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Column: Deferring not a bad plan for Marshall football

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, Football, SPORTS

It’s a long way up from the bottom of the barrel, and that’s where the Marshall football team finds itself with a 2-5 record on the season. It has been years since the Herd have been Conference- USA bottom-feeders and in that time, Doc Holliday has largely stuck to his guns, not needing to change...

Herd football can start win-streak against Charlotte

Herd football can start win-streak against Charlotte

Troy Alexander, Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

A week after earning their first conference win of the season, the Thundering Herd will try to earn its second conference win this weekend against the Charlotte 49ers. The Herd is coming off a late win it earned with an impressive goal line stand in the final minute of play versus Florida Atlantic ...

Thundering Herd look to avoid 5-peat

Thundering Herd look to avoid 5-peat

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter
October 13, 2016
Filed under Football, NEWS, Showcase

Coming off a loss to University of North Texas in their Conference USA opener last weekend, the Marshall University football team accomplished something they previously never had under head coach Doc Holliday – lose four games in a row. Now, as the Herd inch closer to its homecoming showdown against Florida A...

Marshall tight end named to midseason Mackey Award watch list

October 13, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall tight end Ryan Yurachek has been named to the John Mackey Award’s midseason watch list, the Marshall University Athletics Department announced Wednesday afternoon. The Mackey Award is annually given to the most outstanding tight end in all of NCAA Division 1 college football. Through his...

Marshall football begins Conference USA play Saturday

Marshall football begins Conference USA play Saturday

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter
October 6, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Fresh off their third-consecutive loss, Marshall University’s football team now turns its attention to the Herd’s first Conference-USA opponent of the season, the University of North Texas Mean Green. The Herd and the Mean Green have only met two previous times, both games being played in the frie...

Herd football has first three game losing streak since 2010

Herd football has first three game losing streak since 2010

Joseph Ashley, Reporter
October 2, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University was defeated by the University of Pittsburgh Panthers 43 – 27 Saturday. This is the first time since 2010 Marshall has had a three game losing streak. “We got it to a one score and couldn’t finish it,” Marshall University head coach Doc Holliday said. “Every goa...

Marshall football hits road for first time in 2016

Marshall football hits road for first time in 2016

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter
September 29, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

After falling to number-three Louisville last week in a lopsided affair, Marshall nowfaces yet another tough test against their second straight Atlantic Coastal Conference opponent, the Pittsburgh Panthers. Marshall enters Saturday’s showdown in the midst of their first two-game losing streak...

C-USA commissioner on hand for Louisville game

Rick Farlow, Reporter
September 29, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod was at Joan C. Edwards Stadium last Saturday as Marshall took on Louisville. The commissioner took questions from the press before the game to talk about the state of the conference and the impact that Marshall’s game against Louisville had. “Our AD’s...

Morrell makes most of first career start

Morrell makes most of first career start

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

With the Louisville Cardinals on the schedule, this was shaping up to one of the biggest seasons in Marshall football history. But when game week arrived, the Thundering Herd were dealt a harsh blow – starting quarterback Chase Litton would miss the game. What’s more is that freshman quarterb...

Louisville Cardinals defeat Thundering Herd

Louisville Cardinals defeat Thundering Herd

Joseph Ashley and Bob Wojcieszak
September 25, 2016
Filed under Football, GALLERIES, Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University Thundering Herd was defeated by the Louisville Cardinals, 59-28, Saturday. This breaks the four game winning streak Marshall had over Louisville. “There’s no question that’s an excellent team we just got done playing, and that quarterback is a special guy,” Mar...

Phone charging stations installed in football stadium

Phone charging stations installed in football stadium

Rick Farlow, Reporter
September 23, 2016
Filed under Football, NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University and technology company, Brightbox Inc., teamed up over the football offseason to bring secure phone charging stations to the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Before the 2016-17 football season, Brightbox Inc. installed five charging stations throughout different parts of the stadiu...

Louisville game expected to draw capacity crowd

Louisville game expected to draw capacity crowd

Rick Farlow, Reporter
September 23, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

A capacity crowd is expected this Saturday at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium for Marshall’s home football game against the University of Louisville, with an estimate of 39,000-40,000 attendees. Almost 6,200 available student tickets and Marshall Maniacs memberships were distributed by Wednesday, three...