QUARTER 4 (1973 - today)


Jose Violante 1975 and Dennis Coleman 1975 celebrating victory over Princeton in 1973

 






John Anderson, charismatic coach from 1973-83

 






Brown's Jeff Smith 1975 about to catch a desperation pass which deflected off a URI player's helmet as the two defenders collide. The game ended 20-20.

 






Brown's 1976 decisive victory over Dartmouth paved the way for the Bruins' first Ivy League title.

 






Brown won a thrilling 16-14 victory over Harvard at Harvard Stadium in 1976.

 






Brown's 1976 Ivy League championship team.

 






The championship season of 1976 - Frank Lanning cartoon

 






100 years of Brown football was celebrated in 1978.

 






Frank Lanning cartoon commemorating the Brown-URI game in the Bruin's centennial celebration year.

 






Some familiar names from Brown's first 100 years of football by Frank Lanning.

 






Large crowds followed the Bruins in the Anderson era.

 





 
Brown squared off against West Point at Michie Stadium in 1981.

 






Steve Jordan 1982 was a two-time All-Ivy and went on to a highly successful professional career with the Minnesota Vikings.

 






Brown paid a visit to Happy Valley and took on Joe Paterno's Nittany Lions in 1983.

 






John Daniel 1984, co-captain in 1983, was selected All-Ivy for three seasons.

 






The Victory Bell was dedicated on September 17th, 1994. It celebrates Brown scores and victories.

 







Mark Whipple 1979, a member of the 1976 Championship Team, took the reins in 1994 and quickly established the Bears as a contender with his "whiplash" offense.

 






In Brown's 1000th game, the Bears set an NCAA record by scoring 56 second half points, defeating Columbia 59-27.

 







Sean Morey 1999 became the first Brown player to have his number retired. The ceremony took place at the Dartmouth game in 1998. (From Left to Right, Brown President E. Gordon Gee, Head Coach Phil Estes, and Athletic Director Dave Roach)

 







The 1999 Coumbia Game Program feature record-setting Stephen Campbell 2001 on the cover.

 







The 1999 Ivy League Championship Brown Bear squad.

 







James Perry 2000, the prolific quarterback of the Bears, won the George Bulger Lowe award as New England's most outstanding player. He was also the Ivy League Player of the Year.

 







The scoreboard tells the story, as fans tear down the goalpost at the East end of Brown Stadium. Ivy League champions once again!

 






Brown's second Ivy League championship was earned in 1999.

 







Current head coach Phil Estes guided the Bears to an Ivy League Championship in 1999, his second season at the helm.





 





 

 

John "Jay" Barry, Jr. 1950
Brown Football Historian

This exhibit is dedicated to the memory of John "Jay" Barry, Jr. 1950. No history of Brown football would be complete without including Jay, for he was Brown's true football historian. Known to generations of Brunonians through the pages of the Alumni Monthly, Brown Football Association Newsletters, and football game programs, Jay observed Brown Football for over 50 seasons. Pictured here in 1973 on the Palmer Stadium turf, Jay is obviously delighted with his goalpost trophy; his beloved Bruins had just defeated Princeton 7-6, the first victory over the Tigers since 1948, his Junior year at Brown. With his pockets stuffed with notes, Jay is prepared to chronicle yet another game for Brown fans. His words and memory live on.

Exhibit organized by Peter Mackie '59, Brown Football Association Historian.
Site design by Daniel Bassichis '06 and Justin Glavis-Bloom '07.