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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Brown University will host Harvard University, 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., to open the season on Saturday-Sunday, September 2-3 during the 2017 Bruno Classic.

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 over the weekend.

On Saturday, September 2, action commences at Brown as the host Bears meet first-year varsity program McKendree at 8:30 a.m. in the first game of the NCAA season.  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