Topic: Athletics

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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U. removes Paterno name from athletics award in wake of report’s findings

July 14, 2012 11 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 has decided to rename the Joseph V. Paterno ’50 award, which has been awarded for nearly two decades.

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Two alums will vie for Olympic medals in London

July 1, 2012 0 comments

Two alums will compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London after making it through qualifying trials this month. Craig Kinsley ’11 will compete in javelin-throwing on the U.S. track and field team, and Nikola Stojic ’97 will compete in his fourth Olympic games as a member of Serbia’s men’s rowing team.

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Martin ’04 introduced as men’s hoops head coach

June 1, 2012 0 comments

New athletic director Jack Hayes called Friday “an exciting day for the athletic department and an exciting day for the men’s basketball program” as he introduced Mike Martin ’04 as the team’s incoming head coach.

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Martin ’04 to coach men’s hoops

May 31, 2012 0 comments

The University will introduce Mike Martin ’04 as the new head coach of the men’s basketball team at a press conference tomorrow afternoon. Martin, who is coming off of a six-year stint as an assistant coach of the men’s basketball squad at Penn, will be returning to his basketball roots at the Pizzitola Center, where he previously played and coached.