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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 (68)

Women’s rugby impresses in close losses on European tour


Women’s rugby impresses in close losses on European tour

April 8, 2016 Comments are Disabled

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.


Taugner ’17 leads baseball to first Ivy win

April 4, 2016 Comments are Disabled

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.


Nationwide e-sports craze arrives at Brown

March 25, 2016 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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.

Multimedia by Ben Shumate (5)