By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – The Dartmouth College football team returned from Indiana a bit sheepish from last week’s error-filled opener at Valparaiso. The Big Green more than made up for that narrow victory on Saturday, however, with a 41-3 pummeling of Sacred Heart. It was the program’s first home game…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – A storm fouled the skies over Dartmouth College on Wednesday, but inside the athletic department’s indoor practice facility, the Big Green football team ran through preparations for the opening of its 139th season Saturday at Valparaiso (Ind.) University. The squad has used the facility before, but…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – The Dartmouth College football team has some behemoths on its offensive line. Eleven players at that position are at least 6-foot-5. Seven of them weigh 300 pounds or more. Then there is senior center Max Telemaque. The Jersey City, N.J., native is listed at 5-11 and…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – The Dartmouth College football team’s best player might be an offensive guard. Jake Guidone is also the squad’s best quote and perhaps its friendliest person, which is saying something on a roster that always features some wonderful human beings. The senior from East Walpole, Mass., combines…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Dartmouth College’s football coaching staff is comprised of gentlemen who generally don’t meet the “old school” typecast for their profession. It’s unusual to hear head man Buddy Teevens or his 12 assistants use profanity or angrily shout. Saturday was certainly an exception.  Here was Cheston Blackshear,…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Small clouds of smoke drifted over the Dartmouth College softball field at the base of Velvet Rocks on Sunday afternoon. First one, then another wafted past, carrying with them the smell of burning wood.  Football coach Buddy Teevens, conducting his first practice session of the preseason…

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By Tris Wykes HANOVER – Dartmouth College goaltender Carey Gandy was in high spirits while stretching on the Thompson Arena ice on Jan. 6, 1982. Warmups were concluding and the junior was coming off a 48-save upset of the University of New Hampshire a week before. Agile and known for his upbeat demeanor, the 5-foot-8…

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By Tris Wykes If you list the NCAA Division I men’s hockey teams to have qualified for the national tournament, the one with the longest drought at returning to the event is Dartmouth College.  Not since 1980 has the Big Green reached that stage and the man now charged with helping it do so is…

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By Tris Wykes Octopus Athletics HANOVER – There will be football on Memorial Field this fall. So said Dartmouth College head coach Buddy Teevens this week while discussing the Covid-19 pandemic and its affects on his defending Ivy League championship squad. “We’ll essentially be having spring practice in the fall,” Teevens said by phone from…

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