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Topic: Brown athletics

Demoted athletes retain law firm, demand reinstatement

Sports

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. 

Demoted student-athletes weigh transfer option

News, Sports, University News

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

News, Sports, University News

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.

Ten voices on varsity team cuts

Opinions

Ten voices on varsity team cuts

June 10, 2020 0 comments

Following the University’s decision to cut 11 teams as part of the Excellence in Brown Athletics initiative, The Herald invited 100-word submissions from individuals impacted by the decision.

Letter: Coverage of Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Coverage of Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative

June 9, 2020 0 comments

To the Editor: Thank you for your recent coverage of the University’s recent athletics decisions, as well as many reactions described in published opinion pieces.

O’Neil ’16, Paul ’19, McMahon ’19: In Defense of Excellence and Equity in Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field

Op-eds, Opinions

O’Neil ’16, Paul ’19, McMahon ’19: In Defense of Excellence and Equity in Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field

June 8, 2020 1 comment

As alumnae of the Brown Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams, we are writing in solidarity with current teammates on the Brown Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams whose collegiate athletic careers were abruptly terminated May 28

Mackie ’59 — An Open Letter to the Brown Community: The Price of Winning

Op-eds, Opinions

Mackie ’59 — An Open Letter to the Brown Community: The Price of Winning

June 7, 2020 0 comments

The May 28 announcement arrived without warning — a thunderbolt from above, striking the hearts of legions within the University athletic community.

Demoted varsity athletes petition Brown for reinstatement

News, Sports, University News

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. 

From the Brown Women’s Squash Team: President Paxson, Why Aren’t We Excellent?

Op-eds, Opinions

From the Brown Women’s Squash Team: President Paxson, Why Aren’t We Excellent?

June 4, 2020 1 comment

We are two of five rising juniors on the Brown Women’s Varsity Squash team. We spent upwards of 10 years training with hopes of playing squash at a collegiate level. We have dedicated 20 hours a week for 25 weeks a year to train, travel and compete.

From the Captains and Supporters of 11 Cut Varsity Teams: Is Brown Ever True?

Op-eds, Opinions

From the Captains and Supporters of 11 Cut Varsity Teams: Is Brown Ever True?

June 4, 2020 0 comments

Last Thursday, Brown University announced its decision to cut 11 varsity teams as part of the “Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative.” This change, guided by the advice of consultants, means former varsity teams will lose all recruiting spots, trainers, athletic department tutors and coaches — effective immediately. Club teams will […]