Sunday, March 11, 2018

Still More Snow And Ice

Freshman Katharine Ogden of Landgrove, Vt., won her second – and Dartmouth's fourth – individual national championship on the final day of the NCAA's at Steamboat Spring, Colo., capturing the 15K freestyle. She also won the 5K classical. Earlier in the week, sophomore Tanguy Nef won the slalom and senior Brian McLaughlin the giant slalom.

The four individual championships helped Dartmouth finish third in the team competition. The top five schools and their point totals:

1. Denver 603
2. Colorado 563
3. Dartmouth 448.5
4. Utah 385.5
5. Vermont 330
The Dartmouth men's ice hockey team will play the deciding game in its ECAC quarterfinal series with Harvard today after the Crimson took yesterday's game, 7-1, to even the series at 1-1. Dartmouth  won Friday's opener, 4-1. Today's game from Cambridge will be carried on NESN at 5 p.m.
Jay Greenberg has a terrific look at how former Princeton quarterback Chad Kanoff might have been viewed at his Pro Day in the Tigers’ bubble HERE. Columbia also had a Pro Day in its bubble. (LINK). No idea if Penn is using its bubble for a Pro Day for receiver Justin Watson, but it is being used for spring practice, which began Feb. 26. Lots-o-bubbles, no?
The STATS look at CAA football in the spring includes this:
A 15th straight appearance in the FCS playoffs appears to be a formality for the (New Hampshire) Wildcats. With 18 returning starters (eight on offense and 10 on defense), they may surpass last year's run to the national quarterfinals. Senior quarterback Trevor Knight is coming off a breakout season . . .
New Hampshire is not on the Dartmouth schedule this fall but barring a change, the incoming freshmen will play UNH in Durham on Oct. 16 of their senior year.
The Ivy League basketball tournaments, each featuring the top four teams in the standings, finish today.

Yesterday it was the Harvard men blowing out Cornell, 74-55, and Penn pounding Yale, 80-57. Harvard and Penn will play today at noon on ESPN2. Harvard and Penn are co-Ivy League champions with the tournament deciding only the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

On the women's side it was former Dartmouth standout and assistant coach Courtney Banghart's Princeton team taking the measure of Yale, 78-57, and Penn edging Harvard, 57-52. Princeton and Yale will play on ESPNU at 4 p.m. today for the right to go to the NCAA's. Princeton won the Ivy League title.

The tournament is being played at the Palestra on the Penn campus.