2012 Brown Football News

  • Brown Athletics Announces 2013 Award Winners at Fifth Annual Senior Luncheon
    May 21, 2013
    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.
  • Thomas G. Catena, M.D. ’86 To Be Honored At Ivy Football Association Dinner
    January 14, 2013
    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.
  • Brown’s AJ Cruz Named AFCA First Team All-American
    December 07, 2012
    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.
  • National Football Foundation to Provide Live Coverage of the 2012 Asa S. Bushnell Cup Presentation
    December 02, 2012
    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.
  • Nate Bernstein, AJ Cruz, Michael Yules and Stephen Zambetti Named To All-New England Football Team
    November 28, 2012
    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.
  • Brown's AJ Cruz Named Finalist For Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year
    November 27, 2012
    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.
  • Eleven Brown Players Named To All-Ivy Football Team
    November 20, 2012
    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.
  • Donnelly’s Three Touchdown Passes Lead Brown Over Columbia, 22-6
    November 17, 2012
    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.
  • 28 Brown Football Seniors To Be Honored At Final Home Game Against Columbia
    November 15, 2012
    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.
  • Patrick Donnelly Earns New England Gold Helmet Award
    November 15, 2012
    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.
  • Brown Athletics To Honor Active Military, Veterans At Military Appreciation Day
    November 12, 2012
    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.
  • Patrick Donnelly Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week
    November 12, 2012
    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.
  • Phil Estes Coaches Show Moved To 6 pm Wednesday At B. Pinelli’s
    November 12, 2012
    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.
  • Donnelly’s Four Touchdowns Leads Brown To 28-24 Win Over Dartmouth
    November 10, 2012
    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.
  • Four Brown Gridders Named Capital One CoSida Academic All-District
    November 08, 2012
    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.
  • Brown Travels To Dartmouth For Final Road Game
    November 07, 2012
    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.
  • Alex Norocea Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week
    November 05, 2012
    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.
  • Brown Shuts Down Yale, 20-0, For First Shutout Over Bulldogs Since 1949
    November 03, 2012
    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.
  • Brown Hosts Yale In Nationally Televised Game At Brown Stadium
    November 01, 2012
    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.
  • Brown Falls To Penn, 20-17, On Last Minute Field Goal
    October 27, 2012
    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.
  • Bears Travel To Franklin Field For Ivy Match-up Against Penn
    October 25, 2012
    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.
  • Jordan Reisner Wins Gold Helmet Award As New England Player of the Week
    October 24, 2012
    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.
  • Reisner Rushes For 193 Yards To Lead Brown Over Cornell, 21-14
    October 20, 2012
    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.
  • Yankees May Delay Broadcast Of The Phil Estes Show
    October 18, 2012
    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.
  • Bears Open Season's Second Half At Home Against Cornell
    October 18, 2012
    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.
  • Bears Shut Down By Princeton, 19-0
    October 13, 2012
    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.
  • Brown Takes On Princeton In Nationally Televised Ivy Match-up
    October 12, 2012
    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.
  • Brown’s Nate Meyer Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week
    October 08, 2012
    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.
  • Brown Retains Governor’s Cup With 17-7 Win Over Rhode Island
    October 06, 2012
    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.
  • Brown and URI Battle for the Governor’s Cup
    October 03, 2012
    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.
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