July 10, 2008
Providence, RI - Brown head football coach Phil Estes has announced his team's 2008 schedule amid cautious optimism, with his Brown team looking to make a legitimate run at the Ivy League title behind the return of 19 starters, including nine All-Ivy players, after finishing third in the Ivy standings a year ago. The Bears open the 2008 season on Saturday, September 20 at home with the first ever meeting against the Stony Brook Seawolves.
Just one week later, Estes' team opens its Ivy League season with the 108th meeting against defending Ivy Champion Harvard on September 27, in a Homecoming match-up at Brown Stadium.
The Bears will travel to Kingston, Rhode Island on October 4 in the 93rd meeting for the Governor's Cup against URI. The Bears lead the overall series with the Rams by a 66-24-2 margin. Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri, a 1965 Brown grad and former Bears' football standout, will be on hand to present the Governor's Cup at the conclusion of the game.
Brown concludes its non-league slate with Holy Cross on October 11 in Worcester, Mass. The two teams have met 52 times, dating back to 1928.
Brown travels to Princeton, NJ, for its third straight road game on October 18 to battle the Princeton Tigers. The Bears return to Providence on October 25 for a Parent's Weekend match-up against the Cornell Big Red.
Brown hits the road again on November 1, traveling to Philadelphia, PA to battle the Penn Quakers in the 77th meeting between the two Ancient Eight teams. Brown came away with a thrilling 30-27 overtime victory over the Quakers the last time the two teams met at Franklin Field in 2006.
Brown and Yale will battle for the 113th time, playing at Brown Stadium on November 8. The Bears travel to Hanover, New Hampshire to face Dartmouth on November 15, before returning home for their final regular season game against Columbia on November 22.
2008 Brown Football Schedule 9/20 Sat. STONY BROOK 12:30 p.m. 9/27 Sat. HARVARD * 12:30 p.m. 10/4 Sat. at Rhode Island 1:00 p.m. 10/11 Sat. at Holy Cross 1:00 p.m. 10/18 Sat. at Princeton 1:00 p.m. 10/25 Sat. CORNELL ** 12:30 p.m. 11/1 Sat. at Penn 12:00 p.m. 11/8 Sat. YALE 12:30 p.m. 11/15 Sat. at Dartmouth 12:30 p.m. 11/22 Sat. COLUMBIA 12:30 p.m.
* Homecoming ** Parent's Weekend