Tiger Baseball just around the corner - part II

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  1. Mike in Memphis

    Mike in Memphis Old Tiger

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    The same weekend Pepperdine comes to Baton Rouge, the Brown University Bears with be visiting. The team's schedule looks like they will spend most of March in the south, including a three game weekend series at South Carolina, games at Troy, South Alabama and UNO.
    Here is some general information about the Bears.

    Name: Brown University
    Founded: 1764
    Location: Providence, Rhode Island
    Enrollment: 7,744
    Nickname: Bears
    Conference: Ivy League
    Colors: seal brown, cardinal red, and white.
    Home Field: Murray Stadium (seats 1,000), built in 1959, refurbished 2007

    2009 Record: 24-19-1 (including a 20-8 win over Pepperdine University, a pair of losses to Southern Calif. and a three game sweep by Auburn)
    2009 League Record: 16-1-1

    Pitching: for 2009 Brown's pitchers finishing second in the Ivy League with a 4.22 ERA and recording a League-high 153 strikeouts.
    Player Postseason Honors: Devin Thomas was Ivy League Player of the Year (unanimous) and Jeff Dietz was selected Ivy League Pitcher of the Year.
    The Bears had five First Team and two Second Team All-Ivy, four All-New England, and three All-Northeast Players.

    Head Coach: Marek Drabinski (Connecticut 1991)
    Assistant Coach: Brian Murphy (Merrimack 2003)
    Assistant Coach: David Cunningham (Boston University 1990)

    Championships: Brown was the Collegiate National Champion in baseball in 1879 (I am not sure who declared them champion, but in 1879 there couldn’t have been many college teams playing so maybe they simply beat all the other teams.)

    All Americans: The school’s web site lists these All Americans:
    Name/Year
    Bill Almon/1974
    Robert Deeb/2001
    David Deluca/1964
    David Fultz/1896, 1897
    Jeff Lawler/1997
    Jeff Nichols/2002






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  2. JohnLSU

    JohnLSU Tigers

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    I love that we get to play the boys from Brown this season (Mar 5 and 7 in Baton Rouge). We also play the boys from William and Mary this season (Feb 26-28 in Baton Rouge). Both Brown and William and Mary are two of the nine universities in the USA that have been around since before the USA was even founded. The others are Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, UPenn, Columbia, and Rutgers.

    A few of the people that went to Brown:

    --John D. Rockefeller, Jr.-- son of John D. Rockefeller; built Rockefeller Center in New York City

    --John F. Kennedy, Jr. -- lawyer; journalist; publisher of George magazine; son of President John F. Kennedy. Killed in an airplane crash on July 16, 1999.

    --Ted Turner -- billionaire media proprietor and philanthropist; founder of CNN, TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, and the United Nations Foundation; largest private landowner in the United States. Turner was expelled from Brown in 1960.
     
  3. stevescookin

    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

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    If they're so smart, why is the Bears' color "Seal Brown"?
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  4. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    ESPN'x Chris Berman also went to Brown
     
  5. Mike in Memphis

    Mike in Memphis Old Tiger

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    Good question.
    Maybe someone should email Chris Berman and ask about the story behind the "Seal Brown". There must be one.
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  6. JayB

    JayB Never Forget 31

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    i don't get it. aren't seals brown?

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    but seriously:

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  7. RHans405

    RHans405 Let's Roll

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    Did he rumble, bumble, stumble to his degree?
     

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