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Student athletes sprint through Dead Week

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The most stressful time of the year is upon Marshall University students; dead week and finals week. For most students, this is already an incredibly tough time. For student-athletes, add in games, meets, practices and training and the time is only tougher. The weekend in between dead and finals week...

Track and Field partakes in prestigious Penn Relays

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field

The Marshall University track and field team prepares for no ordinary meet this weekend, which began Thursday. The team will send athletes to the oldest and largest track and field meet in the United States for the 123rd annual Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “This is...

Quarterbacks coach Todd Goebbel at center of quarterback decision

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The starting quarterback for the Marshall University football team may be unclear to the public as spring football winds down. The man working closest with the quarterbacks and who likely has the best idea of anyone; co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Todd Goebbel. Goebbel has spent two...

Ellis having continued success off the field

Ellis having continued success off the field

Caroline Kimbro, Contributer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The cliché of winning on and off the field is as old as sports reporting, but Hayden Ellis exemplifies these qualities. If one were to look up the Marshall University softball team, Ellis would be found listed on the roster. And upon clicking on Ellis’ name, one would find basic information about...

Thundering Herd, Mountaineers to meet in Charleston for non-conference showdown

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

Marshall University Athletics is offering a bus ride headed to Appalachian Power Park in Charleston Tuesday to watch the baseball game between Marshall and West Virginia University. The bus ride is free for all Marshall students. Students must pick up their ticket for the game and a bus pass at the Henderson...

Herd looks for success at Virginia Challenge

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field

After an abnormal weekend off last Friday and Saturday, the Marshall University track and field team returns to action this weekend. The team will compete Saturday in the William Walton Invitational in Harrisonburg, Virginia hosted by James Madison University. Prior to last weekend off, the team had...

Baseball, Softball take crucial conference trip to Florida

Baseball, Softball take crucial conference trip to Florida

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball and baseball teams head to Florida for important series this weekend in Conference USA play. The softball team heads to Miami for a three-game set against Florida International. The baseball team meanwhile travels to Boca Raton for a three-game set against Florida Atlantic....

Baker aims to replicate success at Huntington

Baker aims to replicate success at Huntington

Luke Creasy, Contributer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Football, SPORTS

Newly hired Marshall wide receivers coach, Dallas Baker, has been around football nearly his entire life. After winning a National Championship with the University of Florida in 2007 and a Super Bowl two years later with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baker has finally fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming...

Softball sweeps Florida Atlantic, surpasses 30 wins for third consecutive year

Softball sweeps Florida Atlantic, surpasses 30 wins for third consecutive year

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team was already turning heads on the national level before this past weekend’s series against Florida Atlantic, as the team had been receiving votes in the national top-25 rankings. However, after a convincing three-game sweep of the Owls at Dot Hicks Softball Fie...

Marshall baseball to host home games Tuesday and Wednesday

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Marshall University baseball team returns home for back-to-back games Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday, the team faces off with Morehead State, while Wednesday the team goes up against Ohio University.  The Herd succeeded in what outfield Sam Finfer called a “brutal” part of the schedule over the past ...

Marshall Students divided allegiances on MLB opening day

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Opening Day for Major League Baseball is a national holiday in many ways for American sports and popular culture. On Marshall University’s campus, the baseball spirit was fully present on Monday, which was Opening Day for most MLB teams. In a one-day span on campus, at least 19 different MLB teams wer...

Graduate transfers find success

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field

For collegiate student-athletes, managing schoolwork and athletics is crucial for success both on the playing field and in the classroom. However, the workload for student-athletes who attend graduate school while playing a sport is only higher. Such is the case for Marshall University track and field ath...