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Column: Pro scouts taking notice of Herd’s football program

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
March 10, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

Almost a year ago today, nine NFL scouts filed into Marshall’s facility to evaluate 12 Herd seniors heading into the NFL draft. My, how times have changed for the program. After another 10-win season and a third-straight bowl victory, it was clear NFL teams are starting to pay more attention to Doc ...

Van Horn gets another chance to raise NFL Draft stock in sixth year

Van Horn gets another chance to raise NFL Draft stock in sixth year

Christian Hisman, Reporter
March 9, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Senior offensive lineman Clint Van Horn was recently granted a sixth-year of eligibility to suit up for Marshall University next season, which gives him the opportunity to potentially raise his NFL Draft stock.  The NCAA made the 6-foot-5, 322-pound tackle eligible for his sixth collegiate season ...

Marshall hires new running backs coach

February 11, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall University’s football team added former Youngstown State University’s Pepe Pearson to fill the program’s void at running backs coach Wednesday, head coach Doc Holliday announced. Pearson joins Marshall after one season with the Youngstown State football program as its running backs co...

Seven home games and ACC schools highlight Herd’s 2016 football schedule

February 5, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Marshall University football program announced its 2016 regular season schedule Thursday. The Herd will play seven home games, the most since 1996. Headlining those seven home contests is a game against the ACC’s University of Louisville Sept. 24. Just a week after hosting Louisville, the Her...

Marshall football announces 2016 recruiting class

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Football, SPORTS

With yet another National Signing Day in the books, it was finally time for Marshall University football head coach Doc Holliday and the rest of the football program to show off its additions for next season. When the clock struck 3 p.m. Wednesday and all the National Letters of Intent (NLI’s) had be...

Column: Stakes high for Marshall football

Joseph Ashley, reporter
December 1, 2015
Filed under Football, SPORTS

  The stakes are paramount as the Marshall University football team prepares to play Western Kentucky University Nov. 27. The game is scheduled to be played on Black Friday with television coverage to start at noon. The winner will be the Conference USA East Division champion and will most...

Marshall football taking advantage of late bye week

Bradley Heltzel, Assistant Sports Editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Football, SPORTS

  The Marshall University football’s team bye week has finally arrived with just one more game remaining in the regular season. However, considering the ramifications of that final game, a matchup against Western Kentucky University for the right to play in the conference championship, the...

Dawson, staple of Marshall’s football program

Dawson, staple of Marshall’s football program

Malcolm Walton, reporter
November 13, 2015
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

  There was a time when Red Dawson had to distance himself from Marshall University and from the game of football. Dawson, the only Marshall football coach to return to the team after the 1970 plane crash, said it took years before he could attend the Memorial Fountain Ceremony or even watch...

Herd football sticking to business during emotional week

Bradley Heltzel, Assistant Sports Editor
November 11, 2015
Filed under Football, SPORTS

  In the lead up to the Marshall University football team’s sure-to-be emotional outing Saturday against Florida International University, the team is attempting to manage those emotions with a business-like approach coming off a triple-overtime loss to Middle Tennessee State University last...

Future Marshall football schedule provides opportunities

Future Marshall football schedule provides opportunities

Trace Johnson, reporter
November 4, 2015
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

  In the midst of a historic 13-1 season in 2014, which featured the Marshall University football program’s first Conference USA Championship, there was one constant criticism—the team’s strength of schedule. The Herd’s strength of schedule ranked 98th in the nation at the conclusion...

Marshall football adds Boise State to schedule in 2019 and 2020

Marshall football adds Boise State to schedule in 2019 and 2020

The Parthenon
October 27, 2015
Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Marshall University football program announced Tuesday it has agreed to play a home-and-home series with Boise State University. Marshall will travel to the Broncos’ Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho Sept. 21, 2019, while Boise State will come to Joan C. Edwards Stadium Oct. 3, 2020. Marshall...

MU football adds Cincinnati to future schedule

Herdzone
October 22, 2015
Filed under Football, SPORTS

  The Marshall University football program announced Thursday it has agreed to a home-and-home series with the University of Cincinnati for the 2017 and 2019 football seasons. The Herd is scheduled to take on the Bearcats at Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium Sept. 23, 2017. The Bearcats will...