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Dartmouth Media Guide and Athletes Ready for Preseason
The 2009 Dartmouth College Football Media Guide is now available for viewing on the Dartmouth Football Web site (www.DartmouthSports.com/football) with 144 pages of updated bios on coaches and players, facts and figures on the Big Green’s opponents, a game-by-game review of last season, and information on the first 127 seasons of Dartmouth varsity football.
The guide is available just in time for the return of the athletes to campus for the start of the preseason. The first practice will take place on August 26 at 3:45 p.m. at Memorial Field. Head Coach Buddy Teevens, beginning the fifth year of his second stint as Dartmouth’s head coach and 10th overall, is determined to put last year behind and keep the team focused on what it can accomplish this year.
“We are not going to dwell on the struggles we went through last year,” Teevens said. “But there were lessons learned throughout the season that will prove to be valuable as we prove our ability to compete in the Ivy League. This team has a good nucleus of experienced talent combined with an influx of 32 freshmen. The team speed and athleticism keeps getting better and better, and I have no doubt we are going to surprise quite a few people this year.”
A total of 37 letterwinners return to the team this year, including the Big Green captains, senior free safety Peter Pidermann (Hialeah, Fla.) and junior wide receiver Tim McManus (St. Paul, Minn.). Pidermann is the squad’s leading returning tackler having made 56 stops in 2008, while McManus was All-Ivy honorable mention as he caught 60 passes – the fifth most in school history – for 637 yards.
Another key returning starter is senior quarterback Alex Jenny (Wayland, Mass.), who threw for 1,309 yards a year ago while completing 56.1 percent of his passes. He will be pushed by sophomore Conner Kempe (Tequesta, Fla.), who made three starts as a rookie and twice threw for more than 250 yards.
The first of five double sessions will begin on Sept. 1 and continue on alternating days per NCAA rules. One of the double sessions will include a scrimmage with officials on Sept. 5 at 3:45 p.m. The Big Green will also scrimmage against the Harvard Crimson at Memorial Field on Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.
The season will open at home versus Colgate on Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. Dartmouth also plays its first Ivy League game of the season at Memorial Field when the Big Green host Penn, again at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26
Thursday, August 27
Friday, August 29
Saturday, August 30
Sunday, August 31
Monday, September 1
Tuesday, September 2
Wednesday, September 3
Thursday, September 4
Friday, September 5
Saturday, September 6
3:45-6:15 p.m. (Scrimmage with officials) Sunday, September 7 Off day Monday, September 8
Tuesday, September 9
Wednesday, September 10
Thursday, September 11
Friday, September 12
1:00-3:30 p.m. (Scrimmage vs. Harvard)
Saturday, September 13
Colgate preparation begins
By Dartmouth College Athletics Communications