Ben Shumate is currently a Senior Staff Writer for the sports section. He previously worked as a Sports Staff Writer and covered women's rugby and women's hockey. He is a freshman concentrating in Public Policy and Economics and was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming (seriously). He is most likely the only person from Wyoming you've ever met. While not at The Herald office, he can be found watching sports, playing for the elite Brown Club Hockey team, or on the 4th floor of the Rock.

Articles by Ben Shumate (60)

Bruno was easily dispatched by the Friars Tuesday night, losing the annual rivalry game 95-57 and falling to .500 on the season.

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Crosstown rival Friars blow out men’s basketball in annual matchup

December 8, 2016 0 comments

Looking overmatched and undersized, the men’s basketball team was run out of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Tuesday, falling to Providence College 95-57.

Four wrestlers place at Journeymen Tussle

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Four wrestlers place at Journeymen Tussle

December 4, 2016 0 comments

The wrestling team continued early season competition at the Journeymen Tussle Sunday, hosted by Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Bridget Carey ’19 fights with a defender for the puck. Carey attempted three shots against Merrimack, tied for third-most on the team, but was on the ice for three opposing goals and no Bruno goals.

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Third-period struggles hand women’s ice hockey eighth straight loss

December 2, 2016 0 comments

The women’s hockey team allowed three third-period goals in a 5-2 loss to non-conference foe Merrimack Tuesday night at Meehan Auditorium.

Bryant’s gaffe allows Blackmon ’17 to secure men’s basketball’s win in final seconds

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Bryant’s gaffe allows Blackmon ’17 to secure men’s basketball’s win in final seconds

November 30, 2016 0 comments

When Nisre Zouzoua sunk a deep step-back three-pointer with 12 seconds left to give Bryant an 90-89 lead, everyone at the Pizzitola Center was stunned.

Columbia’s offense racked up 419 yards, including nearly 200 yards rushing, en route to a 31-13 win over Brown Saturday at Brown Stadium. The loss was the first against the Lions since a 35-28 defeat in 2011.

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Columbia defense stifles football on senior day

November 21, 2016 0 comments

The football team dropped its final game of the 2016 season Saturday at Brown Stadium, struggling on both sides of the ball in a 31-13 defeat.

Robert Post, the dean of Yale Law School, spoke as part of the University’s Reaffirming Values event series. Post argued that while free speech is a cornerstone of democracy, it can be limited within a university.

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Robert Post talks freedom of expression

November 15, 2016 0 comments

The University hosted Robert Post, dean and professor of law at Yale Law School, as part of its Reaffirming University Values event series Monday.

Rosenblatt ’17.5 lifts football over Big Green

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Rosenblatt ’17.5 lifts football over Big Green

November 14, 2016 0 comments

Last month, Ben Rosenblatt ’17.5 heard the Brown football team was having trouble with its field goal kicking.

Football holds off Elis for second Ivy win

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Football holds off Elis for second Ivy win

November 7, 2016 0 comments

The football team defeated Yale 27-22 at Brown Stadium Saturday, its first win against the Elis since 2012.

Taylor Worthy ’17 finished the six-kilometer course at Princeton’s West Windsor Fields last weekend in 20:37.8, a personal record. The senior had finished in eighth place at the Battle of the Beantown earlier in the season and will now compete in New York at the NCAA Northeast Regional.

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Athlete of the Week: Worthy ’17 earns All-Ivy distinction at Ivy Championships

November 4, 2016 0 comments

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed against Ancient Eight foes at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Princeton’s West Windsor Fields.

Richard Jarvis ’17 pushes past a Cornell lineman in a game earlier this season at Brown Stadium.  Jarvis recorded eight tackles, two sacks and forced a fumble Saturday, helping the defense pitch a shutout in the second half.

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Comeback effort falls short for football against Quakers

October 31, 2016 0 comments

After falling behind early, the football team mounted a comeback in the second half but fell just short, losing to Penn 21-14 in Philadelphia Saturday.