2012 Brown Football News
May 21, 2013
Brown Athletics Announces 2013 Award Winners at Fifth Annual Senior Luncheon
The Fifth Annual Brown Athletics Senior Celebration and Awards Luncheon was held at Andrews Dining Hall on Monday, May 20, 2013. Over 275 student-athletes, coaches, staff and distinguished guests were in attendance at the banquet to celebrate another year of success in competition, in the classroom and in the community. President Christina Paxson and Director of Athletics Jack Hayes each took the opportunity to address the room and acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of the class of 2013.
January 14, 2013
Thomas G. Catena, M.D. ’86 To Be Honored At Ivy Football Association Dinner
The Ivy Football Association will honor former Brown football standout and noted medical humanitarian and surgeon Tom Catena, M.D. ‘86 at its annual dinner on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
December 7, 2012
Brown’s AJ Cruz Named AFCA First Team All-American
Brown senior cornerback AJ Cruz, (Lake Forest, CA) a finalist for the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year award, has been named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coaches FCS All-America team, earning First Team All-American honors.
December 2, 2012
National Football Foundation to Provide Live Coverage of the 2012 Asa S. Bushnell Cup Presentation
In partnership with the National Football Foundation (NFF), the 2012 Asa S. Bushnell Cup Presentation, recognizing the Ivy League Football Players of the Year, will be streamed live on FootballFoundation.org with access on IvyLeagueSports.com. Brown senior defensive back AJ Cruz (Lake Forest, CA) is a finalist for the Defensive Player of the Year award.
November 28, 2012
Nate Bernstein, AJ Cruz, Michael Yules and Stephen Zambetti Named To All-New England Football Team
Brown senior guard Nathan Bernstein (Charlotte, NC), senior defensive back AJ Cruz (Lake Forest, CA), junior defensive end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA) and senior linebacker Stephen Zambetti (Germantown, TN) were named to the 2012 Division I FCS All-New England Football Team. They will be honored at the New England Football Writers’ Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 6 at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Mass.
November 27, 2012
Brown's AJ Cruz Named Finalist For Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year
Brown senior defensive back/return specialist AJ Cruz, Princeton senior defensive lineman Mike Catapano, Harvard senior quarterback Colton Chapple, and Cornell junior quarterback Jeff Mathews were named the finalists for the 2012 Asa S. Bushnell Cup, which honors the Ivy League Football Players of the Year. Cruz (Lake Forest, Calif.) is one 41 players in Ivy League football history to have been selected first-team All-Ivy three times and is the 10th Brown player to be honored three times. He was also a second-team All-Ivy selection as a freshman and earned All-Ivy honors as a return specialist in 2012.
November 20, 2012
Eleven Brown Players Named To All-Ivy Football Team
The 2012 All-Ivy Football Team was announced today with 11 Brown players earning All-Ivy honors, including senior defensive back AJ Cruz (Lake Forest, CA), a unanimous First Team selection, who is the 10th Brown player to be named a three-time First Team honoree. Joining Cruz on the First Team is senior offensive guard Nathan Bernstein (Charlotte, NC), senior offensive tackle Cole Hooper (Oklahoma City, OK) and senior linebacker Stephen Zambetti (Germantown, TN). The head coaches of the eight Ancient Eight schools select the All-Ivy team.
November 17, 2012
Donnelly’s Three Touchdown Passes Lead Brown Over Columbia, 22-6
Senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly threw three touchdown passes to lead Brown to its third straight victory, a 22-6 Ivy League win over Columbia at Brown Stadium on the final day of the 2012 season. The Bears finished with a 7-3 overall record, 4-3 in the Ivy League, while Columbia fell to 3-7 overall, 2-5 in Ivy play.
