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Trailblazing Black athletes and coaches, William White, class of 1883, Fritz Pollard, class of 1919 and Jackie Court, a former gymnastics coach, contributed to the development of Brown Athletics on and off the field.

Pioneers on the playing field: Bruno’s first Black athletes and coaches

February 18, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series Celebrating Black history at Brown

While today’s Brown Athletics program displays diversity among its coaches and athletes, this has not always been the case. Throughout the history of Brown Athletics, trailblazing Black athletes and coaches have battled racism and adversity to earn athletic achievements while helping to build a more equitable program.

Reaching Ivy League Phase Four, which would permit athletes to participate in limited levels of local competition, will depend on public health conditions and the campus-wide restrictions specific to each Ivy League institution.

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Ivy League will not hold athletic competitions for spring season

February 18, 2021 0 comments

The Ivy League will not hold any competitions or championships for the spring season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement released Thursday.  There may be opportunities for local non-conference competition later in the season if public health conditions allow. 

Track and field throws coach Craig Kinsely ’11 commends his athletes on their perseverance through challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Track and field throws coach Craig Kinsely talks uncertain spring season

February 11, 2021 0 comments

Track and field throws coach Craig Kinsely ’11 joined the track and field program in December 2016. Before he joined the staff, Kinsely was the 2010 NCAA National Champion in javelin at Brown and earned a spot on Team USA in 2012, becoming the top American finisher at the London Olympics.

The Ivy League Council of Presidents waived Ivy rules for the upcoming academic year to allow fourth-year seniors future eligibility.

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Ivy League to allow for fifth year of varsity sport eligibility in midst of pandemic

February 11, 2021 0 comments

The Ivy League will allow fourth-year senior student-athletes, who may have lost playing time due to COVID-19-related cancellations in their final year of sports eligibility, to continue playing their varsity sport for the 2021-22 season if they are accepted to and enroll as a graduate student at their current …

New women's basketball head coach Monique LeBlanc faces unique challenges due to COVID-19 measures.

New women’s basketball coach Monique LeBlanc talks plans for first practice

February 3, 2021 0 comments

Monique LeBlanc isn’t a track coach, but she’s got a high hurdle to overcome. Hired to head the women’s basketball program in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Head Coach LeBlanc must rally a team that she has not met face to face since taking the job.

Coaches prepare to move to Ivy League Phase One of athletic participation


Coaches prepare to move to Ivy League Phase One of athletic participation

February 1, 2021 0 comments

The Department of Athletics is planning to move into phase one of the Ivy League’s COVID-19 restrictions surrounding athletic activity on Thursday, according to a head coaches meeting held Monday morning with Interim Athletics Director Colin Sullivan. The University, which will make the ultimate decision on whether Brown will step […]

Undergraduate Vincent Zhou takes second at figure skating U.S. championships

Undergraduate Vincent Zhou takes second at figure skating U.S. championships

January 31, 2021 1 comment

Vincent Zhou, who entered Brown with the Class of 2023 but has been on leave, captured a silver medal in the short program at the 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Jan. 17, qualifying him for the 2021 World Championships.

Jack Hayes joined the University in 2012, and will step down to join Bruin Sports Capital.


Director of Athletics Jack Hayes steps down

January 29, 2021 11 comments

Director of Athletics Jack Hayes will leave his position at the University, effective Feb. 5, to become a senior adviser to Bruin Sports Capital and “pursue new opportunities,” according to a Friday press release.

Athletic facilities and varsity-sports practices are not allowed under the Modified Activity Level Two.

Athletics remain paused in Modified Activity Level Two

January 28, 2021 0 comments

As academics transition toward normalcy with the University’s recent move to “Modified Activity Level Two,” lifting restrictions on in-person classes of 19 students or fewer, varsity athletics remain at a standstill. 

The statement expressed the teams’ confidence that they can safely conduct spring competition, noting the “plethora of COVID-19 resources” available to Ivy League students.

Lacrosse teams call for opportunity to compete in spring season

January 24, 2021 0 comments

The men’s and women’s lacrosse teams released a joint statement Thursday afternoon requesting that the Ivy League allow them to compete this spring.