Kinsley ’11 a national champion

EUGENE, ORE. — With a year full of shake-ups for the track and field program, there is one thing that is certain: Craig Kinsley ’11 is this year’s best collegiate javelin thrower in Division I athletics. With the championship meet being held at the storied Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., it is fitting Kinsley continued his storied career with a title winning throw of 250 feet, 3 inches. His throw bettered that of Pontus Thomee of Boise State by 8 feet, 3 inches. Kinsley finished the 2010 season with his third consecutive Ivy League title and bettered his national finish of third from a year ago. Additionally, Brynn Smith ’11 finished 18th nationally in women’s hammer throw and Duriel Hardy ’10 was 21st in men’s 10,000-meter run.

Kinsley’s win is the first time since 1952 that a Brown athlete has owned a National Outdoor Championship, according to Brown Athletics. We’ll have much more on the big Brunonian bonanza in The Herald’s upcoming summer issue.

Ratty vs. V-Dub: 2/3/10

The source of all recipes for wings, ratatouille, and cookies.

Lunch: Ratty

We’ve had it up to here with your Polynesian delicacies, like today’s Polynesian Chicken Wings, but we appreciate your eclairs nonetheless.

Dinner: V-Dub

Worried about traversing the 7,865 miles from French Polynesia for lunch to Thailand for dinner and making it back in time for Fish Co.? Consider settling for the V-Dub’s Thai Basil Stir Fry (Pork or Tempeh!) instead.

Quarterbacks Coach Perry ’00 headed to Princeton

Perry ’00. Courtesy of

Perry ’00. Courtesy of

The Bears’ quarterbacks coach will start Thursday as offensive coordinator for the Tigers.

“I have nothing but good things to say about him,” Brown Head Coach Phil Estes said of Perry, who could not be reached for comment Wednesday. “The things that he did for us and our quarterback were tremendous. And it’s hard for me to have him go.”

Perry inherits an offense which placed last in scoring in the Ivy League last season. Estes will take on his duties as quarterbacks coach. Read the full story at

Men’s soccer headed to NCAA Tournament

After closing out the regular season with a 3-0 win over Dartmouth on Sunday, the men’s soccer team had to wait to find out if they had earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Bears were rewarded on Monday evening with a place in the 48-team field.

Brown (10-2-5, 5-2-0 Ivy) will host Stony Brook (6-9-4) on Thursday night at 7:00 at Stevenson Field.

Check Wednesday’s Herald for an article by Katie Wood recapping the Dartmouth game and previewing the NCAA opener.

Winners, Bad News Bears and a Lengthy Women’s Hockey Digression

Lots of winners this week. Why? I can think of three possible reasons: as an apology for taking several weeks off (I blame midterms), because I’m a nice guy, or, just maybe, because a lot of teams did well. I say it’s all three.

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Winners and Bad News Bears, sort of

Remember the Seinfeld episode where Jerry always breaks even? Yeah, this was that week for Brown sports. See for yourself below if you don’t believe me. Hence, there are no Winners and no Bad News Bears this week. There is only a vague sliding scale of quality that exists only in my head. Deal with it.

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