November 15, 2012
28 Brown Football Seniors To Be Honored At Final Home Game Against Columbia
Brown wraps-up a successful 2012 season on Saturday, November 17 against Columbia at Brown Stadium, having already assured itself of a winning season for the fifth straight year. Brown Football will recognize its 28 seniors, who will be playing their final collegiate game, in ceremonies prior to Saturday's game. Brown’s Class of 2013 has posted winning seasons in each of its four years at Brown with a 25-14 overall record. The Bears’ seniors include: Malcolm Andry, Nathan Bernstein, Dimitrius Burnett, Daniel Casey, Patxi Colbern, AJ Cruz, Patrick Donnelly, Jonah Fay, Stephen Fox, Anthony Franciosi, Jackson Freeman, Alex Harris, Cole Hooper, Jeffrey Izon, Mark Kachmer, Tellef Lundevall, Nate Meyer, Luke Miller, Matt Miller, Ben Noury, Adam Pelzer, John Ryan, Victor Showalter, Jack Templeton, Spiro Theodhosi, Ross Walthall, Reed Watne, and Stephen Zambetti. The Football team will also recognize senior managers Jasmine Meade and Courtney Brown prior to the game.
November 15, 2012
Patrick Donnelly Earns New England Gold Helmet Award
Brown senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly (Longmeadow, Mass.) was named the Division I recipient of the New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Award as the top player in New England last week.
November 12, 2012
Brown Athletics To Honor Active Military, Veterans At Military Appreciation Day
Brown Athletics, in conjunction with the Brown Football Association, is sponsoring Military Appreciation Day at Brown’s football game against Columbia on Saturday, November 17, at Brown Stadium, with kick-off at 12:30 p.m. All branches of the Armed Forces have been invited to participate, with Brown alumni football veterans from all branches serving as honorary captains.
November 12, 2012
Patrick Donnelly Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week
Brown senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly (Longmeadow, Mass.) was named the Ivy League’s Player of the Week for his role in the Bears’ 28-24 win over Dartmouth. Donnelly accounted for all four Brown touchdowns, throwing for two and running for two more.
November 12, 2012
Phil Estes Coaches Show Moved To 6 pm Wednesday At B. Pinelli’s
The Phil Estes Coaches Show, broadcast on WPRV-AM 790 and on the internet, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 14, from 6 pm to 7 pm, at B. Pinelli’s Restaurant, located on 736 North Broadway in East Providence.
November 10, 2012
Donnelly’s Four Touchdowns Leads Brown To 28-24 Win Over Dartmouth
Brown senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Jonah Fay with 1:14 remaining to rally Brown from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to beat Dartmouth, 28-24, Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field.
November 8, 2012
Four Brown Gridders Named Capital One CoSida Academic All-District
Four members of the Brown football team have earned First Team Capital One Academic All-District honors, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), for their superior performance in the classroom and on the playing field. Brown senior defensive tackle Ross Walthall (Carmel, IN), senior offensive lineman Jack Templeton (Ramsey, NJ), junior linebacker Adewole Oyalowo (Bowie, MD) and junior defensive end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA) will now be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
November 7, 2012
Brown Travels To Dartmouth For Final Road Game
Following a 20-0 shutout victory over Yale last Saturday, its first shutout over the Bulldogs since 1949, coach Phil Estes' Brown football team returns to the gridiron for its final road contest of the season, traveling to Hanover, New Hampshire on Saturday, November 11, to battle the Dartmouth Big Green. A win over the Big Green (5-3, 3-2 Ivy) would assure the Bears (5-3, 2-3 Ivy) of their fifth consecutive winning season.
November 5, 2012
Alex Norocea Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week
Junior All-Ivy kicker Alexander Norocea (Hermosa Beach, CA) was named the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in booting two field goals in Brown’s 20-0 Ivy victory over Yale on Saturday.
November 3, 2012
Brown Shuts Down Yale, 20-0, For First Shutout Over Bulldogs Since 1949
Senior cornerback AJ Cruz intercepted two passes to lead a tremendous Brown defensive effort in a 20-0 Bears’ win over Yale, shutting out the Bulldogs for the first time since 1949. The win lifts Brown to 5-3 overall, 2-3 in the Ivy League, while Yale falls to 2-6, 1-4 in league play.
