2014 Brown Football News

  • Brown Athletics Honors 2015 Award Winners at Seventh Annual Senior Celebration
    May 18, 2015
    Brown Athletics Honors 2015 Award Winners at Seventh Annual Senior Celebration Brown University athletics held its Seventh Annual Senior Celebration and Awards Luncheon at the Providence Biltmore on Monday, May 18, 2015. Over 275 student-athletes, coaches, staff and distinguished guests attended the event to celebrate another year of success in competition, in the classroom and in the community. President Christina Paxson and Director of Athletics Jack Hayes each took the opportunity to address the room and acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of the class of 2015.
  • Brown’s Courtland Clavette Signs With Tampa Bay
    May 06, 2015
    Brown’s Courtland Clavette Signs With Tampa Bay Brown senior Courtlandt Clavette (Ashville, NC), a long snapper and linebacker for the Bears, has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Brown Football Leads Nation With 16 Members Named To 2015 NFF Hampshire Honor Society
    April 29, 2015
    Brown Football Leads Nation With 16 Members Named To 2015 NFF Hampshire Honor Society The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the members of the 2015 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 led all NCAA Divisions (I, II, III) with 16 players named to the Hampshire Honor Society.
  • Dan Giovacchini '15 Named To FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
    January 14, 2015
    Dan Giovacchini '15 Named To FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team Brown senior linebacker Dan Giovacchini (Acton, MA) has been named to the 17th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team as announced by the FCS ADA. Giovacchini is a two-time All-Ivy selection and a three-year starter for the Bears, playing in 39 career games. A National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete award nominee and Business Entrepreneurship and Organizations concentrator at Brown.
  • Dr. Tom Catena Presented With National Football Foundation Gold Medal
    December 10, 2014
    Dr. Tom Catena Presented With National Football Foundation Gold Medal The National Football Foundation awarded the Gold Medal, the organization’s highest and most prestigious award, to global humanitarian Dr. Tom Catena, Brown Class of 1986, at the 57th Annual National Football Foundation (NFF) Awards Dinner on December 9, held at the fabled Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City. Catena, along with George Weiss, was presented the Gold Medal by NFF Awards committee chairman Jack Ford.
  • Xavier Russo '15 Named All-New England
    December 04, 2014
    Xavier Russo '15 Named All-New England Brown senior inside linebacker Xavier Russo (San Francisco, CA) has been named to the 2014 New England Football Writers Division I All-New England tem. The team will be honored at the New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 11 at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Mass.
  • Nine Brown Players Earn All-Ivy Football Honors
    November 25, 2014
    Nine Brown Players Earn All-Ivy Football Honors Brown had nine of its players selected to the 2014 All-Ivy Football Team as selected by the eight Ancient Eight head coaches. Earning First Team All-Ivy honors are senior linebacker Xavier Russo (San Francisco, CA), senior offensive guard Nick Codrea (Tallmadge, OH) and senior defensive back Jacob Supron (Mansfield, OH). Second Team All-Ivy honorees include senior wide receiver Brian Strachan (Wellesley, MA) and defensive tackle Zack Sparber (Norwood, NJ), while senior linebacker Daniel Giovacchini (Acton, MA), junior center John Heile, junior outside linebacker Ryan MacDonald (Falmouth, ME), and junior defensive end Chad Berry (East Lyme, CT) earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors.
  • Brown Completes Season With 41-7 Win Over Columbia
    November 22, 2014
    Brown Completes Season With 41-7 Win Over Columbia Senior quarterback Marcus Fuller threw two touchdowns and junior quarterback Seth Rosenbauer ran for two touchdowns to lift Brown to a 41-7 Ivy League win over Columbia to complete its season at .500 (5-5 overall, 3-4 Ivy). Columbia dropped its 21st straight game to finish at 0-10 overall, 0-7 in the Ivy League
  • Brown Hosts Columbia In 2014 Season Final Game - Senior Day
    November 20, 2014
    Brown Hosts Columbia In 2014 Season Final Game - Senior Day Brown wraps up its 2014 season on Saturday, November 22 against Columbia at home, looking for a win over Lions that would even the Bears’ record and make eight straight seasons that Brown has had a .500 or better record. Brown head coach Phil Estes, who has won more Ivy Championships (3) than he has losing seasons (2), is 13-3 lifetime against the Lions. Brown's 30 seniors will be honored in pre-game ceremonies. Kick-off is 12:30pm at Brown Stadium.
