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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Fans around the globe will be able to view the opening games of the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s water polo season from the comfort of their own homes as Brown University and Harvard University, in conjunction with the Ivy League Network, will stream all 23 games of the 2017 Bruno Classic on Saturday-Sunday, September 2-3.

A digital streaming platform covering Ivy League athletics, the Ivy League Network operates on a pay-per-view basis.  Packages are available by CLICKING HERE, while the complete schedule for the weekend is available by CLICKING HERE.

The Bears and Crimson will host McKendree University, California Baptist University, Wagner College, Bucknell University, St. Francis College Brooklyn, University of the Pacific, Pepperdine University, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in both Providence, R.I. and in Cambridge, Mass., in a unique two-site, two-pool and two-state season-opening tournament. Competition will occur in Brown’s Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center in Providence, R.I., with 15 games slated over the courts of both days, while Harvard’s Blodgett Pool will serve as the site for eight contests.

On Saturday, September 2, action commences at Brown as the host Bears meet first-year varsity program McKendree at 8:30 a.m.  Following a 9:50 a.m. showdown pitting Cal Baptist against Wagner College, reigning Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Champion Bucknell University will test its mettle against the University of the Pacific at 11:10 a.m. 

Brown will return to the pool to clash with fellow Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) institution St. Francis Brooklyn at 4:00 p.m. in a non-conference match-up before Cal Baptist and McKendree take to the water at 2:00 p.m.  Following a slight break, Bucknell faces St. Francis Brooklyn (4:00 p.m.) and Pacific rumbles with Wagner (5:30 p.m.) prior to Brown battling Cal Baptist (7:00 p.m.).

Four other games will occur in Cambridge, Mass., at Blodgett Pool as Pepperdine-vs.-MIT (10:30 a.m.), Harvard-vs.-Stanford (Noon), Stanford-vs.-MIT (3:00 p.m.) and Pepperdine-vs.-Harvard (4:30 p.m.) occur concurrently to Brown.

Sunday, September 3, brings the final seven contests at Brown as the Bears meet Pacific (8:00 a.m.), Pepperdine takes on Bucknell (9:15 a.m.), Stanford battles St. Francis Brooklyn (10:30 a.m.) and Brown faces Pepperdine (11:45 a.m.) in the sunrise games.  Cal Baptist-vs.-Bucknell (1:00 p.m.), Pacific-vs.-St. Francis Brooklyn (2:30 p.m.) and Stanford-vs.-Brown (3:45 p.m.) round out the action in the Ocean State of Rhode Island.

Over in the Bay State of Massachusetts, Harvard and MIT will defend their turf of Cambridge for a second day as the host Crimson take on McKendree (9:30 a.m.) and Wagner (3:30 p.m.) with the Engineers also facing the Bearcats (2:00 p.m.) and Seahawks (11:00 a.m.).

Brown University Bruno Classic
Brown University, Providence, R.I.    
Saturday, September 2, 2017    
8:30 Brown University vs. McKendree University
9:50 Wagner College vs. California Baptist University
11:10 Bucknell University vs. University of the Pacific
12:30 St. Francis College Brooklyn vs. Brown University
2:00 McKendree University vs. California Baptist University
4:00 St. Francis College Brooklyn vs. Bucknell University
5:30 Wagner College vs. University of the Pacific
7:00 Brown University vs. California Baptist University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.    
Saturday, September 2, 2017    
10:30 MIT vs. Pepperdine University
Noon Harvard University vs. Stanford University
3:00 MIT vs. Stanford University
4:30 Harvard University vs. Pepperdine University
Brown University, Providence, R.I.    
Sunday, September 3, 2017    
8:00 Brown University vs. University of the Pacific
9:15 Bucknell University vs. Pepperdine University
10:30 St. Francis College Brooklyn vs. Stanford University
11:45 Brown University vs. Pepperdine University
1:00 Bucknell University vs. California Baptist University
2:30 St. Francis College Brooklyn vs. University of the Pacific
3:45 Brown University vs. Stanford University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.    
Sunday, September 3, 2017    
9:30 Harvard University vs. McKendree University
11:00 MIT vs. Wagner College
2:00 MIT vs. McKendree University
3:30 Harvard University vs. Wagner College

Collegiate Water Polo Association