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Ivy League limits full-contact football practices

July 31, 2011 0 comments

Football fans love a big hit. But when that hit is a helmet-to-helmet collision, it can have major consequences: a concussion or even the possibility of long-term brain damage.

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Brown head coaches paid 22 percent less than league average

April 12, 2011 0 comments

The Department of Athletics must live up to a high standard of competitiveness to assert itself as a powerful player in the Ivy League. But with an average salary for head coaches more than $18,000 below the Ivy League average, Brown may be losing its competitive edge off the field when attempting to attract top coaches for its programs.


Fencers tie for 13th at NCAA Championships

April 8, 2011 0 comments

In the 2001-2002 season, three fencers represented Brown at the NCAA Championships, and the team came in 16th place. In the following years, only one or two fencers have qualified for the championships each year. 


Skiers fail to repeat last season’s success

March 15, 2011 0 comments

For the past nine seasons, the skiing team has made it to the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association national championships.


Joung ’11 fights back from brain tumor, stars in final game

February 25, 2011 0 comments

Women’s hockey goalie Joy Joung ’11 had brain surgery to remove a tumor this summer, turning her world upside down — she had to be discharged from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Providence College — and putting her senior season on the women’s hockey team in jeopardy. But just months after the surgery, Joung returned to the ice for her final game in a Brown uniform.

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Under the radar, small teams find success

February 7, 2011 0 comments

Ice hockey, football, soccer — these are the sports that students are likely to spend their time watching on a Friday night. But some of Brown’s smallest athletic teams — particularly the women’s ski team, the men’s and women’s golf teams and the swimming and diving team — are proving that bigger is not always better.

Swimming teams look to improve after losses at home

December 1, 2010 0 comments

In their first home meet of the year, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams lost close matches to Dartmouth, 151-149 and 156-144, respectively, the weekend of Nov. 20.


Swimming crushes PC, Bryant in opener

November 15, 2010 0 comments

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads won almost every race against Bryant University and Providence College in their first meets this weekend.


Despite lack of facilities, swimming and diving team hopeful for season

November 10, 2010 0 comments

The divers have to go off campus to train. The swimmers only have a temporary pool for practice. The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams cannot have any home meets this season.


Night football games may become a tradition

October 21, 2010 0 comments

It took months of planning and fundraising to put together Brown Stadium’s first-ever night football game — and already, some University officials are trying to transform the successful one-time game into an annual event.