April 6, 2012
Brown Football Kicks-Off Spring Practice
After back-to-back second place finishes in the Ivy League standings, head coach Phil Estes and the Brown football team will look to make a run at the Ivy League Championship, beginning with the launch of Spring Practice. Brown kicks-off three weeks of Spring Football on Friday, April 6, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Berylson Family Fields, and culminate with the annual Brown vs. White Spring Game on Saturday, April 28 at Brown Stadium.
March 23, 2012
Brown Football Awards Banquet
Brown football recently announced its Team Awards for 2011, with several awards being presented a its Annual Team Banquet at Andrews Dining Hall. The banquet commemorated the 2011 season, where the Bears posted a 7-3 overall record and finished second in the Ivy League standings. Brown players, coaches, parents and alumni were present as seniors Steve Peyton and Kyle Newhall-Caballero were named winners of the Tuss McLaughry Award as the 2011 Team MVP’s.
March 21, 2012
Brown Football Players Work-Out For NFL Scouts At Bears’ Pro Day
Four Brown football seniors, along with players from URI and Bryant, worked out for several NFL scouts at Brown’s Annual Pro Day. Among the NFL teams represented were New England, Buffalo and Cleveland. Participating in a variety of agility and strength drills for the Bears were quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero ’11.5, wide receiver Alex Tounkara-Kone ’11.5, free safety Steve Peyton ‘12 and linebacker Brett Wyman ‘12.
February 1, 2012
Color The Super Bowl Brown
Brown University will be well represented at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5, with Zak DeOssie ‘07 playing for the New York Giants, Bill O’Brien ’93 calling the plays as the Offensive Coordinator of the New England Patriots, and ESPN’s Chris Berman ’77 being, well, Chris Berman.
January 23, 2012
Brown Mourns The Passing of Joe Paterno ‘50
Brown University mourns the loss of legendary football coach and Brown Hall of Fame football player Joe Paterno ’50, who passed away Sunday morning in State College, Pa. “This a sad day for the Brown University community and the Brown Football Program,” said Brown head football coach Phil Estes. “My heart felt thoughts and prayers go out to the Paterno Family.”
December 13, 2011
2011 Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League released its fall list of Academic All-ivy honorees, with 10 Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were starters or key reserves on their respective varsity teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
December 13, 2011
Dan Smithwick To Play In 2011 FCS Senior Scout Bowl
Brown senior outside linebacker Daniel Smithwick (Danville, CA) has been selected to play in the FCS Senior Scout Bowl, a post-season senior all-star game that will be played on December 17, 2011 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, at Doug Shaw Stadium. The event features 86 players in a ‘North vs. South’ all-star format, and can be viewed worldwide at www.HTCNetRacer.net. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
November 30, 2011
Nate Lovett, AJ Cruz and Stephen Peyton Named All-New England
Brown senior safety Stephen Peyton, junior defensive back AJ Cruz, and senior punter Nate Lovett have been named to the All-New England Football Team as selected by the New England Sportswriters. All New England Players, along with current team captains, will be honored at the New England Football Writers Banquet on Thursday, December 8, at the Montvale Plaza, in Stoneham, Mass.
November 22, 2011
13 Brown Football Players Earn All-Ivy Honors
After finishing second in the Ivy standings with a 4-3 league mark, 7-3 overall, 13 Brown players were named to the 2011 All-Ivy Football Team as selected by the eight Ancient Eight head football coaches. Senior defensive tackle Kyle Rettig (Clearwater, FL), senior linebacker Brett Wyman (Bridgewater, MA), senior safety Stephen Peyton (Woodland, CA), junior offensive tackle Jack Templeton (Ramsey, NJ), junior defensive back AJ Cruz (Lake Forest, CA), and senior punter Nate Lovett (East Providence, RI) were named first team All-Ivy selections.
November 19, 2011
Bears Drop Final Game To Columbia, 35-28, In Double Overtime
Senior Sean Brackett ran for four touchdowns, including the game-winning 16-yard touchdown run in overtime, to lead Columbia to its first win of the year, 35-28, over Brown in double overtime. Brown finished second in the Ivy standings with a 4-3 league mark, and posted a 7-3 overall record, while Columbia finished 1-9 on the season.
