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Marshall football announces 2017 schedule

Marshall football announces 2017 schedule

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
January 26
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall university football team announced its 2017 schedule via Twitter Thursday afternoon. Marshall opens their campaign Sept. 2 at home against Miami (OH). The Herd last faced off against the Mid-American Conference program in 2014, knocking them off in a 42-27 win in Oxford, Ohio. Overall,...

Herd rebound against Western Kentucky

Kaitlyn Shouse, Reporter
January 23
Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team rebounded after two straight away losses in an exciting 94-80 win against Western Kentucky University Saturday at the Cam Henderson Center. The win keeps the Herd undefeated at home. Not only was the 1971-72 Marshall men’s basketball team, who advanced...

Marshall hockey returns home for meeting with Dennison

Marshall hockey returns home for meeting with Dennison

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
January 20
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Following a 15-2 road loss at the hands of Wheeling Jesuit last weekend, the Marshall men’s ice hockey team returns to South Charleston Friday night for a meeting with the Big Red of Dennison University. Despite this being the first meeting between the two schools this season, the Herd are familiar...

Herd swimming and diving ready to return to action Friday

Herd swimming and diving ready to return to action Friday

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
January 19
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, Swim and Dive

After more than a month off from action, the Marshall University swimming and diving team will return to action on Friday, January 20th at the James Madison University Invitational. The team will travel to Harrisonburg, Virginia to face off with James Madison University and the Virginia Military Institute...

Column: Cam Henderson Center is home, sweet home for Marshall

Column: Cam Henderson Center is home, sweet home for Marshall

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Sports Editor
January 16
Filed under SPORTS

Home court advantage is perhaps the biggest cliché in a sportswriter’s arsenal. The Marshall University Men’s basketball team is living up to that cliché. “You could hear the chant ‘bring on the herd, bring on the herd’ and we would all come running out,” Marshall University head coach...

Marshall basketball teams look to rebound Saturday against UAB

Marshall basketball teams look to rebound Saturday against UAB

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
January 13
Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

After suffering losses Thursday night to Middle Tennessee, both the Marshall University men’s and women’s basketball teams look to rebound on Saturday vs UAB. With Conference USA scheduling, both the men’s and women’s teams play the same school on the same day during conference play, with one...

Blue Raiders break Herd’s undefeated home winning streak

Blue Raiders break Herd’s undefeated home winning streak

Kaitlyn Shouse, Reporter
January 13
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall Thundering Herd Women’s basketball team fell to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders to the Cam Henderson Center Thursday in a 63-71 third-straight loss, blemishing their 8-0 home game record. The Herd trailed for most of the game with only tying four times and making seven lead changes...

Marshall heads south for battle with Blue Raiders

Marshall heads south for battle with Blue Raiders

Patrick O’Leary, Reporter
January 12
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

After two weekends of Conference USA basketball play, there are only two remaining undefeated teams in conference action. And after Thursday’s showdown between Marshall (11-6, 4-0 C-USA) and Middle Tennessee (13-3, 3-0 C-USA), there will only be one. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET at the Murphy Center...

Poor start sinks Herd in thriller versus Pittsburgh

Poor start sinks Herd in thriller versus Pittsburgh

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
December 31
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

They say it’s not how you start; rather, it’s how you finish. However, much as the Marshall Thundering Herd learned Wednesday night, how you start is pretty important, too. Good starts are especially important on the road against teams like the Pittsburgh Panthers (11-2), who entered Wednesday...

Marshall travels north for showdown with top-25 Bearcats

Marshall travels north for showdown with top-25 Bearcats

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
December 22
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

With their home non-conference schedule in the books, the Marshall men’s basketball team hits the road once again Thursday, this time for a showdown with the number 24-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats of the American Athletic Conference. Marshall (7-4) has yet to face a ranked opponent this season, marking...

Herd tame Bengals, break records to close out non-conference schedule

Herd tame Bengals, break records to close out non-conference schedule

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
December 21
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

In what was their final tune up before Conference USA play, the Marshall Thundering Herd women’s basketball team welcomed the Maine Fort Kent Bengals into the friendly confines of the Cam Henderson Center Tuesday afternoon, winning handedly and breaking records in the process. From the moment the...

Burks returns, but Herd struggle in sloppy victory

Burks returns, but Herd struggle in sloppy victory

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
December 20
Filed under MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

After sitting out the first 10 games of the season, sophomore guard CJ Burks returned to the Marshall lineup Monday night against West Virginia Wesleyan. That should have been the lone story of the game. It wasn’t. Instead, the talk following MU’s 81-65 win was about Marshall’s struggles...