In the modern era of sports, being a college coach carries with it the burden of constant media attention. Facing dozens of reporters at press conferences, head coaches have gotten savvier—they say what they need to and leave the rest up for speculation. Here at The Back Page, we’re happy to decode some of these media sessions, showing the average fan what we think coaches’ answers “really” mean.
For the first time in his second go-around with the Dartmouth football team, Buddy Teevens has four wins in a season—and the campaign is just over half over. So when perennial powerhouse Harvard came to Hanover, N.H. last weekend, Teevens and his Big Green had a chance to make a statement. With a rowdy Homecoming crowd in the stands and the game aired on NESN, Dartmouth could have cemented its role as a team to watch. But instead, the Crimson came away with a dominant win, and Teevens is now faced with the task of making sure his team—currently 1-3 in Ivy play—doesn’t let up in the season’s final three games. Here’s what he had to say after the game.
Harvard’s used to being at the top of plenty of lists, and every once in a while so are its athletes. And with a series of impressive performances the past few weeks, Gino Gordon has become one of those athletes.
Gordon, the COOP Athlete of the Week and Ivy League co-Offensive Player of Week, is ranked number two in the nation in yards-per-carry (7.8). That mark is also far and above the highest in the Ivy League, followed in second by fellow Crimson running back Treavor Scales (6.4 ypc), who is also ranked 10th nationally.
Gordon’s stats were boosted by his play in this weekend’s 45-28 win over Princeton. He rushed for a career-high 204 yards on 20 carries and a 26-yard touchdown. Gordon also had four receptions off returning quarterbacks Andrew Hatch and Collier Winters.
Gordon has run for no less than 100 yards in each of Harvard’s last four games to jump to fourth on the Crimson’s all-time list with 2,295 career yards.
Planning on attending the 127th playing of The Game this year? Don’t forget to pick up a ticket!
According to GoCrimson, students can claim their free ticket (a maximum of one per valid HUID) at the Murr Center during business hours (weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) up until Nov. 5th.
Welcoming back old friends and old people that you don’t know is a timeless event that everyone holds very dear to their hearts. Homecoming season is getting underway in the Ivy League! And so is hockey season! Two Moores hailing from the Ivy League are playing in the NHL, while on a hockey rink in Ithaca, the Cornell men’s team will pick on little teenagers representing their country. Ah, exciting! Oh wait, save some of that excitement for the very late Midnight Madness-like event to hit Providence this Friday. Lets see what’s on tap for this week’s Around the Water Cooler.
Homecoming is finally here! Well not for Harvard yet, but for Columbia, as the Lions will host Dartmouth in New York. This season, Columbia has had mixed results, starting 1-1 in Ivy League play, while the Big Green is still looking to get its first win on the road in 13 games. Dartmouth will hope to spoil the NYC party and then head home for its own homecoming event, which it wants to celebrate in grand style against the Crimson.
Don't want to miss the Harvard-Dartmouth football game but can't make the trip to Hanover? NESN has Crimson fans covered. On October 14th, the station announced that it would broadcast the game live on Oct. 30th, starting at 1:30 p.m.