Dartmouth Football has been a pioneer of safety innovation for nearly a decade. With Coach Teevens at the helm, Dartmouth football eliminated all player-on-player tackling in practice. In 2016 they continued their safety mission by installing a Brock Shock Pad System for their Artificial Turf Field.
•The announcement of the next class in the Greater Syracuse Hall of Fame included a familiar name. From a Syracuse.com report:
Jake Crouthamel: Former Syracuse University athletic director who oversaw the construction of the Carrier Dome and the expansion of many programs and facilities. He was also one of the founding figures of the Big East conference. Crouthamel was an outstanding football player at Dartmouth and was the first player signed by NFL's expansion Dallas Cowboys. As a football coach he led Dartmouth to three consecutive Ivy League championships.
•There's always a chance when the offspring of a former Dartmouth standout turns out to be a national recruit that Dartmouth might steal one. While early reports suggested the Big Green was on the radar screen of a top quarterback it was not to be as this one will play at Missouri after graduating a year from now. From a Dayton (Ohio) Daily News story under the headline, Alter’s Connor Bazelak, top QB in Ohio, announces his college decision:
While his father, Lenny, is a member of the Xenia High School Athletics Hall of Fame after starring in three sports for the Buccaneers and playing college basketball at Dartmouth, older sisters Maddie and Libby were Alter basketball stars. Libby plays basketball at Duquesne, where Maddie is a member of the volleyball team.
Now Connor is the No. 1 pro-style quarterback prospect in Ohio and No. 20 in the nation.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder threw for 1,097 yards and ran for 146 last season for the Knights, who went 9-2 and lost in the first round of the playoffs.