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Jakob Prall ’20 races past the Columbia defense on a 90-yard touchdown run in the second quarter Saturday. The score put the Bears up 20-14, but Brown proved unable to score for the rest of the game.

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Bears collapse in second half, fall to Lions 42-20 on Senior Day

November 11, 2018 0 comments

Following a five-game winless skid, Saturday’s contest felt different for the football team. In a game where 17 seniors made their final appearance at Brown Stadium, Bruno looked ready to deliver the best gift possible to its graduating class: a win.

Same story, new game: Bears fall again

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Same story, new game: Bears fall again

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Over a century of classic college football has been played in the historic Yale Bowl, but amid swirling wind gusts Saturday, the Bears looked listless in a loss to the Bulldogs.

This past weekend, field hockey goalkeeper Katie Hammaker ’19 recorded 14 saves in a loss to Penn and 13 saves in a win over Villanova University.

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Goalie Hammaker ’19 posts impressive weekend in net

October 31, 2018 0 comments

The field hockey team traveled to Philadelphia last weekend, falling to Penn 1-0 and defeating Villanova University 3-1. Katie Hammaker ’19 starred in net for the Bears and recorded 14 saves in the loss and 13 in the victory.

Brown and Penn engaged in a defensive battle in a Nor’easter Saturday, as the Bears’ defense held the Quakers to a scoreless second half.

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Bears stymied by Quakers in muddy matchup at home

October 29, 2018 0 comments

On the rain-soaked and wind-whipped field at Brown Stadium, the football team found itself stuck in the mud in a loss to Penn Saturday.

Midfielder Abby Carchio ’20 celebrated with the Bears in a 2-1 overtime victory against Holy Cross Sept. 9. Carchio had a major impact on all three of Brown’s goals against Cornell Sunday, recording an assist to Rebecca Rosen ’22 in the first half and knocking in two penalty shots in the second.

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Bruno outclasses Big Red in 3-1 comeback victory

October 21, 2018 0 comments

On a windy and cold autumn afternoon, the women’s soccer team warmed up the home crowd’s spirits with a 3-1 victory against Cornell. The Bears fell behind early but battled back to tie the game before halftime and take a commanding lead in the second half.

Running back Allen Smith ’22 runs against the University of Rhode Island in a shutout loss last weekend. Bruno’s rushing attack has left much to be desired this season, as the team is only averaging 65.4 rushing yards per game and 2.4 yards per rushing attempt.

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Bears stifled by Tigers, drop 10th straight in Ivy League

October 14, 2018 0 comments

While the football team improved on last season’s 53-0 defeat against No. 21 Princeton, the Bears’ efforts were not nearly enough, as they fell 48-10 to the Tigers on the road Saturday. For the second week in a row, and for the third time this season, the Bears’ defense gave up more than 40 points.

Travis Bouscaren ’19 recorded six goals, three assists and three steals last week and was named Brown’s Student-Athlete of the Week.

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Bouscaren ’19 helps water polo earn critical victories

October 12, 2018 0 comments

The men’s water polo team earned three crucial victories last week, beating Harvard 11-9 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 11-10 in a double-header before defeating Princeton 11-10.

The Rams outscored Bruno 24-0 in the second quarter, beginning a run from which the Bears never recovered. The team will travel to New Jersey to face Princeton this Saturday.

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Bears fall to No. 17 Rams in Governor’s Cup

October 8, 2018 0 comments

Brown and the University of Rhode Island have met on the gridiron 103 times since 1909, but the Ocean State rivalry has never been so one-sided.

Jakob Prall ’20 scores one of his three first-half touchdowns for the Bears. Led by quarterback Michael McGovern ’21, Bruno put up a season-high of 35 points in their first victory of the season.

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Bears down Hoyas, earn first win of the season

September 30, 2018 0 comments

The football team took the field against Georgetown University Sept. 29, just one day before the one-year anniversary of its last victory.

The Bear’s matchup against previously undefeated URI ended in victory.  URI had not conceded a goal in six games or lost a contest all season.

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Chow ’20 nets double overtime game-winner

September 27, 2018 0 comments

As of last weekend, the University of Rhode Island men’s soccer team had not given up a goal in six games or lost a contest all season. That is, until Brown midfielder Matthew Chow ’20 came along.