Sunday, February 11, 2018

How About That?

A local Vermont weekly has a story about a high school freshman announcing Woodstock Union basketball games. One of the boy's mentors is veteran NBC news correspondent Robert Hager, a Dartmouth '60.

Then the big aha about Hager, who spent time in front of a microphone as a Woodstock student himself:
Hager continued his sports broadcasting career at Dartmouth, where he became the news and sports director for the college’s radio station. “I wrote and broadcast a daily news show, and I was the play-by-play announcer for Dartmouth football, basketball and ice hockey. When our basketball team got to the NCAA tournament twice in two years, I got to broadcast back to Hanover from Madison Square Garden, New York. Quite a thrill!”
FCS guru Craig Haley has a piece on the Athlon magazine site under the headline, Which FCS Conference Champs are in Trouble in 2018? He breaks the league races down into three categories:
• Heavy Favorites
• Still Solid
• Change On The Way?
Where does he place 2017 Ivy League champion Yale, whose only loss was at Dartmouth? Under the Still Solid heading. He writes:
The Ivy League turned wacky in 2017 and it might stay that way this year with a number of legitimate title hopefuls. The Bulldogs will bring back a lot of their offensive weapons.
Congratulations to Dartmouth men's basketball and coach David McLaughlin for last night's resounding 72-56 win over Princeton at Leede Arena. (LINK)

While the Big Green is a disappointing 1-7 in conference, five of those losses have been nailbiters. One was in overtime to Harvard and four others were by 1, 2, 3 and 3 points. The most lopsided Ivy loss was by 10 points.

Princeton is 3-5 in the Ivy League, losing conference games in the last week by 15, 16 and 17 points.