Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Williams, Gorman Honored

Two football players were among the honorees at the college's annual  Celebration of Excellence.

Quarterback Dalyn Williams was presented with the Alfred E. Watson Trophy as Dartmouth's outstanding male athlete of the year.

The Timothy Wright Ellis 1955 Memorial Award, "given to a man showing extracurricular and scholastic drive, spirit, loyalty and amiability . . .  nominated and voted on by the captains of the men’s teams," went to wide receiver Daniel Gorman. (LINK).

I was looking around the bookstore a couple of days ago trying to find preseason football magazines (so I could sneak scans of the Ivy League predictions without buying the mags) but I came up empty. It's part of the price we pay for being a little, um, remote around here.

Fortunately, sharp eyes from a more centrally located area found the Sporting News issue. An email shared the venerable magazine's Ivy League prediction. It goes like this:

1. Penn
2. Harvard
3. Yale
4. Dartmouth
5. Brown 
6. Princeton
7. Columbia
8. Cornell

Green Alert Take: This is about how I expect most prognosticators will go. That said, I think there will be a lot of pundits who pick Dartmouth ahead of Yale, and Princeton ahead of Brown.

Sporting News predictions for Dartmouth's non-conference opponents:

New Hampshire was picked fourth in the CAA.
Towson was picked sixth in the same powerhouse conference.
Holy Cross was chosen third in the Patriot League.

(Thanks for sharing ;-)
Do you ever wonder How Quarterbacks Are Made? A recent MMQB piece on the Sports Illustrated site does a terrific job at sorting through quarterback demographics. Good reading HERE.
As long as we're at it, have you ever wondered what the deal is with the IMG Academy starting up, "America's Most Talented High School Football Team?" Here's the story:

Duke coach David Cutliffe found an interesting way to have walk-on defensive end Danny Doyle learn that he is being awarded a scholarship. Check out the quick video HERE.