Topic: Athletics

Concussions leave impact on academics and athletics

Features, Sports

Concussions leave impact on academics and athletics

March 8, 2013 1 comment

Awareness of the causes and effects of head injuries has increased in the athletic community.

Brown’s club frisbee team, Brownian Motion, aims to raise its ranking through dedication and intensive practice sessions this semester.

Sports

Club teams set goals for seasons

February 11, 2013 1 comment

Club rugby and sailing teams rank in national top 10, while frisbee team looks to rebuild.

Bears move on to big leagues

Sports

Bears move on to big leagues

February 1, 2013 0 comments

Lacrosse defenseman drafted 31st and soccer defender picked 35th in professional leagues.

University News

New fitness center overcomes challenges

November 14, 2012 0 comments

When the Jonathan Nelson ’77 Fitness Center opened its doors in April, some faculty and staff members expressed frustration at a gym fee of $20 that accompanied the new facility.

University News

UCS strategizes athlete integration

November 7, 2012 0 comments

Members of the Undergraduate Council of Students spoke to representatives from the Student Athletic Advising Committee, Ryan McDuff ’13 and Lindsay Nickel ’13, as well as Director of Athletics Jack Hayes, at their weekly meeting. The guests presented an agenda to promote the greater integration of student-athletes into campus life.

University News

BUCC discusses athletics, housing

October 17, 2012 0 comments

The Corporation’s adoption of former president Ruth Simmons’ athletic reform recommendations last year has led to positive changes for the University, said Director of Athletics Jack Hayes at the monthly meeting of the Brown University Community Council Tuesday.

Increased funding for athletic facilities and coaches’ salaries are two key changes brought about by former president Simmons’ recommendations.

Sports, University News

After 2011 Simmons recs, athletics changes take hold

October 14, 2012 1 comment

Following recommendations made by former president Ruth Simmons last October, the University is in the process of implementing far-reaching changes within the athletics department, including a reduction in admission spots for recruited athletes, an increase in coaches’ salaries and new fundraising efforts for improving athletic facilities.

Sports

Paterno ’50 will stay in U.’s Hall of Fame

September 17, 2012 7 comments

Joe Paterno ’50 will remain in the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame, according to a statement from the Hall’s Board of Directors released Sept. 13. The decision came about two months after the University announced Paterno’s place in the Hall was under review by the board following the release of a report examining Pennsylvania State University’s response to allegations of child abuse against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. 

Craig Kinsley ’11 competed on the U.S. national team for javelin throwing at the London 2012 Olympic games.

University News

Alums compete at London Olympics games

September 7, 2012 0 comments

Two alums competed on the world stage this summer, representing their home countries in the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Craig Kinsley ’11, a former javelin thrower and volunteer coach on the Brown men’s track and field team, and Nikola Stojic ’97, who rowed men’s crew for Bruno, represented the United States and Serbia, respectively.

U. reevaluates Paterno’s legacy after scandal

September 5, 2012 0 comments

On the heels of a report commissioned by Penn State that implicates Penn State’s former head football coach Joe Paterno ’50 in the cover-up of a sexual abuse scandal involving assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, the University decided in July to rename the Joseph V. Paterno ’50 award, which had been awarded for nearly two decades.