February 7, 2013

UPDATED SATURDAY NIGHT - Blizzard Forecast Results in Several Schedule Changes

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – Due to the impending blizzard that is projected to hit the New England area over the next few days, several changes (outlined below) have been made to the Brown Athletics’ competition schedule for the upcoming weekend. Any additional schedule changes and cancellations will be released on brownbears.com as soon as information becomes available.

Updated as of 9:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9
Women's Basketball: The Brown women’s basketball team will close out its Ivy League weekend against Penn on Sunday, February 10. Originally scheduled for 7:00pm, the game has been moved to 5:00pm.

Updated as of 6:50 p.m. Saturday, February 9
Gymnastics: The gymnastics meet featuring Brown, Rhode Island College, Bridgeport and Springfield, scheduled for Sunday, February 10, has been postponed. The meet will be made up on Tuesday, March 12.

Men's Ice Hockey: The men's hockey game against the #9 Yale Bulldogs, which had been moved from Saturday night to Sunday evening, has now been postponed. The teams will now face off at Meehan Auditorium on Tuesday, February 12, at 7:00pm.

Update as of 6:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9
Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving:The swimming & diving meet at Yale, which had been moved to Sunday, February 10, is now postponed. The women's team will compete at Yale on Monday, February 11th, at 6:00pm, while the men will compete at Yale next Saturday, February 16th, at 1:00pm.

Update as of 8:20 p.m. Friday, February 8
Women's Water Polo: The Brown women’s water polo team is hosting the Brown Classic at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10. The start times of the weekend’s games have been adjusted to accommodate the weather and Bucknell and St. Francis will no longer be competing in the event. The new schedule is as follows (further changes will be announced as needed):

Saturday February 9
4:00pm  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. Colorado State
5:10pm  Brown vs. Wagner
7:30pm  Brown vs. Colorado State
8:40pm  Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. Wagner

Sunday February 10
9:00am   Colorado State vs. Wagner
10:10am Brown vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
12:45pm Third Place Game
2:00pm   Championship Game

Update as of 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 8
Women’s Ice Hockey: The Brown women’s ice hockey team will now face the Dartmouth Big Green in Hanover on Friday, February 8 at 5:00pm, two hours earlier than originally scheduled. The Bears’ game against the Harvard Crimson has been postponed to Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00pm in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Update as of 10:40 p.m. Thursday, February 7
The Fencing Ivy League Championships, to be hosted by Harvard on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10, has been postponed. A makeup date will be announced at a later time.

Original Release as of 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 7
Men’s and Women’s Squash:
The Brown men's and women's squash matches against the Harvard Crimson have been moved to Thursday, February 7 at the Pizzitola Sports Center's Brodsky Squash Pavilion. The matches will start at 5pm.

Men’s and Women’s Track & Field: Boston University has canceled the St. Valentine Invitational in which the Brown track & field teams were scheduled to compete, on Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9. Additionally, the Bears will no longer compete in the MIT Co-ed Invite II on Saturday, February 9. The team will return to action on Sunday, February 17 at the USATF New England competition in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Women’s Tennis: The women’s tennis ECAC Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10, has been cancelled. The Bears will return to the courts on Sunday, February 17 when they host a double-header with Binghamton (11:00am) and Providence (4:00pm)

Skiing: The UConn Carnival, slated to be held at Wildcat Mountain in New Hampshire on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10, has been canceled due to the threat of snow. The ski team will return to the slopes on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24 when it travels to Sugarloaf, Maine to compete in the USCSA ECSC Regional Championships.

Women's Lacrosse: The Bears' annual alumnae scrimmage, scheduled for Saturday, February 9, has been cancelled.

Men's Lacrosse: The free coaches clinic, scheduled for Sunday morning, has been cancelled. 

As of Thursday afternoon, the following sports will compete as scheduled: Men’s Basketball (2/8 at Princeton-7:00pm; 2/9 at Penn-7:00pm), Men’s Tennis (2/8 at Ball State-2:00pm; 2/9 at Indiana-3:00pm), Wrestling (2/9 at Princeton-10:00am; 2/9 at Penn-2:00pm; 2/10 at Lehigh-3:00pm), and Men’s and Women’s Squash (2/10 at Dartmouth-2:00pm).

Any additional schedule changes and cancellations will be released on brownbears.com as soon as information becomes available.