2014 Brown Football News
January 14, 2015
Dan Giovacchini '15 Named To FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
Brown senior linebacker Dan Giovacchini (Acton, MA) has been named to the 17th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team as announced by the FCS ADA. Giovacchini is a two-time All-Ivy selection and a three-year starter for the Bears, playing in 39 career games. A National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete award nominee and Business Entrepreneurship and Organizations concentrator at Brown.
December 10, 2014
Dr. Tom Catena Presented With National Football Foundation Gold Medal
The National Football Foundation awarded the Gold Medal, the organization’s highest and most prestigious award, to global humanitarian Dr. Tom Catena, Brown Class of 1986, at the 57th Annual National Football Foundation (NFF) Awards Dinner on December 9, held at the fabled Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City. Catena, along with George Weiss, was presented the Gold Medal by NFF Awards committee chairman Jack Ford.
December 4, 2014
Xavier Russo '15 Named All-New England
Brown senior inside linebacker Xavier Russo (San Francisco, CA) has been named to the 2014 New England Football Writers Division I All-New England tem. The team will be honored at the New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 11 at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Mass.
November 25, 2014
Nine Brown Players Earn All-Ivy Football Honors
Brown had nine of its players selected to the 2014 All-Ivy Football Team as selected by the eight Ancient Eight head coaches. Earning First Team All-Ivy honors are senior linebacker Xavier Russo (San Francisco, CA), senior offensive guard Nick Codrea (Tallmadge, OH) and senior defensive back Jacob Supron (Mansfield, OH). Second Team All-Ivy honorees include senior wide receiver Brian Strachan (Wellesley, MA) and defensive tackle Zack Sparber (Norwood, NJ), while senior linebacker Daniel Giovacchini (Acton, MA), junior center John Heile, junior outside linebacker Ryan MacDonald (Falmouth, ME), and junior defensive end Chad Berry (East Lyme, CT) earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors.
November 22, 2014
Brown Completes Season With 41-7 Win Over Columbia
Senior quarterback Marcus Fuller threw two touchdowns and junior quarterback Seth Rosenbauer ran for two touchdowns to lift Brown to a 41-7 Ivy League win over Columbia to complete its season at .500 (5-5 overall, 3-4 Ivy). Columbia dropped its 21st straight game to finish at 0-10 overall, 0-7 in the Ivy League
November 20, 2014
Brown Hosts Columbia In 2014 Season Final Game - Senior Day
Brown wraps up its 2014 season on Saturday, November 22 against Columbia at home, looking for a win over Lions that would even the Bears’ record and make eight straight seasons that Brown has had a .500 or better record. Brown head coach Phil Estes, who has won more Ivy Championships (3) than he has losing seasons (2), is 13-3 lifetime against the Lions. Brown's 30 seniors will be honored in pre-game ceremonies. Kick-off is 12:30pm at Brown Stadium.
November 15, 2014
Big Second Half Lifts Dartmouth Over Brown, 44-21
Junior quarterback Dylan Williams threw three touchdowns and racked up 358 yards of total offense to lift the Big Green to a 44-21 Ivy League win over Brown at Memorial Field. The loss drops Brown to 4-5 overall, 2-4 in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth keeps its Ivy title hopes alive with a 5-1 Ivy mark, 7-2 overall.
November 12, 2014
Brown To Face Dartmouth In Final Road Game
With the season winding down, Brown's football team (4-4, 2-3 Ivy) will play its final road game of the season, traveling to Hanover, New Hampshire to battle the Dartmouth BIg Green (6-2, 4-1 Ivy) on Saturday, November 15 at Memorial Field. Coach Phil Estes' squad has lost its three league games by narrow margins and will need a win over the BIg Green to stay in the hunt for a winning season. The game is televised live on the NBC Regional Sports Network with kick-off at 12 noon.
November 8, 2014
Yale Hold Off Brown, 45-42, In Shootout At Brown Stadium
Senior Tyler Varga ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns to lead Yale to a 45-42 win over Brown in a shootout at Brown Stadium. The two teams combined for 1,046 yards of total offense with the Bears having a 526-520 edge. The loss drops the Bears to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the Ivy League, while Yale improves to 7-1 overall, 4-1 in Ivy play.