  • Big Second Half Lifts Dartmouth Over Brown, 44-21
    November 15, 2014
    Big Second Half Lifts Dartmouth Over Brown, 44-21 Junior quarterback Dylan Williams threw three touchdowns and racked up 358 yards of total offense to lift the Big Green to a 44-21 Ivy League win over Brown at Memorial Field. The loss drops Brown to 4-5 overall, 2-4 in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth keeps its Ivy title hopes alive with a 5-1 Ivy mark, 7-2 overall.
  • Brown To Face Dartmouth In Final Road Game
    November 12, 2014
    Brown To Face Dartmouth In Final Road Game With the season winding down, Brown's football team (4-4, 2-3 Ivy) will play its final road game of the season, traveling to Hanover, New Hampshire to battle the Dartmouth BIg Green (6-2, 4-1 Ivy) on Saturday, November 15 at Memorial Field. Coach Phil Estes' squad has lost its three league games by narrow margins and will need a win over the BIg Green to stay in the hunt for a winning season. The game is televised live on the NBC Regional Sports Network with kick-off at 12 noon.
  • Yale Hold Off Brown, 45-42, In Shootout At Brown Stadium
    November 08, 2014
    Yale Hold Off Brown, 45-42, In Shootout At Brown Stadium Senior Tyler Varga ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns to lead Yale to a 45-42 win over Brown in a shootout at Brown Stadium. The two teams combined for 1,046 yards of total offense with the Bears having a 526-520 edge. The loss drops the Bears to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the Ivy League, while Yale improves to 7-1 overall, 4-1 in Ivy play.
  • Dan Giovacchini '15 and Stian Romberg '15 Named Capital One Academic All-District
    November 07, 2014
    Dan Giovacchini '15 and Stian Romberg '15 Named Capital One Academic All-District Brown senior linebacker Dan Giovacchini (Acton, MA) and senior wide receiver Stian Romberg (Maryville, TN) have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Football First Team as selected by 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 Hosts Yale In Key Ivy Match-Up
    November 06, 2014
    Brown Hosts Yale In Key Ivy Match-Up Brown (4-3, 2-2 Ivy) starts the home stretch of the 2014 season and remains in the hunt for the Ivy League championship, hosting Yale on Saturday, November 8. The Bears won for fourth time in five games, including its second straight victory, defeating Penn, 21-13, last Saturday at Franklin Field. Yale (6-1, 3-1 Ivy) cruised to a 25-7 win over Columbia last week and will also be looking to stay in contention for the Ivy title. Kick-off is 12:30pm at Brown Stadium.
  • Brown Football "Bench Press For Cancer" An Overwhelming Success
    November 05, 2014
    Brown Football "Bench Press For Cancer" An Overwhelming Success The early returns are in and the Brown University Football Team’s 8th Annual Bench Press for Cancer was an overwhelming success! Members of the 2014 Brown University Football Team, their coaches, family, friends, alumni and members of the Brown Community have raised nearly $22,000 thus far for the Cancer Survivorship Program for Young Adults at Miriam Hospital.
