Monday, June 22, 2015

Fresh Look At Freshmen

Through the wonders of email the morning brings you a shot of seven members of the incoming freshman class joined by Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon at the Big Green's Ivy League Championship Series win over Penn on the day of the Green-White Game last month.

In the front row are twin offensive linemen Patrick and John Kilcommons.

Joining President Hanlon in the second row are linebacker Jake Moen and offensive lineman Zach Sammartino.

One more row back are punter Jack Katzman, quarterback Darryl Mobley Jr., and quarterback Vito Penza. West Point alum Jim Steiner, in the back left, will be a mentor of sorts for Mobley.

(Thanks for the photo!)
With the 2019 class set there will no doubt be prospective members of the next class on campus this week for the Buddy Teevens Football Camp.

The camp actually began yesterday with kickers, punters and longsnappers in town. Those who play other positions will invade Memorial Field over the rest of the week with a daily combine each morning at 9:15, practice starting at 10:20, and the day's activities wrapping up at 4:30.
Speaking of recruiting, how wide is the net that Dartmouth casts looking for players? At Saturday's semiannual Friends of Dartmouth Football meeting Big Green coach Buddy Teevens said the football office has a database with the names of 30,000 players in it.

Buddy Teevens addresses the Friends meeting Saturday.
And finally . . . we can breathe easy here on the shoulder of Moose Mountain. The computer was fired up, the Ticketmaster site was loaded, the credit card information was checked, the student ID number was at the ready and everything went like clockwork at 7 a.m. as Penn State football tickets went on sale at 7 a.m. for rising seniors and graduate students. Student tickets sell out fast, but That Certain Nittany Lion senior will be in the student section again this fall, standing and roaring from pregame until the final whistle. In case you are wondering, it's $218 for seven home games in the student section.