Key match-ups to watch this season

Brown defeated Columbia in the last game of last years football season to secure a share of the Ivy championship.

Brown defeated Columbia in the last game of last year's football season to secure a share of the Ivy championship.

Yes, believe it or not, Brown does have varsity sports teams — and a handful of fall teams have been nationally ranked and competitive in recent years. Sports editor Andrew Braca gives a run-down of games to watch this season in Tuesday’s Herald.

The football team is ranked third in the Ivy league for the season, behind Harvard and Penn, after coming off a co-championship season last year. (And they beat co-champs Harvard head-to-head, so the Crimson’s championship rings don’t shine quite so brightly as Bruno’s.) The Bears will be preparing to face off against intrastate rival URI in their homecoming game this season:

Football, Oct. 3:
Homecoming games are often exciting, but last year’s 24-22, rain-soaked triumph over Harvard will be hard to top. This year, the Bears will square off against the University of Rhode Island in the battle for the 94th Governors Cup, seeking to avenge a 37-13 loss to the Rams last year.

Six All-Ivy selections return from last year, but Bruno will be breaking in a new quarterback.

Are the third-ranked Bears underrated or past their prime? We’ll have to wait and find out.

1 Comment

  1. why “believe it or not”? such suggests an oblivious; self-centered ethic…..Brown’s football team has won the Ivy Championship twice in the last five years; the lacrosse team qualified to play in the NCAA tournament this past spring; the soccer team year-in and year-out is at the top or near the top of the League; the women’s crew team has won national championships a number of times; the tennis program is often highly ranked on a national basis….what is needed is more support from the student body at its athetic events; school spirit needs to be elevated – hopefully the blog and other initiatives can serve to enhance support for Brown’s teams…the commentary in this blog does not help and indicates a lack of appreciation for the commitment of Brown’s student-athletes…

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