  • Seth Rosenbauer ’16 Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week
    November 03, 2014
    Seth Rosenbauer ’16 Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week With windswept rain pelting the Franklin Field tundra, Brown junior back-up quarterback Seth Rosenbauer (Lima, OH) rushed for a career-high 206 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-13 Ivy League win over Penn, and was named the Ivy League’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
  • Seth Rosenbauer '16 Runs For 206 Yards To Power Brown Over Penn, 21-13
    November 01, 2014
    Seth Rosenbauer '16 Runs For 206 Yards To Power Brown Over Penn, 21-13 Battling rain and heavy winds at Franklin Field, junior back-up quarterback Seth Rosenbauer (Lima, OH) displayed his versatility and enabled Brown to establish a much-needed run game to counter the elements, rushing for 206 yards and two touchdowns to lead Brown to a 21-13 Ivy League win over Penn Saturday afternoon.
  • Brown Travels To Philadelphia For Ivy Match-Up With Penn
    October 29, 2014
    Brown Travels To Philadelphia For Ivy Match-Up With Penn Brown heads to Franklin Field for the 83rd meeting with Penn on Saturday, November 1. Brown evened its record at 3-3 overall, 1-2 in the Ivy League, with a 42-16 win over Cornell last week at Brown Stadium for its seventh straight win over the Big Red. Bears' head coach Phil Estes is 8-8 lifetime against Penn coach Al Bagnoli, who is retiring at the end of the season. Kick-off is scheduled for 1pm.
  • Reiley Higgins '15 Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week
    October 27, 2014
    Reiley Higgins '15 Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week Brown senior wide receiver Reiley Higgins (Coto de Caza, CA) was named the Ivy League’s Special Teams Player of the Week after scoring two touchdowns in Brown’s 42-16 win over Cornell, including one of the rarest plays in football, a touchdown return of an onside kick.
  • Brown’s Passing Game Overwhelms Cornell, 42-16
    October 25, 2014
    Brown’s Passing Game Overwhelms Cornell, 42-16 Senior quarterback Marcus Fuller (Ashland, OH) threw for 306 yards and completed four touchdown passes to four different wide receivers to lead Brown to a 42-16 Ivy League win over Cornell Saturday afternoon at Brown Stadium. With the win, Brown evened its record at 3-3 overall and grabbed its first Ivy League win of the season (1-2), while Cornell fell to 0-6 overall, 0-3 in Ivy play.
  • Brown Returns Home For Family Weekend Match-up With Cornell
    October 23, 2014
    Brown Returns Home For Family Weekend Match-up With Cornell Brown returns home to Brown Stadium on Saturday, October 25 against Cornell, looking to even its overall record and earn its first Ivy win of the season. The Bears have two close Ivy losses to Harvard (22-14) and Princeton (27-16) and will look to capture its seventh straight win over Cornell, who is seeking its first win of the season. It should be a festive day at Brown Stadium with a big Family Weekend crowd expected and the celebration of Providence Public Schools Literacy Day. Kick-off is 12:30 pm.
  • Brown Athletics Hosts Fifth Annual Literacy Day This Saturday
    October 21, 2014
    Brown Athletics Hosts Fifth Annual Literacy Day This Saturday Providence, RI – For the fifth year in a row, Brown Athletics, in conjunction with the Brown Football Association, Brown Catering, and Brown University’s Delta Phi fraternity, have partnered with the Providence Public Schools...
  • Grant Senne Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week
    October 20, 2014
    Grant Senne Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week Brown junior kicker Grant Senne (Winter Park, FL) was named the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week after booting three field goals and averaging nearly 40 yards per punt last week against Princeton.
  • Fuller’s Record-Setting Performance Not Enough, Brown Falls to Princeton, 27-16
    October 18, 2014
    Fuller’s Record-Setting Performance Not Enough, Brown Falls to Princeton, 27-16 Brown senior quarterback Marcus Fuller (Ashland, OH) threw an Ivy League record 71 passes for 454 yards, but the Bears fell behind by a 24-point second quarter deficit before falling to the Tigers, 27-16, at Princeton Stadium.
