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Tennis set for Sunday two venue day-night doubleheader

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

The Marshall University women’s tennis team has faced tough competition all season and has succeeded. The team with a 10-8 record has defeated the likes of Kentucky, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech and Penn State this season. However, Sunday the team faces a new type of challenge: a day-night...

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 announces Hall of Fame class of 2017

Marshall announces Hall of Fame class of 2017

Staff Reports
March 23, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University athletic department's Hall of Fame committee unveiled their Hall of Fame class of 2017, the department announced Thursday afternoon via a press release. This year's class is comprised of former Herd running back Ahmad Bradshaw, recently-retired soccer coach Bob Gray and Marshall...

Herd baseball earn victory, close series with UTSA

Herd baseball earn victory, close series with UTSA

Staff Reports
March 19, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

The Marshall University baseball team defeated the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners 3-2 Sunday afternoon in Charleston. The Roadrunners looked like they were going to start hot, getting runners on base early in the contest, thanks to a first inning double and single. But, Marshall’s...

Herd track and field aim to continue success in outdoor season

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
March 19, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field

After a record breaking indoor season, the Marshall University women’s track and field team looks to continue the success it had in its indoor season to the outdoor season. In the indoor season, the team as a whole finished seventh out of 13 conference teams at the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field...

Marshall softball continues hot start after weekend sweep over UTSA

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
March 19, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team continued its hot start to the season over the weekend in a three-game sweep over the University of Texas San-Antonio at the Dot Hicks Softball Field in Huntington. The team moved to 17-4 overall, and is now 3-0 in Conference USA play. The team outscored the Roadrunners...

Thundering Herd baseball split double-header with UTSA

Thundering Herd baseball split double-header with UTSA

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Sports Editor
March 18, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

The Marshall University baseball team split a double-header Saturday against the University of Texas at San Antonio at Power Park in Charleston, West Virginia to open Conference USA play. In the first game, both teams had good pitching and defense to start the contest. Both teams had 2 hits in the...

Marshall names new women’s basketball coach

Staff Reports
March 17, 2017
Filed under MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

The Marshall University Women’s basketball team took very little time finding a new coach; former associate head coach Tony Kemper was promoted to fill the vacancy. The announcement, which came just before noon, was made by Mike Hamrick. It is five days after Matt Daniel announced his resignation...

Matt Daniel resigns as women’s basketball coach

Matt Daniel resigns as women’s basketball coach

Staff Reports
March 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH, Women's Basketball

Marshall women’s basketball coach Matt Daniel has resigned, the team announced Sunday morning. Daniel has spent the last five season at the helm of the women’s team, guiding them to 71 combined wins and a trip to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament last season. Under his guidance, the...

Clock strikes midnight on Herd’s magical season as MTSU repeats as C-USA champs

Clock strikes midnight on Herd’s magical season as MTSU repeats as C-USA champs

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
March 12, 2017
Filed under Conference USA Tournament, MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

BIRMINGHAM, AL – After doing what some considered unthinkable and reaching the Conference USA championship game, the Marshall magic ran out Saturday night as Middle Tennessee took home the hardware thanks to an 83-72 wire-to-wire win. The Herd were never able to get off the schnide offensively agai...

Softball opens conference play, home series with UTSA

Softball opens conference play, home series with UTSA

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
March 11, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

After four straight weekends on the road to begin the season, the Marshall University softball team plays at home this weekend at the Dot Hicks Softball Field. The team begins Conference USA play against the University of Texas at San Antonio for the team’s home opener. The team has started the...