Topic: Athletics

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.

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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.

After a seventh place finish in the Ivy League this season, the men’s basketball team will return to the court with a new head coach next year.

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M. basketball coach’s contract will not be renewed

March 6, 2012 0 comments

Following losses last weekend to Penn and Princeton that concluded a disappointing season for the men’s basketball team, Director of Athletics Michael Goldberger announced Monday that Head Coach Jesse Agel’s contract will not be renewed when it expires in June.

Student athletes created an a cappella group to better fit the demanding schedules of athletes interested in singing.

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Jockapella athlete-singers team up on stage and football field

March 5, 2012 0 comments

From the stadium lights to the stage lights, the members of Jockapella are team players who demonstrate commitment and passion both on and off the field. Jockapella, approved by the Undergraduate Council of Students as a Category I group last year, is an a cappella group made up of student-athletes. 

Goldberger made academics a top priority in his run as director of athletics.

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Over 39 years, Goldberger fostered student-athletes

March 2, 2012 0 comments

When Michael Goldberger came to Brown as an assistant baseball and football coach in 1973, he had no idea that he would dedicate the next 39 years of his life to the University. After serving for the past seven years as the director of athletics, Goldberger announced that he will retire at the end of the academic year.

The field hockey team will play on a new field after renovations are completed this summer.

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Athletics program enters new era

March 1, 2012 0 comments

As the University prepares to enter a new phase with the impending retirements of President Ruth Simmons and Director of Athletics Michael Goldberger, the athletics department, though a top priority, remains in flux with major changes planned or already underway. Those changes include cutting roughly 20 admission slots for recruited athletes, pumping $1.1 million into salary raises for coaches, designating about $52 million for facilities renovations and a significant enlargement of the athletics endowment, opening the new athletics facility in April and potentially ramping up a pilot program designed to encourage academic diversity among athletes. And just a year after four varsity teams faced potential elimination, all of the University’s 37 varsity teams are secure for the foreseeable future.