Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Digital Update

Dalyn Williams
As old friend TigerBlog knows, I very much miss printed media guides that will last forever, unlike digital pages that can be lost to technology changes or can be impossible to access without Internet access.

That said, there are very real advantages to electronic media, and perhaps the most valuable is the ability to add or correct information on the fly.

Case in point are the bios from Dartmouth football's storied Class of 2016, which have all been updated. Here's just the intro to the updated Dalyn Williams bio:
Signed a free agent deal with the Chicago Bears ... completed his four seasons at Dartmouth with the following career records (and career Ivy rank): 7,458 passing yards (6th); 62.7 completion percentage (6th); 620 pass completions (5th); 989 pass attempts (10th); 142.09 passing efficiency (6th); 4.3 TD-INT ratio; seven 300-yard passing games (tied for 6th); 8,952 total yards (3rd); 1,494 rushing yards by a quarterback ... also set the following program records: 67.5 completion percentage in a season (2014); 7.0 TD-INT ratio in a season (2014); 435 passing yards in a game; 453 total yards in a game ... second at Dartmouth with 56 career touchdown tosses ... won eight Ivy League weekly awards in his career (six Offensive Player, two Rookie) and three Gold Helmet Awards.
The summary of his senior season runs more than twice that long. Find Dalyn Williams' updated bio HERE.

To access the updated bios for all of Dartmouth's Class of '16 players, CLICK HERE.
The College Sports Journal continues its Ivy League previews with a look at Princeton, which it projects to finish fourth in the conference. Find a link to the Princeton preview HERE.

CSJ's predictions to date:
4. Princeton
5. Dartmouth
6. Brown
7. Columbia
8. Cornell
The Roar Lions Columbia football blog also looks at Princeton HERE.

(Editor's note: BGA Premium previews will not be posted until after the annual Ivy League media teleconference early next month.)
Could injury concerns lead to kickoffs being eliminated in college football before long? A CBS Sports column seems to be suggesting it could happen.
Dartmouth graduate Kyle Hendricks '12 is pitching like the ace of the Chicago Cubs' staff. From a CSN Chicago story:
With six shutout innings in Friday's win over the Texas Rangers, Hendricks now has a 2.41 ERA on the season, behind only Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner among qualified MLB starters.
From another CSN story about Hendricks:
Dartmouth College head coach Bob Whalen – whose late father, “Chick,” had been a longtime scout for the Pirates – noticed the projectable pitching frame and the levers and athleticism to repeat a delivery during a showcase at Dodger Stadium.
And if you are into all the metrics now being used in sports, check out a Wrigleyville breakdown of how Hendricks is getting it done. (Caution: The story or the graphics may give you a headache.)