Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Coming Soon

Dartmouth football will be on the field three weeks from today for the beginning of preseason.

The good news is that the year-old American Sports Network is scheduled to broadcast seven Ivy League football games this fall, including the season-ender between Dartmouth and Princeton from Memorial Field on Nov. 21. (LINK)

The not-so-good news is you whether you see the Big Green and Tigers square off on ASN may be dependent on where you live.

A loyal BGA reader emailed that his system doesn't carry ASN, something he discovered by inserting his zip code in a search box on the network's site. (Access the search box in the right-hand column of THIS PAGE. You may have to widen the page to find the box.)

The search box would have you believe that you won't be able to watch Dartmouth-Princeton in either Hanover or Princeton. Or Manchester. Or Boston, San Francisco or Los Angeles. But don't panic . . . yet.

As a young network, ASN is still reaching agreements around the country, and the hunch here is that the information provided by the search box will change.

Either way, the Ivy release points out that all games on ASN will be carried on the Ivy League Digital  Network.

The ASN site, by the way, has a story about Dartmouth's use of virtual reality training HERE and a poll asking who will win the Ivy HERE.
The New Haven Register has a quick look at the 2015 Yale football team with coach Tony Reno, and it's safe to say they are feeling fairly optimistic in Connecticut. (LINK) From the story:
The Bulldogs went 8-2 last year, flirting with their first Ivy League title since 2006. If they keep the upward trend going, an Ivy League title would be the natural next step.
On paper, this group could be as good as last season’s.
Dartmouth will play host to Yale in the Homecoming game on Oct. 10, one week after opening at Penn.
The Patriot League preseason poll has been released and it's not much of a surprise that Georgetown is firmly entrenched in the basement after going 3-8 a year ago, and posting just one winning season since 2000.

The 2015 PL poll looks like this:
1. Fordham 66 points (10 first-place votes)
2. Bucknell 63 (4)
3. Colgate 48
4. Lafayette 44
5. Lehigh 31
6. Holy Cross 29
7. Georgetown 13

Check out a story on the poll HERE. The Patriot League release also has a link to the PL yearbook, which features full page looks at each conference team.
Football Scoop has a story and 30-second video building on a Michigan athletics Tweet saying, "For the first time in collegiate athletics…virtual reality will be used for recruiting." (LINK)

Green Alert Take: The folks at Michigan better hurry if they really want to be the first because a certain Ivy League school is already in the race ;-)

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