Media and Support
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Matthew Culp joined the Brown Athletic staff in August 2004 as an assistant athletic trainer and has worked with several teams at Brown including the men’s soccer and baseball teams. He begins his second season with the Bears’ basketball team.
A certified athletic trainer, Culp graduated from Indiana University in May 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Athletic Training. He worked as a student trainer at Indiana, covering a myriad of teams, and worked the Indiana Soccer Camp and Bob Knight Basketball School. He also served as a student trainer for the Big 10 Championship and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2000.
Culp earned a Master of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of North Carolina in May 2003. While at North Carolina, Culp was a graduate assistant certified trainer, covering several sports for the Tar Heels. He was a certified athletic trainer for the UNC Athletic Summer Camps and for the Student Health Services Physical Therapy Clinic.
Culp interned with the New York Giants Football Club from June 2003 to June 2004, and made a poster presentation at the 2004 NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia. He is an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider (CPR and AED) and is a licensed ATC in several states, including Rhode Island, New Jersey and North Carolina.
Culp resides in Providence, Rhode Island.
Director of Sports Information
Christopher Humm joined the Brown University athletic staff in
July 1988, as Director of Sports Information and head golf coach
after holding similar positions at Hofstra University for eight
years. He stepped down as golf coach at the end of the 1993
At Brown, Humm is responsible for the implementation of a media relations program, including the publication of media guides/interactive magazines and programs, and the daily maintenance of the Brown Athletics web site, brownbears.com, for Brown’s 37 varsity athletic teams. He also ran three major fundraising golf tournaments for the Brown Athletic Department for 12 years.
In 2010, Humm worked as the moderator for all press conferences at the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball First and Second Round games played at Providence. He moderated 24 press conferences in four days, including pre-game and post-game press conferences.
In 2006, Humm was honored by the All-American Football Foundation with the Scoop Hudgins Outstanding SID Awards at its 81st Annual Banquet of Champions. He was successfully nominated two NCAA Silver Anniversary Award winners, Steve Jordan '82 and Lisa Caputo '86, and an NCAA Top VIII Award winner, Nick Hartigan '06.
In 2004, Humm was honored by the University with a Brown Appreciation Award for his work on the 125th Anniversary of Brown Football. He also won the Jay Barry ‘50 Service Award in 1990, and the Robert F. Hall ’66 Recognition Award in 2003.
Humm was the master of ceremonies for the Brown All-Sports Banquet for six years, and the Brown Athletics Senior Banquet for two years. He has also been the master of ceremonies and moderator and panel moderator for several Black Coaches Association/Fritz Pollard Award dinners honoring the Black Coaches Association Coach of the Year.
A 1977 graduate of Hofstra University, Humm has held positions with both IBM and British Airways. As an undergraduate at Hofstra, he was editor-in-chief of Nexus, the University’s yearbook, and a four-year member of the varsity golf team, the last two years as captain.
Humm also worked as Director of Media Relations for the 1987 Can-Am Pacific Games for the Physically Challenged and as the Assistant Director of Media Relations at the 1985 World Games for the Deaf in Los Angeles. He is a member of CoSIDA, and the United States Basketball Writers Association, and is a former president of the Ivy League Sports Information Directors.
A native of Baldwin, NY, Humm is active in the local community. He is a former coach for the Barrington Little League, the Barrington Youth Soccer Association and the Barrington YMCA Basketball Travel League. He and his wife, Debbie, reside in Barrington, Rhode Island, and have two sons, Robert, a 2004 Brown graduate and a 2008 Roger Williams Law School graduate, and Steven, a 2008 graduate of Providence College.
Please make all press requests at least three days in advance. Press passes can either be mailed out with one week’s notice, or picked up at the Pizzitola Sports Center’s Will Call window on game day. All Press requests should be directed to:
Director of Sports Information
Brown University - Pizzitola Sports Center
235 Hope Street, Room 204
Providence, Rhode Island 02912
Phone: 401-863-1095 n Fax: 401-863-1436
Bears On The Air
Brown’s entire schedule is broadcast on WPRV-AM 790. Scott Cordischi will call all the action. Former Brown basketball star Russ Tyler ’71 (1,133 career points) provides the color analysis. Tyler was recently named one of the Top 15 players in Brown basketball history as a member of the Brown 100th Season All-Time Team.
Post Game Interviews/Filing
At the conclusion of the game, both teams will be available for interviews outside their respective locker rooms following a 10-minute cooling off period. Game stories can be filed courtside or in the Brown Sports Information Office (Room 204). Wireless and internet connections are available.
Audio/Video On The Internet
Brown Basketball fans can now watch a live video and audio feed WPRV-AM 790 of all home games through B2 Networks. Fans wanting to watch Brown events via B2 Networks will need a high-speed Internet connection and a current version of Windows Media Player. Games will be sold on an individual basis at $8 per game, $30 for a 30-day pass (allows viewer to watch all Brown events during a 30 day period), or $75 for the season. In addition, you can listen to live free audio of Brown’s broadcast on WPRV-AM 790. Just go to www.brownbears.com, click on audio & visual on the left side of the page and make your choice of free live audio or pay-per-view video.
The Jesse Agel Show
The Jesse Agel Show, hosted by Scott Cordischi, will be broadcast on Wednesday evening throughout the season, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on WPRV-AM 790. Brown fans can also listen to the show on the internet at www.brownbears.com.