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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 […]

Given the inherent uncertainty of the pandemic, the Council acknowledged that extreme circumstances could create the need to reverse course and, as such, all Ivy League schools “are each planning for a range of possible scenarios.”


Ivy League plans to resume normal athletic competition in fall

May 5, 2021 0 comments

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. 

From tailored canvas to Nike swooshes: diving into sports uniforms at Brown

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From tailored canvas to Nike swooshes: diving into sports uniforms at Brown

April 28, 2021 0 comments

The Ivy League, technically, is a Division I conference. In most ways, though, it’s hard to compare the University to a Power Five conference school. Games typically air on ESPN’s streaming service instead of on cable.

Women's Crew dominated in the University's first athletics competition since March of 2020.

Women’s crew rings in return of Brown athletics with victory over URI

April 8, 2021 0 comments

Until Saturday, no Brown athletic team had competed for 388 days due to the suspension of sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with a victory over the University of Rhode Island and a sweep of all four races, women’s crew had an impressive showing in Brown’s first athletic competition since March 2020.

Doug Kezirian '00 discusses how he forged a career in journalism, landing behind the ESPN sports desk.

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

April 1, 2021 0 comments

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. 

Some saw the Ivy League's cancellations—announced on Nov. 12 for the winter season and Feb. 18 for the spring season—as unnecessarily early.

Brown’s winter athletes reflect on a lost season amid NCAA winter championships

March 25, 2021 0 comments

Across the NCAA, winter seasons are coming to a close — and though the season has been anything but typical, an element of normalcy has returned for most conferences.

Murphy said his favorite part of his new position is helping minor league players live out their dreams of playing in the MLB.

Bill Murphy hired as an assistant pitching coach for the Houston Astros

March 17, 2021 0 comments

Former Brown baseball pitching coach Bill Murphy was recently hired to the coaching staff of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros. Murphy joined the Brown baseball staff as an assistant coach and pitching coach in September 2014. 

Former Brown football captain and defensive lineman for the @Rams Michael Hoecht hopes to make a breakthrough after a pandemic-altered season.

Defensive lineman Michael Hoecht ’20 fights for roster spot on Los Angeles Rams

March 11, 2021 0 comments

Michael Hoecht ’20, Brown football’s team captain in the 2019 season, spent the 2020 NFL season on the practice squad of the Los Angeles Rams after going undrafted. He looks to earn his way onto the playing field in his sophomore campaign after building on a year of practice against NFL competition. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented in-person athletics recruiting, challenging coaches to attract prospective student-athletes in new ways.

Athletics department shifts recruitment to a virtual setting due to COVID-19

March 9, 2021 1 comment

 The University’s sports teams are facing unprecedented challenges in recruiting in light of the NCAA’s decision to limit in-person contact between coaches and prospective athletes. 

Once she begins her tenure on College Hill this spring, Calhoun’s first priority as vice president of athletics will be strengthening programs’ recruiting power.


M. Grace Calhoun ’92 named vice president of athletics

March 5, 2021 5 comments

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 […]