Jack Hayes, the recently named successor to Brown’s current athletic director, Michael Goldberger, was introduced to the Brown community at a press conference yesterday afternoon. Hayes currently serves as the director of athletics at Hoftra University and will begin his tenure at Brown July 1, 2012.
The men’s basketball team tore through Columbia Saturday night, earning a 94-78 victory. The matchup marked the final home game for Bruno’s lone senior, Jean Harris ’12, who connected on the Bears’ first basket of the night and finished with 17 points. The squad was extremely efficient, shooting 57.7 percent from the field and an astounding 63.6 percent from beyond the arc. Point guard Sean McGonagill ’14 led the team with 28 points to go along with eight rebounds and eight assists.
The men’s basketball team lost a hard-fought matchup against Cornell Friday night, falling 69-63. Big Red held an eleven-point lead at halftime, and though Bruno surged back to outscore Cornell 32-27 in the second half, it was not enough to overcome the deficit. The Bears were led by Dockery Walker ’14, who posted career highs with 23 points and 17 rebounds. The Bears will play their final home game of the season tonight as they face Columbia at 6 p.m.
The Iroquois National Lacrosse team, the only Native American team sanctioned to play a sport internationally, traveled to College Hill Saturday to face the men’s lacrosse team in a scrimmage. The modern sport of lacrosse has its roots in Native American culture, and the Iroquois National Team has competed in tournaments around the world to represent the Iroquois Confederacy.
Men’s basketball fell to No. 23 Harvard 68-59 on Saturday.