We do not root for Yale.
We root against Harvard.
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•The Daily Princetonian has a story HERE.
Nothing in The Dartmouth, which is on exam break.
Old friend TigerBlog writes about how the season has flown by. (LINK)
•Our local daily has a piece on changing Dartmouth football uniforms over the years. (LINK) Color video from the 1938 Dartmouth-Cornell game in Ithaca accompanies the piece.
•The Sports Network (LINK) picks Dartmouth over Princeton.
Other TSN picks:
Harvard over Yale
Penn over Cornell
Brown over Columbia
The story including the weekly picks opens with a look at another game called "The Rivalry" and begins with this lede, which I like:
Come across the nearly 50,000 people converging on Yankee Stadium on Saturday and you will find that they are going to one of two college football games.
About half are going to the Lafayette-Lehigh game.
The other half are going to the Lehigh-Lafayette game.
The way in which "The Rivalry" is referred matters when it's been the most- played game in college football history. No matter what it's called, the 150th meeting between the Patriot League schools located in eastern Pennsylvania will be big enough to fill Yankee Stadium.
Interestingly, you almost never hear about the Yale-Harvard game.
Speaking of which, Harvard-Yale is TSN's national game of the week. In a full story about the game (LINK), The Sports Network sees Harvard winning, 31-27.
Harvard students once again traveled to New Haven to prank the Yalies. This one is OK, but not quite as funny as the last:
The Wall Street Journal takes a lengthy look at how Harvard has become a football and basketball powerhouse. (LINK)
From the story:
At the very least, while Ivy League football teams have always spurned postseason play because it could interfere with final exams, should its football teams now have the chance to compete in the FCS playoffs?
Green Alert Take: There's a very good reason why the WSJ didn't attribute its casually mentioned explanation for the playoff ban – because it can't. I've written this before but when I was working on the Ivy League chapter of the ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, I talked to high-ranking Ivy League officials on and off the record about the ban on the FCS playoffs. Not one could give a solid answer for the ban other than something along the lines of, "No postseason play was one of the defining principles of the Ivy League." In other words, it's not for academic reasons, it is, "because it's always been that way." The Wall Street Journal should be better than that.
Columbia is bringing in Rick Taylor to review its football program. (LINK) Taylor, a onetime Dartmouth assistant who rose all the way to athletic director at Northwestern, did a similar review of the Big Green program a few years back. His report is widely credited with helping Dartmouth football get back on track.
Work continues on Memorial Field:
|The front of the stadium is fenced off.|
|An opening will be cut in this side and the stands removed from north to south.|