Brown Football Opens Camp With High Expectations
Thursday, August 22, 2013
One by one, more than 100 Brown football players showed up at the Olney Margolies Athletic Center on the east side of Providence Thursday to check in for pre season camp. They showed up in the Brown football office to make their presence known, took physical exams and met as a team later in the day. Friday they will go through the usual battery of tests on the field and in the weight room before their first official practice on Saturday.
To a man, all of them seem excited, yet focused on the 2013 season which is just around the corner. While they may have been picked to finish third in the Ivy League's preseason poll, this team knows that it is capable of better than that. But they will have to work hard and play well to bring a fifth Ivy League championship to Brown this fall.
This Bears' football team returns lots of experienced players at many positions, including quarterback where senior Patrick Donnelly will run the offense. Donnelly's go-to guy may very well be fellow senior Tellef Lundevall once again this season. Last season the two connected a team-high 72 times for 718 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Defensively, senior defensive end Michael Yules is looking to build on a terrific junior campaign that saw him register a team-high 6.5 sacks and 15 tackles for a loss.
On special teams, the sure-footed Alexander Norocea returns for his senior year after an All-Ivy season as a junior.
Brown opens its season September 21st at Brown Stadium in a non-league game against the Georgetown Hoyas.
Here is the school's official press release regarding the opening of preseason camp:
For Immediate Release:
August 22, 2013
Brown Football Looks Forward to Opening of Preseason Camp
Providence, R.I. - Since Brown head football coach Phil Estes took over the program 16 years ago, the Bears have been perennial contenders for the Ivy League title. With eight starters returning on offense and a nucleus of strong defensive players, Brown opens training camp for its 136th season of intercollegiate football amidst optimism for a run an its fourth Ivy title under Estes.
The Bears will undergo physical testing on Friday, August 23, and hold their first official practice is on Saturday, August 24, with a split session, beginning at 1pm.
Each practice session will take place at Berylson Family Fields at the Erickson Athletic Complex. The Bears practice daily through Tuesday, September 3, with classes beginning on Wednesday, September 4. Brown's traditional weekday afternoon practice schedule will start with the opening of classes. In addition, Brown will host a closed scrimmage against Yale.
The Bears kick-off their season on Saturday, September 21, hosting Georgetown at Brown Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Brown ticket office, online at brownbears.com, or by calling 401-863-2773.
2013 Brown Football Schedule
9/21 Sat. GEORGETOWN 12:30 p.m.
9/28 Sat. at Harvard 7:30 pm
10/5 Sat. RHODE ISLAND 6:00 pm
10/12 Sat. at Bryant 1:00 pm
10/19 Sat. PRINCETON 6:00 pm
10/26 Sat. at Cornell 12:30 pm
11/2 Sat. PENN 12:30 pm
11/9 Sat. at Yale 12:00 noon
11/16 Sat. DARTMOUTH 12:30 pm
11/23 Sat. at Columbia 12:30 pm