Bears Picked Third In Ivy League Pre-Season Poll

Aug. 12, 2008

New Haven, CT - Coach Phil Estes' Brown football team was voted third in the Ivy League pre-season media poll as announced today at the 2008 Ivy League Football Media Day at the Yale Golf Course.

Chosen ahead of the Bears were Harvard and Yale, who were tied for first in the media poll with 124 points and eight first place votes each. Brown was picked to finish third with 99 points, followed by Penn (85), Princeton (58), Cornell (54), Dartmouth (47), and Columbia (21).

The schedule makers may have favored the Bears, with Estes' squad hosting both Harvard (September 27) and Yale (November 8) at Brown Stadium.

The Bears feature the Ivy League's top offense (424.2 total yards) and the league's top passer in senior Michael Dougherty, a second team All-Ivy selection who ranked third nationally in passing yards (303.3 per game) and completions (26.4 per game). He'll be throwing to first team All-Ivy junior wide receiver Buddy Farnham, who led the Ivy League in receptions, and junior second team All-Ivy wide receiver Bobby Sewall.

Brown opens its regular season on September 20 at home against Stony Brook.

2008 Ivy league Football Predicted Order Of Finish.
1.  Harvard (8)     124
    Yale (8)        124
3.  Brown            99
4.  Penn             85
5.  Princeton        58
6.  Cornell          54
7.  Dartmouth        47
8.  Columbia         21