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Ivy League cancels all fall sports competition

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Ivy League cancels all fall sports competition

July 8, 2020 0 comments

The Ivy League canceled all fall athletic competition, according to an announcement released Wednesday afternoon. Winter sports will not begin until after Jan. 1. 

New motion in 1998 Title IX suit alleges Brown violated settlement with recent varsity demotions

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New motion in 1998 Title IX suit alleges Brown violated settlement with recent varsity demotions

June 29, 2020 2 comments

Amy Cohen ’92 and a group of 12 other plaintiffs — all female athletes who collectively sued the University in 1998 for violating Title IX legislation protecting gender equity in athletics — are challenging the University in court for allegedly violating the terms of the original settlement.

Women’s team played crucial role in reinstating men’s varsity track, field, cross country

Women’s team played crucial role in reinstating men’s varsity track, field, cross country

June 18, 2020 0 comments

When athletes from the women’s track, field and cross country teams found out that their counterparts on the men’s teams had been demoted to the club level May 28, their first reaction wasn’t relief that they had been spared.

Demoted athletes retain law firm, demand reinstatement

Demoted athletes retain law firm, demand reinstatement

June 18, 2020 4 comments

A coalition of University student-athletes from teams recently demoted from varsity to club level have retained attorney Jeffrey Kessler of Chicago-based law firm Winston & Strawn in hopes of demanding reinstatement to the varsity roster. 

Paxson and Hayes detail initial decision-making process behind Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative

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Paxson and Hayes detail initial decision-making process behind Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative

June 14, 2020 0 comments

After the University announced last month that it would transition 11 varsity sports teams to club status and promote club co-ed sailing and women’s sailing to varsity, an outpouring of support flooded in for the demoted teams.

Demoted student-athletes weigh transfer option

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Demoted student-athletes weigh transfer option

June 11, 2020 0 comments

Two weeks after losing their varsity status, over 100 former student-athletes now face a once-unfathomable choice: stay at Brown or continue their athletic careers at a different institution.

Men’s Track & Field, Cross Country athletes, alums react to reinstatement

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Men’s Track & Field, Cross Country athletes, alums react to reinstatement

June 10, 2020 2 comments

On Tuesday evening, President Christina Paxson  P’19 released a statement reversing a May 28 decision to eliminate the Men’s Track and Field and Cross Country teams as part of the University’s Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative, which demoted 11 varsity teams to club status.

Men’s track, field and cross country reinstated as varsity sports

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Men’s track, field and cross country reinstated as varsity sports

June 9, 2020 2 comments

The men’s track, field and cross country teams have been reinstated to the varsity roster, a reversal of their recent demotion to the club level

Paxson addresses criticism of decision to demote 11 varsity sports

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Paxson addresses criticism of decision to demote 11 varsity sports

June 6, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 addressed circulating concerns regarding the recent demotion of 11 varsity teams to club status in a community-wide email Saturday, offering greater detail about how the decision was made and the motivation behind it. 

Demoted varsity athletes petition Brown for reinstatement

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Demoted varsity athletes petition Brown for reinstatement

June 4, 2020 3 comments

In response to the University’s recent announcement that 11 varsity teams would be demoted to the club level as part of a new Excellence in Brown Athletics initiative, student athletes have mobilized to organize their teammates, peers, parents and alumni networks to petition for more answers.