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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...

Cinderella story Herd romp into C-USA Title game with upset of La. Tech

Cinderella story Herd romp into C-USA Title game with upset of La. Tech

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Conference USA Tournament, MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

BIRMINGHAM, AL – As the Marshall men’s basketball team huddled just seconds before Friday’s Conference USA semifinals tipped off, senior guard Stevie Browning shouted to his teammates, “We aren’t going home today!” The task was tall, the opponent, Louisiana Tech, was skilled, but as has been ...

Elmore’s free throw helps Herd sneak past ODU in C-USA quarterfinals

Elmore’s free throw helps Herd sneak past ODU in C-USA quarterfinals

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Conference USA Tournament, MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Despite letting a 15-point lead slip through their grasp, the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team rallied late in the second half Thursday night to take down the Old Dominion Monarchs, 64-63 in the Conference USA quarterfinals. The Herd raced out to a quick lead as ...

Potential for Marshall baseball stadium among proposals

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Softball, SPORTS

Marshall baseball technically has three home fields, but none on or even near campus. With a recent proposal by the city of Huntington, Marshall baseball may have a field in the not-too-distant future. The city of Huntington is looking to transform several former industrial properties between Third Avenue...

Browning-led Herd throttle Owls, advance to C-USA quarterfinals

Browning-led Herd throttle Owls, advance to C-USA quarterfinals

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Conference USA Tournament, MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

BIRMINGHAM, AL – To paraphrase the old saying, those who do not learn history end up repeating it. On Wednesday night, that saying proved to be true for the Florida Atlantic Owls, as the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team ran roughshod over them, again, ultimately picking up the w...

March Madness begins Wednesday for Marshall men’s basketball

March Madness begins Wednesday for Marshall men’s basketball

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under Conference USA Tournament, SPORTS

For college basketball fans countrywide, the undoubtedly best time of the year is here; March Madness. March Madness is the college basketball post-season when division I programs push to make the 68-team NCAA basketball tournament. Teams either make the tournament by having a strong resumé from the...

Charlotte outlasts Herd in opening round of C-USA women’s basketball tournament

Charlotte outlasts Herd in opening round of C-USA women’s basketball tournament

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Conference USA Tournament, Showcase, SPORTS

BIRMINGHAM, AL – After barely qualifying for this season’s Conference USA basketball championships as the twelfth seed, the Marshall Thundering Herd women’s basketball team fell at the hands of the Charlotte 49ers Wednesday afternoon at Bartow Arena, 71-66. The Herd came out like gangbusters...

Marshall men’s basketball wins thriller over North Texas

Patrick O’Leary, Reporter
March 5, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

The Marshall University men’s basketball team won a thriller Saturday on senior night over North Texas by a final score of 106-104. The game featured nine lead changes, including the final scoring change with senior Ryan Taylor’s layup with 6.9 seconds to go to give Marshall the lead. The Herd was...