Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Screen Gem

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Dartmouth Coach Buddy Teevens drew quite the crowd Tuesday when a crew filming for the CBS Sports show Engineering the Perfect Season interviewed him at practice. That film session came one day after the Discovery Channel had a crew documenting the MVP robotic tackling dummy in action.

Speaking of the MVP and the media, while BGA was on sabbatical at the start of August the six-chapter Bleacher Report exploration of the MVP and the no-tackling-each-other edict in practice came out. It's several thousand words and well worth the read. Find the Bleacher Report, uh, report HERE.

As long as we're on the MVP, the North Hawaii News has a quick blurb about the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Alumni Speaker Series and set to make a presentation is Elliot Kastner '13, the former Dartmouth defensive lineman who is largely responsible for the MVP. His talk will be entitled:
“Mitigating Sub-Concussive Head Trauma in Contact Sports Through the Use of Improved Technology and Technique.”
More than 100 of these signs promoting Dartmouth's opener have popped up around the Upper Valley. Memorial Field will be hopping on Saturday night as Dartmouth and UNH battle for New Hampshire supremacy in the Granite Bowl.
Looking for a little more background on Dartmouth's opening-day opponent? The full University of New Hampshire football media guide is available HERE.

On the subject of media guides, the Ivy League's guide should be available HERE soon. Still waiting for the first Ivy League weekly press release but that will be available HERE.
Dartmouth Coach Buddy Teevens is on record supporting an 11th game for Ivy League teams. While the Ivies are stuck at 10 the Ohio Valley and Southland conferences have submitted a proposal to the NCAA to allow FCS schools to schedule a 12th game. Check out the thinking behind adding another game and its lukewarm reception HERE.