• 2014 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society Honors 11 Brown Football Seniors
    April 30, 2014
    2014 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society Honors 11 Brown Football Seniors The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the members of the 2014 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career. Brown Football had 11 seniors named to the Hampshire Honor Society, the most in the Ivy League and second in the nation among Division I institutions.
  • O'Brien brings New England sensibilities to new job as Texans coach
    January 06, 2014
    O'Brien brings New England sensibilities to new job as Texans coach An 86-mile stretch bridging the north Boston-area town of Andover with Brown University in Providence, R.I., first made the man that Texans owner Bob McNair has entrusted with reviving the NFL's worst team. Interstates 95 and 93 connect Bill O'Brien's '92 birth in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, his youth in Andover, his high school days at St. John's Preparatory in Danvers, and his coaching rise from the Ivy League to one of Bill Belichick's most-cherished disciples with the New England Patriots.
  • Emory Polley Named First Team All-American By AFCA Coaches
    December 23, 2013
    Emory Polley Named First Team All-American By AFCA Coaches Brown senior defensive back Emory Polley (University Heights, Ohio) has been named to the AFCA FCS Coaches’ All-America Team, earning first team honors. Polley led the nation with six interceptions in 2013 (0.6 per game) and finished his Brown career with 11 interceptions, sixth best all-time at Brown.
  • MICHAEL YULES NAMED TO CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA® DIVISION I FOOTBALL TEAM
    December 05, 2013
    MICHAEL YULES NAMED TO CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA® DIVISION I FOOTBALL TEAM Brown senior defensive end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA) has been named a member of the Capital One Academic All-America® First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Alex Norocea, Emory Polley, John Spooney and Michael Yules Named To All-New England Football Team
    December 04, 2013
    Alex Norocea, Emory Polley, John Spooney and Michael Yules Named To All-New England Football Team Brown seniors Alex Norocea (Hermosa Beach, CA), Emory Polley (University Heights, OH), John Spooney (Northfield, OH) and Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA) have been named to the 2013 All-New England Football team as selected by the New England Football Writers Association.
  • John Spooney Named Finalist For Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year
    December 03, 2013
    John Spooney Named Finalist For Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year Brown senior running back John Spooney (Northfield, OH), a unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection, has been named one of two finalists for the Asa S. Bushnell Cup, the Ivy League Football Offensive Player of the Year award. The 2013 presentation of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup is Monday, December 9, the day before the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Annual Awards Dinner, at a special reception and press conference beginning at Noon in the Vanderbilt Room of the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will be streamed live and free of charge on The Ivy League® Digital Network.
  • Former Brown star Develin really toughed it out for the Pats
    December 02, 2013
    Former Brown star Develin really toughed it out for the Pats James Develin admits that somewhere along the line over the last few months, he has thought about what he would do if he ever scored a touchdown for the New England Patriots. He has not spent a lot of time thinking about it, though, seeing as though until Sunday, he had never even had a chance to carry the ball from the line of scrimmage in a regular-season game. As it turns out, Develin learned that it can happen so quickly that sometimes there is no chance to celebrate.
  • Thirteen Brown Gridders Named To All-Ivy Football Team
    November 26, 2013
    Thirteen Brown Gridders Named To All-Ivy Football Team After Brown posted its sixth straight winning season, 13 members of the Bears’ football team were chosen All-Ivy by a vote of the eight Ancient Eight head football coaches. Earning First Team All-Ivy honors are senior tailback John Spooney (Northfield, OH), a unanimous selection, senior offensive tackle Cole Hooper (Oklahoma City, OK), senior defensive end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA), senior linebacker Adewole Oyalowo (Bowie, MD), senior corner back Emory Polley (University Heights, OH), senior kicker Alexander Norocea (Hermosa Beach, CA), and freshman return specialist Alexander Jette (North Attleboro, MA). Earning Second Team All-Ivy honors for the Bears are senior offensive linemen Daniel Austin (Franklin, TN) and Clayton Paino (Tarpon Springs, FL), senior wide receiver Tellef Lundevall (Highland Park, IL), senior tight end Andrew Marks (Berlin, WI), and senior defensive end John Bumpus (Concord, MA). Earning honorable mention All-Ivy honors is junior linebacker Daniel Giovacchini (Acton, MA).