November 16, 2011
Second Place Brown Wraps-Up 2011 Season At Columbia
While disappointed that the Ivy League title is outside its grasp, the Brown football team has a wide array of positives to take from the 2011 season, one that will go down as one of the finest in the history of Brown Football. Heading into Saturday's final game at Columbia, the second place Bears’ seven wins (7-2 overall) are already third highest number of victories since the Ivy League was formed 55 years ago. Only Brown’s 1999 (9), 2005 (9) and 1976 (8) teams have won more games. In addition, head coach Phil Estes is assured of his 11th Ivy winning season in his 14 years at the helm of the Bears’ football program.
November 14, 2011
Nathan Lovett and Luke Landers Named To CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Football Teams
Brown senior punter Nathan Lovett (East Providence, RI) and senior offensive guard Luke Landers (Friendswood, TX) have been named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Football Teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Both Lovett and Landers be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-American consideration.
November 12, 2011
Brown, Ivy Title Hopes, Dashed By Dartmouth, 21-16
Brown had its Ivy League title hopes dashed Saturday afternoon, falling to Dartmouth, 21-16, at Brown Stadium. The loss drops the Bears (7-2 overall) and their 29 seniors into a three way tie for second place in the league standings at 4-2, while Harvard (6-0) captured the Ivy title outright with one game remaining to play.
November 10, 2011
Bears Host Dartmouth In Final Home Game For 28 Brown Seniors
Riding a six game winning streak, the second place Brown football team looks to stay in contention for the Ivy League Championship with an Ivy League match-up against Dartmouth, hosting the Big Green on Saturday, November, at Brown Stadium, starting at 12:30 p.m. Brown (7-1, 4-1 Ivy) and Penn (4-1 Ivy) trail first place Harvard (5-0) by just one game heading into the final two weekends of the season.
November 7, 2011
Mark Kachmer and Nathan Lovett Named Ivy League Players of the Week
Bears’ junior tailback Mark Kachmer (Wheaton, IL) was named the Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week and senior punter Nathan Lovett (East Providence, RI) earned Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week honors for their contribution in Brown’s 34-28 win over Yale on Saturday that kept the Bears (7-1 overall, 4-1 Ivy) in contention for the Ivy title.
November 5, 2011
Kachmer’s 192 Yards and Three TD’s Lifts Brown Over Yale, 34-28
Junior tailback Mark Kachmer scored three touchdowns and ran for 192 yards, including a Brown and Yale Bowl record 95-yard run from scrimmage, the fourth longest run in Ivy League football history, to lead Brown to a 35-28 Ivy League win over Yale Saturday afternoon. The win, Brown’s sixth straight, gives the Bears a 7-1 overall record and keeps the Brown in second place in the Ivy League standings with a 4-1 league mark. Yale falls to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the Ivy League.
November 3, 2011
Brown Rides Five Game Winning Streak Into Saturday’s Crucial Game At Yale
With three games remaining in the Ivy schedule, Brown (6-1, 3-1 Ivy) is playing another must-win game, traveling to New Haven, Connecticut on Saturday, November 5, to face Yale at the Yale Bowl. Brown, Yale and Penn are in a three-way tie for second place in the Ivy standings with 3-1 league records, just one game behind first place Harvard. Kick-off is scheduled for 12:00 noon, and the game will be televised live on the YES Network. Brown fans can also listed to the game on WPRV AM-790, or on Brownbears.com, with Scott Cordischi calling the play and Mike Wall ‘99 providing the color commentary.
November 2, 2011
Brown Football Sponsors Bench Press For Cancer
Brown Football Team is hosting a fundraising event called “Bench Press for Cancer” on the Main Green on Monday, November 7th, 2011. Combining dedication to physical training and dedication to helping others, this event is a bench press contest in which all proceeds will go to The American Cancer Society. Bench Press for Cancer has grown each year with $20,000 raised last year and over $80,000 in its six-year existence.
October 31, 2011
Dan Smithwick and Alex Norocea Named Ivy League Players of the Week
Sophomore kicker Alex Norocea (Hermosa Beach, CA) was named the Ivy League’s Special Teams Player of the Week after he accounted for all of the scoring in Brown’s 6-0 win over Penn, while senior outside linebacker Dan Smithwick (Danville, CA) earned Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week honors for his role in the shutout of the Quakers. Brown’s win over Penn is the second straight home shutout for the Bears. The victory also snapped the Quakers’ Ivy League winning streak at 18 games, and broke Penn’s consecutive game scoring streak at 136 games, dating back to 1997.
