Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In The News

A three-minute video about the impact Dartmouth football has had on their lives features former Big Green players Clayton Smith '05, Bronson Green '14, Jay Fiedler '94, and Ryan Spayde '94.
From the Star-Telegram in the Dallas Metroplex:
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones led a first-of-its-kind “Football Summit” at The Star on Tuesday. Seventeen influential football minds joined Jones for three hours to address concerns about the game, identify strategies to grow the game and communicate the benefits of the game. . . . 
Among those attending the "Summit" was a certain former Dartmouth player featured prominently in the Star-Telegram story:
“There’s kind of a lot of conversation about how do you bridge the sport from when a young boy first starts playing all the way up through high school and then to college,” said Jeff Immelt, the chairman and CEO of General Electric who played football at Dartmouth.
“How should the rules be different? How do you play seven-on-seven or change the size of the field and make it safer and more let’s say contextually appropriate as the time goes on in terms of how you elevate yourself into the game?
“Then, how do you a better job of outreach in the communities with mothers and linking them up with coaches on what’s the right way to think about the safety of the game and the physical fitness of the game and things like that.”
Speaking of the future of football, the Mobile Virtual Player made an appearance at the American Football Coaches Association convention earlier this month:

Pictured from left to right are Elliot Kastner '13, Rod Fletcher TU '86, John Currier '79, Buddy Teevens '79, Ryan McManus '15 and David Shula '81.
Graduating Dartmouth safety and NFL prospect Charlie Miller gets a little hometown press HERE.
Incoming defensive back Darren Stanley of Conway, S.C., is featured in a story posted by Myrtle Beach Online. From the story:
According to the Tigers standout, what really made a difference to him was what he could achieve at Dartmouth, as well as beyond his days at the school.
“The thing that made me commit to Dartmouth was the quality of people there and all of the connections I could have being a Dartmouth grad,” Stanley said. “The people at Dartmouth definitely make the school a great place and environment for a young man like me to succeed.
“This was too good of an opportunity to pass up for not only myself, but my family and other people I inspired to come to Dartmouth or any Ivy League school. (Dartmouth) made me feel like I have a purpose in life, not only in football but in academics also.”
Dan Nichol, who served as Dartmouth's strength and conditioning coach in 2006-07, has been named head of that department by new Minnesota head coach PJ Fleck. Nichol had worked under Fleck at Western Michigan. (LINK)
A terrific win last night for Dartmouth men's hockey (7-8-3, 4-5-2 ECAC), which erased a  2-0 deficit to knock off No. 6 Harvard (11-5-1, 7-4-1 ECAC) before 1,579 at Thompson Arena. The Big Green is now 2-0-2 in Ivy League play while Harvard is 3-1.
Also in the headlines is Dartmouth men's basketball coach Dave McLaughlin, subject of a Brockton Enterprise story under the headline, Former Stonehill coach David McLaughlin looks to turn Dartmouth around. Dartmouth is 3-11 overall (0-1 Ivy) but 3-2 in its last five games.