Monday, June 17, 2019

Camping In

With the annual Friends of Dartmouth Football golf outing in the books the Dartmouth coaches have turned their attention back to the practice field where they are hosting the opening sessions of the Buddy Teevens Football Camp. Once intended to teach basics of the sport the camps now are the place for aspiring college football players to see and be seen by college coaches. Just as Dartmouth coaches attend camps at places like Northwestern, Duke and Stanford looking for academic kids who might be overlooked by some of the Power 5 schools, coaches from schools like Amherst and Colby of the NESCAC (AKA the Little Ivies) will send coaches to work the Dartmouth camp to look for players perhaps an inch or two short, or a step slower in the 40 than the Big Green might be hoping for.

A couple of tidbits gleaned at Saturday's golf outing:

• In anticipation of Dartmouth's "home" game against Princeton at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 9, Big Green coach Buddy Teevens will be throwing out a first pitch before the July 15 game between the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays. Gametime for the Monday evening contest is 7:05 p.m. Purchase tickets in the Dartmouth section HERE.

Teevens tossed out a first pitch at Fenway Park a year ago as part of the lead-up to the Big Green's game against Brown in the home of the Red Sox.

• Also, recruiting coordinator/quality control assistant Callie Brownson will be spending 2 1/2 weeks at the Buffalo Bills camp this summer as part of the NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship program. She recently spent several days in Atlanta at a Falcons minicamp.
And finally, at the old BGA World Headquarters it was going out for the newspaper that sometimes sent me scrambling inside to grab my camera and get shots of morning breaking over the Vermont mountains. Now that we've crossed the river the view is out to the New Hampshire mountains. Last night at dusk the colorful sky and interesting clouds sent my scrambling for my camera for a shot of Mount Cube and Smarts Mountain:

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