Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Here And There

Sharp eyes have uncovered the first commitment Tweet for Dartmouth's 2020 recruiting class. Paxton Scott is a 6-foot-1 wide receiver gearing up for his senior season at St. Mark's School in Dallas. He announced his decision HERE.

Watch his five-game junior  year highlight video HERE.
On the subject of 2020 recruits, the Virginian-Pilot has a piece about a tight end headed to Harvard who has already overcome more than anyone should ever have to overcome. Be sure to check out the story HERE.
Hero Sports now has posted its Penn preview HERE.

The rest of the Hero series to date:

Hero has two Ivies in its preseason top-25 and neither is called Dartmouth. From Hero:
17. YaleThe Bulldogs went just 5-5 last year, but suffered a number of injuries to key players. Most of those guys played a big part as underclassmen in Yale's 9-1 Ivy League championship season two years. This is a team that has a starter back at just about every offensive and defensive position. The Bulldogs look to be a force once again in the Ivy League.
23. PrincetonPrinceton went 10-0 last season, but does lose its starting quarterback, top running back, top two receivers and three of its top five tacklers. The defending Ivy League champs could be a contender again, but needs to answer questions on the field first.
Green Alert Take: I totally agree with critics who say these preseason polls are very often dressed up versions of the previous year's final standings. This one is a little different, promoting Yale this high. It's understandable given all the Bulldogs have coming back to be a little, uh, bullish on them. But No. 17?
I missed this earlier but a "gaming news" website (not my normal surfing territory ;-) has a story under the headline, New Hampshire becomes latest state to legalize sports betting. There is a catch, however. (LINK)

From the story (italics are mine):
As of Friday, sports betting is legal in New Hampshire, and state officials expect it will bring an estimated $7.5 million for education in fiscal year 2021 and $13.5 million two years later. 
The measure signed by the Republican governor, House Bill 480, legalizes betting on professional sports and most Division I college sports, excluding games involving New Hampshire schools.
Green Alert Take: Anyone who has driven on I-93 and seen state liquor stores on the highway can't be surprised the the Granite State got in on sports betting early.