Topic: Athletics

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.


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.


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.


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.

In the Verney-Woolley Dining Hall, varsity athletes often sit apart from others.


Athletes struggle against ‘dumb jock’ stereotype

April 24, 2012 9 comments

From a Verney-Woolley Dining Hall segregated between athletes and non-athletes to rumors of athletes gaining a leg up over their non-athlete peers in admissions – certain attitudes and stereotypes persist surrounding student-athletes on campus. Some athletes report that these claims have elements of truth, while others maintain that they are unfounded. While individual varsity athletes have different college experiences, all athletes face unique challenges that help define their time at Brown. 

On campus, University pride rarely translates into athletic event attendance.

Features, Sports

Sports fans on campus, but not in the stands

April 24, 2012 0 comments

Across the country, the phrase “college sports” conjures images of parking lots full of tailgaters as far as the eye can see and waves of students dressed in the same color screaming as a member of the opposing team lines up for a foul shot. 

Features, Sports

What happens when athletes quit

April 24, 2012 7 comments

Recruited athletes at Brown have a choice – since the University does not offer athletic scholarships, athletes can relinquish their commitment to their sport without affecting their financial aid, just like students participating in any other extracurricular activity. But this decision may lead to a difficult transition from student-athlete to student. 

Faculty are less than excited about the monthly $20 usage fee for new facilities.

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Students rave about new athletic facility

April 23, 2012 0 comments

The new fitness and aquatics center has met praise from students and mixed reactions – due to the supplementary usage fee – from faculty and staff since its opening last week. The facility rang in its opening with scheduled activities from April 16-20, which drew “steady” attendance, according to Assistant Director of Athletics and Physical Education Matthew Tsimikas. Athletes and non-athletes alike have been positive about the new opportunities the facility affords.