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Topic: Brown football

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 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.

Head Football Coach James Perry ‘00 shares how the Brown football team is coping with challenges brought on by the pandemic, from coaching without a field to virtual recruitment.


James Perry ’00 discusses how Brown football has adapted during COVID-19

September 24, 2020 0 comments

Head Football Coach James Perry ’00 has won two Ivy League Championships with the Bears, first as a player in 1999 and again as a quarterbacks coach in 2008.

James Develin (right) on the field during his tenure with the Bears. He was part of the 2008 Brown football team, the most recent Bears squad to win an Ivy League championship.


Former football standout James Develin ’10 announces NFL retirement

May 11, 2020 0 comments

Former Brown football star James Develin ’10 announced his retirement from the National Football League in April after eight years of playing for the New England Patriots.

Heather Marini, former offensive quality control assistant coach, became the first female position coach in division 1 football when it was announced March 16 that she was promoted to the Bears' quarterbacks coach.


Brown hires first female position coach in Division I football

March 21, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Heather Marini became the first female coach in Division 1 Football after Brown announced March 16 that she had been promoted to the Bears’ quarterbacks coach. 

Following their victory against Columbia last week, the Bears suffered a loss on Saturday against league champions Dartmouth at home. The team expressed optimism for the 2020 season.


Football falls to late Dartmouth comeback in season finale at home

November 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The football team fell 29-23 Saturday in the regular-season finale against Dartmouth, which clinched a share of the 2019 Ivy League title with the victory.

Head Coach James Perry ’00 continued to turn the Brown football team around with his first Ivy win, a blowout defeat of Columbia. The Bears will take on Dartmouth in their final matchup of the season.


Losing streak snapped, football focuses in on Dartmouth

November 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

If you listen closely, you can almost hear it. A cleat colliding with a football, a thud of a running back diving into the end zone, a collective roar of celebration.

Brown Quarterback EJ Perry '21 carries the ball. The football team will close out its season at home with a Senior Day showdown against Dartmouth.


Football beats Columbia for first Ivy win in 3 years

November 17, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Coming into Saturday’s game against Columbia, the football team had not tasted victory in Ivy league play since Nov. 12, 2016, when it defeated Dartmouth on the road.

Despite an impressive performance by EJ Perry ’21, featuring a 50-yard touchdown rush, the Bears lost their 19th staight Ivy League game.


Football comeback falls short against Penn Saturday

November 3, 2019 Comments are Disabled

After the football team fell to Cornell on a go-ahead field goal during the game’s waning seconds last weekend, Brown hoped to rebound Saturday against a Penn squad that was still searching for its first Ivy League victory of the season.

Bears sought their first Ivy conference victory since 2016 going into Saturday’s game but lost 37-25 against Big Red.


Football faces heartbreaking loss against Cornell

October 28, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In an intense Saturday matchup against Cornell, the football team was just one first down away from snapping its Ivy losing streak, which began in 2016.