Thursday, September 19, 2019

Here And There

This Dartmouth promo for the Nov. 9 game against Princeton at Yankee Stadium features the familiar dulcet tones of former college president Jim Wright and the words of onetime Dartmouth student Robert Frost's famous poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
Breaking news . . .

Craig Haley of STATS has listed the nation's eight remaining unbeaten FCS teams (Central Arkansas, Central Connecticut State, Davidson, North Dakota State, Towson, Villanova, Youngstown State and Dayton). Craig is good at what he does but this time he got it wrong. There are actually 16 FCS teams yet to taste defeat this fall and exactly half are from the Ivy League!

Green Alert Take: Oops. I should probably mention that the Ivy League also has eight of the nation's 37 winless teams.

Green Alert Take II: Ridiculous? Yup. As a few message board posters elsewhere have noted, it's pretty sad when even the NESCAC Little Ivies (Amherst, Williams, Middlebury et al) start play before the Ivies.
Kudos to the Daily Pennsylvanian for an old school football section on the eve of the start of the season. Find five stories and a video HERE.

The DP section includes a story about Nick Robinson, the onetime Georgia scout team quarterback and then all-conference standout at Saddleback Community College, winning the starting job with the Quakers over incumbent Ryan Glover. (LINK)

There's also a story about ongoing renovations/repairs at Franklin Field (LINK) that includes this:
As a result of the construction, all fans — including those supporting Penn opponents, will be congregated on the north side of the stadium. 
“We’re excited for how this will look on television because the cameras will be shooting where the fans are for once,” (Penn Athletic Communications Associate Director Chas) Dorman said.
Also worth checking out is the DP's look around the Ivy League. (LINK)
The Cornell Sun has been busy writing about football as well with eight stories in the past week. Find a listing HERE.
The Harvard Crimson has a preview of Tim Murphy's bunch that seems to confirm Jake Smith will be the starting quarterback HERE.
The Columbia Spectator has a piece under the headline, Creating a winning culture: Columbia football is aiming to reach new heights that begins this way: "Columbia does not have an illustrious history when it comes to its football program."

Green Alert Take