GALLERY: Herd Football Fan Fest 2015

Shannon Stowers, Managing Editor
August 16, 2015
Filed under GALLERIES, SPORTS

Thundering Herd fans took the field Sunday evening with posters, helmets and jerseys in hand to meet their favorite players. After the players took team photographs, they signed... Read more »

Former Herd All-American, coach dies

Shannon Stowers, Managing Editor
August 9, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Two-time All-American and former Thundering Herd football coach Phil Ratliff died Sunday afternoon. Ratliff had an unexpected "cardiac event" while on a coaches retreat earlier in the week. According to reports, Ratliff was on... Read more »

Herd soccer players named to Preseason All-Conference Team

The Parthenon
August 5, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s midfielder Kelly Culicerto has earned a spot on the 2015 Preseason All-Conference USA Women’s Soccer Team, the league announced earlier this week. The annual list recognizes the conference’s top-12 players, including the Preseason Offensive and Defensive Players of the... Read more »

Saints utilizing The Greenbrier

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
August 5, 2015
Filed under GALLERIES, SPORTS

For the second consecutive year, the New Orleans Saints are utilizing The Greenbrier Resort for its summer training camp. While the resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia may be 236-years-old, it offers the team the most state of the art facilities available, including three new football... Read more »

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 »