Ben is a Senior Editor at The Herald and has previously worked as a section editor and senior staff writer in the sports section. He covered a variety of Brown teams as a writer, including football, women’s hockey, men’s lacrosse and baseball. He was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming and is concentrating in economics and English non-fiction writing.

Articles by Ben Shumate (67)

Men’s lacrosse defeats Navy for semifinal berth

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Men’s lacrosse defeats Navy for semifinal berth

May 21, 2016 0 comments

Brown built a first-half lead and held on with a gutsy second-half performance to defeat the Midshipmen by a final score of 11-10.

Men’s lacrosse advances to NCAA quarterfinals

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Men’s lacrosse advances to NCAA quarterfinals

May 17, 2016 0 comments

The fifth-seeded men’s lacrosse team cruised to a 17-8 victory over Johns Hopkins in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday.

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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.

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