Thursday, June 09, 2016

Call This Texan A Marshal

Former Dartmouth center Jacob Flores is one of 11 undergraduate commencement marshals "selected by fellow students on the basis of good citizenship, enthusiasm, integrity, and positive impact on others."

The marshals were photographed in their favorite places on campus and Flores, not surprisingly, chose Memorial Field. In his statement he wrote:
“Dartmouth is one of best academic institutions in the world, but there are some things you cannot learn in the classroom. Memorial Field taught me how to get back up when you fall down, and how to put others before yourself in a team setting.”
A religion major from Arlington, Texas, Flores did indeed put the team first last year, playing center for the first time because that's where he was needed. His reward?

He was named to the All-Ivy League first team.

He won an Ivy League championship ring.

Oh, and one more thing. His play in the middle of the line earned him a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers.
Something perhaps you did not know and I did not remember until receiving a link this morning from a loyal subscriber and friend: Johnny Manziel's lawyer is former Dartmouth football player Jim Darnell '77.

He's mentioned in an ESPN story that begins this way:
Darnell at Dartmouth
"Johnny Manziel is holding out hope for a return to football in 2016, but one source close to him says he recognizes that window might be closing, making a possible 2017 comeback attempt more feasible.
"His immediate plans are to start getting ready for football," said Manziel's attorney Jim Darnell. "We're working on it."
Find Jim Darnell's bio HERE.
A few BGA readers have emailed asking if I know what's up with the Voy Ivy League sports message board. Sorry, but I don't know any more than you. I believe all the many Voy sites have gone dark and a Google search for the parent company resulted in dead ends.

Near the end of my days at the newspaper I did an interview with the moderator of the board (or perhaps it was the earlier Voy board?) and I tried to dig up his email to see what he could tell me, but I came up empty.

Those who miss the Ivy League football banter might feed their Jones by visiting the Any Given Saturday FCS board or the Championship Subdivision Football board.

Should the Voy board remain MIA don't be surprised if another Ivy board pops up.

If it's basketball you are most interested in, check out the BasketballU Ivy League board.

In the meantime, if I learn anything about the Voy issue, I'll let you know here.
Interesting story out of Tennessee where the University of Memphis allowed a reporter to ride along with a University of Memphis football assistant coach on a day of recruiting. Check out the story HERE.
They are just days away from graduating but 10 Dartmouth seniors joined coach Buddy Teevens in hiking to the 4,802-foot summit of New Hampshire's Mt. Moosilauke.

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