Topic: Athletics

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. 

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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.

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

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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 new pool is 56 meters long and nine meters deep, and it holds one million gallons of water.

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Aquatics teams move beyond the bubble

April 16, 2012 0 comments

For the swimming and diving and water polo teams, the benefits of the new swimming facility go far beyond the water. The opening of the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center ushers in a new era for Brown athletics, offering stability to aquatic teams that have endured four years of uncertainty.

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.  

Fitness, aquatics center opens to public

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Fitness, aquatics center opens to public

April 16, 2012 0 comments

The University’s athletics program has undergone many transitional, sometimes trying moments in recent years. Today, less than two weeks after Jack Hayes was announced as the new director of athletics, the department continues its transition to a new era with the unveiling of the long-awaited fitness and aquatics center.

Jack Hayes will take over as athletic director starting next academic year.

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Hofstra athletic director to replace Goldberger

April 6, 2012 0 comments

Jack Hayes was announced as the University’s new director of athletics at a ceremonial press conference in the Joukowsky Room of the Pizzitola Center.

The new fitness and aquatics center will feature a state-of-the-art pool.

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Fitness, aquatics center to open next month

March 8, 2012 0 comments

The much-anticipated fitness and aquatics center’s construction is near completion, with the planned relocation of some athletics staff slated to give the building its first wave of occupancy by the end of March. The building has been in the works for several years and will open to the public April 16.