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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...

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...

Herd hire new wide receivers coach

Herd hire new wide receivers coach

Staff Reports
March 27, 2017
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Marshall University football team announced Monday morning the hiring of Dallas Baker as its new wide receivers coach. Baker held the same position at Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida. Baker was a wide receiver at the University of Florida from 2003 to 2006, where he was a two-time captain....

Marshall football releases Spring practice schedule

Marshall football releases Spring practice schedule

Staff Reports
March 24, 2017
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Marshall University football team released its 2017 spring football schedule Friday morning. The Thundering Herd will open practice March 28 at 2:45 p.m. at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Practices will be held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through April 29, with weekday practices beginning...

Marshall football announces 2017 schedule

Marshall football announces 2017 schedule

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall university football team announced its 2017 schedule via Twitter Thursday afternoon. Marshall opens their campaign Sept. 2 at home against Miami (OH). The Herd last faced off against the Mid-American Conference program in 2014, knocking them off in a 42-27 win in Oxford, Ohio. Overall,...

Hilltoppers brutalize Marshall in final game of season

Hilltoppers brutalize Marshall in final game of season

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
November 27, 2016
Filed under Football, MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

They came. They saw. They conquered. That’s the easiest way to sum up Western Kentucky’s 60-6 thumping of the Marshall Thundering Herd Saturday night. With no hope of making a bowl game, Saturday’s contest was the team’s last of the season, a chance to finish strong on national television...

Forty-six years later, time stands still

Forty-six years later, time stands still

Brooke Estep, Reporter
November 14, 2016
Filed under Football, NEWS, Showcase

“And in this moment once every year, throughout the town, throughout the school, time stands still.” These words from “We Are Marshall” ring in the ears of every Huntingtonian when November comes, year after year. If you asked, many would tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing t...

Marshall throttles MTSU in emotion-filled game

Troy Alexander, Reporter
November 13, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Sporting their black uniforms and new helmets honoring the "Young Thundering Herd," the Marshall Thundering Herd earned an emotional 42-17 home victory over Middle Tennessee Saturday night. Marshall started the game off fast. The defense forced a turnover on the fifth play of the game, when Middle...

An unbroken bond between two rival schools: ECU, MU

An unbroken bond between two rival schools: ECU, MU

Rick Farlow, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

It was a brisk fall night at Dowdy-Ficklen stadium. The Marshall University football team had traveled south to Greenville, North Carolina to take on East Carolina University for their second to last game of the season. The crowd roared as Marshall was down 14-17 with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter. W...

Herd put season, bowl hopes on line

Herd put season, bowl hopes on line

Jacob Griffith, Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

With just four games remaining, the Marshall Thundering Herd find themselves backed into a corner sitting at 2-6 overall on the year, their streak of three-straight bowl-eligible seasons hanging in the balance. The biggest issue facing the Big Green this season has been the struggles on offense. Marshall ra...

Herd lose Selby for season

Staff Reports
November 3, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

Starting offensive lineman Michael Selby will miss the rest of the 2016 season with an arm injury, head football coach Doc Holliday announced this week. Selby had missed the Herd’s previous two games with the same injury. Holliday announced Tuesday that Selby had successful surgery, forcing him to sit out...