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The University's athletics department plans to educate student-athletes and provide resources on the new NIL policy.


Ivy League allows student-athletes to profit from their name, image, likeness

July 7, 2021 1 comment

The Ivy League will now allow student-athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness, or NIL, the League announced in a July 1 statement. The move comes in the wake of the NCAA’s June 30 adoption of an interim policy allowing student-athletes to profit off their NIL. 

Boat Racing LLC was founded by Patrick O’Neill ’15, Alex Quoyeser ’15, Reiley Higgins ’15, Eric Armagost ’15 and Dan Giovacchini ’15 as a way to maintain their bond after graduating from Brown.

News, Sports

Brown football alums’ racehorse Hot Rod Charlie places second in Belmont Stakes

June 14, 2021 0 comments

Boat Racing LLC was founded by five Brown football alums — Patrick O’Neill ’15, Alex Quoyeser ’15, Reiley Higgins ’15, Eric Armagost ’15 and Dan Giovacchini ’15 — as a way to maintain their bond after graduating from Brown. 

Ruzzi has spent the past two years as an assistant women's hockey coach at Princeton, an experience she expects will prove useful in her transition to coaching at Brown.


U. hires Melanie Ruzzi as women’s hockey coach

June 3, 2021 0 comments

Melanie Ruzzi was hired as the new head coach of the women’s hockey team, Vice President  for Athletics and Recreation M. Grace Calhoun PhD’92 announced in a statement May 20.

The five members of Boat Racing LLC celebrate Hot Rod Charlie’s third-place Kentucky Derby finish.


Five Brown football alumni stay connected through one of the world’s top racehorses

May 16, 2021 2 comments

For Patrick O’Neill ’15, horse racing has always been “the family business.” His uncle Doug O’Neill is a world-renowned thoroughbred racehorse trainer who runs Team O’Neill Racing and trained 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another. Another uncle Dennis O’Neill is a well-known bloodstock agent, which is the horse racing […]

Given the inherent uncertainty of the pandemic, the Council acknowledged that extreme circumstances could create the need to reverse course and, as such, all Ivy League schools “are each planning for a range of possible scenarios.”

News, Sports

Ivy League plans to resume normal athletic competition in fall

May 5, 2021 0 comments

The Ivy League plans to resume athletic competition for the fall 2021 season, according to a joint statement issued Tuesday by the Council of Ivy League Presidents. 

Women's Crew dominated in the University's first athletics competition since March of 2020.


Women’s crew rings in return of Brown athletics with victory over URI

April 8, 2021 0 comments

Until Saturday, no Brown athletic team had competed for 388 days due to the suspension of sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with a victory over the University of Rhode Island and a sweep of all four races, women’s crew had an impressive showing in Brown’s first athletic competition since March 2020.

Some saw the Ivy League's cancellations—announced on Nov. 12 for the winter season and Feb. 18 for the spring season—as unnecessarily early.


Brown’s winter athletes reflect on a lost season amid NCAA winter championships

March 25, 2021 0 comments

Across the NCAA, winter seasons are coming to a close — and though the season has been anything but typical, an element of normalcy has returned for most conferences.

Former Brown football captain and defensive lineman for the @Rams Michael Hoecht hopes to make a breakthrough after a pandemic-altered season.


Defensive lineman Michael Hoecht ’20 fights for roster spot on Los Angeles Rams

March 11, 2021 0 comments

Michael Hoecht ’20, Brown football’s team captain in the 2019 season, spent the 2020 NFL season on the practice squad of the Los Angeles Rams after going undrafted. He looks to earn his way onto the playing field in his sophomore campaign after building on a year of practice against NFL competition. 

Augustus White ’57, a veteran of the Brown football team, and Rebekah Splaine Salwasser ’01, who played for Brown women’s soccer, went on to illustrious careers off the playing field.


Pioneers on the playing field: Bruno’s Black former athletes and their impact today

February 25, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series Celebrating Black history at Brown

Last week, The Herald spotlighted Black coaches and athletes who played foundational roles in building today’s Brown athletics program. This week, two modern-day Black athletes who had success on the field at Brown and have gone on to have impressive careers outside of sports will be featured.

Trailblazing Black athletes and coaches, William White, class of 1883, Fritz Pollard, class of 1919 and Jackie Court, a former gymnastics coach, contributed to the development of Brown Athletics on and off the field.


Pioneers on the playing field: Bruno’s first Black athletes and coaches

February 18, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series Celebrating Black history at Brown

While today’s Brown Athletics program displays diversity among its coaches and athletes, this has not always been the case. Throughout the history of Brown Athletics, trailblazing Black athletes and coaches have battled racism and adversity to earn athletic achievements while helping to build a more equitable program.