November 7, 2014
Dan Giovacchini '15 and Stian Romberg '15 Named Capital One Academic All-District
Brown senior linebacker Dan Giovacchini (Acton, MA) and senior wide receiver Stian Romberg (Maryville, TN) have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Football First Team as selected by CoSIDA. First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
November 6, 2014
Brown Hosts Yale In Key Ivy Match-Up
Brown (4-3, 2-2 Ivy) starts the home stretch of the 2014 season and remains in the hunt for the Ivy League championship, hosting Yale on Saturday, November 8. The Bears won for fourth time in five games, including its second straight victory, defeating Penn, 21-13, last Saturday at Franklin Field. Yale (6-1, 3-1 Ivy) cruised to a 25-7 win over Columbia last week and will also be looking to stay in contention for the Ivy title. Kick-off is 12:30pm at Brown Stadium.
November 5, 2014
Brown Football "Bench Press For Cancer" An Overwhelming Success
The early returns are in and the Brown University Football Team’s 8th Annual Bench Press for Cancer was an overwhelming success! Members of the 2014 Brown University Football Team, their coaches, family, friends, alumni and members of the Brown Community have raised nearly $22,000 thus far for the Cancer Survivorship Program for Young Adults at Miriam Hospital.
November 3, 2014
Seth Rosenbauer ’16 Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week
With windswept rain pelting the Franklin Field tundra, Brown junior back-up quarterback Seth Rosenbauer (Lima, OH) rushed for a career-high 206 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-13 Ivy League win over Penn, and was named the Ivy League’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
November 1, 2014
Seth Rosenbauer '16 Runs For 206 Yards To Power Brown Over Penn, 21-13
Battling rain and heavy winds at Franklin Field, junior back-up quarterback Seth Rosenbauer (Lima, OH) displayed his versatility and enabled Brown to establish a much-needed run game to counter the elements, rushing for 206 yards and two touchdowns to lead Brown to a 21-13 Ivy League win over Penn Saturday afternoon.
October 29, 2014
Brown Travels To Philadelphia For Ivy Match-Up With Penn
Brown heads to Franklin Field for the 83rd meeting with Penn on Saturday, November 1. Brown evened its record at 3-3 overall, 1-2 in the Ivy League, with a 42-16 win over Cornell last week at Brown Stadium for its seventh straight win over the Big Red. Bears' head coach Phil Estes is 8-8 lifetime against Penn coach Al Bagnoli, who is retiring at the end of the season. Kick-off is scheduled for 1pm.
October 27, 2014
Reiley Higgins '15 Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week
Brown senior wide receiver Reiley Higgins (Coto de Caza, CA) was named the Ivy League’s Special Teams Player of the Week after scoring two touchdowns in Brown’s 42-16 win over Cornell, including one of the rarest plays in football, a touchdown return of an onside kick.
October 25, 2014
Brown’s Passing Game Overwhelms Cornell, 42-16
Senior quarterback Marcus Fuller (Ashland, OH) threw for 306 yards and completed four touchdown passes to four different wide receivers to lead Brown to a 42-16 Ivy League win over Cornell Saturday afternoon at Brown Stadium. With the win, Brown evened its record at 3-3 overall and grabbed its first Ivy League win of the season (1-2), while Cornell fell to 0-6 overall, 0-3 in Ivy play.
October 23, 2014
Brown Returns Home For Family Weekend Match-up With Cornell
Brown returns home to Brown Stadium on Saturday, October 25 against Cornell, looking to even its overall record and earn its first Ivy win of the season. The Bears have two close Ivy losses to Harvard (22-14) and Princeton (27-16) and will look to capture its seventh straight win over Cornell, who is seeking its first win of the season. It should be a festive day at Brown Stadium with a big Family Weekend crowd expected and the celebration of Providence Public Schools Literacy Day. Kick-off is 12:30 pm.
