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Herd seeks second win over Akron

Herd seeks second win over Akron

Troy Alexander, Reporter
September 15, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

A week after defeating the Morgan State Bears 62-0, Marshall looks to start their first winning streak of the season versus the Akron Zips. The Zips come to the Joan C. Edwards Stadium with a 1-1 record after a 54-10 loss to Wisconsin last week. This will be the 13th time that Marshall and Akron ...

A letter from head football coach Doc Holliday

A letter from head football coach Doc Holliday

John “Doc” Holliday
September 8, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

Thundering Herd students, It’s time. There are 128 FBS programs and Marshall is the only one yet to play. That changes Saturday evening at 6 p.m., when the Thundering Herd will host Morgan State in our season opener. It is the first of seven home games this season — the first time that has ...

Herd football considers benefits of bye-week

Alexis Leach, Reporter
September 8, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Marshall University football team will host their home opener against Morgan State Sept. 10 after a bye their first week. This game will be the start of the 12-week schedule with no breaks in the forecast. Head coach Doc Holliday said, “This is the first time I’ve ever played or coached...

Scouting Report: Morgan State

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
September 8, 2016
Filed under Football, OPINION, SPORTS

As Marshall football gears up for their week one meeting with Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) program Morgan State, it’s time to hit the film room and breakdown the tape on the Herd’s first opponent of the new season. Last time out Morgan State is coming off a pretty embarrassing loss ...

Column: Football season is the best season

Savanah Matney, Contributor
September 8, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, Football

For many of us, our favorite time of year has arrived: football season. Most college programs kicked off their football season last week and there were many amazing highlights. Oklahoma with a surprising loss, USC with a huge upset and some plays that were uncalled for. College football is the best season. I...

Thundering Herd not overlooking Morgan State

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
September 8, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

With their bye week in the books, the Marshall Thundering Herd football team now turns its focus to opening week as they prepare to face NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) school Morgan State. Morgan State enters the matchup 0-1 on the year after falling to fellow FBS school Holy Cross, 51-24, in...

Herd football preparing for difficult Conference-USA schedule

Jacob Griffith, Reporter
September 5, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The first week of college football season is always action-packed, but the opening week of the 2016 season has provided more surprises than fans and players had expected, especially with the outcomes of a handful of Conference-USA games. Pundits all expected that the conference would be improved this...

Bye week, but no off-week for Herd football

Bye week, but no off-week for Herd football

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
September 1, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

Before Marshall head coach Doc Holiday opened his first press conference of the 2016 season, a member of the media attempted to have some fun with the Hurricane native, summing up the mentality of the entire team in the process: “Is it game week yet?” With the Herd starting its season o...

From football to the future, Gilbert enjoys it all

From football to the future, Gilbert enjoys it all

Brooke Estep, Reporter
August 30, 2016
Filed under Football, NEWS, Showcase

President Jerry Gilbert’s interests this fall vary from football, to family and future plans for Marshall University. “I’m a freshman president,” Gilbert said, laughing. “It’s exciting to be on campus in the fall because it’s a new beginning.” Gilbert said he continues to l...

Marshall football dismisses safety Tiquan Lang

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
August 26, 2016
Filed under Football, NEWS, SPORTS

Senior safety Tiquan Lang has been dismissed from the Marshall football program. In a Friday statement, head coach John “Doc” Holiday said that Lang was dismissed “due to a violation of team rules and policies.” Lang was a key piece of the Marshall defense last season. In 11 games, the sa...

Marshall football’s Reavis looking to bounce back after fallout at Virginia Tech

Danielle Wright, Reporter
April 13, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Marshall University football program recently welcomed safety C.J. Reavis as a junior transfer. Reavis joined the Herd after being dismissed from Virginia Tech University for an unspecified violation following his freshman season and attending East Mississippi Community College last season. Saddle...

Holliday talks team strengths and position battles as team heads into spring practices

Holliday talks team strengths and position battles as team heads into spring practices

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
March 28, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University head coach Doc Holliday held his annual press conference prior to the start of spring football this Monday at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Despite seven starters gone from last year’s defense, including Conference-USA Defensive Player of the Year Evan McKelvey, Holliday said hi...