Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Odds And Ends

Yale has joined the party and become the final Ivy League school to release its list of football recruits. (LINK)

As was reported in the Great Falls Tribune earlier this month, standout Montana running back Andrew Grinde is on the list. Grinde was expected to join the Elis last year but after reporting to New Haven opted instead to take a gap year.
The STATS site has a story about most of the top FCS teams returning their starting quarterback. From the story:
Two more programs that won conference titles need new starters. Northeast Conference co-champ Duquesne can insert Boise State graduate transfer Tom Stuart into the lineup. Ivy League co-champ Penn's starting job is uncertain as the other two returnees, senior Will Fischer-Colbrie and sophomore Tyler Herrick, have yet to appear in a game for the Quakers. Touted freshman Ryan Glover and Georgia transfer Nick Robinson factor into the picture.
Green Alert Take: Dartmouth isn't playing Duquesne this fall but it is playing fellow Northeast Conference member Sacred Heart. Interesting that the Ivies are aligning themselves a little more closely with a conference that takes graduate transfers.

Green Alert Take II: At least one BGA reader will get a kick out of Penn quarterback Ryan Glover being "touted." The only thing he'd like more would be if Glover were "highly touted."
Jack Daly '84, who held the Dartmouth career receptions record when he graduated and still holds the record for yards receiving in a game (219 on nine catches against Colgate) has been elected to the Clinton County Mariners Hall of Fame – for baseball – per the Press Republican (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) From the story:
Following a record-setting career, Daly was signed by the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and drafted by the Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League.
And this:
Daly is a member of the Peru Central School and Dartmouth College Halls of Fame.
For what it's worth, Dartmouth doesn't actually have an official Hall of Fame. It does have the Wearers of the Green, sort of an unofficial hall.
Another story about Jaret Pallotta committing to UMass mentions that his brother Jake is a Dartmouth quarterback. (LINK) From the story:
... (W)ith Dartmouth as an Ivy League school, the Big Green play their games on Friday nights and that means his parents would be able to drive to Dartmouth for a Friday night game and come down to UMass for his game the next day.
That could happen, but except on extremely rare occasions (such as this year's game at Fenway Park) the Big Green doesn't play on Friday nights. Should Dartmouth be chosen for a TV game this fall, it might have another Friday game this year.