By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Braeden Estes has followed a challenging road since he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a college basketball coach.  There is no easy road. Estes, a 24-year old Lebanon High school graduate and the director of operations for Dartmouth College’s men’s basketball team, made his…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – The Dartmouth College women’s basketball team is 1-12 and lost its Ivy League opener to visiting Cornell on Sunday, 46-35. Only a handful of spectators were allowed because of Covid-19 precautions. The Big Green’s record stands out and causes its remaining supporters an involuntary wince. The…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Ivy League’s football championship trophy isn’t overly large but weighs roughly 40 pounds. Dartmouth College coach Buddy Teevens lugged the silver cup and its attached, gridiron sculpture off the field Saturday at Brown Stadium using both arms and some obvious effort. “Light as a…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Dartmouth College football’s No. 92 has the given name of Luca Antonio Liquori Carr Di Leo.  Luca, as he’s known day-to-day, is a man with many monikers. However, the senior is primarily focused on making a name for himself within a Big Green program on the…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Buddy Teevens’ pockets are usually full by the time he exits Memorial Field after a practice. That’s because the Dartmouth College football boss picks up bits of trash throughout the session. He’s also prone to moving blocking bags, mobile water tanks and footballs back off the…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 ALLSTON, Mass. – Mist and low-hanging clouds hid Boston’s skyline from spectators inside Harvard Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The gray gloom and accompanying rain, however, couldn’t obscure another classic Ivy League football contest inside the nation’s oldest concrete structure dedicated to intercollegiate athletics.  Two years after Derek Kyler’s…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Give Miles Oldacre credit. The Yale University safety took his best shot at Dartmouth’s Nick Howard late in the Ivy League teams’ Oct. 9 game at Memorial Field, sprinting across the hashmarks and accelerating into the quarterback’s left side. Oldacre, however, encountered the Big Green version…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – You can’t win an Ivy League football title in October. There’s no rule, however, against celebrating an Ancient Eight overtime victory with championship fervor. That’s what Dartmouth College did Saturday, as dusk crept over Memorial Field and Yale’s last-gasp pass attempt hit the artificial turf in…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Jake Allen glides across the Dartmouth College campus, his daily commute between an off-campus apartment, classes and football practice made easier and more amusing while riding an Unagi electric scooter. The senior’s vehicle will be parked outside Floren Varsity House today when the Big Green takes…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – It’s an old story and one Jamal Cooney has experienced firsthand.  High school star commits to Dartmouth College football, turning down bigger programs to enroll at the Ivy League school. The youngster expects to still be a standout, because really, how hard could it be to…

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