Friday, August 28, 2009

Football Headlines - August 28

This will be the last bit from me for the weekend as I settle back into college life, but assuming the tropical storm doesn't cause too much damage, I should be back Monday with more football headlines, and hopefully, a better looking graphic than I have now.

1. The Sports Network previews all of the upcoming changes in the Ivy League, from Robin Harris becoming the league's new executive director, to the fact that five teams will have new starting quarterbacks (only Yale, Columbia, and Dartmouth have starters returning). TSN predicts Penn to win the league on the strength of their defense with Harvard coming in second, and also discusses why they believe the time is now for the Ivy League to accept an auto-bid to the postseason. [The Sports Network]

2. TSN just released their preseason Division I-AA poll and Harvard is ranked 23rd, putting Harvard in the rankings for all three major Division I-AA polls. [Go Crimson]

3. Holy Cross, the season opening opponent for Harvard, also finds a spot in the TSN rankings, tying for 25th. The Crusaders are the only Crimson opponent listed in the top 25. [Go Holy Cross]

4. Ted Kennedy's football career for the Crimson was the number one item in Ivan Maisel's "Three Point Stance" on [ESPN] also has a brief video showing the jersey bearing the number 88 hanging in the Harvard lockers. [NECN].

5. Harvard grad and new Pac-10 commish Larry Scott sat down with last month to discuss his new role, including the fact that the last college football game he attended in person was a Harvard-Yale game six years ago. [Sports Illustrated]

Around the Ivy League
The Root magazine had a feature on new Yale coach Tom Williams, the Providence Journal says Junior Joe Springer has the inside track for the QB position at Brown, and Paul Oberjuerge mentions that Ivy League scores are featured with the Top 25 and the service academies in the International Herald Tribune's college football coverage.

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