Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday, Monday

WCAX, the CBS affiliate in Burlington, Vt., stopped by Dartmouth football practice last week and has posted a short video on its web page. (LINK)

Along with the clip there's a story that includes this from coach Buddy Teevens talking about the hole left by the graduation of Ivy League defensive player of the year Flo Orimolade:
"We'll miss him. His personality.  His sense of humor.  Obviously, his play and productivity.  But, we've got other guys stepping up.  We've got Jake Moen, a young guy who's coming along. Jack Traynor has been very very solid for us. Eric Meile as well.  So, we'll find a replacement. It won't be him, but it will be someone like him."
Introducing the WCAX report is sports anchor Mike McCune '92, an All-Ivy League offensive lineman under Teevens.
A story posted by Boston public radio station WBUR under the headline This Teacher's Mission Is Readying Minority Students For Calculus Class begins with a visit from former Dartmouth football player Elliot Kastner, who explains to a class the math and physics behind "the many failures that led to his developing a tackling robot now used for football practice in the NFL and the NCAA."

Find the story HERE.
Our local daily has a story about the new "refueling station" for athletes in the Berry Sports Center  where football players and others can grab healthy "Smoothies, fruit, nuts, cheese sticks, hard-boiled eggs and energy bars," and more to help recharge their batteries.

It's hard to identify him but the picture features defensive lineman Jackson Perry and the story quotes kicker David Smith. (LINK)
College football coaches can get pretty creative finding ways to inform walk-ons that they have earned a scholarship. New Minnesota coach PJ Fleck used an Easter egg hunt. See the story and a video HERE.
Former Dartmouth distance running and cross-country skiing standout Ben True broke his own American 5K road record on Saturday in the BAA 5K race in Boston. True, 31 and a resident of Hanover, narrowly missed a berth on the last U.S. Olympic team. Runners World has the story.
Dartmouth football begins the third week of spring practice Tuesday. Check BGA Premium for coverage.