Thursday, October 31, 2019

Trick Or Treat

Happy Halloween!

 Smiles abound at Dartmouth football's annual Halloween staff/family dinner.

While noting that Harvard hasn't lost at home this fall, the writer doing the weekly recap for the Harvard Crimson newspaper picks Dartmouth to win Saturday by four points. (LINK)

The Crimson also has a story offering up "positives" from Harvard's loss last week at undefeated Princeton. (LINK)
Headed to the game and haven't bought a ticket? If you are buying online from the Harvard ticket office there are a couple of promo codes that will get you a nice discount. Try DARTMOUTH250 or 5FALL. I tried 'em both and they work ;-) Ticket office LINK.
Speaking of Harvard, a little digging pulled up how three former Crimson standouts are performing this fall as graduate transfers elsewhere:

Tailback Charlie Booker is the second leading rusher for Rice with 206 yards in seven games. His best game was a 12-carry, 70-yard effort against Louisiana Tech.

Quarterback Tom Stewart has completed 48-of-78 passes (61.5 percent) for 532 yards with four touchdowns and one interception also at Rice. He threw for two touchdowns and 179 yards against Texas.

At Vanderbilt Justin Shelton-Mosley has caught 11 passes for 75 yards and has been the primary return specialist, bringing back 10 punts for 108 yards and 12 kickoffs for 217 yards for the Commodores.
For a glimpse at who Dartmouth is playing Saturday, check out Harvard highlights from Saturday's game at Princeton:

This "Inside Harvard Football" video made in advance of last week's game at Princeton is a very nice recruiting piece for Harvard. Almost enough to make a Dartmouth fan root for Crimson safety Max Jones:

Dartmouth's game notes can be found HERE.
Harvard's game notes can be found HERE.
With baseball on the brain after watching the Washington Nationals (nee Montreal Expos!) make a storied run to the World Series, a quick note that Dartmouth rules Pennsylvania baseball right now.

Former Dartmouth shortstop Matt Klentak is the general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies and now former Big Green pitcher Kevan Graves has been named the interim general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
And finally, The Dartmouth had a story about The 50, a 54-mile hike between campus and the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge that those selected to participate in are supposed to finish in roughly 30 hours. That Certain Dartmouth '14, now an educational ranger at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park did The 50 and having talked to her about the experience, I can tell you this is true:
Hikers come back with stories of intense hallucinations and crazed mindsets, both of which have come to characterize the event.