November 1, 2012
Brown Hosts Yale In Nationally Televised Game At Brown Stadium
Heading down the final stretch of the 2012 season, coach Phil Estes’ Brown football team will look to finish strong with two of its final three games at Brown Stadium. The Bears host Yale at Brown Stadium on Saturday, November 3 in a game televised nationally on the YES Network, starting at 12:30 p.m.
October 27, 2012
Brown Falls To Penn, 20-17, On Last Minute Field Goal
Brown will look back at Saturday’s game as a lost opportunity, with penalties and turnovers deciding the outcome. In the end, Penn’s Connor Loftus kicked a 35 yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining to lift the Quakers to a 20-17 come-from-behind win over Brown at Franklin Field. Senior wide receiver Tellef Lundevall made 17 catches for the Bears, the sixth most receptions in Brown football history.
October 25, 2012
Bears Travel To Franklin Field For Ivy Match-up Against Penn
Head coach Phil Estes' Brown football team head south to battle the Penn Quakers on Saturday, October 27 at Franklin Field, with kick-off at 1:00 p.m. The Bears are now 4-2 overall, 1-2 in the Ivy League, following a 21-14 win over Cornell last week. Brown fans can listen to the game live on WPRV AM790, or on Brownbears.com, with Scott Cordischi calling the play, and John Anderson P'11 providing the color commentary.
October 24, 2012
Jordan Reisner Wins Gold Helmet Award As New England Player of the Week
Brown junior tailback Jordan Reisner (Highland Park, IL) made the most of the first significant playing time of his career by rushing for nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns in Brown’s 21-14 win over Cornell, being named the New England Football Writers’ Gold Helmet Award winner as the New England Player of the Week.
October 20, 2012
Reisner Rushes For 193 Yards To Lead Brown Over Cornell, 21-14
Just two weeks ago, Brown junior tailback Jordan Reisner (Highland Park, IL) was fifth on the Bears’ depth chart. He made the most of his first real opportunity to play by running for 193 yards and two touchdowns to lead Brown to a 21-14 Ivy League win over Cornell at Brown Stadium.
October 18, 2012
Yankees May Delay Broadcast Of The Phil Estes Show
With the New York Yankees playing the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the MLB ALCS at 4 p.m. this afternoon, contingencies have been made for the broadcast of the Brown University Phil Estes Show scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening on WPRV- AM790.
October 18, 2012
Bears Open Season's Second Half At Home Against Cornell
After playing four of its first five games on the road, including the last three, Brown (3-2, 0-2 Ivy) returns home for a Family Weekend match-up against the high scoring Cornell Big Red (-2, 1-1 Ivy) on Saturday, October 20, with kick-off at Brown Stadium scheduled for 12:30 p.m. As the Bears open up the second half of the playing season, the good news is that three of their final final five games will be played at Brown Stadium.
October 13, 2012
Bears Shut Down By Princeton, 19-0
The road weary Brown offense was unable to get on track, accumulating just 17 rushing yards and 242 yards of total offense in a 19-0 loss to Princeton in the 79th meeting with the Tigers at Princeton Stadium. The shutout loss snaps the Bears’ Ivy League record 162 consecutive game scoring streak, dating back to the 1996 season.
October 12, 2012
Brown Takes On Princeton In Nationally Televised Ivy Match-up
Brown (3-1, 0-1 Ivy), playing its third straight road game, travels to Princeton, New Jersey for a key Ivy match-up against the Princeton Tigers (2-2, 0-1 Ivy) which will be televised nationally on the NBC Sports Network, starting at 12:00 p.m. Both the Bears and Tigers are riding two-game winning streaks with Brown looking for its first Ivy win of the season.
October 8, 2012
Brown’s Nate Meyer Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week
Brown junior punter Nathaniel Meyer (Bettendorf, Iowa) was named the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week for helping Brown win the battle of field position in the Bears’ 17-7 victory over Rhode Island for the Governor’s Cup on Saturday.
