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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...

President Jerry Gilbert travels to D.C. to meet W.Va. Congressional Delegates

President Jerry Gilbert travels to D.C. to meet W.Va. Congressional Delegates

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to meet with the West Virginia congressional delegation and to discuss the future of Marshall. Gilbert met with Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, as well as Congressmen Evan Jenkins and Alex Mooney. Congressmen Da...

Browning-led Herd throttle Owls, advance to C-USA quarterfinals

Browning-led Herd throttle Owls, advance to C-USA quarterfinals

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Conference USA Tournament, MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

BIRMINGHAM, AL – To paraphrase the old saying, those who do not learn history end up repeating it. On Wednesday night, that saying proved to be true for the Florida Atlantic Owls, as the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team ran roughshod over them, again, ultimately picking up the w...

Charlotte outlasts Herd in opening round of C-USA women’s basketball tournament

Charlotte outlasts Herd in opening round of C-USA women’s basketball tournament

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Conference USA Tournament, Showcase, SPORTS

BIRMINGHAM, AL – After barely qualifying for this season’s Conference USA basketball championships as the twelfth seed, the Marshall Thundering Herd women’s basketball team fell at the hands of the Charlotte 49ers Wednesday afternoon at Bartow Arena, 71-66. The Herd came out like gangbusters...

SGA presidential, vice presidential candidates engage in first debate

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Student body presidential and vice presidential candidates debated the budget, relationships with international students, and community involvement during the first debate of the SGA election cycle Tuesday in Drinko Library’s atrium. Incumbent student body president and vice president, Matt Jarvis...