Breaking News: Brown's Halpern Applying for Medical Redshirt; Out for Season

Tucker Halpern, Brown's leading scorer and All-Ivy Honorable Mention selection in 2010-11, will not play this season according to sources within the program. Halpern, who has been sidelined with a debilitating bout of mono since the preseason, is in the process of applying to retain a year of eligibility, meaning he would return in 2012-13 as a junior with two years of eligibility remaining.

While relatively rare in cheap clomid the Ivy League, medical redshirts have been obtained by a few active Ivy players who experienced similar illness or injury. Penn's Tyler Bernardini successfully retained a year of eligibility after he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his foot after the Quakers' second game of his junior year. Cornell's Dwight Tarwater missed his freshman season last year due to mono, but retained four years of eligibility, as did the Big Red's Dominic Scelfo due to a knee injury last season.

In the short-term, this is more bad news for the Bears. Earlier in the season, freshman Rafael Maia was declared ineligible by the NCAA for the 2011-12 season.

Brown takes on Providence College tonight at 7:00 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.


3 thoughts on “Breaking News: Brown's Halpern Applying for Medical Redshirt; Out for Season”

  1. On the bright side, there was no way that Brown was contending for a top-half finish anyway. And now you get two years of McGonagill, Halpern, Albrecht, and Maia all together. If Agel can’t manage a top half finish in either of those years…he can kiss his job goodbye.

    • Agreed. Agel gets a bye this year, but it’s all about next year (and maybe the year after) for his job security.

      • I’m not as convinced that Agel gets a free pass. What has he accomplished? In four years, he will not have finished above 6th. Yes, the team has been struck by injuries and some bad luck and he’s brought in some good talent, but Agel hasn’t impressed me as an in-game coach. I believe Brown will have to extend Agel’s contract if he is to coach beyond this year for the Bears. I’m just not convinced he’s earned it.

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