  • Donnelly’s Four Touchdown Passes Lifts Brown Over Columbia, 48-7
    November 23, 2013
    Donnelly’s Four Touchdown Passes Lifts Brown Over Columbia, 48-7 Brown senior tailback John Spooney (Northfield, OH) ran for 186 yards and scored two touchdowns, and senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly (Longmeadow, MA) threw four touchdown passes to lift Brown to a 48-7 victory over Columbia at Wien Stadium, giving the Bears their sixth consecutive winning season on the final day of the 2013 season.
  • Tonight’s Final Phil Estes Coaches Radio Show Returns to Hope Street Pizza
    November 21, 2013
    Tonight’s Final Phil Estes Coaches Radio Show Returns to Hope Street Pizza The final Phil Estes Coaches Radio Show of the season will be held tonight at Hope Street Pizza, located at 772 Hope Street in Providence. The Weekly Estes Show, featuring Brown head football coach Phil Estes and selected guests, is broadcast live on WPRV AM-790 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Bears Close Out 2013 Season At Columbia
    November 21, 2013
    Bears Close Out 2013 Season At Columbia Brown's football team, looking for its sixth consecutive winning season, will close out its 2013 season on Saturday, November 23, traveling to New York City to face Columbia at Wein Stadium. Fox College Sports will televise the game live, starting at 1:30 pm.
  • Dartmouth Holds Off Brown, 24-20
    November 16, 2013
    Dartmouth Holds Off Brown, 24-20 Dartmouth held off a final Brown challenge with 1:31 remaining to earn a 24-20 Ivy League win over the Bears in the final home game at Brown Stadium for 26 Bears’ seniors. Senior John Spooney led the Bears with 166 yards rushing. The loss drops Brown to 5-4 overall, 2-4 in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth extends its record to 5-4 overall, 4-2 in Ivy Play.
  • Brown Hosts Dartmouth In Final Home Game For 26 Seniors
    November 14, 2013
    Brown Hosts Dartmouth In Final Home Game For 26 Seniors The final home game of the season is always a bittersweet moment for the senior class and Saturday's home matchup against Dartmouth will be the last game at Brown Stadium for 26 Brown football seniors. This year’s senior class has posted three straight winning seasons so far, a 25-13 overall record, including a 15-11 Ivy League mark, throughout their four-year careers. Brown’s Class of 2014 includes: Dan Austin, Matt Billeci, John Bumpus, Patrick Donnelly, Jordan Evans, Matthew Gorham, Cole Hooper, Zach Lattrell, Tellef Lundevall, Andrew Marks, Ryan McCourt, Nicholas Mizaur, Alex Norocea, Adewole Oyalowo, Clay Paino, Alex Phelan, Brett Polacek, Emory Polley, Jordan Reisner, Matt Shannon, John Spooney, Donald Sproal, Nathan Svensson, Cody Taulbee, Tom Usakiewicz, and Michael Yules. Pre-game senior ceremonies will start at 12:20 pm, with kick-off at 12:30 pm.
  • Brown’s George Pyne ’89 Named NCAA Named 2014 Silver Anniversary Award Winner
    November 13, 2013
    Brown’s George Pyne ’89 Named NCAA Named 2014 Silver Anniversary Award Winner Six former student-athletes have been selected as recipients of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, including former Brown football standout George Pyne ’89, the president of IMG Sports and Entertainment. The Silver Anniversary Award annually recognizes distinguished individuals on the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of their college athletics careers. The Honors Committee, comprised of representatives of NCAA member schools and nationally prominent former student-athletes, selects each year’s recipients.
  • Late Touchdown Lifts Yale Over Brown, 24-17
    November 09, 2013
    Late Touchdown Lifts Yale Over Brown, 24-17 Deon Randall’s 32 yard touchdown run with 19 seconds remaining broke a 17-17 tie and lifted Yale to a 24-17 Ivy League win over Brown before a crowd of 7,988 at the Yale Bowl. The loss breaks Brown’s two game winning streak, as the Bears fall to 5-3 overall, 2-3 in the Ivy League. Yale extends its record to 5-3 overall, 3-2 in Ivy play.
