Both as a Brown alum and as a former managing editor of The Herald, it was with great disappointment that I read Monday’s letter to the editor
On Sept. 18, 2002, my first column for The Herald’s sports section ran. It was a response to a column that had run previously, written by Adam Stern ’06 – no, I don’t think he’s related to the Red Sox outfielder – that suggested Major League Baseball would be better off contracting teams.
The spring athletic season may not be over quite yet, but with The Herald wrapping up publication Thursday, it’s time to look back at the highlights and lowlights of the spring semester in sports.
Technically, the men’s crew had a race against Dartmouth Saturday on the Seekonk River.
You may notice that The Herald sports page did not have an Athlete of the Week feature this week. This is a fun little feature we run every week in which we ask an athlete at Brown a bunch of funny questions and, hopefully, get funny answers.
The baseball team’s quest for the Ivy League title got a lot more difficult this weekend.
Last weekend, the baseball team took three of its first four Ivy League games, recovering from some poor play over spring break that led to an 0-12 start.
You know the bit about the tree falling in the forest? The whole thing about if nobody hears it, does it make a sound? (No, I don’t mean the one about it hitting a mime.) Well, how about if a Brown athlete has a superb career and nobody is there to see it?
Know that song, “The Final Countdown,” by Europe? The one with the cheesy synthesizers that, believe it or not, came out 20 years ago? Well right now that song must be blasting in the heads of 37 Brown female student-athletes scattered across the Northeast.
The Tae Kwon Do Club – notable for walking around campus carrying big white and red pads – competed in the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association Tournament last weekend in Cambridge, Mass., with expectedly outstanding results. Brown placed third overall in the tournament, hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and first in the novice (non-black belt) division.