October 21, 2014
Brown Athletics Hosts Fifth Annual Literacy Day This Saturday
Providence, RI – For the fifth year in a row, Brown Athletics, in conjunction with the Brown Football Association, Brown Catering, and Brown University’s Delta Phi fraternity, have partnered with the Providence Public Schools...
October 20, 2014
Grant Senne Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week
Brown junior kicker Grant Senne (Winter Park, FL) was named the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week after booting three field goals and averaging nearly 40 yards per punt last week against Princeton.
October 18, 2014
Fuller’s Record-Setting Performance Not Enough, Brown Falls to Princeton, 27-16
Brown senior quarterback Marcus Fuller (Ashland, OH) threw an Ivy League record 71 passes for 454 yards, but the Bears fell behind by a 24-point second quarter deficit before falling to the Tigers, 27-16, at Princeton Stadium.
October 16, 2014
Bears Tangle With Tigers In Key Ivy Match-up
With career win number 100 under his belt, head coach Phil Estes will guide the Brown football team into a key match-up with the Princeton Tigers in a regionally televised game (NBC Regional Sports) that can be viewed in New England on Comcast. The Bears (2-2, 0-1 Ivy) are riding a two-game winning streak and will be looking for their first Ivy win in the young season.
October 11, 2014
Brian Strachan’s Three Touchdowns Lift Brown To 27-24 Overtime Win Over Holy Cross, For Phil Estes 100th Career Victory
Senior wide receiver Brian Strachan (Wellesley, MA) caught three touchdown pass, including one in overtime, and junior Grant Senne (Winter Park, FL) booted the game-winning 23-yard field goal in the second overtime, to lift Brown to a 27-24 non-league win over Holy Cross and give Bears’ head coach Phil Estes' his 100th career victory at rain soaked Brown Stadium. Brown extends its record to 2-2 overall, while Holy Cross falls to 2-5 overall.
October 9, 2014
Brown Hosts Holy Cross In Longtime New England Rivalry Matchup
Coach Phil Estes' Brown football team returns home to Brown Stadium to play its final non-league game of the season against New England rival Holy Cross on Saturday, October 11, with kick-off at 12:30 p.m. The Bears are coming off a big Governor's Cup win over Rhode Island and will look to even their record on the season. Brown alumni, parents and friends who can't make it to the game can watch live on BrownbearsTV.
October 4, 2014
Brown Retains Governor’s Cup, 20-13, Over Rhode Island
Brown used a balanced offensive attack and a defense that held Rhode Island (0-5) to just three rushing yards to capture the Governor’s Cup for the fourth straight year and earn its first win of the season, beating the Rams, 20-13, at Meade Stadium, in the 99th meeting between the two Ocean State universities.
October 2, 2014
Brown and Rhode Island Battle for the Governor’s Cup - 99th Meeting
Brown and Rhode Island will battle for the Governor's Cup in the 99th meeting between the two Ocean State universities on Saturday, October 4 at URI's Mead Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 1:00 pm. Listen to all the action on WPRV-AM 790, with Scott Cordischi calling the play and John Anderson providing the analysis.
September 27, 2014
Brown Can’t Overcome Late Harvard Rally, Falls to Crimson, 22-14
Brown played physical football and led through three quarters, but Harvard rallied for a 22-14 Ivy League win over the Bears before a near sellout crowd of 13,511 at Brown Stadium. The Bears (0-2, 0-1 Ivy) wore throwback uniforms as part of the university’s 250th anniversary celebration.
September 25, 2014
Brown Dons Throwback Uniforms vs. Harvard in 250th Anniversary Celebration - Fireworks to Follow Game
Brown kicks-off its 2014 home football schedule on Saturday, September 27 under the lights at Brown Stadium against Harvard amidst a celebration of the University’s 250th Anniversary. To commemorate Brown’s year-long 250th Anniversary celebration, the Bears will be wearing throwback uniforms against the Crimson. The football throwback uniforms will be worn just once, and are fashioned after the uniforms worn by the Bears’ 1976 Ivy League Championship team. Kick-off is 6 pm.
