Friday, July 22, 2016

Ivy Today, Ivy Yesterday

The Ivy League has a new (?) all-sports promotional video:

Curious what Sports Illustrated wrote prior to the first season of Ivy League football in 1956? Check out the story in the SI Vault HERE. (Getting a nod in the story is Dartmouth captain Bob Rex, still a regular at Big Green practices.)

While we're at it, the SI Vault also features a 1955 column under the heading:
The Question: As captain in a Rose Bowl game, do you believe that the Ivy League decision to ban spring football practice and postseason bowl games is good for football?
Find out what former Rose Bowl captains said at the time HERE.

The Manchester Union Leader took advantage of Thursday's Double-A baseball game between the Trenton Thunder and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to write a piece about Dartmouth football announcer Adam Giardino, in town as the voice of the Thunder. Giardino inherited the role from Bob Lipman, one of the Fisher Cats announcers. Find the Manchester Union Leader story HERE.

The current and past Dartmouth announcers will be reunited when Giardino makes the call for the Big Green and Lipman is on the mic for the University of New Hampshire in the showdown for Granite State bragging rights on the evening of Sept. 17 in Hanover.