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Reggie Wiliams '76 was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Williams '76 inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

Courtesy of Reggie Williams The Town Green, a rectangular plot of land carpeted by green grass, lies in the heart of Walt Disney World's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., a 220-acre multi-sport complex that opened in 1997 and houses facilities for more than 30 sports. However, few know that the Green, the center of Dartmouth, was the inspiration for the Disney World attraction. It is just one way that Reggie Williams '76, the visionary who oversaw the creation of the sports complex, has applied his Dartmouth experiences to life after Dartmouth. "[The complex] has more than a passing nostalgic reference to the Dartmouth College campus," said Williams, the Vice President of Disney Sports Attractions. It was announced on Wednesday, May 9, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City that Williams, a former three-time first-team All-Ivy selection and a first-team All-American linebacker, is one of 12 players and two coaches who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2007 in December. He is the 13th member from the Dartmouth community to be elected to college football's most prestigious shrine. "It is a tremendous honor to represent Dartmouth and the Ivy League," said Williams, one of Dartmouth's greatest football players who went on to enjoy a 14-year professional football career with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Head coach Buddy Teevens '79 and Dartmouth football will look to improve upon back-to-back losing campaigns.

Football ends spring practices with Green-White scrimmage

Teresa Lattanzio / The Dartmouth Staff The second Green-White scrimmage of the spring drew a modest but lively crowd to Memorial Field on Saturday. The Green team won in a close 14-10 game, behind a valiant 170-yard, eight-of-12 passing effort from former starting quarterback Josh Cohen '09.

Women's basketball was unimpressive in its first ever WNIT tournament game, losing to Hartford 62-45.

Women's basketball drops opening game to Hartford

Asafu Suzuki / The Dartmouth Staff It certainly wasn't expected to be a confidence booster for Dartmouth women's basketball team to open its season against the three-time reigning America East Champion, the Hartford Hawks, in the first round of the Big Green's first-ever preseason WNIT tournament. That the young Big Green squad lost 62-45 wasn't as surprising as the team turning the ball over 17 times and squandering 10 points on missed free throws in the game. But head coach Chris Wielgus remains optimistic.

Fatima Kamara '07 and the Big Green open their season tonight.

Women's hoopsters hope for repeat of magical 2005-06 season

Asafu Suzuki / The Dartmouth Staff The two-time defending Ivy League champion Dartmouth women's basketball team will make its first appearance of the 2006-07 season against the Hartford Hawks tonight in the Big Green's first-ever Preseason WNIT tournament. Dartmouth made quite a splash on the collegiate basketball scene after nearly upsetting the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, a women's basketball powerhouse, in the opening round of the 2006 NCAA tournament.

Swim teams ready to compete after tumultuous off-season

The Dartmouth men's and women's swimming and diving teams, newly united under head coach Jim Wilson, will open the 2006-07 campaign this weekend with meets against Boston College, Columbia and Maine. The Dartmouth women's team (DWSD), which finished seventh in the Ivy League last season, enters the season after enduring a few tumultuous months of uncertainly after last year's coach, Joann Brislin, resigned from her position to become the Big Green's assistant director for physical education. The team took another hit when, barely two months after the College announced the hiring of Jerry Foley, the former Bucknell University head coach cited family reasons as his reason for retracting his commitment to Dartmouth. Foley's decision came less than a month before the swimming season began and the College decided to name Wilson as the head coach for both the men's and women's programs. "I think we have already overcome our biggest challenge after Jerry Foley resigned, which was the feeling of limbo of what is going to happen to DWSD," Elizabeth Mancuso '08 said.