Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Get Your Bids In!

The Friends of Dartmouth Football auction is live. From a Friends mailing:

Auction items include (but are not limited to):

• Golf: Mayacama, Old Sandwich, Bel-Air, Lake Merced, Eastward Ho!, and the Philadelphia Cricket Club to name a few!
• Tickets: Yankees, Red Sox & LA Rams at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
• Travel: Jamaica, South Texas, Park City and the Upper Valley.

Learn more and/or bid HERE. (You can also sign up for the Friends of Dartmouth Football golf tournament or become a tournament sponsor on the site.)
Four Ivy League alums are on the just-released ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame. Here are their capsules taken from the National Football Foundation release:

Keith Elias, Princeton: Two-time First Team All-American (1992-93) and 1993 Ivy League Player of the Year…Princeton's all-time leader in rushing yards (4,208) and rushing touchdowns (49)…Three-time All-Ivy performer who helped the Tigers to the 1992 conference title.

Carl Morris, Harvard: 2002 First Team All-American who holds virtually every Harvard receiving record, including career receptions (245) and TD receptions (28)…Ranks third all-time in Ivy history with 3,508 career receiving yards…Holds Ivy record for career 100-yard games (15) and 200-yard games (3).

Martin Peterson, Penn: Offensive Tackle-Named First Team All-America, First Team All-Conference and First Team All-ECAC in 1986…His teams won three conference titles.

John Zanieski, Yale: Middle Guard-Named First Team All-American and First Team All-Ivy League in 1984…Selected as the team's MVP in 1984…Finished second on school's quarterback sack list with 21.

Also on the ballot is a coach Dartmouth knows well:
Dick Biddle, Colgate:  (1996-13) All-time winningest coach in Colgate and Patriot League history…2003 AFCA National Coach of the Year who led Raiders to an appearance in the 2003 FCS National Championship Game…Won seven conference titles and led teams to six NCAA playoff appearances.
Craig Haley of STATS ranks the FCS conferences and has the Ivy League right about the middle of the pack. Here's how he sees them (LINK):

1. Missouri Valley
2. Big Sky
3. CAA
4. Southern
5. Southland
6. Ohio Valley
7. Ivy League
8. Big south
9. Mid-Eastern
10. Northeast
11. Patriot
12. Southwestern
13. Pioneer

And here's what Craig writes about the Ivy:
After going 10-0, Princeton will have new faces in the offensive skills positions, while 9-1 Dartmouth is replenishing across its two lines. They're still a big part of the title race, but a healthier Yale wants to make it two crowns in three years. The league is always full of good players and teams.
Green Alert Take: Dartmouth faces a challenge on the offensive line, no question. It's different on the other side of the ball. Yes, the defensive line bid farewell to Rocco Di Leo, but All-Ivy first-teamer Jackson Perry and All-Ivy second-teamer David Chalmers will both be back for a fifth year. And do not sleep on All-Ivy honorable mention Niko Lalos. To be honest, barring injury it will be a huge surprise if the Dartmouth defensive line isn't every bit as dominant as it was a year ago even without Di Leo.
I won't be posting view photos from our new home every day, promise, but sometimes it's hard not to grab the camera. The white fluff below the mountains is fog over the Connecticut River:

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