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 (66)

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.


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.

Sam Grigo ’18 throws the ball into the infield. The sophomore hit two home runs to help the Bears win the weekend finale against Central Florida.


Baseball snaps losing streak in 1-2 weekend at Central Florida

March 21, 2016 0 comments

Brown continued its season-opening non-conference slate with a weekend trip to the Sunshine State for a three-game series against Central Florida (12-9).

The Bears lost momentum this weekend, losing each match in their four game series against Marshall University. The series of defeats came after a seemingly promising start to the season last week, when the Bears came out victorious against rival Bucknell in a 2-0 shutout.


Marshall silences bats in weekend sweep of baseball

March 14, 2016 0 comments

After a promising start to the season a week ago, the baseball team went winless in a four game series at Marshall over the weekend.


Former Brown coach pioneers first professional women’s lacrosse league

March 11, 2016 0 comments

When Digit Murphy coached the Boston Blades to a Canadian Women’s Hockey League championship, some things stood out to her.

Baseball opens season with 1-2 showing despite strong pitching


Baseball opens season with 1-2 showing despite strong pitching

March 7, 2016 0 comments

The baseball team opened the 2016 season with a 1-2 weekend at the USA Baseball-Irish Classic in Cary, North Carolina.


Ivy football coaches vote to ban full-contact practices

March 4, 2016 0 comments

The eight Ivy League football coaches unanimously voted last week in support of a rule change that would ban tackling in team practices.

Experienced baseball team enters season with eyes on Ivy crown


Experienced baseball team enters season with eyes on Ivy crown

February 26, 2016 0 comments

For a New England baseball team, every outdoor practice in February represents a gift from Mother Nature.

Uzo Okoro ’16  breaks loose from a  Harvard tackler. After her first season playing the sport, she garnered attention from national-level coaches.


Duo named in USA Rugby player pool

February 19, 2016 0 comments

Two standout members of the women’s rugby team will have the chance to trade in their Brown jerseys for the red, white and blue.

Erin Conway ’17 skates past a Colgate defender. During Friday night’s tilt against Cornell, the junior registered an assist, but the Bears could not muster enough offense against the Big Red and eventually fell 4-2.


Losses to Cornell, No. 10 Colgate extend women’s hockey’s winless skid to 16 games

February 15, 2016 0 comments

The women’s hockey team fell in its final home games of the season this weekend, bringing the Bears’ (3-21-3, 1-16-3 ECAC) winless streak to 16 games.

Erin Conway ’17 looks to make a play with the puck. The junior has 10 points on the season, none bigger than her game-tying goal at Harvard Friday.


Athlete of the Week: Conway ’17 secures tie with clutch performance

February 12, 2016 0 comments

If any player on the women’s hockey team (3-19-3, 1-14-3 ECAC) deserved to score a clutch third-period goal against Harvard, it was Erin Conway ’17.

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