Tuesday, November 22, 2016

More From Saturday, All-Ivy On Tap

From the Dartmouth football office:

Ivy League honor roll for the final week of the season:

Jack Heneghan, Dartmouth (Jr., QB – Atherton, Calif.)
30-46-2, 314 Yds., 65.2 Completion %, 1 TD; 8 Rushes, 27 Yds., 3.4 Avg., 1 TD

Eric Meile, Dartmouth (Jr., LB – Ramsey, N.J.)
8 Tckls., 9 Asst., 17 Total

Holy Moly, in the Saturday crush I overlooked the tackle totals and they were impressive. Meile's 17 in his home state was off the charts. Flo Orimolade closed out his career with 13 and Colin Boit chipped in 10.
Find a column on the game from the Princeton angle on TigerBlog.
We don't get HBO but if you do, tune in at 10 tonight for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which includes film from a Dartmouth practice and a talk with coach Buddy Teevens regarding head injuries in youth football.
Football All-Ivy League selections will be released this afternoon. Check back later today.

From a Dartmouth press release:
The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that GE Chairman & CEO Jeff Immelt, a member of the Dartmouth Class of 1978, will be recognized with the 2016 NFF Legacy Award during the 59th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Dec. 6 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The NFF Legacy Award, established in 2007, honors individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions to the NFF and/or embody its mission.
Speaking of Immelt, he and Olympic runner Abbey D’Agostino ’14 were two of the four recipients of New Englander of the Year awards earlier this month. Also honored were R. Nicholas Burns, Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School who has served on the National Security Council staff under two presidents, and Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island's first woman governor. Find a story on the Dartmouth recipients HERE.
The Mobile Virtual Player drew rave reviews at a high school in Massachusetts. From a story in the Worcester Telegram:
Each dummy, called a Mobile Virtual Player Drive or a MVP for short, stands about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs a little more than 180 pounds. They’re the world’s only motorized, self-righting, mobile training dummy. 
MVPs travel 18 miles an hour and can cover 40 yards in five seconds. Ryan McManus, MVP director of marketing, said the dummies are actually a bit slower than the original prototype, which was a bit too fast. 
Injuries have reduced the Holy Name roster from 40 players to only 28 so coach Jim Romeo invited McManus and MVP president and CEO John Currier to demonstrate two dummies at practice. Romeo was quickly convinced that he wanted to order at least one dummy despite the $8,000 price tag.
You may have been disappointed by Dartmouth's season, but be glad you are not a Rutgers fan. As we were battling snow on the drive away from the Penn State-Rutgers game Saturday, That Certain '14 pulled up a stat on her phone that was hard to believe. The Scarlet Knights not only have been shut out, 303-0, in their four games against Penn State, Michigan State, Ohio State and Michigan, but they have been outgained 2,258 yards to 382 by the four schools, all in their division.
And finally, here's what Griff The Wonder Dog and I spotted this morning down the driveway from here on the shoulder of Moose Mountain. This one is worth clicking to see larger ;-) The ski area disappearing into the clouds on the right is Killington-Pico. Also visible this morning were trails on Okemo, Ascutney and even Stratton Mountain.

Click photo to enlarge.