The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes about former Dartmouth quarterback Dan Rooney '12 and his evolving role with the Steelers. Dartmouth Coach Buddy Teevens is quoted saying:
"He was a worker. He was a grinder. That always resonated with me.
“He was injured a couple of times and only got a couple of game opportunities. From a quarterback standpoint, we put a lot on our guys. And he would mentor younger guys even if they were competing with him for playing time. He was a great team guy. He was always trying to improve. He’d say, ‘Coach, what do I need to do?’ And it was always about making the team better.”
•Sticking with the pro game, Cal Lutheran University writes about a speaking engagement next month featuring Kevin Demoff '99, executive vice president of football operations and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Rams. (LINK) Demoff helped call Dartmouth football games on the radio as a student and wrote about the team for The Dartmouth.
A release out of Cal Lutheran notes:
In his eighth year with the Rams, Demoff orchestrated the team’s move back to Los Angeles from St. Louis this year.Also from the story:
Demoff was recognized by the Sports Business Journal as one of its “Forty under 40” class members of 2016. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he received a bachelor’s degree in history and MBA from Dartmouth College.Demoff's right-hand man with the Rams is former Dartmouth safety Tony Pastoors.
Columbia's specialists are going viral – in a good way.
Check out both a banana split kick and also a little sleight of hand HERE.
And the William Tell act (in the screen shot above) HERE.
•With virtually all of the college football preseason magazines and sites having Harvard and Penn 1-2 (or 2-1 ;-) in their predictions, a Penn preview in Philly.com reminds us why with this nugget:
The last time that either Penn or Harvard didn't win at least a share of the crown was 2006.
•Sophomore Trevor Knight has been named New Hampshire's starting quarterback for the Saturday night opener at San Diego State. (LINK) Knight and UNH will provide the competition when the Wildcats invade Memorial Field for the 2016 opener two weeks from Saturday.
•It's back to work for the Dartmouth football team today with the first double-session of camp. A reminder that there will be stories posted on BGA Premium after both sessions today, with the first going online before the second even begins.
Yesterday was the first day without a practice since camp began and the afternoon was spent at nearby Storrs Pond. There were 70 photos posted on BGA Premium last evening from the festivities at the pond. Here's a sampling of some of the snaps (click 'em to enlarge 'em):