Ben is one of two sports editors at The Herald and previously worked as a senior staff writer, covering football, baseball, women’s hockey and women’s rugby. He was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming (seriously), and is a sophomore double concentrating in English non-fiction writing and economics. Outside of The Herald, Ben plays for the elite Brown club hockey team and pretends to study in the Sci-Li basement while actually watching sports on Philo.

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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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.

TJ Linta ’18 hands the ball off to Jalen Broome ’18 in the first half of the Bears’ win over Cornell Saturday.


Jette ’17 leads football over Big Red

October 24, 2016 0 comments

A stellar performance by Alex Jette ’17 and a defensive stop in double overtime secured a hard-fought 28-21 win for the football team against Cornell.

The Office of the Dean of the College holds office hours in the Nelson Athletic Center in order to accommodate the schedules of student-athletes.


Athletes navigate academic constraints, distinct standards of social conduct

October 21, 2016 0 comments

Though athletes and non-athletes at Brown live side by side, varsity athletes are widely held to different standards of social conduct.

Will Twyman ’17 purses a Harvard ballcarrier in a game at Brown Stadium earlier this year. The senior linebacker‘s performance was one of the lone bright spots Saturday, as he totaled 18 tackles, including 1.5 for loss.


Football manages season-low 200 yards, drops fourth straight at Princeton

October 17, 2016 0 comments

For the first time since the 2006 season, the football team lost its fourth-straight game, struggling to move the ball in a 31-7 defeat at Princeton.

Wide receiver Alexander Jette ’17 catches the ball during Brown’s game against Stetson. The senior ended the game with 80 yards receiving on 10 catches. The Bears will need to regroup after three straight losses to regain their footing in Ivy League play, starting with second-ranked Princeton next week.


Stetson erases early Brown lead with rushing TDs

October 11, 2016 0 comments

After committing six turnovers and squandering a first-half lead, the football team dropped its third straight game Saturday at Brown Stadium to Stetson.

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