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Bruno will open its season with a stern test at home against the University of Rhode Island.

Football season preview: Bruno tackles first official competition in two years

July 14, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series Season previews: looking ahead to fall sports

After a poor 2018 campaign that saw the football team go winless in the Ivy League, the Bears brought in new head coach James Perry ’00 as well as transfer quarterback EJ Perry GS and immediately showed signs of improvement.

The University's athletics department plans to educate student-athletes and provide resources on the new NIL policy.

Ivy League allows student-athletes to profit from their name, image, likeness

July 7, 2021 1 comment

The Ivy League will now allow student-athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness, or NIL, the League announced in a July 1 statement. The move comes in the wake of the NCAA’s June 30 adoption of an interim policy allowing student-athletes to profit off their NIL. 

Will Legenzowski ’22 and Simon Hatcher ’23.5 will represent the U.S. national team in Racice, Czech Republic from July 7 to 11 as a result of their victories.

Will Legenzowski ’22 and Simon Hatcher ’23.5 qualify for 2021 U23 World Rowing Championships

June 20, 2021 0 comments

Will Legenzowski ’22 and Simon Hatcher ’23.5 qualified for the 2021 U23 World Rowing Championships after finishing first in the single scull and first in the double scull, respectively, at the U23 World Rowing Championship Trials in Sarasota, Florida June 14 and 15.

“There’s only a few of use who are willing to stand up and say, ‘Yes, I’m queer,’” Calista Manuzza ’23 said. “It’s definitely an uphill battle.”

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

June 17, 2021 3 comments

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.

Boat Racing LLC was founded by Patrick O’Neill ’15, Alex Quoyeser ’15, Reiley Higgins ’15, Eric Armagost ’15 and Dan Giovacchini ’15 as a way to maintain their bond after graduating from Brown.


Brown football alums’ racehorse Hot Rod Charlie places second in Belmont Stakes

June 14, 2021 0 comments

Boat Racing LLC was founded by five Brown football alums — Patrick O’Neill ’15, Alex Quoyeser ’15, Reiley Higgins ’15, Eric Armagost ’15 and Dan Giovacchini ’15 — as a way to maintain their bond after graduating from Brown. 

The team’s previous playing surface was an irregularly shaped grass field approaching a century of heavy use.

Artificial turf levels playing field for Brown football

June 10, 2021 0 comments

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.

Ruzzi has spent the past two years as an assistant women's hockey coach at Princeton, an experience she expects will prove useful in her transition to coaching at Brown.

U. hires Melanie Ruzzi as women’s hockey coach

June 3, 2021 0 comments

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.

The women’s eighth place finish in Sarasota, Florida was the team’s 23rd top-ten finish at the NCAA National Championships in 24 years of competition.

Men’s crew takes fifth in national championships, women’s crew takes eighth

June 2, 2021 0 comments

The men’s and women’s crew teams raced on opposite ends of the East Coast in their respective Division 1 National Championships this weekend. The men’s team placed fifth overall at the 2021 International Rowing Association National Championships in West Windsor, New Jersey.

The women’s and coed sailing teams were the only two teams promoted to varsity as a part of the Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative.

Women’s sailing places fourth at fleet race national championship

May 30, 2021 0 comments

The women’s sailing team finished fourth out of 18 teams in the 2021 Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Women’s National Championship May 19 and 20. The national championship appearance was the team’s first since being promoted to varsity status in May 2020.

The five members of Boat Racing LLC celebrate Hot Rod Charlie’s third-place Kentucky Derby finish.

Five Brown football alumni stay connected through one of the world’s top racehorses

May 16, 2021 2 comments

For Patrick O’Neill ’15, horse racing has always been “the family business.” His uncle Doug O’Neill is a world-renowned thoroughbred racehorse trainer who runs Team O’Neill Racing and trained 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another. Another uncle Dennis O’Neill is a well-known bloodstock agent, which is the horse racing […]