September 20, 2014
Brown Unable to Overcome Turnovers, Falls to Georgetown, 17-3
Brown’s 137th season of intercollegiate football began on a down note with the Bears dropping a 17-3 decision to Georgetown Saturday afternoon in the nation’s capital. The Bears, who replaced 11 graduated seniors on offense, are 0-1 on the season, while Georgetown evened its record at 2-2.
September 18, 2014
Brown Football Travels To Georgetown For 2014 Season Opener
Brown opens its 137th season of intercollegiate football in the nation's capital, traveling to Washington, DC to battle the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, September 20, with kick-off at 12 noon. Brown head coach Phil Estes, now in his 17th season at the helm of the Bears' football program, has posted 98 career wins, 10th best in Ivy League football history. Brown fans can listen to the game live on WPRV-AM 790 with Scott Cordischi, the voice of Brown football, calling the play and John Anderson P'11 providing the analysis.
September 17, 2014
Brown Athletics Unveils 250th Anniversary Throwback Uniforms
Providence, RI – To commemorate Brown University’s year-long 250th Anniversary celebration, Brown Athletics has unveiled six throwback uniforms...
September 17, 2014
Phil Estes Coaches Show Kicks-off on Thursday at 7pm
The weekly Phil Estes Coaches Show will kick-off on Thursday, September 18, with Brown head football coach Phil Estes discussing the upcoming season and commenting on Brown’s season opening game at Georgetown on Saturday. Scott Cordischi, the voice of Brown football, will host the show each Thursday evening throughout the season on WPRV-AM 790 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 9, 2014
Marcus Fuller ‘15 and Dan Giovacchini ‘15 Named Brown Football Captains
Brown head football coach Phil Estes announced that senior quarterback Marcus Fuller (Ashland, OH) and senior linebacker Dan Giovacchini (Acton, MA) have been selected captains of the 2014 Brown Football team. The Bears open their season on September 20 at Georgetown.
September 9, 2014
2014 IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FEATURES 13 NATIONAL BROADCASTS
The 2014 edition of Ivy League football is set for another exciting season of nationally-televised broadcasts with 13 games scheduled across the NBC Sports Group's family of networks and FOX College Sports. Brown Football will be featured in four games, two on the NBC Sports Group (10/18 at Princeton; 11/15 at Dartmouth) and two on Fox College Sports (11/8 vs. Yale; 11/22 vs. Columbia).
August 25, 2014
2014 Brown Football Single Game Tickets On Sale; Announcing Fireworks After Brown vs. Harvard Game
Single game Brown Football tickets are now on sale, with the Bears hosting five games this season at Brown Stadium, including match-ups against Harvard (9/27), Holy Cross (10/11), Cornell (10/25), Yale (11/8) and Columbia (11/22).
August 21, 2014
Brown Football Opens Preseason Camp
In preparation for Brown’s 137th season of intercollegiate football head coach Phil Estes, now in his 18th season as the Bears’ head coach, will welcome 109 players to the opening of Preseason Camp with a goal of winning Brown’s fifth Ivy League title. The Bears will undergo physical testing on Friday, August 22 and hold their first official practice on Saturday, August 23 with a split session, beginning at 1pm.
August 5, 2014
Ivy League Football Preseason Poll
With the loss of 11 starters on offense and seven more on defense, Brown has been chosen sixth in the Ivy League preseason poll in a vote by a selected panel of media representatives. The Bears compiled a 6-4 record in 2013, posting their sixth straight winning season.
July 31, 2014
Alex Jette Earns Spot on 2014 CFPA Watch List
Brown sophomore Alexander Jette (North Attleboro, MA) has earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Punt Returner Award Watch List, as announced by College Football Performance Awards this week. Jette is the only Ivy League scholar-athlete to earn a spot on the list.
July 17, 2014
23rd Annual BFA Golf Classic & Season Kickoff Dinner - August 4, 2014
The Brown Football Association will host the 23rd Annual BFA Golf Classic & Season Kickoff Dinner on Monday, August 4 at the Donald Ross designed Rhode Island Country Club. The BFA Golf committee is looking forward to a wonderful afternoon of golf, followed by the annual BFA Kickoff dinner that will honor the 2014 Andrew J. Joslin ’65 Award winner, Michael Bernert ’76.
