The Rams also signed defensive back Dominique Hatfield, an undrafted free agent from Utah who participated as a tryout player at last week’s rookie camp. The Rams waived linebacker Adefolarin Orimolade, an undrafted linebacker from Dartmouth.
•Former Dartmouth wide receivers coach Jarrail Jackson, who wrapped up his career as a record-setting wide receiver at Oklahoma in 1999, has finished his degree 18 years later with guidance from Teresa Turner, the Sooners' Director for the Student-Athlete Experience.
From a Sooner Sports story:
Jackson gradually earned credit hours toward his degree at his various stops. "I thought I had all my hours," Jackson sheepishly admitted with a laugh. "When Teresa told me I was one class short, I jumped on it and got it done. She got everything going and stayed on me. It's a big deal to get a degree, but I didn't want to draw any attention to it (by attending Friday's ceremony). I tried to keep it low-key. The only people who really knew about it were me and Teresa. I am happy I finished and it is a big accomplishment, but I didn't do it for any accolades. I'm looking at taking some master's classes and maybe do that."Congratulations, JJ!
•Message boards and stories are alive with the possibility of former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire transferring to Harvard.
Just one problem.
It's not going to happen if this from the Detroit Free Press back in November is correct (italics are mine):
Zaire will leave South Bend as a graduate transfer after he receives his degree in December and will be eligible to play next season. The Kettering, Ohio, native lost the Irish starting job to Deshone Kizer.Uhhh, the Ivy League does not allow graduate students to play varsity sports. Not even at their own school.
From Burnt Orange Nation:
Zaire would likely win the starting job (at Wisconsin) with relative ease.
The same can be said for Harvard, which loses senior Joe Viviano III, but the Crimson can’t offer the weekly exposure of playing on national television that Zaire may seek during his final collegiate season.Uhhh again. Viviano will be back.
•The latest story in STATS series about FCS programs playing FBS opponents this fall details Patriot League teams stepping up this fall. Dartmouth opponent Holy Cross will play Connecticut, Colgate will take on Buffalo and Fordham will play Army. (LINK)
Green Alert Take: Don't hold your breath for the STATS series to reach the Ivy League. If you do you'll be holding your breath until 2022 when Dartmouth is slated to play at Army.
•From today's installment of Believe It Or Not, check out this headline from Cosmopolitan, a magazine I never thought would be quoted in BGA:
Maybe Consider Applying to This College Which Is Adding a Lazy River for Student AthletesThe school is the University of Central Florida. Find the story and artist renderings of the Lazy River HERE.
•And finally, That Certain Dartmouth '14 is in the air this morning as she begins the first leg of the journey that will see the former Yellowstone ranger hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border this summer. The hike, which begins in the desert and then follows the spine of the Sierra and Cascade mountains, generally takes five months. She had been home for a week and I'm here to tell you it was really hard to say goodbye. And not just because it was 4:15 a.m. when she left for the airport.