By: Rick Bender
HANOVER, N.H. — The COVID-19 pandemic may have wiped out the Dartmouth football fall season, but it hasn’t wiped out the excitement around the program.
For 10 Saturdays this fall, coinciding with the dates of the originally scheduled games for 2020, fans can join The Woods Watch Party on the Dartmouth Football YouTube channel, reliving an exciting Big Green game with a twist. These broadcasts will include players and coaches that participated in those games Zooming in to provide insight into the plays on the field, the discussions on the sidelines and the strategies that went into each contest as the game plays out in real time.
The season opener on Sept. 19 that was supposed to be against Division II New Haven on the field will instead feature the 2016 season opener when Dartmouth hosted 22nd-ranked New Hampshire, brought to you by Ledyard National Bank, the official bank of Dartmouth Athletics.
The Big Green entered that game winless against the Wildcats in the previous 20 meetings (0-18-2) going back 40 years. Joining the stream will be Buddy Teevens, the Robert L. Blackman Head Football Coach, along with defensive line coach Duane Brooks as well as two players from that Granite Bowl showdown — quarterback Jack Heneghan ’18 and defensive lineman Brennan Cascarano ’18.
|The Woods Watch Party Schedule
on Dartmouth Football YouTube
|Sept. 19||#22 New Hampshire||2016||1:30 p.m.|
|Sept. 26||Holy Cross||2017||1:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 10||TBD||1:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 17||Towson||2016||1:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 24||Princeton||2017||1:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 31||Yale||2015||1:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 7||Brown (at Fenway Park)||2017||1:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 14||TBD||1:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 21||Princeton||2015||1:30 p.m.|
Every successive week, fans will be able to watch an exciting game play out, hearing from some of the coaches and key players giving some never-before revealed information on each event. In addition, the play-by-play voice of Dartmouth Football on ESPN+, Tyler Murray, will moderate the conversation during each of the 10 games.
All games will go live at 1:30 p.m. (Eastern) on their scheduled date except for the Oct. 3 “homecoming” contest, which will be at a time still to be determined. The complete schedule of events is listed below. Participants on the broadcasts will be announced the Wednesday prior to each streamed game. Simply go to youtube.com and search for Dartmouth Football to find the channel, or navigate to the football schedule on the official website of Dartmouth Athletics, DartmouthSports.com, and click on the link for the classic game streamed broadcast.