Providence, R.I. – The journey begins for Brown's 140th season of intercollegiate football with 20th year head coach Phil Estes welcoming 110 players to the beginning of preseason camp. The Bears will undergo physical testing on Tuesday, August 22 and hold their first official practice on Wednesday, August 23 at 8:30 am. in a split squad session.
Estes, who has coached the Bears to three of Brown's four Ivy League Championships, enters the season with a young and skilled squad, who gained valuable experience a year ago, while finishing fourth in the Ivy standings.
All practice sessions will take place on Berylson Family Fields at the Erickson Athletic Complex. The Bears practice daily through Tuesday, September 5, with classes beginning on Wednesday, September 6. Brown's traditional weekday afternoon practice schedule will start with the opening of classes. In addition, Brown will face Yale in a closed scrimmage.
Brown will kick-off its 2017 season at home on Saturday, September 16, against cross-state rival Bryant at Brown Stadium. Among the many highlights on the Bears' 2017 schedule is a November 10 home match-up against Dartmouth at historic Fenway Park.
All of Brown's home games (except those blacked out by national TV) and its Ivy League away games can be viewed on the Ivy League Network, available on computer, mobile and tablet devices all without the use of an app. Packages for Brown's channel are $89.95 for 12 months, $34.95 for four months, $10.95 for one month and $9.95 for a single day. Packages for the League-wide channel, which features everything the network has to offer, are $119.95 for 12 months, $49.95 for four months and $15.95 for one month.
Tickets for all Brown home games are available at the Brown ticket office, online at brownbears.com, or by calling 401-863-2773.
2017 Brown Football Schedule
9/16 Sat. BRYANT 12:30 pm (ILN)
9/23 Sat. at Harvard 12:00 noon (ILN/NESN-Plus)
9/30 Sat. RHODE ISLAND 7:00 pm (ILN)
10/7 Sat. at Stetson 1:00 pm
10/14 Sat. PRINCETON 12:30 pm (ILN)
10/21 Sat. at Cornell 3:00 pm (ILN)
10/28 Sat. PENN 12:30 pm (Eleven Sports Network)
11/4 Fri. at Yale 8:00 pm (NBC Sports Network)
11/10 Fri. DARTMOUTH** 8:00 pm (NBC Sports Network)
11/18 Sat. at Columbia 1:00 pm (ILN)
Head Coach: Phil Estes (20th Season)
**at Fenway Park