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Football opens season with loss in Governor’s Cup

In Brown’s first football game on the new Richard Gouse Field at Brown Stadium, solid performances from captains EJ Perry ’22 and Allen Smith ’22 weren’t enough to secure the Governor’s Cup trophy against University of Rhode Island Saturday. The game ended 45-24 in favor of the Rams (3-0), ...


Governor McKee hosts press conference to promote Governor's Cup

In advance of Saturday’s Governor's Cup showdown between the Brown and University of Rhode Island football teams, Governor Dan McKee hosted a press conference outside the Rhode Island State Capitol Tuesday afternoon to promote the event. Brown Head Coach James Perry '00 and URI Head Coach Jim Fleming ...


Losing streak snapped, football focuses in on Dartmouth

If you listen closely, you can almost hear it. A cleat colliding with a football, a thud of a running back diving into the end zone, a collective roar of celebration. It’s the sound of Brown football defeating Columbia 48-24, the sound of a senior class notching its first conference win since its ...


Football faces heartbreaking loss against Cornell

In an intense Saturday matchup against Cornell, the football team was just one first down away from snapping its Ivy losing streak, which began in 2016. Facing fourth and six deep in Big Red territory with less than a minute remaining and a one-point lead, Bruno had the opportunity to run out the clock. ...


Perry ’21 leads football to shootout victory

In his first ever game in a Brown uniform, EJ Perry ’21 scored five total touchdowns to lead the football team to victory over Bryant University Saturday. Perry was dynamic in leading the Bears’ offense to a 35-point outburst, racking up 183 passing yards and three scores through the air as well ...


Sachan '22: The AAF is changing the game of football

CFL. USFL. PPF. IFL. If you’re anything like the vast majority of Americans, these acronyms mean nothing to you. If, however, you have way too much time on your hands, then you might know that these are the football organizations outside of the iconic National Football League. Now there’s one more ...


Klein '20: Super Bowl preview

The Los Angeles Rams will take on the mighty New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this Sunday. This marks the third consecutive Super Bowl appearance for the Pats, who continue to dominate the AFC, maintaining their powerhouse status. The Rams, however, will play in the season’s final game for the ...


Sachan '22: How can the NFL improve the Pro Bowl?

The National Football League postseason is the highlight of the year for football enthusiasts. The best teams in the league play tough playoff football. Every game is an elimination game, and each week the matchups get more exciting right up until the Super Bowl. Except for one misstep. Somewhere in ...


James Perry ’00 hired as head football coach

James Perry ’00 was named the University’s 20th Head Football Coach Monday afternoon. This appointment follows the Nov. 19 departure of former Head Coach Phil Estes, who led the team for 21 seasons, The Herald previously reported. Perry played for the Bears from 1996 to 2000 and served as quarterbacks ...


Phil Estes steps down after 21 seasons as head football coach

Two days after the football team capped a second consecutive season without an Ivy League win, Head Coach Phil Estes stepped down from his position after 21 seasons Monday, according to a press release from Brown Athletics. The Bears finished 1-9 in 2018 and 2-8 in 2017 after losing 15 straight conference ...


Sachan '22: Football traditions offer U.S. respite from chaos

An international student at Brown once asked me why Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. My first instinct was to mention the pilgrims, but that’s not why most of us celebrate the holiday. At least, not anymore. Today, we treat Thanksgiving as a sort of pause button in the hectic cycle of life. Right ...


Same story, new game: Bears fall again

Over a century of classic college football has been played in the historic Yale Bowl, but amid swirling wind gusts Saturday, the Bears looked listless in a loss to the Bulldogs. While the weather was certainly a factor in the contest, it seemed to always push Yale forward and hold Bruno back. The Elis ...


Sachan '22: The new NFC East looks much more interesting

Putting together an NFL team is hard. Teams have to navigate a balancing act, deciding whether they can go for a playoff run this year at the cost of future years’ success. We’ve seen major trades this week as teams have raced to decide if they’re in win-now or rebuild mode. All four NFC East ...


Bears stymied by Quakers in muddy matchup at home

On the rain-soaked and wind-whipped field at Brown Stadium, the football team found itself stuck in the mud in a loss to Penn Saturday. With the loss, the Bears remain the conference’s basement-dwellers and are at risk of completing their second winless Ivy League season in a row. Both squads’ passing ...


Bears fall to No. 17 Rams in Governor’s Cup

Brown and the University of Rhode Island have met on the gridiron 103 times since 1909, but the Ocean State rivalry has never been so one-sided. Though the Bears have traditionally dominated the series against the Rams, Bruno was defeated 48-0 on the road Saturday in a game that marks Brown’s largest ...


Bears down Hoyas, earn first win of the season

The football team took the field against Georgetown University Sept. 29, just one day before the one-year anniversary of its last victory. Needless to say, the team was hungry for a win, and Bruno delivered in dominant fashion Saturday, defeating the Hoyas 35-7 at Brown Stadium. “We won. That’s ...


Klein '20: It’s time to sack the new roughing the passer rule

Monday night’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should have been notable only for excitement and competitiveness. The Buccaneers, led by Ryan Fitzpatrick, rallied from a twenty point deficit, falling just short in a 30-27 Pittsburgh win. But the game had long since ...

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