their regular first-round draft pick to select the former Dartmouth standout:
Some might consider it a high price to pay, but the Blue Bombers ultimately decided it was worth it to surrender their first-round choice in 2016.
“When you get a chance to add a Canadian player with this kind of talent, you really need to do your due diligence and really do your homework and see if this is a guy you want,” said (Blue Bombers general manager Kyle) Walters. “It's hard not to really fall in love with him, the more you talk to him and the more film you watch. He's intelligent and he's not just a hard-working kind of guy, his testing numbers would have put him at the top of the class for this draft, which was a deep draft.
“It's an aggressive play, but a play we were prepared to make and we're glad that we got him.”

Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens and former standout Big Green receiver David Shula before they set off on their San Francisco-to-San Diego bicycle ride.

Green Alert Take: On my second cross-country bicycle ride I went up the West Coast. Teevens and Shula are smarter than I was ;-)
Saw this on FootballScoop:
Davidson is looking for a D-III game in 2016. We will either pay a guarantee or play a home and home…dates available are September 3rd, 17th & November 12th 2016.
Green Alert Take: I've been told in the past that Pioneer Football League teams play non-Division I opponents largely because there just aren't that many FCS teams they could play without traveling. Apparently that's not entirely the case . . .
From a Dartmouth release:
A total of 1,124 teams from across the NCAA Division I landscape were honored with Public Recognition Awards based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR). The total marks the highest ever in the decade since the NCAA began the program.
Once again, Dartmouth led the way with 26 teams earning recognition, marking the fourth straight year the college has topped the list.
The NCAA’s Public Recognition Awards have now been in existence since 2006 with the Big Green finishing in the top three each of the 10 years the honors have been bestowed. In that time, Dartmouth has a total of 234 awards, more than any other institution while Yale’s 215 rank second.
An NCAA release puts those numbers in perspective:
Dartmouth College had the most teams (26) recognized, followed by Brown University (19) and Bucknell University (19) and Stanford University (19). The Ivy League saw 110 teams recognized – the most of any conference – followed by the Patriot League (105), Atlantic Coast Conference (82) and Big Ten Conference (74).