October 6, 2012
Brown Retains Governor’s Cup With 17-7 Win Over Rhode Island
Junior fullback Cody Taulbee ran for his first career touchdowns and junior Alex Norocea booted a 41-yard field goal to lift Brown a 17-7 victory over Rhode Island in the 97th Annual Governor’s Cup football game. The Bears extend their record to 3-1, and retained the Governor’s Cup by defeating URI in Kingstown for the first time since 2004.
October 3, 2012
Brown and URI Battle for the Governor’s Cup
Brown and URI will meet for the 97th time on the gridiron on Saturday, October 6, battling for the Governor's Cup in Kingston, Rhode Island. The Bears are coming off a strong 37-10 win over Georgetown and will be looking for their third straight non-league victory of the 2012 season. If you can't make it to the game, listen live on WPRV-AM 790 or on BrownBears.com, with Scott Cordischi calling the play and John Anderson providing the color commentary. Kick-off is 1:00 p.m. at Meade Stadium.
October 1, 2012
Brown's Michael Yules Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week
Brown junior defensive end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA) was named the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week for his play in leading the Bears to a 37-10 win over Geogetown in Washington, D.C.
September 29, 2012
Brown Dominates Georgetown, 37-10
Brown returned to the D.C. area for the first time since 2005 and turned in a dominant performance in all facets of the game – offense, defense and special teams - to earn a 37-10 win over Georgetown to disappoint an overflow Homecoming crowd on the Georgetown campus. Senior tailback Spiro Theodhosi ran for 142 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bears’ offensive effort.
September 27, 2012
Brown Football Travels To Nation’s Capitol To Face Georgetown
Brown Football returns to the Nation's Capitol for the first time since 2005 to face the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, September 29, with kick-off slated for 2:00 p.m. on the Georgetown campus. The Bears will be playing the first of three straight games on the road, with games at Rhode Island and Princeton in the following weeks.
September 22, 2012
Bears Fall To Crimson, 45-31, In Home Opener
A crowd of nearly 14,000 packed Brown Stadium in the third ever night game played at the historic field on the East Side of Providence. Brown and Harvard battled under the lights with the Crimson coming out on top of a 45-31 decision. The excitement of Brown’s opening home game, a festive crowd and a new video scoreboard drew a partisan Bruno crowd in a classic matchup of Ivy heavyweight contenders.
September 21, 2012
Lot A Parking Passes Sold Out for Tomorrow’s Brown-Harvard Football Game
Parking passes for Lot A at Brown Stadium are now sold out for Saturday’s football game between Brown and Harvard. There will be no availability for game day parking passes on Saturday. Fans are encouraged to park in Brown University parking lots and utilize the free shuttles, provided by the Brown Department of Athletics.
September 20, 2012
Brown Football Hosts Harvard In Nationally Televised Game Under The Lights
Brown Stadium will be lit up for the third time ever this Saturday, September, 22, when coach Phil Estes' Brown football team hosts Harvard in a nationally televised game and Ivy League opener for both teams. The Bears and Crimson drew a crowd of over 17,000 two years ago at Brown Stadium and a big crowd is expected once again. Kick-off is 4:30 p.m.
September 19, 2012
Spiro Theodhosi Wins Gold Helmet As New England Player of the Week
Brown senior tailback Spiro Theodhosi (Londonderry, NH) was named the New England Football Writers Gold Helmet Award winner as the top Division I player in New England for his performance against Holy Cross last Saturday. The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston sponsors the Gold Helmet Award.
September 15, 2012
Brown Rallies For 24-21 Win Over Holy Cross In Season Opener
Making his first collegiate start, senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly rallied Brown from a 21-10 fourth quarter deficit to lead the Bears to a 24-21 non-league victory over Holy Cross in the season opener of Brown’s 135th year of intercollegiate football.
September 12, 2012
Brown Football Travels To Holy Cross For 2012 Season Opening Game
Providence, R.I. - Brown football opens its 135th season of intercollegiate football Saturday afternoon, September 15, traveling to Worcester, Mass., to face Holy Cross in the 58th meeting between the two New England universities. Brown head coach Phil Estes is 10-4 lifetime in season-opening games, including seven wins in his last eight opening-day games. If you can't make it to the game, listen live on WPRV radio or brownbears.com, with Scott Cordichi calling the play and John Anderson P'11 providing the color commentary.