  • Bears Tangle With Tigers In Key Ivy Match-up
    October 16, 2014
    Bears Tangle With Tigers In Key Ivy Match-up With career win number 100 under his belt, head coach Phil Estes will guide the Brown football team into a key match-up with the Princeton Tigers in a regionally televised game (NBC Regional Sports) that can be viewed in New England on Comcast. The Bears (2-2, 0-1 Ivy) are riding a two-game winning streak and will be looking for their first Ivy win in the young season.
  • Brian Strachan’s Three Touchdowns Lift Brown To 27-24 Overtime Win Over Holy Cross, For Phil Estes 100th Career Victory
    October 11, 2014
    Brian Strachan’s Three Touchdowns Lift Brown To 27-24 Overtime Win Over Holy Cross, For Phil Estes 100th Career Victory Senior wide receiver Brian Strachan (Wellesley, MA) caught three touchdown pass, including one in overtime, and junior Grant Senne (Winter Park, FL) booted the game-winning 23-yard field goal in the second overtime, to lift Brown to a 27-24 non-league win over Holy Cross and give Bears’ head coach Phil Estes' his 100th career victory at rain soaked Brown Stadium. Brown extends its record to 2-2 overall, while Holy Cross falls to 2-5 overall.
  • Brown Hosts Holy Cross In Longtime New England Rivalry Matchup
    October 09, 2014
    Brown Hosts Holy Cross In Longtime New England Rivalry Matchup Coach Phil Estes' Brown football team returns home to Brown Stadium to play its final non-league game of the season against New England rival Holy Cross on Saturday, October 11, with kick-off at 12:30 p.m. The Bears are coming off a big Governor's Cup win over Rhode Island and will look to even their record on the season. Brown alumni, parents and friends who can't make it to the game can watch live on BrownbearsTV.
  • Brown Retains Governor’s Cup, 20-13, Over Rhode Island
    October 04, 2014
    Brown Retains Governor’s Cup, 20-13, Over Rhode Island Brown used a balanced offensive attack and a defense that held Rhode Island (0-5) to just three rushing yards to capture the Governor’s Cup for the fourth straight year and earn its first win of the season, beating the Rams, 20-13, at Meade Stadium, in the 99th meeting between the two Ocean State universities.
  • Brown and Rhode Island Battle for the Governor’s Cup - 99th Meeting
    October 02, 2014
    Brown and Rhode Island Battle for the Governor’s Cup - 99th Meeting Brown and Rhode Island will battle for the Governor's Cup in the 99th meeting between the two Ocean State universities on Saturday, October 4 at URI's Mead Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 1:00 pm. Listen to all the action on WPRV-AM 790, with Scott Cordischi calling the play and John Anderson providing the analysis.
  • Brown Can’t Overcome Late Harvard Rally, Falls to Crimson, 22-14
    September 27, 2014
    Brown Can’t Overcome Late Harvard Rally, Falls to Crimson, 22-14 Brown played physical football and led through three quarters, but Harvard rallied for a 22-14 Ivy League win over the Bears before a near sellout crowd of 13,511 at Brown Stadium. The Bears (0-2, 0-1 Ivy) wore throwback uniforms as part of the university’s 250th anniversary celebration.
  • Brown Dons Throwback Uniforms vs. Harvard in 250th Anniversary Celebration - Fireworks to Follow Game
    September 25, 2014
    Brown Dons Throwback Uniforms vs. Harvard in 250th Anniversary Celebration - Fireworks to Follow Game Brown kicks-off its 2014 home football schedule on Saturday, September 27 under the lights at Brown Stadium against Harvard amidst a celebration of the University’s 250th Anniversary. To commemorate Brown’s year-long 250th Anniversary celebration, the Bears will be wearing throwback uniforms against the Crimson. The football throwback uniforms will be worn just once, and are fashioned after the uniforms worn by the Bears’ 1976 Ivy League Championship team. Kick-off is 6 pm.
