Dartmouth Big Green Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: David McLaughlin

Team Mascot: Keggy the Keg

Year Opened: 1986

Capacity: 2100

City / State: Hanover / New Hampshire

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Dartmouth Big Green vs New Hampshire Wildcats

Rival Team: New Hampshire Wildcats

The Big Green and the Wildcats have a fierce rivalry that spans a variety of sports including basketball, football, and hockey. The Big Green and Wildcats first met on the hardwood in 1908 and since then have developed a strong rivalry. The contests between the two teams have been close over the years, and Dartmouth holds a slim 34-33 all-time lead, meaning you’ll be in for a close one when attending a Dartmouth-New Hampshire game.

Dartmouth Big Green vs Vermont Catamounts

Rival Team: Vermont Catamounts

Dartmouth and Vermont have met on the court over 100 times, and the rivalry has been an annual fixture for the last 55 years. It’s a great time to see a Dartmouth basketball game when the Catamounts come to town, so get your tickets to a Dartmouth-Vermont game.

Dartmouth Big Green vs Cornell Big Red

Rival Team: Cornell Big Red

Dartmouth and Cornell have an intense rivalry on the football field, and there isn’t a lot of love between the two on the court either. If you can only get to one conference game a year at Leede Arena, then make sure to be in attendance when Dartmouth takes on Cornell.

Dartmouth Big Green Stadium Guide

In Game

If you’re a basketball purist, then you’ll love the old school feel of a Dartmouth basketball game. You won’t find a lot of bells and whistles at Dartmouth, and as a result, the action on the court takes center stage. You’ll hear nothing but the squeaks of sneakers against the floor and the roar of the crowd during your visit to Hanover making a Dartmouth game an excellent time for anyone looking for an old school basketball experience.

During your trip to Dartmouth take some time to explore Hanover, which offers a fun small town feel. Downtown Hanover is filled with shops and restaurants, and even during the winter, there are few better places to take part in outdoor activities than Hanover. You can even stop by a ski-resort during your trip as there are plenty in nearby New Hampshire and Vermont.

A Dartmouth basketball game is a good time for college basketball purists and offers a unique old school feel you won’t find anywhere else, so buy your tickets today.

Things to check out

Basketball History Display

If you want to learn more about Dartmouth’s basketball history, then make sure to check out the basketball history display. The display tells the story of the school’s basketball program and does an excellent job of honoring the best players in Big Green history.

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Trophy Case

Stop by the trophy case and see all of the trophies and awards won by both the men’s and women’s basketball teams over the years. The trophies are a must-see for any college hoops fan, so make sure to check them out.


Hanging above the court are banners celebrating the accomplishments of both the Dartmouth’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. Take in all the banners to remember the best basketball players and teams in Dartmouth history.

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Keggy the Keg

What better mascot for a college than a keg. Keggy the Keg is the unofficial mascot of Dartmouth and he can be seen at a variety of sporting events. Keep an eye out for Keggy as you wouldn’t want to miss him during your trip to Dartmouth.

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Fight Songs

  1. “Dear Old Dartmouth”

    Dear old Dartmouth, give a rouse
    For the College on the hill,
    For the Lone Pine above her,
    And the loyal ones who love her.
    Give a rouse, give a rouse, with a will!
    For the sons of old Dartmouth,
    For the daughters of Dartmouth.
    Though ‘round the girdled Earth they roam,
    Her spell on them remains.
    They have the still North in their hearts,
    The hill winds in their veins,
    And the granite of New Hampshire
    In their muscles and their brains.
    And the granite of New Hampshire
    In their muscles and their brains.

    Dear old Dartmouth, set a watch,
    Lest the old traditions fail.
    Stand as sister stands by brother.
    Dare a deed for the old mother.
    Greet the world from the hills with a hail!
    For the sons of old Dartmouth,
    For the daughters of Dartmouth.
    Around the world they keep for her
    Their old undying faith.
    They have the still North in their soul,
    The hill winds in their breath,
    And the granite of New Hampshire
    Is made part of them ‘til death.
    And the granite of New Hampshire
    Is made part of them ’til death.

  2. “Glory to Dartmouth”

    Glory to Dartmouth,
    Loyal, we sing.
    Now, all together,

    Our team’s a winner,
    We’ve got the stuff!
    We wear the Dartmouth Green
    And that’s enough!

  3. “Dartmouth’s In Town Again”

    Dartmouth’s in town again,
    Team, Team, Team!
    Echo the old refrain,
    Team, Team, Team!
    Dartmouth, for you we sing.
    Dartmouth, the echoes ring.
    Dartmouth, we cheer for you!

    Down where the men in green,
    Play on play,
    Are fighting like Dartmouth men.
    We have a Dartmouth team and say,
    Dartmouth’s in town again!

  4. “As the Backs Go Tearing By”

    As the backs go tearing by,
    On their way to do or die,
    Many sighs and many tears,
    Mingle with the Harvard cheers,
    As the backs go tearing by.
    Making gain on steady gain,
    Echo swells the sweet refrain.
    Dartmouth’s going to win today!
    Dartmouth’s sure to win today,
    As the backs go tearing by!

Dartmouth Big Green Bars & Restaurants

  1. Lou’s Restaurant & Bakery


    People will agree that the dining experience in Lou's will become your very own personal tradition.

    30 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Murphy’s on the Green


    A little something for everybody.

    11 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Jesse’s

    Jesses steak

    Their chef is committed to responsibly using the best ingredients for our guests to provide the best overall dining experience in the area.

    224 Lebanon St, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  4. Boloco


    Eco-minded counter-service chain offering made-to-order burritos with globally inspired ingredients.

    35 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  5. Ramunto’s Brick and Brew

    Pizza Rock Falls Tavern Humboldt Steel Corp Restaurant Bar

    Brick-oven, New York-style pizza & craft beers served in a convivial, simple setting with a patio.

    9 E South St, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  6. Molly’s

    Mollys salad

    Lively tavern for pizza, drinks & pub grub in welcoming digs with Ivy League memorabilia & a patio.

    43 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$