•Dartmouth corner Isiah Swann finished 20th in voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, emblematic of the outstanding defensive player in the FCS. Defensive ends Ron’Dell Carter of James Madison and Sully Laiche of Nicholls, and linebacker Dante Olson of Montana are the three finalists for the honor.
•Dieter Eiselen, the South African who earned All-Ivy League first-team honors as an offensive lineman at Yale, has been invited to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 18.
Princeton quarterback Kevin Davidson has already accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 18 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
No word yet on whether any Dartmouth seniors are headed to all-star games.
•Ricky Rahne, who graduated from Cornell in 2002 as the Big Red's career record-holder for completions, passing yards and touchdown passes, has been named as head coach at Old Dominion. He had been offensive coordinator at Penn State, where he had been on the staff for six years. (LINK)
•Another familiar name around the Ivy League is that of Don Brown, who got his college coaching career started at Dartmouth and later served as well-regarded defensive coordinator at Yale. Once thought to be headed to Yale as head coach, today he's defensive coordinator at Michigan. The just-released annual USA Today survey of assistant coaches lists him today with a salary of $1.5 million with a "max bonus" of $683,333. His salary has risen nicely from the $295,000 he earned in 2012 at UConn.
For perspective on the differences between the top of the FBS and the nether regions, Brown's salary of $1.5 million exceeds the payout of $1,138,911 to the entire assistant coaching staff at Old Dominion.