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Ivy Football Back in the Day
The football team plays Yale today in a game that will be but a passing note for followers of American college football on the national level. However up until the 1950s, Dartmouth vs. Yale generated almost as much excitement as The Game between Harvard and Yale — the biggest football event of the year.
When referee Leo Weinrott was steamrollered in a game in November 1950 by a charging player from Dartmouth or Yale (the identity of the culprit is lost to history), and was later declared hors combat for the rest of the contest, an artist from the widely read Saturday Evening Post was there to memorialize the event. His painting made the cover.
A football weekend in Hanover was something special. Even into the late 70s, I recall the stands being packed, as in the below postcard.
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…