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Articles by Benjamin Asher (104)

M. hoops comes up just short against Yale

January 26, 2009 0 comments

For the second consecutive weekend, the men’s basketball team (6-10, 0-2 Ivy) went up against Yale (7-9, 2-0), and once again, the Bulldogs from New Haven came away with the victory. Friday night’s game was close throughout, with the Bears eventually falling by two, 57-55.

Runners take winter in stride

January 22, 2009 0 comments

Several winter sports teams kicked off their competition seasons over winter break. Here’s a look at how they fared: Men’s Track and Field Competing for the first time since Dec. 6, the men’s track and field team saw strong individual performances at the URI Sorlein Invitational on Jan.

PC trounces men’s hoops at the Dunk

December 10, 2008 0 comments

Despite coming into the game riding back-to-back wins, the men’s basketball team (3-4) looked overmatched on Wednesday night in an 86-62 loss to Providence College (5-3) at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. From the game’s outset, the Friars, who play in the powerful Big East Conference, dominated the Bears, quashing any hope of an upset.

Benjy Asher ’10: The waiting: Knicks gave up too soon

December 4, 2008 0 comments

By the summer of 2010, I will have graduated from Brown University. Naturally, that time seems a long way off to me. So last week, I was understandably surprised to hear that the New York Knicks, who were off to a decent start with a 6-5 record, had traded their two leading scorers, Zach Randolph and Jamal Crawford, in order to make room under the salary cap in preparation for the 2010 offseason.

Fifteen Brunonians earn All-Ivy football honors

December 4, 2008 0 comments

After an Ivy League championship season, 15 members of the football team have earned All-Ivy honors, including eight who were to the first team. Receiver Bobby Sewall ’10 was named to the first team after leading the league with 69 receptions, 948 yards and eight receiving touchdowns.

Squash falters against Harvard

December 2, 2008 0 comments

The men’s squash team struggled in their first competition of the season, losing 9-0 to a dominant Harvard squad. The Crimson did not lose a game in the nine matches, though several Bears kept the matches close. At No. 6, Brad Thompson ’12 continued to battle after a 9-1 first-game loss and remained competitive, losing the next two games, 10-8 and 9-6.

Sullivan ’11 leads m. basketball to wins

December 1, 2008 0 comments

Over Thanksgiving break, the men’s basketball team (3-3) kept busy, notching wins over Army on Wednesday night and Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon. Tri-captain Peter Sullivan ’11 shone for the Bears, averaging 23 points over the two games. Wednesday’s game proved to be an offensive showdown, as Sullivan poured in a career-high 26 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to lead Brown to an 80-73 victory over Army.

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Football clinches Ivy title with win over Lions

November 24, 2008 0 comments

With just over a minute remaining in Saturday’s game, members of the football team began to rejoice on the sidelines, as the clock ran down and Head Coach Phil Estes was doused with Gatorade. Saturday’s 41-10 win over Columbia (2-8, 2-5 Ivy) improved Brown’s record to 6-1 in the Ivy League (7-3 overall), clinching the Bears a share of the Ivy League championship.

Pyett ’12, Dougherty ’09 earn Ivy honors

November 20, 2008 0 comments

Paige Pyett ’12 of the women’s hockey team was named the ECAC Rookie of the Week for her impressive play over the weekend in Brown’s two-game series against Cornell and Colgate.

Football keeps Ivy hopes alive

November 17, 2008 0 comments

Coming off a 13-3 loss to Yale, the football team (6-3, 5-1 Ivy) responded with an emphatic 45-16 win over Dartmouth on Saturday. Quarterback and co-captain Michael Dougherty ’09 completed 16 of 22 passes for 238 yards and threw two touchdowns while rushing for another.