  • Alex Norocea, Ade Oyalowo and Michael Yules Named Capital One Academic All-District®
    November 07, 2013
    Alex Norocea, Ade Oyalowo and Michael Yules Named Capital One Academic All-District® Brown senior kicker Alexander Norocea (Hermosa Beach, CA), senior linebacker Adewole Oyalowo (Bowie, MD) and senior defensive end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA) have been named to the Capital Academic All-District First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
  • Brown Takes On Yale In New Haven
    November 07, 2013
    Brown Takes On Yale In New Haven Coming off last week's shutout victory over Penn, Brown (5-2, 2-2 Ivy) looks to extend its winning streak to three games on Saturday, November 9, traveling to New Haven, Conn., to face Yale (4-3, 2-2 Ivy) at the Yale Bowl. It's the 118th meeting between the two Ancient Eight schools, with kick-off at 12 noon.
  • John Spooney Named New England Football Writers’ Gold Helmet Award Winner
    November 06, 2013
    John Spooney Named New England Football Writers’ Gold Helmet Award Winner Brown senior tailback John Spooney (Northfield, Ohio) was named the Ray Gallant Insurance New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Awards for the week of November 2 for his record setting performance in Brown’s 27-0 win over Penn.
  • John Spooney and Emory Polley Named Ivy League Players of the Week
    November 05, 2013
    John Spooney and Emory Polley Named Ivy League Players of the Week Brown senior tailback John Spooney (Northfield, Ohio) was named the Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week and senior defensive back Emory Polley (University Heights, Ohio) was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for their roles in Brown’s 27-0 victory over first place Penn on Saturday.
  • Thursday’s Phil Estes Coaches Radio Show Featured At B. Pinelli’s Restaurant
    November 05, 2013
    Thursday’s Phil Estes Coaches Radio Show Featured At B. Pinelli’s Restaurant The Phil Estes Coaches Radio Show on Thursday, November 7 will be relocated to B. Pinelli’s Restaurant, located at 736 North Broadway in East Providence, Rhode Island. The weekly Estes Show, featuring Brown head football coach Phil Estes, student-athletes and guests, is broadcast live on WPRV AM-790 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • John Spooney’s 234 Rushing Yards Leads Brown Over  Penn, 27-0
    November 02, 2013
    John Spooney’s 234 Rushing Yards Leads Brown Over Penn, 27-0 Senior tailback John Spooney (Northfield, OH) re-wrote the Brown and Ivy League record book this afternoon with touchdown runs of 93 and 94 yards to lead Brown to a 27-0 Homecoming win over Penn at Brown Stadium. Spooney, who finished with 232 rushing yards, sixth best in Brown football history, is the first Ivy League runningback to have a run of 90 or more yards twice in a game. The win gives the Bears a 5-2 overall record, 2-2 in the Ivy League, and knocks the Quakers (4-3, 3-1 Ivy) out of first place in the Ivy League standings. Brown also shut out Penn for the second time in the last three years.
  • Brown Athletics Hosts Fourth Annual Literacy Day This Saturday
    November 01, 2013
    Brown Athletics Hosts Fourth Annual Literacy Day This Saturday Providence, RI – For the fourth year in a row, Brown Athletics, in conjunction with the Brown Football Association, New England Institute of Technology, Brown Catering, and Brown University’s Delta Phi fraternity, have partnered with the Providence Public Schools to promote "Literacy Day" at Brown's November 2nd football game against Penn. Kickoff is 12:30 pm at Brown Stadium.
  • Brown and Penn Battle At Brown Stadium In Key Ivy League/National Television Matchup
    October 30, 2013
    Brown and Penn Battle At Brown Stadium In Key Ivy League/National Television Matchup Brown hosts Penn at Brown Stadium on Saturday, November 2 in key Ivy match-up broadcast nationally on Fox College Sports. The game features two of the most successful programs in the Ivy League over the last 16 years and pits two of the most successful coaches in Ivy League history, with nearly 40 combined years of head coaching experience. Brown’s 16th year head coach Phil Estes has captured three Ivy League titles and is the second winningest coach in Brown football history. Estes' 65 career Ivy League wins are the most ever at Brown and rank fifth in the Ivy League record book, while his 96 career wins rank 11th all-time in the Ivy League. Penn head coach Al Bagnoli is the dean of Ivy football coaches in his 22nd campaign as the Quakers’ head coach. Bagnoli is the third winningest active coach in NCAA FCS with 236 career wins, and has won nine Ivy League Championships. All the action kicks-off at 12:30 pm.