July 14, 2014
2014 Brown Football Season Tickets On Sale
2014 Brown Football season tickets are on sale! Tickets will be on sale from Monday, July 14 through Friday, August 29. The Bears will host five games this season at Brown Stadium, include match-ups against Harvard (9/27), Holy Cross (10/11), Cornell (10/25), Yale (11/8) and Columbia (11/22).
July 14, 2014
Brown Football Season Tickets On Sale
Brown Football Season Tickets are on sale now! Visit brownbears.com or call 401-863-2773 #GoBruno
July 8, 2014
Tom Catena ‘86 Named 2014 National Football Foundation Gold Medal Co-Recipient
On Dec. 9, the National Football Foundation will present the organization's highest honor to humanitarian Tom Catena ‘86 for his significant contributions to society and the sport of football and to NFF Vice Chairman Weiss for his 45 years of service to support the organization's mission.
May 22, 2014
Brown Football Class of 2018
Brown football coach Phil Estes and the Bears’ coaching staff have announced the 29-member Class of 2018, a deep and talented group, who will launch their college careers on College Hill in the Fall of 2014. The incoming class represents 14 states, 17 players who were team captains, 23 who received either All-State or All-Region honors, and 10 who were National Honor Society members.
May 13, 2014
John Spooney and Tellef Lundevall Invited To NFL Rookie Camps
Brown senior tailback John Spooney (Northfield, OH), the Ivy League’s top rusher in 2014, has been invited to the Baltimore Ravens Rookie Camp, and senior wide receiver Tellef Lundevall (Highland Park, IL) has earned a Rookie Camp invitation with the Tennessee Titans.
April 26, 2014
Brown Team Claims 23-13 Victory Over White Team in Brown Football Spring Game
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior wide receiver Tory Doles registered a pair of touchdowns to lead the Brown Team over the White Team, 23-13, in the Brown football team’s annual spring game on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Brown Stadium.
April 25, 2014
Brown Football Spring Game To Be Held On Saturday, April 26
Head Coach Phil Estes and the football team will conclude 12 days of spring football practice with the Annual Brown vs. White Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 26th at Brown Stadium, starting at 12:00 noon. The game is free and open to the public. The Bears earned their sixth straight winning season in 2013, posting a 6-4 overall mark, and coach Phil Estes will look to rebuild its entire offensive unit with the loss of 11 starters. A team barbeque for players and parents will follow.
April 2, 2014
Brown Football Looks To Re-Tool At Launch of Spring Practice
Head coach Phil Estes and the Brown football team with kick-off 12 days of Spring Practice on Friday, April 4, culminating with the Annual Brown-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 26 at Brown Stadium, starting at 12 noon. Estes’ squad will look to re-tool with a fresh approach after losing 11 starters on offense and seven more on the defensive side of the ball.
April 1, 2014
Brown Football Hosts Fifth Annual “Be The Match” Bone Marrow Donor Testing Drive on Tuesday, April 8
The “Be The Match” Bone Marrow Testing Drive has become a major component of the Brown Football program over the last four years, with over 1,000 students, faculty, staff and community members signing up and registered as potential donors. Head coach Phil Estes’ Brown Football team is once again joining collegiate football teams throughout the country in an effort to recruit 5,000 new bone marrow volunteers to the “Be The Match” registry. The Bears will sponsor their Fifth Annual Bone Marrow Donor Testing Drive on Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2014, at Sayles Hall, located on the main campus, from 10 am to 4 pm. The drive is open to the public and sponsored by Brown Football and the Brown Warren Alpert Medical School.
March 10, 2014
2014 Brown Football Camp
Brown University head football coach Phil Estes and his staff have announced the dates for the 2014 Brown Football Camp. This year’s camp will take place from Friday, June 27, 2014 through Monday, June 30, 2014.
March 10, 2014
Brown Football Pro Day
Brown hosted several athletes competing for a chance to get noticed by NFL scouts on Monday morning - highlights include Brown football players John Spooney, Tellef Lundevall, Emory Polley and Spiro Theodhosi. #GoBruno