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Topic: Brown athletics

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.

News, Sports

M. Grace Calhoun ’92 named vice president of athletics

March 5, 2021 0 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 […]

As of January 29, 2021, Jack Hayes has decided to step down as director of Brown Athletics. Colin Sullivan, deputy director of athletics, has taken the reins as the interim athletic director.

News, Sports, University News

Jack Hayes departs Brown, leaving behind a changed athletics department and complicated legacy

March 1, 2021 10 comments

It had been a “trying year,” a student-athlete explained to The Herald. That spring, a committee proposed cutting varsity sports teams to improve the athletics program’s competitiveness.

Brown moves to Level 2 Activity Status

News, University News

Brown moves to Level 2 Activity Status

February 7, 2021 0 comments

The University will transition into Level 2 Activity Status Monday, Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, executive vice president for planning and policy, announced in an email to the Brown community Sunday evening. 

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. 

Humm said he is still unsure what he will do after retirement, but that he hopes to continue playing golf and do volunteer work.


Director of Athletic Communications Chris Humm announces retirement

November 17, 2020 0 comments

Director of Athletic Communications Chris Humm announced his upcoming retirement after 32 years in the position. His retirement will take effect Dec. 31 and Brown has not yet started searching for a replacement. 

Stephen Silas ’96 played as guard during his time with the Bears from 1992 to1996, totalling 464 career points.


Stephen Silas ’96 hired as Houston Rockets head coach

November 8, 2020 0 comments

Stephen Silas ’96 became the first Brown alum to become an NBA head coach after being hired by the Houston Rockets Oct. 30. Silas played in 84 career games for the Bears from 1992 to 1996, averaging nearly eight points per game as a senior and totalling 464 career points.

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


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.

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.

Pipatjarasgit ’22: In Defense of the Brown Women’s Golf Team

Op-eds, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’22: In Defense of the Brown Women’s Golf Team

October 4, 2020 3 comments

On Sept. 27, 2020, an op-ed by Brendan Ryan was published in The Brown Daily Herald criticizing the recently demoted Brown women’s golf team. In it, Ryan claims that the team was transitioned to club status because of its lack of competitiveness and diversity.

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

News, Sports

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.