Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Wags Kicking It Off

Garrett Waggoner sees his first preseason action with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers when they face the Toronto Argonauts tonight. CLICK HERE to pull up this interview, which labels the two-time All-Ivy League safety a linebacker.
More from the BGA Premium previews I've spent time on between deadlines . . .

Dartmouth's record against Ivy League opponents over the past five years:

5-0 vs. Columbia
5-0 vs. Cornell
5-0 vs. Princeton
3-2 vs. Brown
3-2 vs. Yale
1-4 vs. Penn
0-5 vs. Harvard

Here is the current streak for Dartmouth against each opponent:

6 wins vs. Columbia
6 wins vs. Cornell
5 wins vs. Princeton
3 wins vs. Yale
2 wins vs. Brown
1 win vs. Penn
11 losses vs. Harvard

The Patriot League has chosen Jennifer Heppel, associate commissioner for governance at the Big Ten, as its next executive director. (LINK)
A couple of notes out of the Northeast Conference, which will provide Dartmouth with two opponents (Central Connecticut and Sacred Heart) this year.

Bryant College in Rhode Island is going to erect an indoor practice building that will feature a full 100-yard turf field. The school will also be adding, a "10,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed Bulldog Strength and Conditioning Center that will sit in one end zone of Bulldog Stadium." (LINK)

Dartmouth and Bryant play in a number of sports but have not faced off on the football field.
While NEC member Wagner is playing up this fall with games at Rice and BYU, it's scheduling down in 2016. A Football Scoop note says the Seahawks are looking for a Division II opponent for Sept. 3 or 17 a year from now.

Dartmouth and Wagner have not played each other in football.

Wagner will be coached this year by Jason Houghtaling, a longtime assistant at the school who spent the 2013 season as the offensive coordinator at Cornell. He replaced Walt Hameline, who went 223-139-2 while shepherding the school from the Division III ranks to the FCS from 1981-2014.