  • Brown Outscores Cornell, 42-35
    October 26, 2013
    Brown Outscores Cornell, 42-35 Senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly (Longmeadow, MA) threw for a 295 yards and three touchdowns as Brown held on for a 42-35 Ivy League win over Cornell at chilly Schoellkopf Field Saturday afternoon. The win gives the Bears their first Ivy win of the season (1-2), while extending their overall record to 4-2.
  • Brown Travels To Ithaca, NY For Ivy Battle With Cornell
    October 24, 2013
    Brown Travels To Ithaca, NY For Ivy Battle With Cornell The Bears have reached the midway point in the season with a 3-2 overall mark and will look to rebounding from last week's loss to Princeton with their first overnight road trip of the season, heading to Ithaca, N.Y. to battle the Cornell Big Red. The Bears have had success at Schoellkopf Field in recent years, winning eight of the last nine games at Cornell's home field. The game can be viewed live on the Ivy League Digital Network, with audio available on Brownbears.com.
  • Thursday’s Phil Estes Coaches Radio Show Moves To Spat’s Restaurant
    October 23, 2013
    Thursday’s Phil Estes Coaches Radio Show Moves To Spat’s Restaurant The Phil Estes Coaches Radio Show on Thursday, October 24 will be relocated to Spat’s Restaurant, located at 182 Angell Street in Providence. The Weekly Estes Show, featuring Brown head football coach Phil Estes and selected guests, is broadcast live on WPRV AM-790 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Michael Walsh Named Ivy League Special Teams Player Of The Week
    October 21, 2013
    Michael Walsh Named Ivy League Special Teams Player Of The Week Brown sophomore free safety Michael Walsh (Swampscott, Mass.) made the most of a special opportunity on special teams with a punt block return for a touchdown in the Bears' 39-17 loss to Princeton.
  • Princeton Rallies To Defeat Brown, 39-17
    October 19, 2013
    Princeton Rallies To Defeat Brown, 39-17 Trailing 17-0, Princeton scored 39 unanswered points to rally for a 39-17 win over Brown before a Family Day crowd of 8,056 and a national television audience at Brown Stadium. The loss drops the Bears to 3-2 overall, 0-2 in the Ivy League, while Princeton stays unbeaten in the Ivy League, 4-1 overall.
  • Brown Hosts Princeton Under The Lights In Nationally Televised Game
    October 17, 2013
    Brown Hosts Princeton Under The Lights In Nationally Televised Game Brown (3-1, 0-1 Ivy) and Princeton (3-1, 1-0 Ivy) will battle under the lights at Brown Stadium on Saturday, October 19 at 6pm in a classic confrontation between the top offensive and defensive units in the Ivy League. In a reversal of recent history, the Bears feature the Ivy League’s top defense, allowing 322.5 yards per game, while Princeton boasts the league’s top offense with 529.8 yards per game of total offense. The Tigers lead the league in scoring (43.2 ppg), while Brown ranks second in the Ivy League in scoring defense, allowing just 19 points per game. The game will also be televised live on Fox College Sports.
  • Alex Norocea Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week
    October 15, 2013
    Alex Norocea Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week Bears’ senior kicker Alex Norocea (Hermosa Beach, CA) was named the Ivy League’s Special Teams Player of the Week for his role in Brown’s 41-14 win over Bryant on Saturday. Norocea kicked two field goals and five extra points in the decisive win over the Bulldogs.
  • Donnelly’s Four Touchdown Passes Leads Brown Over Bryant, 41-14
    October 12, 2013
    Donnelly’s Four Touchdown Passes Leads Brown Over Bryant, 41-14 Brown senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly (Longmeadow, MA) threw for a career high 339 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bears to a 41-14 win over Bryant, in the first ever meeting between the two Ocean State teams. The win extends the Bears’ record to 3-1 overall and gives coach Phil Estes’ team its ninth straight non-league victory, dating back to 2011. Bryant falls to 3-3 on the season.
