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Team: Dartmouth Big Green
Conference: NCAA Division 1 FBS, Ivy League
Head Coach: Buddy Teevens
Location of Home Games: Memorial Field, Hanover, New Hampshire
Titles: 1 National, 25 Conference
Dartmouth Big Green Football TicketsThe Dartmouth Big Green played their first official game in 1881 against Amherst and won the day 1-0. The team did not fare as well against Harvard in 1882 with a loss of 53-0, and they were routed by Yale in 1884, 113-0. The team improved under coach Frank “the Iron Major” Cavanaugh who led the Big Green to a 42-9-3 record from 1911-1916. When Dartmouth joined the Ivy League in 1956, they became a dominant team amassing 18 Ivy League championships to date. The Big Green won a National Championship in 1925 and has 11 College Football Hall of Fame members. More than 70 Big Green players are All American, and Dartmouth has sent 30 players to the NFL. Since 1901, Dartmouth has played its arch-rival the University of New Hampshire in the Granite Bowl. The long-standing contest is very close. New Hampshire has 19 wins, the Big Green 18 wins and two times the teams have tied. Get your Dartmouth Big Green Football tickets at StubHub, and head to Hanover.
Who are the current stars on the Dartmouth Big Green football team?Derek Kyler is expected to be the starting quarterback on the 2019 Dartmouth Big Green football team. Last year Kyler completed 1,362 passing yards and 13 touchdowns. Seven-time All-American and Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year Isiah Swann plays cornerback on the team.
What traditions are part of a Dartmouth Big Green football game?The Dartmouth College Marching Band is a big part of game day in Hanover. The “scramble” band runs to different formations on the field. A humorous script is read over the band’s performance at pre-game and halftime. Homecoming weekend the Dartmouth College Marching Band ranks swell with returning alumni, and the senior members of the band perform pantless during the Big Green senior football game. Streaking is an old but very unofficial tradition at Dartmouth. Since 2003, Keggy the Keg has served as the unofficial mascot of the Big Green.
Is there tailgating at a Dartmouth Big Green football game?Most Big Green tailgating takes place in the Thompson Ice Arena parking lot. The Dartmouth College Marching Band stops by the tailgate party to serenade the crowd.
Who are some famous Dartmouth Big Green football players?Dartmouth class of 1994 member, Jay Fiedler was a quarterback for the Big Green and went on to play 76 games as a quarterback in the NFL. Big Green kicker Nick Lowery played for the New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets. He was All-Pro seven times.
What was the most memorable Dartmouth Big Green football game?The “Fifth-Down Game” is probably the best-known game in Dartmouth Big Green football history. The 1940 contest between Dartmouth and rival Cornell was 3-0 in Dartmouth’s favor with less than a minute left in the game. Cornell ran four plays inside the ten-yard line ending in an incomplete pass. A linesman incorrectly called the first down and allowed Cornell to run one more play. Cornell scored and was declared the winner on the field. Later, after reviewing the game films, Cornell forfeited the game to Dartmouth.
What was the Dartmouth Big Green football record last year?The Dartmouth Big Green was second place in the Ivy League in 2018. The team posted a 9-1 record overall and 6-1 in Ivy League play. They lost to the Princeton Tigers who took the Ivy League championship.
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