Herd softball player wins prestigious award

The Parthenon
July 29, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University center fielder Morgan Zerkle was awarded the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Golden Shoe last week. The award recognizes the most outstanding base stealer in NCAA Division I softball. A committee comprised of Division I head coaches determined the winner of the award.... Read more »

Soccer in U.S. offers more than just national teams

Kyle Gibson , Contributor
July 29, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

I don’t think I was the only person losing my mind while staring at my television last Saturday. In fact, most American soccer fans were likely collectively weeping over the listless performances of the United States Men’s National Team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup (North America’s regional international... Read more »

Brady’s Suspension Upheld

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
July 29, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS, Straight Talk

New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady is still maintaining his innocence after the NFL decided to uphold his four-game suspension for his role in “Deflategate.” For those who have been living under a rock the past six and a half months, Brady and the Patriots were accused of using under-inflated... Read more »

Herd athletic teams earn C-USA Academic Awards

The Parthenon
July 22, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s swimming and diving and volleyball programs earned 2014-15 Conference USA Sport Academic Awards, the league announced last week. The Sport Academic Award is given to the team in each conference-sponsored sport with the highest GPA for the academic year. The accolades are... Read more »

Men’s basketball announces schedule for upcoming season

The Parthenon
July 22, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University men’s basketball coach Dan D’Antoni announced the Herd’s 2015-16 schedule Monday, which includes several matches against power conference opponents. The Herd tips off regular-season play against the University of Tennessee on Nov. 19 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The last time... Read more »

NFL profiting regardless of numerous abuse cases

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
July 22, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS, Straight Talk

Despite numerous cases of abuse involving some of its most well known players last season, the NFL is not really feeling any type of backlash. In fact, business and popularity has never been better. This may be shocking to some considering the plethora of utterly disturbing incidents the league faced... Read more »

Two herd players nominated for prestigious award

The Parthenon
July 15, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University linebacker D.J. Hunter and offensive tackle Clint Van Horn were named to the watch list for the 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award. The award is named after Vince Lombardi, the Pro Football Hall of Fame coach, and is presented... Read more »

Disaster in N.Y.

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
July 15, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Straight Talk

Once Phil Jackson agreed to become the New York Knicks’ president in March 2014, the basketball world instantly considered the Knicks a force in the eastern conference for years to come. And why wouldn’t the team be considered a contender after bringing in one of the greatest basketball minds... Read more »

Devon Johnson on prestigious list for national player of the year

The Parthenon
July 8, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University running back Devon Johnson was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List Tuesday for the 2015 season. The Maxwell Football Club has presented the award annually to the national college football player of the year since 1937. The 2015 Maxwell Watch List includes 80 players. The senior... Read more »

Big talent, small markets

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
July 8, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Straight Talk

In just a matter of days, the big-name free agents of this NBA offseason have been snatched off the market. While LeBron James opted out of his contract to become a free agent and has not yet re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, there is not much concern about James signing anywhere else. As everyone... Read more »

Stanton receives award at coaches academy

The Parthenon
July 1, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University softball coach Shonda Stanton attended the NCAA Women Coaches Academy last week and came home with an award. ... Read more »

#Straighttalk: Pay Day

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
July 1, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Straight Talk

Most 22-year-olds are nearing the end of their college education and probably knee-deep in debt during that point of their life. And then there is Anthony Davis. To the surprise of absolutely no one,... Read more »