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Teevens’ Smart and Safe Football

People who have the ability to separate themselves from the pack by their originality and courage to innovate will always find admiration in this space. After yesterday’s equipment review, this recent Atheltics department press release gives you an additional sense of what Coach Buddy Teevens ‘79 has accomplished on the academic side of Dartmouth football:

Dartmouth had 18 teams that earned Public Recognition Awards, tying for third with Villanova, trailing only fellow Ivy League member Brown (20) and Holy Cross (19) of the Patriot League…

The 1,284 teams publicly recognized for high achievement include 827 women’s teams and 457 men’s or co-ed squads. The award is given to teams that have an APR [Academic Progress Rate] among the top 10 percent in their respective sport…

The Big Green is also tied for first in the nation with seven teams who have appeared on this list each year since it first began 13 years ago, matching Yale for the top honor. Those seven Dartmouth teams are: women’s basketball, football, men’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s rowing, women’s swimming and diving, and women’s tennis. No other school has more than four. [Emphasis added]

No offence to the other sports on the list at the end of the quotation, but you would not expect to find the football team winning an academic achievement award along with these private school sports (all save women’s basketball). But there the team indeed is, to the benefit of all the players. Let’s hear it for Buddy Teevens’ deep coaching.

Addendum: Dartmouth football is one of the teams that equipment maker Riddell is working with to test a new helmet equipped with communicating sensors that measure the force of hits in real time:

If the sport of football is to continue, it needs people like Coach T.


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