Bruno is playing Yale at the Yale Bowl this afternoon in a battle for positioning in the Ivy League. BlogDH is reporting LIVE from New Haven to give you minute-by-minute updates on the game.
We’re at it again. Special correspondent Tony Bakshi is here at Brown Stadium to give you up-to-the-minute coverage of the Governor’s Cup. Can’t make it to the game? Don’t fret. Grab a beer, sit back and cheer on BSU from your computer screen.
We all know that Brown isn’t really the most spirited of schools. On a scale of one to Bieber Fever, we’re kind of at the same level as someone who just found a penny on the ground. But, who are we to let URI make a mockery of our spirit? And our spirits? Forgettaboutit!
- Paraphernalia: Try to wear at least one artifact of school gear. Or, at least school colors. Or, at the very least not their school colors (which are “Keaney blue and white”)—let’s be real here.
- Pieces of flair: Body paint is most definitely welcome, but always make sure to have a Designated Speller…
- Jeer-tastic: Yelling, chanting, taunting and heckling are all strongly encouraged. Just try to keep it to the opposing team, please.
- Crank up the grill: Put down the Chipotle and pick up a hot dog.
- Ride Solo: If your drink is too classy for a Solo cup, it’s too classy for a tailgate.
- Shmimosa: Leave all beer snobbery at home. If you’re going to complain about all the (probably free) Natty Light, or even worse, Beer 30, then buy your own damn alcohol and stop drinking mine.
- Ra-ra: Go to the game! Think about it: would you pregame Whisko and then hang out in your room alone while all of your friends grinded (ground?) with some sweaty stranger? Probably not. Besides, after all the fun you just had with friends in a parking lot, imagine how much cooler it will be when thousands of people are cheering or heckling in unison…
- Keep on keepin’ on: After the game is over, finish tailgating back on campus. Depending on how the game goes, everyone will either be celebrating or mourning together after the last play. Either way, the show must go on, and chances are there will be a lot of people looking to continue the festivities!
The annual preseason media poll projecting the Ivy League football standings was released Tuesday, with the Bears picked to finish fourth, rounding out the league’s top half in 2011. Last year, Bruno finished with a 5-2 conference record, good enough for a tie for second in the Ivy League. Penn finished its Ivy League schedule undefeated in 2010 and, with a current 12-game conference winning streak, is the poll’s pick to win the league and post the first three-peat in 19 years. [Read more →]
The Bears’ schedule was released today and, after the success of last fall’s triumph over Harvard under the lights, Bruno will host its second ever night game in 2011. While the opponent will sadly not be the pompous Crimson from the north–or any other Ivy League foe, for that matter–the stakes will still be high. The visitors will be the Rams of URI, and the winner gets to host some silverware–the Governor’s Cup–and prove who really is the best team in the smallest state in the union. Kickoff is set for 6:00 PM on October 1st, so clear your calendars now and prepare to get rowdy.
Last fall against Harvard, the evening setting provided one of the more memorable moments for both the team and fans–all 17,350 that nearly filled Brown Stadium to capacity. So get stoked, Brunonians. Fall semester may be months away, but it’s never too early to start putting on the facepaint.
After two seasons as the New England Patriots’ quarterbacks coach, Bill O’Brien ’92 has been promoted to the offensive coordinator position. O’Brien was a linebacker and defensive end for Bruno from 1990-1992, and was honored with the Broomhead Memorial Trophy in 1992 for being the “football player whose continuous and generous contributions to Brown athletics and loyal devotion to his university promise to make him an ambassador of Brown in the tradition of Fred Broomhead.”
Check out the Herald’s coverage of his original hiring in 2007.