Topic: Athletics

Increased funding for athletic facilities and coaches’ salaries are two key changes brought about by former president Simmons’ recommendations.

Sports, University News

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.


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.

University News

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.

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.


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.