•The FCS division of STATS, formerly known as The Sports Network, takes a spring look at the CAA, which will provide two of Dartmouth's opponents this fall. (LINK)
Of New Hampshire, the posting notes:
"The defense returns only four starters," and "There aren't as many questions on the offensive side with seven returning starters, although quarterback Sean Goldrich is gone."Of Towson, the posting notes:
"The Tigers have a veteran lineup, which returns 17 starters (nine on offense and eight on defense). The lineup features two-time 1,000-yard running back Darius Victor. ... Oregon transfer Morgan Mahalak isn't arriving until the summer, so Ellis Knudson and Heath Dahlgren hope to gain a foothold at quarterback."Green Alert Take: Add in an improving Holy Cross team featuring a four-year starting quarterback and no one should be knocking the quality of Dartmouth's non-league schedule this fall.
•With Ivy League basketball final joining the real world and starting a tournament the question I've been hearing is, "Can an Ivy League appearance in the FCS playoffs be far behind?"
The answer in a word: Yes. Unfortunately.
•There's a lengthy discussion about the Ivies and the FCS playoffs on the Any Given Sunday message board HERE.