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Topic: Brown athletics

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

Sports

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.

Sports

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.

Internal emails between Paxson, key administrators reveal desire to ‘get us out of’ 1998 Title IX consent decree

News, Sports, University News

Internal emails between Paxson, key administrators reveal desire to ‘get us out of’ 1998 Title IX consent decree

August 27, 2020 22 comments

Emails between University administrators released today reveal internal strategies regarding Title IX compliance and the recent demotion of several varsity teams.

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 Comments are Disabled

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 3 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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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.