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Safety Town updates vehicles, students get to test drive

Safety Town updates vehicles, students get to test drive

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Anyone who grew up in Huntington, or has watched the McElroy brothers series “My Bother, My Brother and Me,” is familiar with a little place known as Safety Town. For years, Safety Town has hosted second grade students from the community in an effort to teach kids about traffic safety, fire safety an...

Manchin makes stop in Huntington for health care town hall

Manchin makes stop in Huntington for health care town hall

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Members of the community gathered Friday at the Keith-Albee Theatre in Huntington for a town hall with senior U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V. The town hall’s focus was on healthcare, in reaction to the proposed American Healthcare Act by Republicans in Congress, an act aiming to repeal and replace the Af...

Herd baseball earn victory, close series with UTSA

Herd baseball earn victory, close series with UTSA

Staff Reports
March 19, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

The Marshall University baseball team defeated the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners 3-2 Sunday afternoon in Charleston. The Roadrunners looked like they were going to start hot, getting runners on base early in the contest, thanks to a first inning double and single. But, Marshall’s...

Thundering Herd baseball split double-header with UTSA

Thundering Herd baseball split double-header with UTSA

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Sports Editor
March 18, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

The Marshall University baseball team split a double-header Saturday against the University of Texas at San Antonio at Power Park in Charleston, West Virginia to open Conference USA play. In the first game, both teams had good pitching and defense to start the contest. Both teams had 2 hits in the...

Marshall names new women’s basketball coach

Staff Reports
March 17, 2017
Filed under MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

The Marshall University Women’s basketball team took very little time finding a new coach; former associate head coach Tony Kemper was promoted to fill the vacancy. The announcement, which came just before noon, was made by Mike Hamrick. It is five days after Matt Daniel announced his resignation...

Justice discusses budget proposals at infrastructure lecture

Justice discusses budget proposals at infrastructure lecture

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivered a speech Wednesday afternoon on his proposals to solve the state budget deficit during an infrastructure lecture in the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex. “I feel like all of the easy stuff has already left us,” Justice said. “This is...

Student body president, VP election debate

Student body president, VP election debate

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
March 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Student Government Association held their second presidential debate Monday in Marco’s Basement of the Memorial Student Center. Incumbent President and Vice President Matt Jarvis and Emily Kinner went head-to-head with Alex Parlock and Daniel Parlock for the last time before voting opens on Marc...

Matt Daniel resigns as women’s basketball coach

Matt Daniel resigns as women’s basketball coach

Staff Reports
March 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH, Women's Basketball

Marshall women’s basketball coach Matt Daniel has resigned, the team announced Sunday morning. Daniel has spent the last five season at the helm of the women’s team, guiding them to 71 combined wins and a trip to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament last season. Under his guidance, the...

Clock strikes midnight on Herd’s magical season as MTSU repeats as C-USA champs

Clock strikes midnight on Herd’s magical season as MTSU repeats as C-USA champs

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
March 12, 2017
Filed under Conference USA Tournament, MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

BIRMINGHAM, AL – After doing what some considered unthinkable and reaching the Conference USA championship game, the Marshall magic ran out Saturday night as Middle Tennessee took home the hardware thanks to an 83-72 wire-to-wire win. The Herd were never able to get off the schnide offensively agai...

Cinderella story Herd romp into C-USA Title game with upset of La. Tech

Cinderella story Herd romp into C-USA Title game with upset of La. Tech

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Conference USA Tournament, MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

BIRMINGHAM, AL – As the Marshall men’s basketball team huddled just seconds before Friday’s Conference USA semifinals tipped off, senior guard Stevie Browning shouted to his teammates, “We aren’t going home today!” The task was tall, the opponent, Louisiana Tech, was skilled, but as has been ...

Elmore’s free throw helps Herd sneak past ODU in C-USA quarterfinals

Elmore’s free throw helps Herd sneak past ODU in C-USA quarterfinals

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Conference USA Tournament, MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Despite letting a 15-point lead slip through their grasp, the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team rallied late in the second half Thursday night to take down the Old Dominion Monarchs, 64-63 in the Conference USA quarterfinals. The Herd raced out to a quick lead as ...

Gov. Justice’s budget clock ticking down as legislature reaches halfway point

Gov. Justice’s budget clock ticking down  as legislature reaches halfway point

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The West Virginia Legislature has officially reached the halfway point of the 60-day regular session. The Senate and the House have continued to introduce and consider many bills, but Gov. Jim Justice has recently made statements regarding his outlook about his budget proposals. The governor recent...