Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Warriors will take on Cleveland St. Ignatius on the last day of the Detroit Sports Commission's Prep Kickoff Classic on Aug. 29 at Wayne State University.
It's not even baseball season but many are already gearing up for football with the announcement that Division 2 football champions Brother Rice will open its 2013 season during the Detroit Sports Commission's Prep Kickoff Classic. Formerly known as the Big Day Prep Showdown, the Prep Kickoff Classic will be held at Tom Adams Field at Wayne State University Aug. 29-31. The Warriors, who won the Division 2 state championship for the second time in a row last fall, will face Cleveland St. Ignatius on the last day of the Kickoff Classic, which opens the high school football season every year. This year's program will feature the most comprehensive grouping of teams in the event's nine-year history, including back-to-back state champions …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Bloomfield Hills private school — and it's legendary sports teams — say they won't go by any other name for the time being, despite recent calls for nationwide changes.
Brother Rice High School will continue the long tradition of having the 'Warriors' name and logo represent the school in athletics, despite some calls to drop the use of Native American imagery by schools across Michigan. Last week, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education, urging for a ban on such use of Native American names and imagery used by Michigan high schools. According to the Detroit Free Press, the department said that high school nicknames — such as Warriors — harms students’ education. "A growing and unrebutted body of evidence now establishes that the use of American Indian imagery reinforces stereotypes in a way that negatively impacts the potential for achievement by students…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Seventeen student athletes from Brother Rice committed to compete at a variety of colleges and universities next fall on National Signing Day.
Seventeen senior student-athletes from Brother Rice High School formally committed to play college athletics at a variety of schools next fall during a ceremony Wednesday. The ceremony coincided with National Signing Day, during which thousands of high school athletes announce where they'll competing on a collegiate level. "It's important that we recognize these young men not just for their athletic accomplishments, but also for the great choices they've made in higher education," said Brother Rice Principal Br. Mike Segvich in a press release. "Notre Dame, Penn, Vassar, Fordham, Kalamazoo, Boston University ... it's a very impressive list." During the event, Brother Rice recognized all of its student athletes who have committed to compete…
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Brother Rice football team beat Muskegon 35-28 on Friday to win their 8th state championship.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Warriors head to Ford Field on Nov. 23 to take on Muskegon for the state title.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
WXYZ-TV reports that fights near the entrance of the Wayne State stadium delayed Brother Rice's high school football opener against Cass Tech.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Brother Rice defeats Grosse Pointe South 4-1 in the Division 2 high school hockey state championship game.
Brother Rice rules the high school hockey world. Brother Rice defeated Grosse Pointe South 4-1 in the Division 2 boys hockey state championship on Saturday at Plymouth’s Compuware Arena. Russell Cicerone scored twice for Brother Rice. Eric Dibble and Mackenzie MacEachern also had goals for the Warriors, who finished with a 25-4-1 record. Jake Corden scored for Grosse Pointe South. Brother Rice reached the finals by beating Forest Hills Eastern 5-0 on Friday. The Blue Devils finished with a record of 22-6-1. They had advanced to the title game with a victory over Port Huron Northern on Thursday.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Annual high school kickoff event gets a new name and venue.
DETROIT – In a battle of champions, 2011 Division 2 victor Birmingham Brother Rice will face Division 1 champion Detroit Cass Tech in the headline game of the annual high school football season kickoff event. But it won't be at Eastern Michigan University's Rynearson Stadium as the Detroit Sports Commission on Tuesday announced plans to move and rebrand the event. Since 2005, the event had been known as the Big Day Prep Showdown at EMU in Ypsilanti. This year, Wayne State University will host the event, renamed the Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic at Tom Adams Field on Aug. 24-25. “The Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic will provide an electric, bowl-game like atmosphere for high school football in the city of …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Alexander Borrello has film, television and stage credits to his name at age 16, and has sights set for more.
This week's Whiz Kid has a passion for the performing arts and is making a name for himself on film, television and center stage. Do you know our next Whiz Kid? Birmingham Patch welcomes suggestions for students, youth groups and even sports teams who wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about amazing children and teens and select one each week as Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or email the information to editor Laura.Houser@patch.com. Please include all these details:
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Brother Rice's Al Fracassa clinching his seventh state football title made the list of the Top 10 Detroit Amateur Sports Moments of 2011.
Longtime Brother Rice football coach Al Fracassa's moment in the spotlight just became a little brighter. The Detroit Sports Commission recently named the football coach's seventh state title win this November as one of the Top 10 Detroit Amateur Sports Moments of 2011. The Detroit Sports Commission is a subsidiary of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau. "The Detroit Sports Commission is proud to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of the local amateur sports community during 2011," said Dave Beachnau, the commission's executive director. Brother Rice defeated Lowell in the Division 2 state football finals 24-14 on Nov. 26. The victory was the Warriors' first state title since 2005, but for Fracassa — who's been coaching …