October 29, 2011
Brown Posts 6-0 Win Over Penn; Snaps Quakers’ Ivy Winning Streak At 18 games
Sophomore kicker Alex Norocea provided all of the scoring Brown needed with two field goals, as the Bears posted a 6-0 Ivy League win over Penn at Brown Stadium, snapping the Quakers 18-game Ivy League winning streak, while holding Penn to just 151 total yards. The Bears also posted their second straight home shutout for the first time since 1985, and extended their record to 6-1 overall, 3-1 in the Ivy League. Penn, who was shutout for the first time since 1997, fell to 4-3 overall, 3-1 in Ivy play.
October 27, 2011
Brown Returns Home For Pivotal Ivy Match-Up Against First Place Penn
When Brown and Penn get together, Ivy League title implications are often on the line. Saturday’s game at Brown Stadium (12:30 p.m. kick-off) between the Bears and Quakers will go a long way in determining this year’s league champion. After winning four straight games, the 5-1 Bears look to get back in the Ivy title chase by sending Penn to its first Ivy loss of the season. Following Saturday’s win over Yale, the Quakers hold an 18-game winning streak against Ivy League opponents, the longest active conference winning streak in the FCS. Penn and Harvard are in first place in the Ivy standings with 3-0 records, while Brown and Yale are close behind at 2-1.
October 22, 2011
Newhall-Caballero Accounts For Four Touchdowns In 35-24 Win Over Cornell
Senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead Brown to a 35-24 Ivy League victory over Cornell at Schoellkopf Field, where they have won 8 of the last 9 games played in Ithaca since 1992. The win lifts the Bears to 5-1 overall, 2-1 in the Ivy League, while Cornell falls to 2-4, 0-3 in Ivy play.
October 19, 2011
Brown Travels To Ithaca, NY To Face Cornell
Brown's match-up with Cornell in Western New York on Saturday, October 22, could turn into an old fashion shoot-out, with both squads featuring prolific passing offenses and two of the top ranked quarterbacks in the Ivy League - Brown's Kyle Newhall-Caballero and Cornell's Jeff Matthews. Brown fans who can't make it to the game can listen live on WSKO-AM 790, or on brownbears.com. Scott Cordischi, the voice of Brown football, will call all the action, with kick-off slated for 12:30 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field.
October 17, 2011
Dan Smithwick Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week
Brown University outside linebacker Daniel Smithwick ’12 (Danville, CA) was named the Ivy League’s Defensive Player of the Week for leading the Brown defense to its first shutout since 1990 in the Bears’ 34-0 win over Princeton on Saturday.
October 15, 2011
Brown Dominates Princeton, 34-0, For First Shutout Since 1990
Brown’s offense scored early and often, while the Bears’ defense registered their first shutout since 1990, as Brown cruised to a 34-0 win over Princeton before a Homecoming crowd of 5,265 at Brown Stadium. The win extends Brown’s record to 4-1 overall and gives the Bears their first win league of the season (1-1 Ivy). Princeton falls to 1-4, 1-1 in the Ivy League.
October 13, 2011
Brown Hosts Princeton In Key Ivy Battle
Brown returns to Ivy League action on Saturday, October 15th against Princeton (12:30 p.m. kick-off) looking for its first Ivy win of the season, but just having completed a perfect 3-0 non-league slate. The Bears have earned non-league wins over Stony Brook, Rhode Island and Holy Cross, but fell to Harvard in its Ivy opener three weeks ago.
October 10, 2011
Stephen Peyton Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week
Brown senior safety Stephen Peyton (Woodland, CA) has been named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding play in Brown’s 20-13 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday, enabling the Bears to extend their record to 3-1 on the season.
October 8, 2011
Fourth Quarter Rally Lifts Brown Over Holy Cross, 20-13
Senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero engineered an NCAA record 99-yard scoring drive late in the fourth quarter to rally Brown to a 20-13 victory over Holy Cross at Brown Stadium in its final non-league game of the season. The win lifts Brown to 3-1 for the season while Holy Cross falls to 2-3.
October 5, 2011
Brown Takes On Holy Cross In New England Rivalry
When Brown and Holy Cross meet on the gridiron, footballs usually fill the air. Saturday's (October 8th, 12:30 p.m. kickoff) game at Brown Stadium should be no different. Both squads feature potent passing offenses with record-setting results. Brown ranks 24th nationally in passing with 254.7 yards per game, while Holy Cross comes in with the nation’s ninth best passing offense, throwing for 300.2 yards per game. In 2007, Michael Dougherty ‘09 passed for a Brown record 526 yards against the Crusaders, while in 2009, Kyle Newhall-Caballero ‘12 completed an Ivy League record 46 passes against Holy Cross. Crusaders quarterback Ryan Taggart ranks fourth nationally with 329.8 passing yards per game.
