Brown and URI Battle For The Governor's Cup

Sept. 27, 2007

Providence, RI -

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The 92nd renewal of the Governor's Cup football game between Brown and Rhode Island will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2007, as the 1-1 Bears battle the 0-4 Rams at Brown Stadium, starting at 12:30 p.m.

Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri '65, a former Brown defensive back and member of Brown Football's 125th Anniversary All-Decade Team of the 1960's, will be on hand to present the Governor's Cup to the victorious team at the end of the game.

Brown and Rhode Island have met 91 times, dating back to 1909, with the Bears holding a 66-23-2 series advantage over the Rams. Brown won the first 23 meetings, the first 16 by shutout. The Bears and Rams met continuously for 67 years, from 1925 to 1991, but a scheduling snafu temporarily disrupted the series. The series resumed in 1993 and the two teams are scheduled to play at least through the year 2014. Rhode Island regained the Governor's Cup, 28-21, last year in Kingston. Brown had captured the previous two meetings, 20-13 in Kingston in 2004, and 45-35 in Providence in 2005.

Brown Football fans can now watch a live video and audio feed (WSKO-AM 790 The Score) of all home games through B2 Networks. All six home football games will be aired through Brown's athletic web site, www.brownbears.com . Fans wanting to watch Brown events via B2 Networks will need a high-speed Internet connection and a current version of Windows Media Player. Games will be sold on an individual basis at $6 per game or $30 for the season.

Brown established a new Ivy League record Saturday night against Harvard by scoring in its 110th consecutive game. Dartmouth held the previous mark of 109 straight games scored from 1960-1973. Breaking the 34-year old league record was nine years in the making for the Bears, dating back to 1996.