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The MVP Does Rugby
The New Zealand Herald website has a story on the use of Buddy Teevens’ Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) for rugby training: Watch: The amazing new invention revolutionising the way rugby players train:
Rugby could soon be ushering in a new way to train, with a revolutionary invention making a big move in America.
The MVP - or Mobile Virtual Player - bills itself as “the first ever self-righting mobile training device”, but in layman’s terms, it looks to be the first motorised tackle bag.
Controlled remotely and powered by a motor, the MVP simulates an attacking player, being able to move at high speed and change direction.
It provides a moving object to tackle, rather than a stationary bag, and can improve tackling technique without the fatigue and injury concerns which come with regular training.
The piece runs a video from USA Rugby starring the College’s Madison Hughes ‘15:
Addendum: Buddy was on a distinguished panel on Thursday at the Aspen Institute in Washington on The Future of Football: Reimagining the Game’s Pipeline:
Go Coach T.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
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…
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- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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