Alex is a current Senior Staff Writer for The Herald's Sports section. He is a freshman from Pittsburgh, and plans on concentrating in History. Outside of The Herald, you can usually find Alex complaining about the New York Giants, showing people pictures of his dogs, and impatiently waiting for Chicken Finger Friday.

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Trump issues executive order to protect campus free speech

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Trump issues executive order to protect campus free speech

March 22, 2019 0 comments

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday afternoon designed to protect “free inquiry” on college campuses, which supporters have called a victory for free speech and opponents have criticized for government overreach.

Athletic Director Jack Hayes offered Gordon Ernst ’89, a Division I tennis coach recently indicted in the national college admissions scandal, the head coaching position for men’s tennis in 2016.

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University offered coaching position to alum indicted in admissions scandal

March 20, 2019 0 comments

Gordon Ernst ’89, a Division I tennis coach recently indicted in the national college admissions scandal, was offered the head coaching position for Brown’s men’s tennis team in 2016 while federal authorities allege he was accepting millions of dollars in bribes as a coach at Georgetown University.

Men’s basketball star to transfer

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Men’s basketball star to transfer

March 20, 2019 0 comments

Desmond Cambridge ’21 announced Tuesday he will transfer to another school after starring on the men’s basketball team for the past two years.

Mosenthal was awarded second team All-Ivy honors last season.

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Mosenthal ’21 leads lacrosse to weekend win

February 22, 2019 0 comments

The women’s lacrosse team opened its season Saturday at home with a 16-9 victory against Quinnipiac University, led by the formidable offense of Risa Mosenthal ’21. Mosenthal, an attacker from Campton, New Hampshire, scored eight goals in the matchup, tying a program record for the most goals scored in a single game.

The Brown Bears competed against Brandeis, MIT, Dartmouth, Vassar and Tufts in a Northeast Fencing Conference meet Saturday, earning a combined 9-1 record.

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Fencing posts impressive weekend in second NFC meet

January 27, 2019 0 comments

The men’s and women’s fencing team had only one chance to compete at home this season, and the Bears made it count with impressive victories and a combined 9-1 record in a Northeast Fencing Conference meet Saturday.

James Perry ’00 was starting quarterback for Brown as an undergraduate and previously served as quarterbacks coach for Bruno from 2007 to 2009.

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James Perry ’00 hired as head football coach

December 4, 2018 0 comments

James Perry ’00 was named the University’s 20th Head Football Coach Monday afternoon. This appointment follows the Nov. 19 departure of former Head Coach Phil Estes, who led the team for 21 seasons, The Herald previously reported.

The Bears finished the meet with 992 points, just ahead of second-place Princeton’s 852 points. Women’s swimming and diving will return to action Jan. 12 for a meet against Ivy League rivals Penn and Harvard.

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Bears claim first place in Bruno Invite

December 2, 2018 0 comments

Coming off of a victory over Wagner College and a defeat against Rutgers University, the women’s swimming and diving team powered to a first-place finish in the Bruno Invite this weekend.

Tamenang Choh ’21 shot 75 percent from the field and averaged 12.5 points over two games against in-state rivals Salve Regina and Bryant.

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Choh ’21 leads Bears to undefeated week

November 29, 2018 0 comments

While most students left campus for Thanksgiving break last week, the men’s basketball team went to work, defeating Bryant University and Salve Regina University.

Ryan Putnam ’21 makes a tackle against Penn in a 13-7 defeat Oct. 27. Linebacker Daniel Aidman ’19 led the Bears in tackles this season with 91, while defensive lineman Michael Hoecht ’20 led in sacks with 3.5.

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Bears finish second winless Ivy League season in a row

November 18, 2018 0 comments

More than two years ago, the football team walked off Memorial Field in Hanover, New Hampshire as winners following a 24-21 victory over Dartmouth. That was the last time that the Bears won an Ivy League football game.

Wrestling duo earns titles at Bearcat Open

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Wrestling duo earns titles at Bearcat Open

November 15, 2018 0 comments

The wrestling team put on an impressive performance at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open Sunday.