October 3, 2011
Kyle Newhall-Caballero Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week
Brown senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero (Gilbert, AZ) has been named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after he engineered a 35-21 Brown victory over Rhode Island and helped the Bears regain the Governor's Cup in the second ever night game Brown Stadium.
October 1, 2011
Newhall-Caballero Leads Brown to 35-21 Win over URI For Governor’s Cup
Brown senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead Brown to a 35-21 victory over Rhode Island for the Governor’s Cup before a crowd of 8,524 in the second ever night game at Brown Stadium. Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, Brown Class of 1975, was on hand and presented the Governor’s Cup to head coach Phil Estes and the Brown team at the completion of the game.
September 30, 2011
Kyle Newhall-Caballero Named Semifinalists for the National Football Foundation William V. Campbell Trophy
Brown senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero (Gilbert, AZ) has been named a semifinalist for the 2011 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award, presented by Fidelity Investments®, a leading provider of not-for-profit workplace retirement savings plans in higher education. The 127 nominees also comprise the list of semifinalists for the 2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.
September 29, 2011
Brown and Rhode Island To Light Up The Night
The East Side of Providence will be lit up for the second straight season on Saturday, October 1, when Brown squares off against URI in the second ever night game at historic Brown Stadium, which opened 86 years ago in 1925. The game is presented by Dexter Credit Union, and will be televised live on myRITV, with kick-off at 6:00 p.m. Last year’s inaugural night game against Harvard drew a near sellout crowd of 17,350, the largest attended sporting event in the State of Rhode Island in 2010. Three banks of Musco lights will illuminate Brown Stadium, with two banks of temporary lights towering above the stadium on the home side, and one on the visitors side.
September 26, 2011
Press Conference For Brown vs. Rhode Island Governor’s Cup Football Game- Rhode Island Statehouse: Tuesday, September 27
Brown University and the University of Rhode Island will co-host a Governor’s Cup press conference and luncheon on Tuesday, September 27, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Rhode Island Statehouse. The press conference is in preparation for the 96th renewal of the Brown vs. URI football game to be played under the lights at Brown Stadium on Saturday, October 1, 2011, starting at 6:00 p.m., in the second ever night game played at the venerable stadium on the East Side of Providence.
September 23, 2011
Brown Toppled By Harvard, 24-7
With a steady rain pelting Harvard Stadium, Brown turned the ball over five times and fell to the Crimson by a 24-7 margin before a rain-soaked crowd of 18,585. The game was evenly played on the offensive side of the ball with Harvard holding a narrow 366-352 advantage in total yards, and turning the ball over just once.
September 22, 2011
Brown and Harvard Battle In Ivy Opener
Brown kicks-off its Ivy League football season Friday evening against the Harvard Crimson at Harvard Stadium. The Bears are coming off a big season opening win over Stony Brook, while Harvard dropped its season opener to Holy Cross. It's the 111th meeting between the two Ancient Eight schools, and the key early season league match-up is expected to have Ivy title implications. All the action starts at 7:00 p.m. in Cambridge, MA.
September 21, 2011
Kyle Newhall-Caballero Honored With Gold Helmet Award
Brown senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero (Gilbert, AZ) was named the New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Award winner as the outstanding player in New England for week three of the 2011 football season.
September 19, 2011
Kyle Newhall-Caballero Named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Brown senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero (Gilbert, AZ) made a triumphant return to the lineup against Stony Brook, leading the Bears to a 21-20 come-from-behind victory over the Seawolves, and was named the Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
September 17, 2011
Brown Earns Thrilling 21-20 season Opening Victory Over Stony Brook
Senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero threw an 12-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Tellef Lundevall with 3:06 remaining to lead the Brown football team to a 21-20 come-from-behind victory over Stony Brook in its season opener. Stony Brook (0-3) had a last opportunity to win the game at the end, but its 55-yard field goal attempt on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining fell short.
September 15, 2011
Bears Travel To Stony Brook For 2011 Season Opening Game
Brown kicks-off its 134th season of intercollegiate football on Saturday, traveling to Stony Brook, Long Island to battle the Stony Brook Seawolves on Saturday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. Bears' head coach Phil Estes' squad, who finished second in the Ivy League a year ago, will face a veteran Stony Brook team, who already has two games under its belt.
