Sixth Man: Fall sports update


November might mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but I think we can all agree that it mostly screams out, “Fall sports Ivy championship hunt crunch time!!!!” Am I right or what? While you kick back and pat yourself on the back for getting through those midterms mostly alive, athletic Brunonians are out fighting for those elusive Ivy League titles. Let’s see how they’re doing.

[Update: Football, men’s soccer, and volleyball were all eliminated from championship contention over the weekend.]

FootballWhile Sunday NFL Countdown host Chris Berman ’77 may have predicted big things, football’s Ivy chances took a big hit when it opened its conference schedule with decisive losses to Harvard and Princeton. Wins over Cornell and, this past weekend, Ivy-leading Penn have snuck Brown kind of back into the picture, but da Bears still need to win out against Yale, Dartmouth, and Columbia, then hope Princeton, Penn, and Harvard choke real hard. Championship chances: 5%

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The same ten questions we always ask: Stuart le Gassick, director of squash

Name: Stuart le Gassick

Age: 51

Occupation: Director of squash

What’s your job description, in one sentence? I coach the Men’s and Women’s squash programs at Brown

What’s the best part of your job? Working on a daily basis with the incredible students of Brown

The worst? I cannot think of one

How long have you lived in Providence? 20 years

What’s your ringtone? I do not own a cell phone, but my family does possess a cuckoo clock

Your homepage?

What newspapers and magazines do you subscribe to? The Economist and the Wall Street Journal

Nice slice or Antonio’s? Nice Slice

Blue State or Starbucks? Blue State

Which three words would you use to describe Brown students? Energetic, inventive, happy