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Brown transitions 11 varsity teams to club status

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 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, ...


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Former gymnastics coach Jackie Court passes away at 81

Former gymnastics coach Jackie Court, the first woman of color to coach at Brown, passed away April 12 at the age of 81. Court led the Bears for over 30 years and was accomplished both in her coaching and her fight for women’s equality in sports. Court arrived at Brown in 1969 and continued to improve ...


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Brown alums with Olympics aspirations shift sights to 2021

For three Brown alums, the Olympics had never been closer to reality — until the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on their long-awaited dreams. On March 24, it was announced that the 2020 Olympic Games, scheduled to take place in Tokyo, had been delayed until 2021 due to the pandemic. Despite the postponement, ...


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Women’s basketball hires Head Coach Monique LeBlanc

Monique LeBlanc was named the new head coach of the women’s basketball team Friday. LeBlanc comes to Brown after spending nine years as the head coach at Merrimack College and before that, stints as assistant coach at Bucknell University and Northern Arizona University. Last season, she led the Warriors ...


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Zach Hunsaker ’20 wraps up college basketball career

Zach Hunsaker ’20 was heralded as a leader on the men's basketball team from the moment he transferred to Brown as a sophomore, serving as team captain in all three of his seasons with the Bears. Before coming to Brown, Hunsaker played for Snow College, a community college near his hometown of Orem, ...


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Erin McCrudden hired as assistant field hockey coach

The field hockey team has added former University of Louisville star and USA National Team member Erin McCrudden to its coaching staff, the team announced March 27. McCrudden will be working as an assistant coach alongside Head Coach Jill Reeve and fellow Assistant Coach Jillian Coppola.  Although ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Brown hires first female position coach in Division I football

Heather Marini became the first female position coach in Division 1 Football after Brown announced March 16 that she had been promoted to the Bears’ quarterbacks coach.  Marini, who hails from Australia, met future Brown Head Coach James Perry ’00 at the 2017 NFL Women’s Careers in Football ...


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DeRosa ’22 reflects on canceled women's lacrosse season

Sophia DeRosa ’22 was scorching her sophomore campaign as an attacker and assistant team captain on the women's lacrosse team when the COVID-19 pandemic brought the season to an abrupt end. On March 12, the Ivy League released a joint statement canceling all athletics for the remainder of the year, ...


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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) ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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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