Thursday, September 22, 2016

Watch Holy Cross Game FREE

For those of you who can't make it to Saturday's game at Holy Cross, you are in luck. The game will be videostreamed free of charge. From the Holy Cross notes:
Live video streaming of all 2016 Holy Cross regular season home football games will be available over the internet through Crusader Vision. The package, done in association with Campus Insiders as part of the Patriot League Network, is available free of charge. To view games through Crusader Vision, visit ‘’.
For a direct link to watch the Dartmouth-Holy Cross game CLICK HERE at gametime.

The Dartmouth call of the game with Adam Giardino and Wayne Young can be heard live HERE.

The Holy Cross radio call of the game will be available HERE. Calling the game will be old friend Dick Lutsk, who did Dartmouth games for several years.
Find the full Holy Cross notes for the Dartmouth game HERE.
The Ivy League's weekly notes are available HERE. Last night's BGA Premium began with Dartmouth Coach Buddy Teevens' thoughts on continuing the series with Holy Cross (he's a fan of the idea) as well as what he thinks about playing other Patriot League teams.

The Ivy notes include this summary of the Ivy League's record against Patriot League teams over the past five years:
Ivy League vs. Patriot League2011 7-9
2012 8-8
2013 8-7
2014 7-7
2015 9-6
Total 39-37
The Yale Daily News has a piece detailing the Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group predicting the Ivy League football race. (LINK)

Here are the percentage chances they worked up for teams to win the title:
Harvard 68.1
Dartmouth 45.0
Penn 12.8
Yale 3.4
Princeton 2.8
Brown  1.5
Columbia 0.05
Cornell 0.02
Green Alert Take: Their first mistake was using the Sagarin Ratings.
The Chicago Tribune has a story about 6-foot-3, 185-pound Lake Forest Academy quarterback Keelan Laidlaw that includes this:
Laidlaw is from Saskatoon, Sask., where he played hockey but stuck with football as a renegade Canadian. He came to Lake Forest Academy to get better at football and to help prepare him for the next level.
In the summer of 2015, Laidlaw attended a football camp at Dartmouth, where a coach told him he needed a year of seasoning in the states before colleges would take a serious look at him.
Speaking of quarterbacks, former Dartmouth defensive coach Joe Moglia apparently has a shortage of them at Coastal Carolina. Craig Haley writes this for STATS:
Coastal Carolina has gotten creative to fill a shortage at quarterback on the depth chart.
Graduate student Tyler Chadwick, a starter on the Chanticleers' national championship baseball team this year, has joined the roster and will begin practicing with the football team, coach Joe Moglia said Wednesday. In addition, two true freshmen who were high school quarterbacks, Jordan McRae and Ryan Lee, have moved over to the position from linebacker and wide receiver, respectively.

Headline from an Ivy League release:
 The Ivy League Advocates to Limit Early Recruiting of Prospective Student-Athletes
From the release:
The Ivy League, continuing its commitment to a student-centered model of Division I athletics, has proposed NCAA legislation to allow prospective student-athletes more time in the recruiting process to make the important decision of where to attend college.
“The pressure on prospective student-athletes to commit to a specific college earlier and earlier is a national issue,” said Executive Director Robin Harris. “It causes stress for prospects and their families, as they are often asked to make a life-altering decision as high school freshmen or sophomores, and sometimes even before they have started high school.
“Our goals are to elevate the national conversation about the negative effects of early recruiting, and to challenge the NCAA membership to change the culture of recruiting that forces prospective student-athletes to verbally commit before they are academically, athletically, or emotionally ready to make their college choice.”