Topic: Sports Feature


Football alums pursue pro careers on international fields

November 13, 2012 0 comments

Alex Tounkara ‘11.5 and Stephen Peyton ’12, former football players for Bruno, brought their love for the game overseas, continuing to play football for teams across the Atlantic after graduating. 


Kinsley ’11 represents U. at Olympics on U.S. javelin team

September 21, 2012 0 comments

This week’s Athlete of the Week no longer plays for the Bears, but his impact has been felt in competitions far beyond the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center. Craig Kinsley ’11, a former javelin thrower and volunteer coach on the track and field team, competed in the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London as part of the U.S. javelin team.

John Sheridan ’13 brought together a group of 15 college athletes over the summer for a program dedicated to mentoring inner-city Providence youth through baseball. The project will continue into the fall.


Senior uses sports to mentor local youth

September 7, 2012 0 comments

Varsity baseball outfielder John Sheridan ’13 was just an 18-year-old playing baseball in Hawaii when he first thought of starting a baseball mentoring program. With support from the Swearer Center for Public Service and local organizations, that became a reality this past summer.


Two alums will vie for Olympic medals in London

July 1, 2012 0 comments

Two alums will compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London after making it through qualifying trials this month. Craig Kinsley ’11 will compete in javelin-throwing on the U.S. track and field team, and Nikola Stojic ’97 will compete in his fourth Olympic games as a member of Serbia’s men’s rowing team.

On campus, University pride rarely translates into athletic event attendance.

Features, Sports

Sports fans on campus, but not in the stands

April 24, 2012 0 comments

Across the country, the phrase “college sports” conjures images of parking lots full of tailgaters as far as the eye can see and waves of students dressed in the same color screaming as a member of the opposing team lines up for a foul shot. 

Features, Sports

What happens when athletes quit

April 24, 2012 7 comments

Recruited athletes at Brown have a choice – since the University does not offer athletic scholarships, athletes can relinquish their commitment to their sport without affecting their financial aid, just like students participating in any other extracurricular activity. But this decision may lead to a difficult transition from student-athlete to student. 

In the Verney-Woolley Dining Hall, varsity athletes often sit apart from others.


Athletes struggle against ‘dumb jock’ stereotype

April 24, 2012 9 comments

From a Verney-Woolley Dining Hall segregated between athletes and non-athletes to rumors of athletes gaining a leg up over their non-athlete peers in admissions – certain attitudes and stereotypes persist surrounding student-athletes on campus. Some athletes report that these claims have elements of truth, while others maintain that they are unfounded. While individual varsity athletes have different college experiences, all athletes face unique challenges that help define their time at Brown. 

Athletes pull double duty for love of the game


Athletes pull double duty for love of the game

April 19, 2012 0 comments

Being an athlete in college requires practicing for three to five hours a day, competing and potentially traveling on weekends – all in addition to attending class and doing homework.