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One-on-one with Bruce Wood, founder of the Big Green Alert blog

(09/11/17 6:10am)

Veteran journalist Bruce Wood has covered Upper Valley sports since 1979, first as a reporter for the Valley News, later in Dartmouth’s sports information office and since 2005 as the man behind the Big Green Alert blog. On his site, Wood details every Dartmouth football practice and game, publishing at least one full-length story daily from preseason to the final game. The Dartmouth sat down with Wood to discuss his relationship with the Big Green and preview the 2017 season.





Women’s rugby represents Dartmouth at Can-Am tournament

(07/28/17 12:05am)

Five members of the Dartmouth women’s rugby team have been selected to compete in the Can-Am Series. The competition is a two-game series between the American and Canadian teams and will be held in Ottawa on the University of Ottawa campus from July 28 to August 7. The competition helps develop younger players in Canada and the United States and exposes them to the pressure of playing on an international stage. The goal is to create a strong pool of athletes that can later compete on their country’s international team.




Q&A with Rachel Hand '18, rugby player

(07/14/17 3:00am)

This week the Dartmouth sat down with rising senior Rachel Hand ’18 of the women’s rugby team. Hand has helped lead the Big Green to back-to-back Ivy League Championships for rugby 15s. In addition, she was a crucial player in the team’s win of the 2017 National Intercollegiate Rugby Association 7s Challenge Cup and the fourth place finish at the USA Rugby College 7s this past spring. Due to her impressive contributions, Hand was named co-MVP by coaches and fellow players. Apart from rugby, Hand is also committed to service work, investing much time in the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth program. This summer Hand will serve as an assistant student director of mentorship for SEAD.




In 36th annual Prouty, students compete against cancer

(07/07/17 12:30am)

Hanover will come alive this weekend with runners, bikers, rowers and golfers participating in the 36th annual Prouty. The signature fundraising event of the Norris Cotton Cancer Care Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will offer four different ways to participate. Despite forecasted thunderstorms, which have forced route changes and cancelation of some cycling events, the 2017 edition of the Prouty includes walking, golfing, rowing and biking.


Making history: women's frisbee clinches championship

(06/29/17 9:40pm)

In May, the No. 2 Dartmouth women’s ultimate frisbee team embarked on a run that culminated in the team’s first USA Ultimate Division I College championship. In a tournament that included twenty teams, the Big Green finished with a 7-1 overall record, collecting impressive victories over No. 1 Stanford University in the quarterfinals and No. 4 University of Texas in the finals. Coach Eugene Yum and team members Erica Ng ’19 and Jaclyn Verzuh ’19 recounted the team’s path from pool play up to the euphoria in the aftermath of the title-clinching point.




The D Sports Awards 2016-17: Female Athlete of the Year

(05/22/17 6:20am)

Frankie Sands '19 is The Dartmouth's Female Athlete of the Year. She amassed 1,989 total votes in a landslide victory. Rugby player Yejadai Dunn '16 won the award last year. Sands, the center and captain, in her first season after transferring to Dartmouth from Norwich University, was named a finalist for the Sorensen Award, given to the best collegiate women’s rugby player in the nation. In the fall, Sands was third on the team in points and her seven tries was second-most on the Big Green squad. She was also named as one of the team’s captains for next year.


The D Sports Awards 2016-17: Moment of the Year

(05/22/17 2:48pm)

The Dartmouth's Moment of the Year is men’s hockey edges then-No. 11 University of Michigan in season opener. The hockey team's victory received 39 votes. With the score knotted 2-2 late in the third period, Cam Strong ’20 looked to have given Dartmouth the lead. After a seemingly interminable video replay, the goal was waved off due to goalie interference. But with the final seconds ticking away, Troy Crema ’17 fired a quick wrist shot inside the far post. The puck got a favorable bounce off the skate of Corey Kalk ’18 and beat the University of Michigan goalie low, giving the Big Green its first win over the Wolverines since 1971.


The D Sports Awards 2016-17: Male Athlete of the Year

(05/22/17 6:20am)

Troy Crema '17 is The Dartmouth's Male Athlete of the Year. Crema received 811 votes. Crema erupted during the 2016-17 season to lead the Big Green in nearly every offensive category, including goals, points and shots on goal. In Dartmouth’s regular season opener on Oct. 29, Crema scored the game-winning goal against then-No. 11 Michigan University with 49 seconds left in the final frame.


Just a Bit Outside: On the Modern Bullpen

(05/22/17 6:00am)

At the end of every season, regardless of the sport, pundits sit down and analyze the postseason, seeking to identify playoff trends that might inform the coming regular season. This process tends to lead to lots of articles in the vein of “How the Atlanta Falcons’ Super Bowl Run Changed the National Football League.” On the heels of last year’s Major League Baseball playoffs, these articles tended to focus on the Cleveland Indians’ bullpen, especially lanky left-hander Andrew Miller. If you don’t believe me, The Ringer, in its coverage of last year’s playoffs and this year’s season preview, published articles entitled “The Indians and Andrew Miller Are Reshaping How We Think About Elite Reliever Usage,” “It Might Be Miller Time at a Ballpark Near You: Searching for Every MLB Team’s Andrew Miller” and “Welcome (Maybe) to the Next Phase of Baseball’s New-Look Reliever Age.”



For Mormon Big Green football players, faith comes first

(05/22/17 6:05am)

For most standout high school athletes, the next step after graduation is obvious: college sports. But some students of the Mormon faith, like Big Green football players Tanner Aiono ’20 , Justin Call ’16 and Anders Peterson ’20 choose to put off college for two years to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.




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