Monday, April 23, 2018

A Big Weekend

Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens spoke at Saturday's TEDxDartmouth event "Paradigm Shift" at Filene Auditorium. Here's part of his bio on the event web page:
Recently, he was named to the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport. He has also has been involved with the NCAA Summit on Concussive Head Injury, and the BIG 10 / Ivy Consortium on Concussive Head Injury. In 2016, he was asked to testify in front of Congress regarding football safety, and has been a member of multiple panel discussions on the topic including the Aspen Institute. The Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) appointed him to their Board of Directors in 2017. In conjunction with the Thayer School of Engineering, he has developed a mobile tackling robot that was designed to reduce player on player contact.
Here's a screenshot from the event Twitter page:

The first really nice day of spring was a great day for Dartmouth men's tennis, which defeated Princeton, 4-1, to win the Ivy League title for the first time since 1997 and just the third time ever. Dartmouth will claim the title outright if Cornell upsets Columbia this Saturday or will share it if the Lions prevail. Bragging rights belong to the Big Green either way, the result of a 4-3 win over Columbia in New York City. Dartmouth improved to 20-5 overall and 6-1 in the Ivy League and is ranked No. 27 in the nation. (LINK)
Congratulations also should go out to the Dartmouth men's rugby team for its overpowering 66-20 win over the Nevada Wolfpack in the Division IAA spring championship game in Greenville, N.C. The Big Green will now face fall winner Mary Washington University in Fullerton, Calif., on May 5 for the national championship. Dartmouth had advanced to the championship game with an 83-0 romp over Central Florida in the East Regional final.

Scroll midway down this story to find a paragraph about the IAA spring game.