Topic: Athletics

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.

Sports

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. 

The search is ongoing to replace Director of Athletics Michael Goldberger next year.

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U. starts search for new athletics director

February 28, 2012 0 comments

The University is in the initial stages of its search for a new director of athletics and, with an independent search firm currently looking for qualified candidates, the search committee hopes to announce a decision in April in conjunction the announcement of a new University president.

Sports

Men’s hockey team leaves an IMPACT on kids

February 3, 2012 0 comments

As the puck slid through the crease and into the net, the Brown men’s hockey team erupted into cheers. The goal wasn’t an overtime game-winner. It wasn’t a goal to upset a ranked opponent. It was not even a goal in a game. But this goal was special.  

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O’Brien ’92 to coach Penn State

January 25, 2012 0 comments

Still reeling in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal involving defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, Pennsylvania State University formally announced the selection of Bill O’Brien ’92 as the new head coach of its football program Jan. 8.

Joe Paterno ‘50 passed away Sunday after 46 years as Penn State head coach.

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Legendary coach Paterno ’50 dead at 85

January 25, 2012 0 comments

Joe Paterno ’50 died Sunday morning, only two and a half months after his 46-year tenure as head football coach at Pennsylvania State University came to a close in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal.

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Web update: Paterno ’50 dead at 85

January 22, 2012 0 comments

Joe Paterno ’50 passed away Sunday morning, only two and a half months after his 46-year tenure as head football coach at Pennsylvania State University came to a close in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal.

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Web update: After 46 years, Penn State hires another Bear

January 12, 2012 0 comments

Still reeling in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal involving defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, Pennsylvania State University formally announced the selection of Bill O’Brien ’92 as the new head coach of its football program Sunday. 

Non-athletes unfamiliar with recruiting decision

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Non-athletes unfamiliar with recruiting decision

December 6, 2011 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2011 Student Poll

Many students are not informed about the University’s decision to reduce the number of admissions spots for recruited athletes, according to a recent Herald poll.