That’s myself, your humble blogger, pictured above with what I’d guess to be a 15-pound moose antler. It was loaned to me for a few hours by the Dartmouth College football team, and specifically head coach Buddy Teevens, who said he found it a few years back while hiking. Knowing Teevens, “hiking” probably means sprinting past the tree line on his lunch break, but however he discovered the antler, he’s left it in the football lounge at Floren Varsity House as a conversation piece the
What in the world is wrong with Dartmouth College men’s hockey? I’ve heard that question nonstop in the last week and it’s certainly valid. If coach Bob Gaudet and his players knew the answer, they wouldn’t be 0-6 overall and 0-4 in ECAC play, the program’s worst start since the 1983-84 season. That was back in the days when Dartmouth was the laughingstock of NCAA Division I, as exhibited by the 1986-87 team’s 0-17-1 start, which has to be one of the worst in the
Soccer, particularly the women’s variety, often gets classified as a “non-contact” sport. But if you ever get a close look at a Division I game, such as last Saturday’s hotly-contested clash between Harvard and visiting Dartmouth, you quickly realize that’s a misnomer. In the photo above, Dartmouth’s Holly Patterson drapes herself on Harvard’s Midge Purce while the Crimson’s Meg Casscells-Hamby has a face-to-face meeting with the ball. The trio wound up in a pile on the artficial turf.
Mark Graupe, who became the interim Dartmouth College men’s basketball coach during the 2009-10 season, is back behind the bench, guiding NAIA member Dickinson (N.D.) State University women’s team. The North Dakota native took the gig in September, also on an interim basis, after predecessor Caleb Harrison, a New Zealand native, resigned in September following one year on the job. Harrison’s visa expired and he was unable to get it renewed in time to remain at DSU for his second season. Graupe had returned home
I had a chance to sit down and chat with Dartmouth College athletic director Harry Sheehy on Wednesday and among other things, I asked him about the job status of football coach Buddy Teevens and the upcoming men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Here’s what the former men’s basketball coach and athletic director at Williams had to say: “I’ve told Buddy we’re going to get through the season and see where we are. Honestly, there’s no number (of games that have to be won). Other people
These are not the best of times for Dartmoth College sports. Not the worst, certainly, but the Big Green is experiencing a slump. Before we describe what’s going wrong, however, we should note that the women’s cross country team won the Ivy League title for the first time since 1997 last week. It received another superlative performance by senior Abbey D’Agostino, who won the race going away and who is unquestionably one of the greatest Dartmouth athletes of all time. Athletic director Harry Sheehy said
The smiling gentleman above is 2013 Dartmouth graduate Andrew Jankowski, a former member of the Big Green golf team and the son of former Dartmouth hockey goaltender Jim Jankowski. That’s Jim’s old jersey Andrew is wearing. I snapped the shot last Saturday down at Harvard, where Andrew was watching the women’s soccer team lose to the Crimson. I first encountered Andrew and his historic sweater in the Burham Field men’s room. I’m sure he was thrilled to have a stranger approach him at a urinal
It was a tough weekend for the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team, what with losing its first two ECAC games of the season to Union and RPI by a combined 14-3. This is a proud program that draws fans from throughout the Upper Valley and the Big Green players and coaches have to be embarrassed to have put up such little resistance. The best part of the weekend’s action? The apperance at Friday’s game of a huge, cardboard cutout of Phil Hanlon’s head. Hanlon, of
The Dartmouth College men’s soccer team has three chances remaining to avoid the second winless Ivy League season in program history. The 1971 squad finished 0-7. The Big Green, 5-5-4 overall and 0-4 in Ivy play, visits Harvard (4-7-3, 3-1) on Saturday before hosting Cornell (6-4-4, 0-3-1) next weekend. The season concludes at Brown (5-6-3, 1-2-2). This is strange territory for a program that has won five Ivy titles since 2002. The 2003 team was 1-6 and finished last in the league before rebounding for
I was sitting in the ground-floor lobby of Dartmouth College’s Floren Varsity House earlier this week when football coach Buddy Teevens introduced me to William and Mary McNamara, parents of sophomore linebacker Will McNamara, who last weekend became the first player in Big Green history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game. The McNamara parents told me that Mary missed the first return because she was paranoid about receiving a Hanover parking ticket and had left Memorial Field to feed the meter.