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Herd softball heads back to Florida for Orange Blossom Invitational

Luke Creasy, WMUL-FM Sports Director
February 17, 2017
Filed under Softball, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

After a successful opening weekend of play, finishing 3-2 at the Unconquered Invitational hosted by Florida State, the Marshall Softball team enters the second weekend of regular season play at the Orange Blossom Invitational in Orlando, Florida. Marshall pulled off two come-from-behind wins, and...

Herd men’s basketball uses strong second half to take down UAB

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
February 17, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team used a dominating second half to defeat the UAB Blazers Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center by a final score of 74-59. With the win, Marshall moves to 15-11 overall and 8-5 in Conference USA play. The Blazers fall to 15-12 and 8-6 in Conference USA...

Column: Herd women’s basketball needs answers fast

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Sports Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under MUTV, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

After losing four straight games, The Marshall University women’s basketball team needs to find a way to bounce back into the winning column. The issue may be pinpointing exactly what the trouble may be, and as the season has progressed, the fault may be inexperience. There has been no specific...

Herd Return Home for a ‘Huge Week’

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
February 13, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team returns home this weekend to the Cam Henderson Center for an important two-game stretch against UAB and Middle Tennessee. The Herd faces off against UAB on Thursday, and then against Conference USA leaders Middle Tennessee on Saturday. The Herd is coming...

Walk-On turned Record-Breaker

Walk-On turned Record-Breaker

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
February 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

In the 2012-13 school year and basketball season, 6-foot-4 freshman guard Austin Loop walked-on to the Marshall University men’s basketball team. Loop attended small South Webster High School in South Webster, Ohio where he graduated with approximately 60 classmates. He had offers to play basketball...

Herd women’s basketball drop fourth straight game

Kaitlyn Shouse, Reporter
February 11, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH, Women's Basketball

The Marshall University women’s basketball team dropped their fourth straight game Saturday after falling to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 78-64. The Herd started the first quarter trailing the Hilltoppers 5-0 before sophomore guard Shayna Gore converted a 3-pointer on an assist by senior guard...

Track and Field Race Home to Host Chipotle Invitational

Track and Field Race Home to Host Chipotle Invitational

Kaitlyn Shouse, Reporter
February 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, Track and Field

Thundering Herd Track and Field return to Huntington Friday and Saturday as they host 17 schools from 10 different conferences at the Chipotle Marshall Invitational. The Herd are traveling back from last weekend’s meet in Akron, Ohio, where junior Berkley Castro finished first in the one-mile run...

Herd softball opens season this weekend

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Spring does not officially begin until mid-March, but for the Marshall University softball team, spring begins this weekend. The Herd opens their season Friday, Feb. 10 at the Unconquered Invitational hosted by Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. The Unconquered Invitational begins as...

Herd volleyball’s Strickland named Assistant Director of Athletic Development for Big Green

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Former Marshall volleyball assistant coach Taylor Strickland was named the assistant director of athletic development for the Marshall University Big Green Scholarship Foundation, the organization announced via a press release Friday. The move comes after Strickland spent four seasons on head volleyball...

Herd baseball playing underdog role in 2017

Herd baseball playing underdog role in 2017

Mike Morgan, Contributor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Marshall baseball team enters 2017 coming off one of their best season’s in program history with 34 wins, including 21 wins in Conference USA play. The Herd finished in the top five of 17 different offensive categories, including first in hits (315), RBIs (189), home runs (36), doubles (69), total...

Herd women’s basketball loses heartbreaker to Southern Miss

Herd women’s basketball loses heartbreaker to Southern Miss

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

The Marshall University women’s basketball team lost a heartbreaker Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center against Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles erased as much as a 21 point deficit, and scored 34 points in the final quarter to knock of the Herd by a final score of 82-78. With the loss, Marshall...

President Gilbert hopes to adopt athletic guidelines from NCAA convention

Adam Stephens, Reporter
January 29, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Student athletes who participate in sports at Marshall University have to juggle the responsibilities of practicing and competing in their sport, as well as achieving academic success. President Jerome Gilbert attended the NCAA convention in Nashville, Tennessee last week where conferences such as...