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Demoted athletes retain law firm, demand reinstatement

A coalition of University student-athletes from teams recently demoted from varsity to club level have retained attorney Jeffrey Kessler of Chicago-based law firm Winston & Strawn in hopes of demanding reinstatement to the varsity roster.  Kessler is a prominent lawyer specializing in antitrust ...


Demoted student-athletes weigh transfer option

Two weeks after losing their varsity status, over 100 former student-athletes now face a once-unfathomable choice: stay at Brown or continue their athletic careers at a different institution. President Christina Paxson P’19 announced June 9 that the men’s track, field and cross country teams would ...


Ten voices on varsity team cuts

Following the University's decision to cut 11 teams as part of the Excellence in Brown Athletics initiative, The Herald invited 100-word submissions from individuals impacted by the decision. The opinions team selected and lightly edited 10 blurbs from former varsity student-athletes and alums on the ...


Demoted varsity athletes petition Brown for reinstatement

In response to the University’s recent announcement that 11 varsity teams would be demoted to the club level as part of a new Excellence in Brown Athletics initiative, student athletes have mobilized to organize their teammates, peers, parents and alumni networks to petition for more answers — and ...


Brown transitions 11 varsity teams to club status

The University will transition 11 varsity teams — men and women’s fencing, men and women’s golf, women’s skiing, men and women’s squash, women’s equestrian and men’s track, field and cross country — to club status, effective immediately, according to a community-wide email sent today ...


Litsky '20 looks back on Brown tennis career

Peter Litsky ’20 closed out his senior season on a hot streak, winning his final eight completed singles matches and leading the men's tennis team to victories against Yale, Michigan State University and Boston College. Despite dropping his first set 2-6 against his Michigan State opponent, Litsky ...


Sarah Behn steps down as women’s basketball head coach

Sarah Behn stepped down from her position as head coach of the women’s basketball team, the University announced yesterday in a press release. “We appreciate all that Sarah has done for the women's basketball program at Brown and wish her well in her future endeavors” Director of Athletics Jack ...


Letter: Coach Behn is a positive force, not a negative one

To the Editor: The Herald’s recent article about Women’s Basketball Head Coach Sarah Behn, titled “Brown University Band will not perform at women’s basketball games in protest of Head Coach,” was quite disheartening. As someone who worked in the Athletic Department at Brown from 2015 until ...


Brown wrestling combines for one placer, 10-20 record at EIWAs

The wrestling team was led by Ricky Cabanillas ’23 at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships, who placed seventh at 149 lbs. Cabanillas became Brown’s lone placer after losing his first match in the double elimination tournament but winning three times in the consolation ...


Zion Lewis ’20 breaks Ivy League triple jump record

Zion Lewis ’20 posted a record-breaking performance last weekend at the 2020 Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Track and Field Championships at Cornell, capturing the triple jump title at 44-1.25 and setting the all-time Ivy League, school and facility mark. This result also put Lewis eighth in the NCAA ...

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