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Out on the field: Life as an LGBTQ student-athlete at Brown

When a high school student decides to play a sport at the collegiate level, signing a letter of intent means more than just new opportunities. In the world of varsity athletics, teammates train side-by-side in practices and spend hours packed together in buses for travel games. Committing to a team ...


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Artificial turf levels playing field for Brown football

Brown athletics announced Tuesday that the playing surface at Brown stadium will be upgraded to artificial turf prior to the start of the upcoming season. The new playing surface will be named the Richard Gouse field at Brown Stadium in honor of the project’s lead donor, Richard Gouse ’68, who was ...


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U. hires Melanie Ruzzi as women’s hockey coach

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. Ruzzi will replace former women's hockey coach Zaban Wahlig, who stepped down from the position April 14. Ruzzi called the ...


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Ivy League plans to resume normal athletic competition in fall

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.  “Barring unanticipated circumstances, such as a dramatic increase in infection rates from a variant in the virus, we look forward ...


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Doug Kezirian ’00: from the pool to the ESPN sports desk

By the time Doug Kezirian ’00 entered the Van Wickle Gates, he had already begun his transition from an elite athlete to a prominent sports broadcaster.  At Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, Kezirian excelled in water polo and in the classroom. In his first year of high school, his team captured ...


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Walsh '23: Not your parents’ youth sports

In just about every facet of American life, the pandemic has worsened existing inequities — and youth sports are no exception. Even before the pandemic, the professionalization of sports had been making youth athletics less equal. But COVID-19 has driven yet another wedge between rich and poor youth ...


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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 ...





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