Monday, May 07, 2018

Earning A Shot

The Dartmouth has a story about quarterback Jack Heneghan signing with the San Francisco 49ers and safety Colin Boit earning a tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Also earning a mention is tailback Ryder Stone being drafted by the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. (LINK)
One of the newly elected captains of the 2018 Dartmouth football team shows up in the lede to an Illinois' Daily North Shore story:
New Trier graduate Matt Kaskey plays football at Dartmouth College. The junior is a 6-foot-7, 325-pound offensive lineman for the Big Green.
A considerably smaller member of the Kaskey family, Courtney Kaskey, is a 5-foot-7 senior middie for New Trier’s girls lacrosse squad. The University of Massachusetts-Amherst recruit, a 2017 Illinois High School Women’s Lacrosse Association (IHSWLA) all-stater, is running back-fast and middle linebacker-tough.
“Athletic family, competitive family,” says Trevians girls lacrosse Pete Collins, also an assistant varsity football coach.

On the day when the Green-White spring football game was taking place at Memorial Field, Dartmouth offensive lineman Sean Dowling was in Fullerton, Calif., with the rugby team. Spring champion Dartmouth built a 16-7 lead against fall champ University of Mary Washington before dropping a 38-30 decision for the national title. Scroll the DFRC Twitter feed (HERE) to see how the game against the "Mothers" went. has an opinion piece under the headline Concussion expert: Should we ban tackle football before the age of 12? (LINK)

The writer of the piece is identified as the author of the book, Ahead of the Game: The Parents' Guide to Youth Sports Concussion, and a look at the Amazon page for the book reveals it was published by Dartmouth College Press, an imprint of University Press of New England. (No mention of Dartmouth football or coach Buddy Teevens' non-tackling practices is included.)

The University Press of New England, by the way, is closing down. From an April 18 Dartmouth release:
UPNE was founded in 1970 as a consortium of institutions, including, over time, six to as many as 10 colleges and universities. In recent years, Dartmouth has employed all of the UPNE staff and the consortium was headquartered in Lebanon, N.H.
The press has become unsustainable to operate with only two member-institutions, says President Phil Hanlon ‘77. The UPNE Board of Governors voted yesterday to dissolve the consortium and close the press.