Wednesday, September 21, 2016

More UNH

Spotted this on social media. Things worked out a little better in the Upper Valley than out in Happy Valley where the mantra a couple of years ago was, "Dominate the State."
A writer for the Manchester Union Leader leads off his column this way:
Dartmouth College has a quarterback. But we had to wait until about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday to fully understand that.
The Roar Lions blog down at Columbia also was impressed with the clutch play the Big Green got at quarterback, writing:
Dartmouth's 22-21 win over New Hampshire seems most significant because of the play of QB Jack Heneghan. 
A BGA reader with upper pay tier TV service reports again that Fox Sports East will be replaying the Dartmouth-UNH game tonight and again Friday at 9 a.m.
Teams of local interest in the STATS weekly poll:
23. Colgate
28. Harvard
34. Dartmouth
38. New Hampshire
39. Towson

And in the FCS Coaches Poll:
19. Harvard
21. Colgate
39. Dartmouth
43. Towson
46. New Hampshire
Here's what the wise guys are saying as of this morning:

Harvard by 16 over Brown
Yale by 9 over Cornell
Dartmouth by 8 over Holy Cross
Fordham by 6 over Penn
Lehigh by 2 1/2 over Princeton
Georgetown by 2 over Columbia
And . . .
New Hampshire by 20 over Rhode Island
Towson has a bye.
Massey's computer prediction for Saturday:
Dartmouth 31, Holy Cross 21

Chances of winning this week according to Massey:
Harvard 82 percent, Brown 18 percent
Dartmouth 75 percent, Holy Cross 25 percent
Yale 70 percent, Cornell 30 percent
Lehigh 52 percent, Princeton 48 percent
Georgetown 55 percent, Columbia 45 percent
Fordham 62 percent, Penn 38 percent

As of this week Massey sees Dartmouth finishing 9-1 with these chances of winning remaining games:
at Holy Cross 75 percent
Penn 74 percent
at Yale 82 percent
Towson 77 percent
at Columbia 92 percent
Harvard 48 percent
at Cornell 93 percent
Brown  83 percent
at Princeton 77 percent

Green Alert Take: Doncha just wish it was that easy?
If you didn't see the lengthy Chicago Tribune story on Kyle Hendricks, do take a look HERE. Dartmouth baseball coach Bob Whalen figures prominently in the terrific piece about the Cubs' Cy Young candidate.
And finally, Dartmouth has hired its first Kathy Slattery Phillips Undergraduate Intern. Maya-Simone Moten will serve in the position that honors the late Slattery Phillips, who was the college's SID for 24 years and spent three decades working in Dartmouth's sports info office. From a press release:
Former Dartmouth President James Wright said, “Kathy brought energy and enthusiasm and professionalism to everything she did. She cared deeply about student athletes, the coaches and the Dartmouth athletic programs.”
Those characteristics led to a small group of former colleagues, mentees, alumni, industry peers and friends coming together to create an endowment fund in Kathy's memory, with the annual income designated to support this undergraduate internship in her name.
Green Alert Take: It was Kathy who brought me to Dartmouth and who helped smooth the road in front of me when I had the whacky idea of starting BGA. I will be forever grateful to her and to the friends who helped honor her in this way, as well as with a plaque in the Memorial Field press box.