September 12, 2012
Brown Football Launches Redesigned Interactive Magazine on BrownBears.com
The redesigned Brown Football Interactive Magazine has been launched today on BrownBears.com, presenting the 2012 Brown Football team in a modern, interactive mode, with links to video highlights, statistics, player information and links to Brown Athletics Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and Pinterest pages. The interactive Football Magazine will also be available in an iPad application in the next few weeks.
September 4, 2012
James Develin ‘10 Signs New England Patriots
Former Brown defensive end Jimmy Develin has been signed to the New England Patriots Practice Squad as a fullback. Develin spent the last two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.
August 20, 2012
Brown Football Opens Pre-Season Camp
Brown head coach Phil Estes and the Brown football team is looking forward to the opening of pre-season camp, with the Bears reporting on Tuesday, August 21st for a day of physical testing, and the squad hitting the field for its first full practice on Wednesday, August 22nd at 8:30 p.m., in a split practice session. With the return of several All-Ivy players, the Bears will look to challenge for the Ivy League title once again after placing second in the league standings in each of the last two years.
August 7, 2012
Brown Picked Fourth In Ivy League Football Media Poll
The preseason prognostications are in and, for the eighth time in the last nine years, Brown has landed in the top half of the Ivy League in the annual Ivy League Football Media Poll. Coach Phil Estes’ Brown squad has finished second in the Ivy League standings for the last two years, and last captured the Ivy League title in 2008. With 84 points, Brown (7-3, 4-3 Ivy in 2011) was chosen to finish fourth in the league standings by the Ivy League media.
August 4, 2012
Providence Journal: Brown coaches ride for a cause
Brown football players should expect no sympathy from head coach Phil Estes or defensive coordinator Michael Kelleher if they feel sore and tired after a workout or if the weather is hot during preseason camp later this month. “My players are not going to like me,” the veteran coach said. That’s because two weeks ago he and Kelleher experienced more pain, fatigue and heat than any offensive guard or middle linebacker will during two-a-days. They survived The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), a grueling 471-mile journey from the Missouri River in the west to the Mississippi River in the east.
August 1, 2012
Tickets for Brown Football, Men’s Soccer and Women’s Soccer Now On Sale
- Individual game tickets are now on sale for Brown’s fall sports, including Football, Men’s Soccer and Women’s Soccer. Tickets are available at the box office, via the phone and online.
July 30, 2012
Brown Athletics to Install New Daktronics Video Scoreboard for Football
Brown University Athletics will install a new integrated LED video and scoring system this fall at Brown Stadium, home to the university’s football and track & field teams. Daktronics of Brookings, S.D., announced today that it is designing, manufacturing and installing the system, with a launch date of September 22, 2012, coinciding with Brown’s home opening night football game against Harvard at Brown Stadium.
June 25, 2012
Kyle Rowley ‘01 Tosses Arena Football League Record 12 TD’s
Nobody in the Arena Football League’s 25-year history had done what Spokane Shock and former Brown football quarterback Kyle Rowley ‘01 did Saturday night. His 12 touchdown passes were an Arena Football League record.
June 20, 2012
Brown University Athletics Extends Its Relationship with Ross-Simons Jewelers
Brown University Athletics and Ross Simons Jewelers announced an extension of their long-term association.
June 7, 2012
Brown’s 2012 Football Schedule Features Nationally Televised Games With Harvard and Princeton
Brown’s 2012 football schedule was released today with two games being televised nationally by the NBC Sports Network, a home night game against Harvard on September 22, and a road match-up against Princeton on October 13. The Bears’ schedule features four home games, including a night game, and six contests on the road, as Brown vies for its third Ivy Championship since 2005.
