Thursday, April 14, 2016

Nice Video

The first video out of the Dartmouth football offices since the start of spring practice has running backs coach Chad Nice showing his grasp of mathematics ;-)

According to the NCAA, the APR – Academic Progress Rate – "accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance."

Dartmouth finished second in the nation in APR with 19 teams gaining recognition. Big Green teams recognized:
Men’s Basketball
Men’s Cross Country
Football FCS
Men’s Golf
Men’s Ice Hockey
Men’s Lacrosse
Men’s Soccer
Women’s Basketball  
Field Hockey
Women’s Ice Hockey
Women’s Lacrosse
Women’s Rowing
Women’s Skiing
Women’s Soccer
Women’s Swimming
Women’s Tennis
Women’s Volleyball
Brown finished first in the nation for most sports recognized in the just-released report. Here are how many teams each Ivy League school had recognized:
1. Brown 21
2. Dartmouth 19
3. Penn 14
4. Yale 13
5. Columbia 12
6. Harvard 8
7. Princeton 7
8. Cornell 6
The Ivy League led all conferences once again in the number of teams recognized with the Patriot League, ACC and Big Ten following.

Green Alert Take: To be fair, the Ivy League has more teams than other conferences and without question that stacks the deck in the Ivies' favor. The percentage of a conference's teams that receive APR recognition might offer a better comparison, although the educated guess here is that the Ivy League would still be at, or very near the top with that formula as well.

Ivy League football teams receiving APR recognition:
With the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' first minicamp just over a week away, the wonderfully named 3 Down Nation takes a look around the CFL at Five potential breakouts and busts for 2016 and a familiar name makes an appearance. Under the Breakouts subhead (not the Busts) subhead for the entire leauge, is former Dartmouth safety Garrett Waggoner.

Here's the entry:
The Blue Bombers are without a first-round pick in the upcoming draft because of their selection of Waggoner in last year’s supplemental draft, and while he failed to live up to the hype last season, the future is still bright for the Dartmouth alum. With a year under his belt, and perhaps a larger role in the team’s defense, Waggoner could show why the Bombers were wise to select him.