Saturday, December 23, 2017

Saturday Stuff

First things first:

The Food Network's Baked in Vermont episode featuring Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens, his wife Kirsten and a small group of players will air this afternoon at 12:30 Eastern/9:30 Pacific. (Check yesterday's posting for more info.)
Incoming offensive line recruit Calvin Atkeson, a 6-foot-5, 305-pounder from Ravenscroft School, has been chosen to the (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer’s All-Metro football team. From the writeup (LINK):
Had offers from ACC schools but chose to play in the Ivy League at Dartmouth. Head coach Ned Gonet, who has coached the Ravens for 37 years, calls Atkeson the “most talented offensive and defensive lineman I have experienced.” Two-time NCISAA all-state selection and the defending NCISAA heavyweight wrestling champion. Made 41 tackles on defense with four for loss.
How cool is it that both starting fullbacks in the Pro Bowl are Ivy League products?

Harvard's Kyle Juszczyk was selected for his play in his first year with the San Francisco 49ers after four with the Baltimore Ravens and Brown's James Develin was chosen for how he has performed in his fifth year with the New England Patriots. Find the full rosters HERE.

Also chosen for the Pro Bowl were two players who have great familiarity with Dartmouth. The special teams selection for the AFC is Matthew Slater of the Patriots, who was a Big Green commit before choosing to attend UCLA. His wife went to medical school at Dartmouth. And one of the AFC quarterbacks is Russell Wilson, whose late father "Harry B." was a terrific player at Dartmouth and one of four brothers to attend the College. (Russell wrote about his father in the Player's Tribune HERE. Oh, and his uncle, Ben '73, addressed the team during a visit to practice this year.)
Fordham has hired Yale offensive coordinator Joe Conlin as its head coach. (LINK) For those of you always interested in these things (and judging by my email there are a lot of you) FootballScoop reports his "annual compensation is expected to be in the $300,000 range."
In other Patriot League news, Sherryta Freeman ‘01, a guard on two of Dartmouth's Ivy League championship women's basketball teams, is the new athletic director at Lafayette. (LINK)