September 14, 2011
Phil Estes Coaches Show Kicks-Off on Thursday
The kick-off of the weekly Phil Estes Coaches Show will take place on Thursday, September 15, with Brown head football coach Phil Estes discussing the upcoming season and commenting on Brown’s season opening game against Stony Brook on Saturday. Scott Cordischi, the voice of Brown football, will host the show each Thursday evening throughout the season on WPRV-AM 790 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Brown fans are invited to attend the show at Hope Street Pizza, listen live to AM 790, or listen on Brownbears.com.
September 14, 2011
Brown Football Interactive Magazine Available On Brownbears.com
Brown Athletics continues with its bold initiative to present its athletic teams in a modern, interactive mode with the release today of the Football Interactive Magazine, which is available for view on Brownbears.com. The interactive football magazine has a number of video features, including an interview with head coach Phil Estes, video highlights of the 2010 season, a Brown University video, and archival action video of Brown’s all-time greats Fritz Pollard, Brown Class of 1919, and legendary Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, Brown Class of 1950.
September 13, 2011
Brown Athletics to Sponsor Student Fan Buses for Football at Harvard
With the high number of expected students traveling up to Cambridge, Mass. for the Friday night game against Harvard on September 23 at 7 p.m., the athletic department will offer fan buses to and from the game, and a game ticket for only $20.
September 11, 2011
Bill Reynolds: Estes understands need to play it safe
He’s a football guy. He played as a kid. He played in college. He’s been coaching in college for nearly three decades, now beginning his 14th season at Brown. His office looks out over the practice field. There are football books on the shelf behind his desk. He’s a football guy. So when Phil Estes talks about football maybe we should listen.
August 29, 2011
Brown Football – 2011 Preview
Brown football is poised to make a run at the Ivy League title once again with the return of 10 All-Ivy players from last year’s second place team that posted a 5-2 league mark. Head coach Phil Estes expects a strong passing game on offense, coupled with a talented veteran defense to allow the Bears to stay in the upper echelon of the league standings.
August 22, 2011
Brown Football Prepares To Open Pre-Season Camp
Excitement surrounds the Brown football program as head coach Phil Estes and the Brown Football team prepares for the 2011 season, its 134th season of intercollegiate football. The Bears report to pre-season camp on Tuesday, August 23rd, poised to make a run at the Ivy League title once again with the return of 10 All-Ivy players from last year’s second place team that posted a 5-2 Ivy League mark.
August 13, 2011
Brown's Farnham a two-way star for Patriots
It was Aug. 26 last year against the Rams in week 3 of the preseason. That was the last time former Brown wide receiver Buddy Farnham '10 wore the real Patriots' No. 13 before the home fans here at Gillette Stadium. Friends and family watched Farnham sit for 60 minutes. It hurt Andover's Farnham, who shrugged it off. Last night in the exhibition opener here against Jacksonville, Farnham washed that bad taste away for good. The 2010 Brown University grad played one of many starring roles in a 47-12 shellacking of the Jaguars.
August 9, 2011
Bears Picked Fourth In Ivy League Preseason Media Poll
Brown received two first place votes in the 2011 Ivy League Preseason Media Poll and was picked to finish fourth overall behind Penn, Harvard and Yale. The Bears have captured two Ivy Championship in the last six years, and finished second in the Ivy standings a year ago with a 5-2 league mark.
August 6, 2011
Former Brown Tight End Cloherty Bulks Up For 49ers
When 49ers tight end Colin Cloherty '09 had his exit interview with general manager Trent Baalke in January, the message was blunt: Get bigger. Get stronger. Cloherty, who played for Brown's 2008 Ivy Championship team and graduated in 2009, and who spent part of 2009 with the Colts, was very much in the mold of Indianapolis tight end Dallas Clark – a good runner, a talented receiver but not much of a blocker.
June 14, 2011
Brown Football Coaches Abbott Burrell and Frank Sheehan Help LFG Football Camp Raise More Than $80,000 For Pediatric Brain Tumor Research
More than 1,800 high school student-athletes participated in the eighth annual Lauren´s First and Goal Football Camp on Sunday, June 5 at Lafayette College and helped to raise $80,000 for pediatric brain tumor research. This year’s event set camp records for number of players registered and camper donations. Brown Associate head football coach Abbott Burrell and Offensive Coordinator Frank Sheehan have worked at the camp for the last several years and were among 270 college coaches, who volunteered their time and expertise to make this the most successful camp ever.