Wednesday, July 24, 2019

This And That

Rochester's (N.Y.) Spectrum News has a short piece on Dartmouth quarterback Jared Gerbino attending the Manning Passing Academy HERE.
Former Dartmouth tailback Ryder Stone gets this quick mention in a story about the surprising success of the Montreal Alouettes this season (LINK):
They also drafted Ryder Stone and he showed flashes of effectiveness out of the backfield.
Message boards are buzzing with rumors that quarterback EJ Perry is expected to transfer from Boston College to Brown to play for his uncle, new Bears coach James Perry. As a sophomore at BC last year EJ Perry appeared in five games, completing a season-high 12-of-21 passes against Clemson. While Perry is no longer on the BC roster there has been no official confirmation that he will be joining the Brown program.
And finally, the CAA preseason poll is in and perennial national powerhouse New Hampshire is ranked seventh. Not in the country. In its conference!

UNH returns to the Dartmouth schedule in 2021 and the teams will meet again in 2022 and 2023.
If the numbers being reported by the National Football Foundation are any indication, reports of football's demise are greatly exaggerated.

The NFF reports over the past six seasons that there have been 37 new NCAA or NAIA football programs hit the field. Of the 14 schools that dropped the sport during the same interval two of the schools closed and three all-but eliminated their athletic programs.

The number of NCAA-sponsored football teams has grown from 484 in 1978 to 669 last year. Overall there are a record 775 schools sponsoring football when NCAA, NAIA and independent programs are counted.

Find the full report HERE.