  • Brown Unable to Overcome Turnovers, Falls to Georgetown, 17-3
    September 20, 2014
    Brown Unable to Overcome Turnovers, Falls to Georgetown, 17-3 Brown’s 137th season of intercollegiate football began on a down note with the Bears dropping a 17-3 decision to Georgetown Saturday afternoon in the nation’s capital. The Bears, who replaced 11 graduated seniors on offense, are 0-1 on the season, while Georgetown evened its record at 2-2.
  • Brown Football Travels To Georgetown For 2014 Season Opener
    September 18, 2014
    Brown Football Travels To Georgetown For 2014 Season Opener Brown opens its 137th season of intercollegiate football in the nation's capital, traveling to Washington, DC to battle the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, September 20, with kick-off at 12 noon. Brown head coach Phil Estes, now in his 17th season at the helm of the Bears' football program, has posted 98 career wins, 10th best in Ivy League football history. Brown fans can listen to the game live on WPRV-AM 790 with Scott Cordischi, the voice of Brown football, calling the play and John Anderson P'11 providing the analysis.
  • Brown Athletics Unveils 250th Anniversary Throwback Uniforms
    September 17, 2014
    Brown Athletics Unveils 250th Anniversary Throwback Uniforms Providence, RI – To commemorate Brown University’s year-long 250th Anniversary celebration, Brown Athletics has unveiled six throwback uniforms...
  • Phil Estes Coaches Show Kicks-off on Thursday at 7pm
    September 17, 2014
    Phil Estes Coaches Show Kicks-off on Thursday at 7pm The weekly Phil Estes Coaches Show will kick-off on Thursday, September 18, with Brown head football coach Phil Estes discussing the upcoming season and commenting on Brown’s season opening game at Georgetown 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.
  • Marcus Fuller ‘15 and Dan Giovacchini ‘15 Named Brown Football Captains
    September 09, 2014
    Marcus Fuller ‘15 and Dan Giovacchini ‘15 Named Brown Football Captains Brown head football coach Phil Estes announced that senior quarterback Marcus Fuller (Ashland, OH) and senior linebacker Dan Giovacchini (Acton, MA) have been selected captains of the 2014 Brown Football team. The Bears open their season on September 20 at Georgetown.
  • 2014 IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FEATURES 13 NATIONAL BROADCASTS
    September 09, 2014
    2014 IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FEATURES 13 NATIONAL BROADCASTS The 2014 edition of Ivy League football is set for another exciting season of nationally-televised broadcasts with 13 games scheduled across the NBC Sports Group's family of networks and FOX College Sports. Brown Football will be featured in four games, two on the NBC Sports Group (10/18 at Princeton; 11/15 at Dartmouth) and two on Fox College Sports (11/8 vs. Yale; 11/22 vs. Columbia).
  • 2014 Brown Football Single Game Tickets On Sale; Announcing Fireworks After Brown vs. Harvard Game
    August 25, 2014
    2014 Brown Football Single Game Tickets On Sale; Announcing Fireworks After Brown vs. Harvard Game Single game Brown Football tickets are now on sale, with the Bears hosting five games this season at Brown Stadium, including match-ups against Harvard (9/27), Holy Cross (10/11), Cornell (10/25), Yale (11/8) and Columbia (11/22).
  • Brown Football Opens Preseason Camp
    August 21, 2014
    Brown Football Opens Preseason Camp In preparation for Brown’s 137th season of intercollegiate football head coach Phil Estes, now in his 18th season as the Bears’ head coach, will welcome 109 players to the opening of Preseason Camp with a goal of winning Brown’s fifth Ivy League title. The Bears will undergo physical testing on Friday, August 22 and hold their first official practice on Saturday, August 23 with a split session, beginning at 1pm.
  • Ivy League Football Preseason Poll
    August 05, 2014
    Ivy League Football Preseason Poll With the loss of 11 starters on offense and seven more on defense, Brown has been chosen sixth in the Ivy League preseason poll in a vote by a selected panel of media representatives. The Bears compiled a 6-4 record in 2013, posting their sixth straight winning season.
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