Monday, March 05, 2018

Monday Musings

It's hardly been a secret around the Dartmouth football program that wide receivers coach Jerry Taylor Jr., and running backs coach Steve Thames are moving on to other jobs. While there have been no announcements at their new schools, they are no longer on the Dartmouth roster or coaches pages. Several emailers have asked about that, so this is by way of confirming they are indeed moving on.

Daily visits to the websites for the football programs at the schools the two coaches are joining continue to come up empty and rather than jeopardize their standing at the new schools I'll just keep checking and post links when official announcements are made. Thanks for understanding.
This is kind of cool and I somehow missed the football connection until noticing it in a Bernews story out of Bermuda.

When Dartmouth's Justin Donawa won the triple jump at the 2018 Heps at Leverone Field House, he became the first Big Green student-athlete to win an Ivy League team title (he was on the Dartmouth championship soccer team) and an individual sport title since defensive lineman Adam Nelson '97 played on the undefeated '96 Big Green and won the shot put. Nelson, of course, went on to win (belatedly) an Olympic gold medal in the shot for the 2004 Games.
Congratulations to the Dartmouth men's ice hockey team for outlasting St. Lawrence, 2-1, in the rubber game of the first round of the ECAC playoffs yesterday afternoon. Fifth-seeded Dartmouth (15-15-2) will now visit fourth-seeded Harvard in a best-of-three series Friday and Saturday nights, with a final game Sunday afternoon if needed. Harvard swept the regular-season series between the teams, 5-0 and 4-1, but has dropped its last two games to Brown and Yale.
There are a lot of smiles around Hanover and in the alumni community with news that the college will not significantly expand the size of the undergraduate student body. The Dartmouth has the story.