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Subject: Re: Brown Mens Rugby beats Dartmouth for title


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ivy guy
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Date Posted: 11:45:05 12/03/21 Fri
In reply to: An Observer 's message, "Re: Brown Mens Rugby beats Dartmouth for title" on 10:18:30 12/03/21 Fri

AO

There have been changes at Brown as a result of the Excellence in Athletics initiative and the new AD.

I believe the difference is that mens rugby is not part of a conference (IL or ECAC).

Both Dartmouth and Brown have full-time coaches for rugby (recently added by Brown). My understanding is that the coaches for club sports (rugby, sailing) are funded by alumni gifts or alumni endowments.

FWIW Harvard is recruitng for a rugby coach.

Agree that the beer consumption for the Brown men and women's rugby teams is impressive.

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Date Posted: 12:56:04 12/03/21 Fri

I am fascinated by the changes and the improvement at Brown since Calhoun's arrival, for two reasons.

First, in general, I am very interested in how large organizations turn around and improve. Especially in an organization such as an athletic department, where improvement in one sport has very little spill over benefit to the other 32 Ivy-sponsored sports.

Secondly, Calhoun to my uneducated observation from afar, did not change much at Penn and certainly the results at Brown in her short tenure seem like a sharp improvement upon her prior track record.

Broadly speaking, I think that strength in the non-HYP departments is good for the League and certainly for fan interest. I wish her the best in continuing to turn the tanker from its prior course to a more successful path.

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