Friday, June 01, 2018

Rock Solid

The Montreal Alouettes have five "fun facts" about each of their draft choices. (LINK) Here's what they posted about tailback Ryder Stone, the soon-to-be Dartmouth graduate from outside of Calgary selected by the CFL team in the fifth round:
1-Ryder might just be a genius. He was recruited by Princeton, Harvard and Brown. He is a soon-to-be graduate from Dartmouth. No biggie. Just a wide array of Ivy League Schools… Oh, and let’s not forget that he was named on the NFF Hampshire Honor Society.
2-He was born in Fort Worth, Texas to an American father and a Canadian mother. He moved to BC when he was 12 and then to Calgary. As a kid, he played in Kerrville, TX, just like Johnny Football, and grew up on ranches. So the name Ryder seems quite fitting (although he insists his mom wanted to call him Rolling).
3-He currently has a full-time job working for a consulting company in New Hampshire. The company consults on stone. Stone. Ryder Stone. This just keeps getting better.
4-The running back gained 1,502 yards on 309 runs and added 20 majors during his time with the Big Green. He also caught 46 passes for 469 yards and a major.
5-He is an incredibly calm and well-spoken man and describes himself as a very leveled person. Looking at other Montreal Alouettes RBs – Sutton, Logan, Lavoie -, it seems like he has the right character traits to fit into the group.
The October Dartmouth-Yale game will be played on Friday, Oct.5 at 6 p.m. as part of the ESPNU TV package released yesterday by the Ivy League. Temporary lights will be installed at Yale Bowl for the game, originally scheduled for the next afternoon.

Dartmouth-Yale is one of five games being carried next fall on ESPNU with Harvard-Yale's broadcast home to be determined. Here's the full schedule:
Friday, Sept. 21: Harvard at Brown, 7 p.m. — ESPNU
Friday, Sept. 28: Princeton at Columbia, 6 or 7 p.m. — ESPNU
Friday, Oct. 5: Dartmouth at Yale, 6 p.m. — ESPNUFriday, Oct. 19: Yale at Penn, 7 p.m. — ESPNU
Friday, Nov. 2: Penn at Cornell, 6 p.m. — ESPNU
Saturday, Nov. 17: Yale at Harvard (at Fenway Park) — time and ESPN network TBA
Defending Ivy League champion Yale will appear three times, Harvard and Penn twice and Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth and Princeton once each.

Find a Dartmouth release on the schedule HERE and the Ivy League release HERE.

From the Ivy release:

In total, all 41 Ivy League home games will appear across a variety of ESPN platforms. Additionally, the League will announce games that will also be available through its number of regional television partners later this summer once the details are finalized.
And . . .
In a move that will significantly increase its overall exposure for all varsity sports, the Ivy League will begin airing events on ESPN in August, with over 1,100 League events scheduled throughout the academic year.
Keep in mind the majority of those 1,100 events will be streamed on ESPN+, the leader's new web presence.