Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Check It Out

Here's a view of Memorial Field shot yesterday. Click to enlarge.
There were a lot of bright guys at the golf outing Saturday as well as a few dummies who were showing off several of the 27 uniform combinations available to the Big Green this fall.
Former Dartmouth safety Garrett Waggoner will make his Canadian Football League debut Saturday when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers travel to Saskatchewan to take on the Roughriders. From a Winnipeg Free Press story prior to their final preseason game (LINK):
"I feel like I'm adapting to the Canadian game well," said Waggoner. "At first the field definitely felt different. The drops are different. A guy gets leverage on you and then is outside and it's like, 'Wow... that sideline is far.' But it's business as usual now. This is the football field. This is my home. I don't even think about that anymore.
"(The pre-season game) Friday will be a job interview. Nothing lives up to live bullets. Being out here on the field and on game day... you get an education real quick being out there doing it."
Waggoner figures to be a roster player when the season starts, backing up at linebacker where the Bombers plan to start a Canadian, and carving out a spot on special teams.
Waggoner did, in fact, make the 46-man roster.

The Blue Bombers play in 33,500-seat Investors Group Field on the University of Manitoba campus. It's a pretty neat looking facility. Check out this timelapse video to get a sense of the stadium on the 2013 day when they opened the field.

The Casper Star-Tribune has a feature on a 6-foot-2, 222-pound tailback from Jackson, Wyo., named Theo Dawson and says he holds offers from Wyoming, Air Force, Montana State and Dartmouth. Find the story HERE.
Several emailers have written in to point out that Central Connecticut has posted its game times and the Dartmouth contest in New Britain on Oct. 17 is slated for a noon kickoff. The game at Georgetown is also at noon.

The Memorial Field game times have not been released but it would be surprising if the Sept. 26 home opener against Sacred Heart is not a night game. Home or away, there could very well be at least one more non-traditional start time as well as a surprise. Stay tuned!