Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Desert Draft Diamonds Indeed

The Draft Diamonds website has a story under the headline, Diamond Talk: Isiah Swann, DB, Dartmouth | Big Green’s Bright Spot that includes this:
He was considered one of the best defensive backs in Arizona when leaving high school. He was the 9th best defensive back in Arizona according to Scout.com. 
Interestingly, that story was posted shortly after an BGA reader shared a story from Arizona Varsity Rivals about Marques White, an incoming Dartmouth defensive back from Arizona. Find that story, which references Swann, HERE.
STATS has posted its Patriot League prediction and team capsules and to the surprise of no one, Dartmouth opponent Colgate heads up the rankings despite heavy graduation losses. From the story:
That Colgate has the fewest returning starters in the league is the result of losing 25 seniors, including 10 all-league selections. Still, the Raiders remain talented with players in last year's two-deep ready for expanded roles. 
Green Alert Take: Picking Colgate isn’t a surprise. Picking Georgetown and Lehigh ahead of Holy Cross is. The Crusaders came on strong under first-year coach Bob Chesney last year and added 6-foot-6 Wake Forest transfer quarterback Matt Considine to the mix.
Have you ever wondered about where the most FCS football programs are located? A map on an NCAA web page shows all the FCS teams in the country . . .

. . . and if you hover over the blue dots you'll get the following information for each school:

Using the pull-down menus on the left you can have the map show everything from who fields fencing teams to what public schools have Division II women's rugby (there are two of them) to what states don't have Division I baseball. (There are three contiguous states plus Vermont.)