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Sophomore athletes take on field for first time

The first games of the fall athletics season, which took place earlier this month for most teams, underscored a return to normalcy for the University’s athletics department. But for sophomore student-athletes, who spent their first year at the University on the sidelines — and on Zoom — the return ...


Field hockey edges Merrimack College 2-1, improves to 2-0

The field hockey team (2-0-0) defeated the Merrimack College Warriors (0-0-4) by a score of 2-1 to cap off their opening weekend homestand. The Bears dominated offensively the entire game, outshooting the Warriors 23-2 and putting 18 of those shots on goal, but Merrimack’s stout defensive approach ...


Women’s soccer takes 2-1 victory over Oklahoma State

The women’s soccer team (3-1) defeated the Oklahoma State University Cowgirls (3-2) in a highly-contested match at Stevenson-Pincince Field Sunday morning. The victory over a Cowgirls team that advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament last year was a coup for the Bears, who have now won their ...


M. Grace Calhoun ’92 named vice president of athletics

M. Grace Calhoun ’92 was named a new vice president of athletics and recreation March 5 according to an email to the Brown community from President Christina Paxson ’P19. The decision comes a month after former Athletics Director Jack Hayes’ departed his post Feb. 5, ending a national search for ...


Seniors discuss thoughts on extra year of NCAA eligibility

In light of the cancellation of many fall athletic seasons and all Ivy League fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA granted fall student-athletes an additional year of athletic eligibility. Three Brown senior student-athletes spoke with The Herald about their plans regarding their newly ...


Ivy League cancels sports due to COVID-19

The Ivy League presidents released a joint statement Wednesday afternoon unanimously announcing the cancellation of all spring athletic practices and competitions for the remainder of the academic year in an effort to combat the quickly spreading coronavirus. “I think everyone feels terribly, (especially) ...


Tutoring program seeks to meet athletes' needs

The University’s long-standing student-athlete tutoring program, which grants individualized scheduling and attention for students juggling athletics and academics, has grown in recent years to best accommodate athletes’ unique demands. The program has the best interests of students in mind, said ...


Lafferty ’18 makes NHL debut with Penguins

For Sam Lafferty ’18, the first time he put on a black and yellow jersey with his name printed on the back is a moment he will remember forever. The Pennsylvania native made his NHL debut for the Pittsburgh Penguins Oct. 8, and he has appeared in 10 games for his home team since. “It’s been a ...


University spends second least in Ivy on coach salaries

Brown head coaches and assistant coaches received the second-lowest total salaries in the Ivy League during the 2017-18 year, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics Data Analysis. According to the report, Brown paid $3,307,782 to 34 head coaches and $2,859,936 to 63 listed ...

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