Posts Tagged with “athletics”

Wicklow native Stephanie Reilly talks about her life in America and her dream to well in the London Olympics

July 4th, 2012

Track and field coach Stephanie Reilly, who will be competing in the 2012 summer Olympics as a member of Ireland's track team, talks about her experiences on and off the track in Ireland and in Rhode Island.

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Women’s crew team names two boats for benefactors

May 2nd, 2012

The Liz Chace and The Kim Chace are ready for 'fiercer' competition in coming season

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University President Ronald K. Machtley, center left, and Elizabeth Z. Chace, center right, celebrate the christening of two boats with members of the women's crew team.

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — As a new club sport, the Bryant women's crew team has experienced a number of firsts in the past year — first practice, first race, first spring season. On April 28, the team gathered with other members of the Bryant community for another first: a boat-naming ceremony for two of the team's four boats.

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Bryant dedicates new baseball and softball complex named for Bill ‘67 and Sue Conaty

May 1st, 2012

$1.3 million gift helps transform fields into a first-class D1 facility

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Trustee Bill Conaty '67  throws the ceremonial first pitch to Bulldog catcher Mike Del Ponte '12.

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - With a windup and a pitch, Bill Conaty '67 helped Bryant University officially dedicate Conaty Park, the University's new baseball and softball complex named for Conaty, a University Trustee, and his wife, Sue.

The ceremonial first pitch took place Saturday, April 28, before the men's baseball team took on Northeast Conference opponent Fairleigh Dickinson.

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A $1.3 million donation from the Conaties, of Sunapee, N.H., and North Palm Beach, Fla., has helped transform the Bryant baseball and softball complex into a first-class Division I stadium that is arguably the best in New England, offering bleacher seating for 500, including 200 chair-back seats, and a state-of-the-art press box.

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Pressler won’t forget who saved his life

April 8th, 2012

Bryant lacrosse coach Mike Pressler tells the Providence Journal that he is loyal to the University, President Ron Machtley and athletic director Bill Smith because "they gave me and my family our lives back."

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Bulldog softball team has enjoyed the ride

April 29th, 2011

ESPN.com takes a look at Bryant's softball team, which, in just its third year of Division 1 competition, could clinch the North East Conference title.

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Bulldog mentality

December 18th, 2010

This Boston Globe article notes that although Bryant University's transition to NCAA Division 1 has its challenges, the University's leadership on court and off takes the long view.

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Bryant wasted little time in winning Division 1 baseball crown

May 21st, 2010

One season is all Bryant University needed to establish itself as a championship program in the Division I Northeast Conference, the Providence Journal writes. Bryant's baseball team won the  2010 regular-season title Wednesday.

"It is outstanding and a huge win for the athletic department," Director of Athletics Bill Smith told the Journal. "It shows all the teams making the transition that not only can we win but we will win in Division I. We knew the transition wasn't going to be an easy one, but we felt we would have some early success, and this is one of them."

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Pressler builds Bryant lacrosse

March 10th, 2010

ESPN.com takes a look at how Bryant lacrosse coach Mike Pressler is building Bryant lacrosse into a national powerhouse and how, in exchange, Bryant helped  Pressler overcome the bitter effects of a national scandal.

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Homecoming weekend showcases the promise of Bryant football

October 2nd, 2009

The Providence Journal takes a look at what it calls Bryant's "impressive" strides in the 10 years since starting up a football program.

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A look at Bryant Bulldogs’ transition to NCAA D1

September 30th, 2009

The Sports Network takes a look at Bryant's transition to Division 1 athletics.

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