Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Stuff

College Sports Journal has its second in a series of Ivy League football previews. No real surprise yet as CSJ follows its pick of Cornell at No. 8 with a familiar pick for the nether region of the Ivy League. Find a link to the preview HERE. The teaser to the piece:
Coming in at No. 7 is Columbia. They look better than they used to, but how much better are they really?
Dartmouth grad Alex Mooney '93 is flanked by Paul Gosar (left of Mooney), Brad Ashford  of Nebraska and Richard Hudson of North Carolina.
West Virginia Congressman Alex Mooney '93 and Nebraska's Brad Ashford co-chair the new Congressional Rugby Caucus, "a group of Members dedicated to promoting the sport of rugby in America and educating other Members about the health benefits of participating in the sport of rugby." They are joined by fellow Republicans Richard Hudston of North Carolina and Paul Gosar of Arizona in the Caucus.

Mooney played a little football before concentrating on rugby.
We watched Ben True '08 come up just short last night in his bid to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team in the 5000 meters. It was agonizing to see him miss a berth by less than a second and doubly agonizing when the camera zoomed in on his wife Sarah, a Hanover native and Middlebury graduate who had already punched her ticket to Rio in the Triathlon.

At 7:28 tonight Dartmouth product Abbey D'Agostino '14 will run in the finals of the women's 5000 with an Olympic bid on the line. The seven-time NCAA champion knows all about the drama of the Trials after missing a spot in the 2012 games in a photo finish. Her race tonight will be broadcast on NBC.

Also bidding for the Olympics tonight will be Norwich, Vt., product Andrew Wheating, discovered by former Dartmouth men's basketball coach Dave Faucher on the Kimball Union Academy soccer field. The two-time Olympian is in the 1500 at 8:20 p.m.