Courtesy Of Dartmouth Sports Homecoming weekend is, arguably, Dartmouth’s oldest and most beloved tradition. Students, trustees and alumni alike come from ’round the girdled Earth to march in the parade, yell around the bonfire and of course, to watch Dartmouth sports teams return from visiting opponents to play on their home fields. With only 72 hours of precious Homecoming to go around, I give you the good and bad of two of the College’s most popular spectator sports, in classic-Dartmouth “pro-con-pro,” fashion, so you can decide whether making it to a sporting event this weekend is more worthwhile than the Steam Tunnel Tours (note: it is). Today I’ll discuss football, tomorrow I’ll explore the American game’s up and coming rival — rugby. Dartmouth Football Pro: The facetime. Whether at the height of gridiron glory, like in 1996 when the eventual Ivy League Champions held onto a perfect season, or in the depths of loser territory (er—2008 was a rough year for Heath Ledger, too) the Dartmouth community just can’t get enough of Big Green football. Football always draws a sizable crowd and attending their games is a sure-fire way to see and be seen. So even if that… Read more »
There may be a lot of con flict in this world, but there’s one thing most na tions agree on: a love for soc cer. Dart mouth showed its “foot ball” spirit last Sat ur day, as teams rep re sent ing 22 coun tries bonded over the In ter na tional Stu dent As so ci a tion’s World Cup Soc cer tourna ment. The event began at noon with a bar beque, and the tour na ment started around 12:45 on the Gold Coast lawn. For 4.5 hours, teams of six played each other in four rounds of com pet i tive play. Teams had to meet ahead of time to spray paint shirts for their adopted coun tries, which or ga niz ers Richard Wai t umbi and Richard Asala agreed con tributed to the in tense amount of team spirit they wit nessed on the field. Though the stakes at Dart mouth’s World Cup weren’t quite as high as those at FIFA’s tourna ment, play ers took the game very se ri ously. True to good foot balling form, sev eral groups got worked up about bad calls by ref er ees. Ale jan dro… Read more »
Dartmouth College has agreed to resume its traditional football rivalries with the College of the Holy Cross, the University of New Hampshire, Colgate University and the University of Rhode Island, according to the Concord Monitor. Competition between these schools began in October of 1901, but the series has been on hiatus since September 2009. Dartmouth will play an away game against UNH on September 27, 2014 and host UNH for the season opening game in 2016, according to an announcement made by Dartmouth’s athletic department.
Super Bowl Sunday is a time when people all over the country get together with friends, turn on their TV sets and watch the big game. A range of options was available to Dartmouth students for viewing this Sunday, and the spot where a student watched the game left a larger impact on their experience than the game itself. Within Dartmouth’s Greek system, many fraternities hosted watch parties, setting up a big screen TV or projector in order to accommodate a larger viewing audience. “It was fun,” Reilly Bertasi ’13, a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, said. Bertasi watched the game at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity with many of her sorority sisters. “They had a projector set up and a lot of good food,” she said. “It felt like a party.” Bertasi, who wasn’t rooting for any particular team, went to SAE for the social atmosphere more than anything else, she said. “There were a lot of people talking and hanging out,” she said. “I feel like if you’re really trying to watch the football, it might not be the best place to go.” Bertasi also noted the presence of many freshmen, as the event was also an informal… Read more »
Well, I am officially no longer a college football player. We played our last game on Saturday, finishing the season in style with a 31-0 win over Princeton. It was our first shutout since 1996 and capped our first winning season since 1997. It’s sad to know that football is done, but it ended about as well as it could have. I didn’t cry after the game, which was a pleasant surprise, and finishing with a shutout was a nice exclamation point on our careers. Also, I know that football isn’t really done forever because hopefully someday I’ll have the opportunity to make my son play football and live vicariously through him. Just as sad as being done with football is being done with the Deregtory, and I decided that I wanted to do something special this week. Seeing as it is an emotional time for me and I have always expressed myself best through poetry, I decided to write a poem. I hope you like it. An Ode to Dartmouth Football My Dartmouth football career started three years ago, Despite my toned physique, expectations were low. I wasn’t recruited, came in as a walk-on, Helmet, shoulder pads, cleats, and… Read more »
Stephanie Han / The Dartmouth Senior Staff Hello everybody and thanks for joining me for the penultimate installment of The Deregtory. This week we played Brown and came up just short in an exciting back-and-forth game. We trailed 17-7 at halftime, then scored 21 straight points to take a 28-17 lead before eventually falling 35-28. RB Nick Schwieger ’12 had three touchdowns (two rushing, one throwing) and surpassed the 1,000 yard mark for the season. Shawn Abuhoff ’12 was responsible for the other score, returning a punt 82 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. Both Nick and Shawn have been visiting the crib with regularity this year and their performances were not surprising. On the defensive side of the ball, DE Charles Bay ’11 has been playing very well lately and had one sack to go along with a number of other big hits. The game was close until the end but unfortunately we couldn’t finish it and dropped to 5-4 on the season. Because it was our last home game of the year, Saturday was Senior Day. The game was also nationally televised, which was a great opportunity for a backup to get some exposure. Big time… Read more »