•Speaking of recruiting . . .
If you thought the emergence of Yale and a down season by Harvard (by the Crimson's lofty standards) meant they were rolling up the sidewalk in Cambridge, think again.
A Friend of BGA shared a link to a story under the headline, Pair of three-star QBs commit to Harvard within hours of each other. To put that in perspective, Jake Allen, the quarterback transfer Dartmouth is getting from Florida, was a three-star recruit.
•Catch former Dartmouth tailback Ryder Stone and the Montreal Alouettes tonight at 7 on ESPN2.
•The Hero Sports website is running previews of every FCS team. Due today is a look at Dartmouth.
Already posted are previews of:
To borrow from Mark Twain, reports of football's demise might be greatly exaggerated. With the addition of seven schools this fall a record 778 colleges will be playing the sport this year. Five more will join the ranks next year, including one from New Hampshire.
New teams this year courtesy of a news release issued by the National Football Foundation (LINK):
• Allen University — Columbia, S.C., NAIA, IndependentThe handful of schools kicking off a year from now include Rindge, N.H.'s Franklin Pierce, which will play in Division II.
• Alvernia University — Reading, Pa., Division III, Middle Atlantic Conference
• Wesleyan University — Marion, Ind., NAIA, Mid-States Football Association
• Keiser University — West Palm Beach, Fla., NAIA, Mid-South Conference
• Lawrence Technological University — Southfield, Mich., NAIA, Independent
• Ottawa University-Arizona — Surprise, Ariz., NAIA, Sooner Athletic Conference
• University of New England — Biddeford, Maine, Division III, Commonwealth Coast Conference