College: 3 Observations from Brown Spring Practice

April 22, 2022

It was a cool, crisp afternoon at the Emerson Athletic Conplex yesterday afternoon but that didn’t stop Brown Bears Head Coach James Perry from bringing the energy. Perry and his staff set the tone for what was an upbeat, uptempo practice. There was no music, no dancing. It was all football and the Brown football team got after it. The thing that really stuck out to me was just how…

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NFL Draft: Local talent on display for NFL scouts at Holy Cross Pro Day

March 23, 2022

WORCESTER – The talent pool in New England is deeper than ever before. If you need proof, it was on the campus of Holy Cross Tuesday afternoon. A group of 13 players from Brown, Harvard, Bridgewater State, Assumption, Anna Maria, Framingham State and the host Crusaders went through the vertical jump, bench press, broad jump, three-cone, short shuttle and 40-yard dash, as well as some individual drills at the Holy…

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NFL Draft: Brown’s Perry wins East-West Shrine Bowl Offensive MVP with huge second half while BC, UConn & UMass are all represented

February 4, 2022

Photo: NFL Network Brown University certainly isn’t a no-name school in the college football world, but compared to somewhere like Michigan for instance, there is no comparison. A quick Google search will tell you that the enrollment in those two schools in 2021 had a difference of about 36,000. So, when players from smaller schools get the opportunity to showcase their talent in a game like the 97th East-West Shrine…

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College: After a season off, Brown is in shape and ready to contend in the Ivy League

August 25, 2021

PROVIDENCE- When you watch Brown practice, the first thing you notice is how fast they practice. Third year head coach James Perry‘s offense is known for playing fast and Perry uses that same approach at practice. Practice is something the Bears have a new found appreciation for. After the Ivy League cancelled the 2020 season due to COVID-19, the Bears are thankful to be back on the field. Offensive tackle…

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Marini takes the long road to history as the first female position coach in college football

April 6, 2020

Photo courtesy of Brown Athletics By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj As an 18-year old living in Australia who had only played netball and tennis, the first time new Brown University quarterbacks coach Heather Marini saw American football she was a bit skeptical. “Netball is like basketball without the dribbling,” first explained Marini in a phone interview on Monday. “But, when I first met my husband we had just started dating and…

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