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.

Articles by Ben Shumate (65)

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30 percent of athletes quit respective teams

April 28, 2016 0 comments
This article is part of the series Bruno's Woes

For athletes who spend much of their childhood and high school years dedicated to a sport, reaching the Division I level is often the ultimate goal.

Unsuccessful teams reflect institutional athletic changes

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Unsuccessful teams reflect institutional athletic changes

April 27, 2016 0 comments
This article is part of the series Bruno's Woes

In the fall and winter seasons this year, only three of 12 Brown team sports — men’s soccer, men’s water polo and women’s rugby — had winning records.

Low attendance perennial plague for athletics

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Low attendance perennial plague for athletics

April 26, 2016 0 comments
This article is part of the series Bruno's Woes

It is hardly a secret that sports are generally not central to student life at top-tier academic institutions like Ivy League schools.

French ’16 leads baseball to lone win over Harvard

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French ’16 leads baseball to lone win over Harvard

April 25, 2016 0 comments

The men’s baseball team traveled north to take on Red Rolfe division foe Harvard in a four-game series Saturday and Sunday.

Alli Rolandelli ’16 was recognized for her work with Love Your Melon, a company aiming to provide hats to children battling cancer.

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Senior honored for local service, athletics

April 22, 2016 0 comments

Women’s hockey captain Alli Rolandelli ’16 was named the winner of the 2016 Sarah Devens Award, an annual award recognizing leadership and commitment.

Dartmouth outfielder Matt Feinstein watches a pitch sail by for a strike. Brown pitchers combined for 26 strikeouts during the weekend series against Dartmouth and University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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Baseball splits series against Dartmouth to open division play

April 20, 2016 0 comments

The baseball team opened Red Rolfe division play at home last weekend, facing Dartmouth in a four-game series before going against UMass Lowell Tuesday.

Baseball sweeps Cornell, falters against Princeton in Ivy home openers

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Baseball sweeps Cornell, falters against Princeton in Ivy home openers

April 11, 2016 0 comments

The baseball team continued Ivy play against Cornell and Princeton at home this weekend, sweeping the Big Red but suffering a pair of defeats to the Tigers.

Women’s rugby impresses in close losses on European tour

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Women’s rugby impresses in close losses on European tour

April 8, 2016 0 comments

After two seasons as a varsity team, the women’s rugby team has become a powerhouse in the still-growing landscape of collegiate rugby in the United States.

Josh Huntley ’17 looks to put the ball in play. The junior catcher amassed five hits over the weekend, recording two RBI in the Bears’ win over Penn. Huntley is batting .290 on the year with nine RBI and seven runs.

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Taugner ’17 leads baseball to first Ivy win

April 4, 2016 0 comments

After an up-and-down start to the year, Brown went on the road to open the Ivy League season against non-division opponents Penn and Columbia.

In its first year, the Brown e-sports team has drawn interest from over 100 students. The club held its second “game-a-thon” two weekends ago.

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Nationwide e-sports craze arrives at Brown

March 25, 2016 0 comments

Willy Lee ’18 and Joshua Lu ’18 both had a simple goal, familiar to any college student: Find and bring together others with similar interests to their own.