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Ivy League Football Set To Kick-Off This Weekend

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Ivy League Football returns this weekend with a big match-up looming after the first week between Harvard and Brown at Harvard Stadium. (PHOTO CREDIT: Bleacher Report)

By Bob Whitney (@WhitneyBob)

The Ivy League does things just a tad different. As opposed to the Power 5 conferences, which enter their third week of play, the Ivies get around to starting their 62th football season with a full slate of games this weekend.

All eyes will be on the Princeton Tigers, which claimed its second title in the past four years in 2016, was picked to finish first in the preseason poll.

Harvard, a dominant force in the league over the past decade (six titles) and still smarting from last year’s upset in THE GAME (21-14) to the Yale Bulldogs, joined Princeton as a preseason favorite.

Penn, Yale and Dartmouth figure to contend for the title with Brown, Columbia and Cornell projected to be real long shots.

Harvard opens its 144th season on Saturday (1 p.m.) at Rhode Island (0-2).

The game with the Rams will be the fourth all-time meeting between the two schools. The Crimson won the first game in 1923 at Harvard Stadium, 35-0, and last year, trounced the Rams, 51-21, at Harvard Stadium.

The Crimson has a number of All-Ivy players returning from last year’s squad 7-3 (5-2 Ivy League) which include defensive stalwarts, Luke Hutton, Raishaun McGhee, DJ Bailey, Jake McIntyre, Tanner Lee, Adam Scott and wide receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley.

Shelton-Mosley was a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy League first team last year, with 48 catches for 568 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively, Hutton and Lee will lead the defensive unit that was among the nation’s best in scoring defense and rushing defense in 2016.

Offensively, the Crimson should be in good shape, with experience at the skilled positions in quarterback Joe Viviano and running back Semar Smith along with Shelton-Mosley.

URI is led by quarterback Tyler Harris who has thrown four touchdown passes in their two losses. Last week, in a 35-18 loss to Stony Brook, Harris was 15-of-32 for 185 yards. Wide receivers Aaron Parker and Marven Beauvais will pose a challenge for the Harvard secondary.

Defensively, D.J. Stewart has been a force with a team-high 22 tackles.

Bob’s Prediction: It is the first game for Harvard, but the offense and Shelton-Mosely should have a field day with an under-performing Ram defense in Kingston, Rhode Island. Harvard 42 – URI 10

Next week: Harvard will host Brown in its home opener on Saturday, September 23 with a noon kickoff. The game will be televised on NESN.

Around the Ancient Eight: In other local Ivy action of note, Brown will open their 140th season on Saturday against Bryant University at Brown Stadium. Former Ivy League Player of the Year James Perry, who led Brown to the Ivy title in 1999, is the first year coach at Bryant.

The Ivy League football teams have fared well on opening day with a 49-39 (.557) record over the past 11 seasons (2005-15).

The NFL opened the season with 20 former Ivy Leaguers on NFL rosters (14 on active rosters).

When Harvard faces URI it will mark the 1,303rd varsity football game. The Crimson’s all-time record is 864-388-50 (.683).

Various Ivy League media outlets utilized to compile this report. 

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Daily Noontime – August 8, 2011

Walking-off with a purpose!

Good Monday to everyone and yes, we’re back! Ha ha, we’re back and ready to roll! Here’s the Daily Noontime for Monday August 8, 2011, have a fantastic day! 

Headlines: 

* Sunday’s series finale between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees was an exciting one, as young Josh Reddick hit a walk-off single to win the game in the 10th inning.

* It’s official, Yankees manager/skipper, Joe Girardi has decided to bench catcher/designated-hitter, Jorge Posada.

* Good news for Philadelphia Eagles fans, as reports surfaced late Sunday about DeSean Jackson ending his holdout and returning to the gridion on Monday.

* Well, yet again, Tiger Woods didn’t win a golf tournament, but instead, Adam Scott won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

* Sunday was an exciting day for San Francisco Giants pitcher, Tim Lincecum, who ended the Philadelphia Phillies nine-game winning streak.

* Apparently the Atlanta Hawks will be sold, but will remain in Atlanta, Georgia, which does sound weird, right?

Games to Watch: 

* Boston at Minnesota (MLB) – 7:00pm eastern 

* Kansas City at Tampa Bay (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern

* Pittsburgh at San Francisco (MLB) – 10:15pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Yep, Josh Reddick stamped his name in the Sox-Yankees rivalry book! 

The Masters: Day Four Wrap Up

By Brad Wright

With the Masters tournament officially over on Sunday, it is time for our final notes from the event, so enjoy!

Charl Schwartzel: Schwartzel shot a 66 in order to win the Masters tournament. He finished the day in a dramatic fashion, as he won by two shots over Jason Day and Adam Scott. Schwartzel birdied his last four holes and earned the honorary green jacket.

Jason Day: Day put together a solid final round and finished tied in second place with Adam Scott.

Adam Scott: Scott finished the day five-under and was the leader until Schwartzel birdied on four holes.

Rory McIlroy: McIlroy appeared to be the clear favorite on Sunday, but sadly, things don’t always turn out the way they are supposed to be. He shot 37, one-over par on his front nine and then finished with 80 for the day.

Tiger Woods: Tiger played very well during his first eight holes. He was five-under par with the help of an eagle on the eighth hole. He then missed a two footer for par and eagle. Tiger finished the day five-under.