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Head coach of the University’s baseball team Grant Achilles speaks on team bonding and morale in the aftermath of the cancelation of the 2020 season.

Grant Achilles talks maintaining morale during baseball’s search for new normal

October 26, 2020 0 comments

Grant Achilles, baseball’s 17th head coach since 1900, was hired as an assistant coach in 2012 and promoted to head coach midway through the 2014 season. Under his direction, Brown has earned 13 All-Ivy selection titles with multiple First Team honorees.

Brown athletic fields are sprayed with circles six feet apart to help students and athletes maintain social distancing, and weight rooms are limited to one person per lifting station, with masks required for the entirety of a workout.

Brown Athletics implements new socially-distanced practice guidelines

October 20, 2020 0 comments

When Brown entered Phase 2 of its Healthy Brown reopening plan Oct. 5, student-athletes started in-person practices for the first time since the University shut down in March.

Gymnastics Coach Sara Carver-Milne talks about the difficulties in gymnastics training amid pandemic times, offering insight into how athletes are keeping up flexibility and strength outside of the gym.

Coach Sara Carver-Milne discusses challenges of gymnastics training amid pandemic

October 13, 2020 0 comments

Sara Carver-Milne is in her twentieth season of coaching Brown gymnastics. Under her direction, the Bears have produced 15 NCAA Regional Qualifiers, eight ECAC Event and All-Around Championship titles, ten USAG National Qualifiers and a USAG National Event Championship.

The NCAA previously ruled that fall student athletes would be eligible to play for an additional year, presenting senior athletes with a difficult decision.

Seniors discuss thoughts on extra year of NCAA eligibility

October 8, 2020 0 comments

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.

Water Polo Head Coach Felix Mercado discusses mental health, implementing new technology and his work on the USA Water Polo Racial Equity & Reform Task Force in an interview with The Herald.

Felix Mercado talks water polo team culture during canceled season

October 1, 2020 0 comments

Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Head Coach Felix Mercado is in his 14th season of coaching for the Bears. Under his direction, Bruno has posted four 20-win seasons in the last six years across the two water polo teams. Brown’s water polo teams have also appeared in the national rankings in both 2018 and 2020.

Head Football Coach James Perry ‘00 shares how the Brown football team is coping with challenges brought on by the pandemic, from coaching without a field to virtual recruitment.

James Perry ’00 discusses how Brown football has adapted during COVID-19

September 24, 2020 0 comments

Head Football Coach James Perry ’00 has won two Ivy League Championships with the Bears, first as a player in 1999 and again as a quarterbacks coach in 2008.

Athletic Department gets involved with Brown’s COVID-19 response

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Athletic Department gets involved with Brown’s COVID-19 response

September 21, 2020 0 comments

Instead of fighting for wins on their season records, this fall, Brown’s Athletic Department staff are helping the University fight COVID-19.

The women’s fencing squad was reinstated to varsity status last Thursday, but the men’s team remains a club team.


Student-athletes share reactions to reinstatement of women’s equestrian and fencing teams

September 20, 2020 0 comments

The recent announcement that the University would reinstate the women’s equestrian and fencing teams to varsity status served as a relief from a disappointing year for the student-athletes on these squads.

Brown agrees to reinstate women’s equestrian, women’s fencing in proposed settlement

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Brown agrees to reinstate women’s equestrian, women’s fencing in proposed settlement

September 17, 2020 0 comments

The University announced today that it has agreed to reinstate both the women’s equestrian team and the women’s fencing team to varsity status after both teams had been moved to club status in May.

Jordan Mann ’15, who walked on to the men’s track and field team while at Brown, has maintained an intense training schedule during COVID-19. In his spare time he has worked to become fluent in Japanese.

Brown alums with Olympic aspirations remain committed to their dreams

September 17, 2020 0 comments

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.