Thursday, December 22, 2016

More Dartmouth-UNH Reaction

Enthusiasm for the Dartmouth-New Hampshire football series in recent years has been much stronger on the Seacoast than in Hanover. With the announcement that the state's only Division I football teams will play a four-game series beginning with an Oct. 16, 2021 game in Durham the UNH Insider has reaction from the New Hampshire side HERE.

From the story:
UNH football coach Sean McDonnell: "Nobody knows where everybody will be when we get to (2021). But when we do, it's an easy trip for both schools and an easy trip for their support people and fans and everyone else. In the end, I just think it's the right thing to do for college football and especially for college football in New England."
UNH AD Marty Scarano: "I think it's fabulous. It's fabulous for the fans of football in the state as well. I'm appreciative of the fact (Dartmouth athletics director) Harry Sheehy and the administration at Dartmouth find it of equal value and we're delighted we worked out this four-year series and hopefully it goes through perpetuity."
Steve Metcalf, UNH deputy athletics director: "Dartmouth and UNH continue to play each other in I think every sport that the two of us have. We have a great relationship with their administration. They're just great colleagues. Generally scheduling between the two institutions is very agreeable and is easy. We just had to go back and forth and find good dates."
Dartmouth won this year's matchup with a UNH team that finished No. 22 in the STATS poll, 22-21. The Dartmouth release about the future series with UNH can be found HERE.
Pennsylvania's Morning Call has a story about former Princeton standout John Garrett being named new head football coach at Lafayette of the Patriot League. According to the story Joel Lamb, offensive coordinator/quarterback coach at Harvard, and James Perry, OC/QB coach at Princeton, were among the other finalists.
The Tracy Press in California writes about a tight end at West High whose "football skills" and "academic work gained him a scholarship offer for Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, an NCAA Division I Ivy League school." Find the story HERE