Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Video Wednesday

Pro Day behind him, former Dartmouth receiver Emory Thompson has posted his senior highlight video. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Thompson caught 28 passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns last fall in addition to rushing 11 times for 63 yards. On his career he had 65 grabs for 693 yards and four touchdowns. He was also an important contributor on special teams with seven solos and 10 tackles total.
Former Dartmouth defensive line coach James Jones is featured in a Northern Colorado video linked to on the football site at Cal Poly, where he will coach this fall. Find the post HERE.
With Villanova's win over Michigan in the books, ESPN ranked every NCAA men's basketball champion since 1939. Why mention that here? Because the 80th and lowest-ranked team is the 1944 Utah Utes, which might ring a bell with some Dartmouth fans. Before explaining why, here's what the capsule about that Utah team said:
Coach Vadal Peterson's team featured Arnie Ferrin, and the Utes received an NCAA bid only after an auto accident injured enough members of the Arkansas team to force the Razorbacks to decline their invitation.
Dartmouth folks may find the Utah mention interesting because he Utes claimed the NCAA championship in Madison Square Garden with a 42-40 overtime win against Dartmouth in the final. The Big Green forced the OT when Dick McGuire hit a desperation set shot with seconds remaining. Because of the war, Dartmouth's lineup featured players like Dick McGuire from St. John's as well as NYU star Harry Leggat and Cornell's Bob Gale.

The Big Green defeated Catholic (63-38) and Ohio State (60-53) to advance to the finals. Utah had already played in the postseason, dropping its opener in the NIT, which at the time was the higher regarded tournament.

Learn a little more about the game HERE.

Here are some video highlights (Dartmouth is in the darker uniforms):