  • Brown Faces Bryant In First Ever Matchup Between Ocean State Teams
    October 10, 2013
    Brown Faces Bryant In First Ever Matchup Between Ocean State Teams Coming off its third straight Governor's Cup victory over URI, Brown (2-1) will stay in the Ocean State for the first ever match-up against Bryant (3-2) on Saturday, October 12, starting at 1:00 pm at Bulldog Field in Smithfield, Rhode Island. If you can't make it to the game, listen on WRPV AM-790 or BrownBears.com with Scott Cordischi calling the play and John Anderson P'12 providing the analysis.
  • Brown’s Johnny Pena Named National Football Foundation 2013 National High School Scholar-Athlete
    October 09, 2013
    Brown’s Johnny Pena Named National Football Foundation 2013 National High School Scholar-Athlete The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the five winners of the 2013 NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Awards, with each recipient selected as the best of the best from his region of the country at the high school level. The five winners, who are now playing college football, are being recognized solely for their accomplishments in high school. Brown freshman tailback Johnny Pena was the West Region honoree and a graduate of Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Brown Retains Governor’s Cup With 31-14 Victory Over Rhode Island
    October 05, 2013
    Brown Retains Governor’s Cup With 31-14 Victory Over Rhode Island Brown racked-up 471 yards of total offense and hoisted the Governor’s Cup for the third straight year with a 31-14 win over URI in the 98th meeting between the two Ocean State schools at Brown Stadium Saturday evening. The Bears extended their record to 2-1 with the win while Rhode Island falls to 2-4 overall.
  • Michael Yules Named National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Semifinalist
    October 05, 2013
    Michael Yules Named National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Semifinalist Brown senior defensive lineman Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA) is among the record number of 170 football student-athletes announced as candidates for the 2013 National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments®.
  • Brown Hosts URI In 98th Battle for the Governor’s Cup
    October 03, 2013
    Brown Hosts URI In 98th Battle for the Governor’s Cup When Brown and URI get together on Saturday, October 5 at Brown Stadium, starting at 6pm, the stakes are high with the two teams battling for the Governor’s Cup. While the Bears have won the last two games in the series, including a 35-21 win in 2011 with over 10,000 fans under the lights at Brown Stadium, the series is even over the last 10 years, with each team winning five times. Brown is also pleased to host Rhode Island Legends Day on Saturday, honoring some of the Ocean State’s greatest sports legends at halftime.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE FOR GOVERNOR’S CUP FOOTBALL GAME AT RI  STATEHOUSE
    September 30, 2013
    PRESS CONFERENCE FOR GOVERNOR’S CUP FOOTBALL GAME AT RI STATEHOUSE Brown University and the University of Rhode Island will be co-hosting a press conference for the Governor’s Cup football game on Thursday, October 3, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Rhode Island Statehouse.
  • Harvard Earns 41-23 Win Over Brown In Ivy League Opener
    September 28, 2013
    Harvard Earns 41-23 Win Over Brown In Ivy League Opener Brown opened up a 13-0 first quarter lead, but Harvard rallied with 31 unanswered points to take control of the game and earn a 41-23 Ivy League win over the Bears before an announced crowd of 17,256 at Harvard Stadium and a national television audience.
  • FOX College Sports To Televise Ivy League Football Package, Including Three Brown Games
    September 26, 2013
    FOX College Sports To Televise Ivy League Football Package, Including Three Brown Games FOX College Sports (FCS) announced today that it will televise seven Ivy League football games for the 2013 season. Three Brown games were selected for the schedule, including home games against Princeton and Penn, and the Bears’ final regular season game at Columbia.
  • Brown Travels To Harvard For Nationally Televised Night Game
    September 26, 2013
    Brown Travels To Harvard For Nationally Televised Night Game When Brown and Harvard compete under the lights, expectations are high for big crowds and exciting hard-hitting action on the gridiron. In a key early-season Ivy League game, Brown visits Harvard on Saturday, September 28, at 7:30 pm, for the 113th match-up against the Crimson in a nationally televised game on the NBC Sports Network at Harvard Stadium.
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