Brown Athletics Unveils Brown Bears Sports Properties As Its Dedicated Corporate Sponsorship Sales Unit

PROVIDENCE, R.I.– Brown University Athletics, in conjunction with Learfield Sports, has developed Brown Bears Sports Properties as its exclusive corporate sponsorship sales unit, as announced today by Director of Athletics Jack Hayes. This dedicated unit is designed to support Brown Athletics’ initiative to enhance the service provided to local and regional businesses and further promote the Brown brand affinity to the corporate community. 


“We are excited about the development of Brown Bears Sports Properties,” said Hayes.  “Learfield Sports is a trusted leader in this field and has long-standing relationships with many college and university athletic programs.  We look forward to implementing the Learfield approach to generate innovative promotional ideas, customized programming and new asset offerings to Brown’s corporate partners.”


Leading Brown Bears Sports Properties is General Manager Augusto “Cookie” Rojas, who most recently served eight years as general sales manager for the Pawtucket Red Sox and taught sports management for nearly five years at Johnson & Wales University. Nelligan Sports Marketing, Brown Athletics’ former marketing partner, was acquired by Learfield Sports in early February. Brown Bears Sports Properties will office on campus, which will allow a close working relationship with the entire Brown Athletics administration. The property manages all aspects of the multimedia rights including venue signage, event sponsorships/marketing, corporate hospitality, radio game broadcasts and coaches’ shows, television and digital sponsorships, including the official athletic website


 “We’re fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Brown and will strive to be terrific partners and representatives by providing exceptional service to the corporate community to enhance the growth of the university brand. We’re excited to be off and running and look forward to building on the outstanding traditions already established here,” said Learfield President and CEO Greg Brown. 


In addition to its core business of nearly 100 collegiate multimedia rights properties which consist of institutional, conference and facility level partnerships, Learfield Sports is involved with collegiate ticketing, licensing and concessions, and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup that annually awards top-performing athletic programs. Its multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics to fans globally. To learn more about the company’s 40-year history and portfolio, visit

Ivy League Announces Fall Academic All-Ivy

Providence, RI- The Ivy League recently announced its list of fall Academic All-Ivy honorees, with 10 Brown student-athletes recognized for their excellence on and off the field. The student-athletes were starters or key reserves on their varsity sports teams, and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.


Sam Kernan-Schloss, Sr., Men's Soccer, Community Health & Economics (Arlington, Va.)
* Third-team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American selection; second-team All-Ivy goalkeeper; helped team to second round of the NCAA Championship.

Ryan McDuff, Sr., Men's Soccer, Business, Entrepreneurship & Organizations  (Plano, Texas)
* Senior CLASS award winner; two-year team captain; second-team All-Ivy selection; NEISL All-Star; team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship.

Dylan Remick, Sr., Men's Soccer, Biology (Inverness, Ill.)
* NSCAA All-American & All-Region; Three-time first-team All-Ivy selection; CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American; 2012 NEISL All-Star.

Svetozar Stefanovic, Sr., Water Polo, International Relations & Economics (Belgrade, Serbia)
* Three-time ACWPC Honorable Mention All-American; Four-time CWPA Northern Division Player of the Year.

Michael Yules, Jr., Football, Economics (South Dartmouth, Mass.)
* Second-team All-Ivy and All-New England selection; ranked 13th nationally in tackles for loss.


Amber Bledsoe, Jr., Women's Soccer, Visual Arts (Cincinnati)
* First-team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District selection; honorable mention All-Ivy selection; ranked second in the Ivy League in goals against average and first in save percentage.

Heidi Caldwell, Jr., Women's Cross Country, Enviornmental Studies (Hanover, N.H.)
* First-team All-Ivy and All-Northeast Region selection; Brown's top finisher at the 2012 Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championship, finishing in fourth place.

Margaret Connelly, Jr., Women's Cross Country, Enviornmental Studies (Chicago)
* NCAA Cross Country Championship qualifier; earned seventh at both the NCAA Regionals and at the Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championship; All-Northeast Region selection.

Kelley Harrison, Sr., Field Hockey, Business, Entrepreunership and Organizations (Houston)
* Team captain; Played in 67 career games, starting 49; she started all 34 contests over the past two years; two-time recipient of team's John L. Danforth Unsung Hero Award & three-time NFHCA All-Academic.

Alison Mullin, Jr., Women's Soccer, Cognitive Neuroscience (Boulder, Colo.)
* First-team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District honoree; started all 17 games; 2011 recipient of Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award.