Saturday, August 01, 2015

More Stadium

In town yesterday I stopped by to grab a few snaps of the work at Memorial Field only to realize I'd left the memory card for my camera on my desk. Oops. These pictures were taken with my iPod Touch.

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The classic outside of the stadium has been preserved, topped off with the addition of the brick-sided press box.

Even some of the Ivy has returned alongside the main entrance.
It's not dramatic but a lot of you have asked about rest rooms so here you go.
Not exactly sure what the long, narrow windows are for. At one point I believe they might have been  ticket windows. has a story about incoming linebacker Harris Farber, who will miss this season because of injury. (LINK)
Dartmouth will have a new radio/streaming digital video play-by-play caller this fall. Dick Lutsk has been selected to replace Bob Fouracre as the football and basketball voice at Holy Cross. (LINK)
Wayne Young '72 will return to the booth return as color commentator and an announcement of his broadcast partner should be forthcoming.

Green Alert Take: Dick Lutsk will be missed. He was always well-prepared and professional. I did the pregame show with him each week and he made it easy, even for someone more comfortable with the printed word. Best of luck, Dick.
The Shrine-Maple Sugar Bowl game pitting the top graduated seniors from New Hampshire against their counterparts from Vermont has traditionally been held at Dartmouth's Memorial Field. With the stadium construction project making Memorial unavailable, this summer's game will be played tonight at Castleton State College on the west side of Vermont. (LINK)

The only player on the current Dartmouth roster to play in the game is senior wide receiver Daniel Gorman, who played for the New Hampshire team. A receiver/punter/place kicker for New Hampshire, he set the Shrine Game record with eight extra point kicks in the 2012 game.

New Hampshire leads the all-time series, 46-13-2. The Granite Staters have won the past 14 games, outscoring Vermont along the way, 518-151. New Hampshire has won 24 of the past 26 meetings despite the Shrine board tweaking the rules every few years to try to make the games more competitive.