June 4, 2012
Brown’s Matt Shannon Is A Match In National Bone Marrow Program
Brown University junior safety Matthew Shannon (Mayfield Heights, OH) got the call in his dorm room a week before finals that he was a perfect genetic match for a patient who desperately needed a bone marrow transplant. The odds of such a match are about 80,000 to 1. He immediately agreed to a process of endless interviews and medical testing. Now, less than a month later, Matt boarded a plane with his mother to fly from Cleveland, OH to Georgetown Medical Center in Washington D.C. to undergo the procedure on May 31, 2012 that could end up saving someone’s life.
May 23, 2012
Brown Football: Class of 2016
Brown head football coach Phil Estes has announced the Brown Football Class of 2016, featuring 31 first-year players, who launch their careers at Brown in the upcoming fall. Estes is extremely pleased with incoming Class of 2016, which is considered an exceptional group, both athletically and academically.
May 22, 2012
Oakland Raiders Sign Brown’s Kyle Newhall-Caballero
Brown quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero (Gilbert, AZ) has signed a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders, the team announced Tuesday. Newhall-Caballero was a two-time All-Ivy League selection during his collegiate career for the Bears.
May 10, 2012
Brown Football Features Nation’s Best 15 Players Named To Hampshire Honor Society
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) recently announced the members of the 2012 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career. Brown had 15 members of its football team honored by the Hampshire Honor Society, the most among Division I colleges and universities. Earning Hampshire Honor Society recognition from coach Phil’s Estes’ Brown football team are seniors Shane Cooney, Nicholas Faber, Mark Hammer, Evan Johnson, Luke Landers, Nathan Lovett, Sam McGrath, Kenny Newcomer, Kyle Newhall-Caballero, Matthew O'Donnell, Patrick Pakan, Adam Persinger, Stephen Peyton, Matthew Sudfeld, and Brett Wyman.
May 2, 2012
AJ Cruz '13 and Ross Walthall '13 Named Brown Football Captains
Brown football coach Phil Estes announced today that defensive back A.J. Cruz ’13 (Lake Forest, CA) and defensive tackle Ross Walthall ’13 (Carmel, IN) have been elected Brown Football captains for the upcoming 2012 season.
April 30, 2012
Alex Tounkara-Kone Signs With Buffalo Bills
Brown's All-Ivy wide receiver Alex Tounkara-Kone will get an opportunity to display his skills at the next level, signing a contract to attend the Buffalo Bills' three-day Rookie Mini-Camp on May 11.
April 28, 2012
Defense Dominates In Brown’s Annual Spring Football Game
Defense dominated the annual Brown football’s annual Brown-White Spring Game, with the Brown Team taking a 16-0 victory over the White Team behind interception returns for a touchdown by Adam Pelzer ‘13 and Matthew Billeci ‘14.
April 27, 2012
Brown Football Spring Game Slated For April 28; Fans Can Watch Live Via The Internet
Head coach Phil Estes and the Brown Football team have been preparing for the 2012 season with 11 days of Spring Practice. All of the hard work will culminate in the annual Brown-White Spring Football Game, presented by LifeFitness and OfficeMax, on Saturday, April 28 at Brown Stadium, starting at 10:00 a.m. For the first time ever, Brown fans who can’t make it to Providence Saturday morning can watch a live stream of the game on brownbears.com through its streaming provider, America One.
April 24, 2012
Brown’s Football Team Hosts “Be The Match” Bone Marrow Donor Testing Drive on Tuesday, April 24
The Brown University football team, for the third straight year, will join collegiate football teams throughout the country in sponsoring a bone marrow donor testing drive on Tuesday, April 24 in an effort to recruit 5,000 new bone marrow volunteers to the Be The Match registry. The drive is held on the Brown main campus green at Sayles Hall, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The drive is open to the public and sponsored by Brown Football and the Brown Medical School.
April 16, 2012
Football Coaches & Wives Form “Angry Bears” for Bike Race Across Iowa
Providence, RI- Head Brown University Football Coach Phil Estes, along with his wife Kate, Defensive Coordinator Mike Kelleher and wife Betsy, are taking on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) in honor of Brown football alumnus Bill Perry ’88, who is battling cancer. RAGBRAI heading into its 40th year, is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state of Iowa, and is the largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world. Brown’s team has been named the “Angry Bears.”