Topic: Athletics

University News

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.

Sports

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.

Sports

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.

Sports

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.

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. 

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

Sports

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. 

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

University News

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.

Athletes pull double duty for love of the game

Sports

Athletes pull double duty for love of the game

April 19, 2012 0 comments

Being an athlete in college requires practicing for three to five hours a day, competing and potentially traveling on weekends – all in addition to attending class and doing homework.

The cupola ties together athletic history and a new age of University fitness.

University News

Historic Marvel Gym cupola finds new home

April 16, 2012 0 comments

Though the opening of the Jonathan Nelson Fitness Center ushers in a new era of Brown athletics, it carries with it a curious piece of Brunonian history and an East Side landmark ­­- the shimmering 50-foot cupola and clock tower. The cupola once topped the Marvel Gynamsium, which was built in 1927. Forgotten after the gym was demolished in 2003, the cupola has now found a new home.