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Herd to face FAMU in home-opener

Herd to face FAMU in home-opener

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Fresh off a massive win on the road against University of Illinois, the Marshall women’s basketball team returns to Huntington Tuesday open the home portion of their schedule, facing off against the Florida A&M Rattlers. Marshall will be riding the hot shooting of combo guard Shayna Gore as ... Read more »

Marshall volleyball seniors complete season

Alexis Leach, Reporter
November 13, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall volleyball seniors played in their final game at the Cam Henderson center Thursday night. Seniors Cassie Weaver, Allie Kellerman, Ally Kiekover and Taylor Riedel have all played a key role in the success of the Herd volleyball team this year and in years past on and off the court. “You... Read more »

Men’s basketball win season opener

Joseph Ashley, Reporter
November 13, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University Thundering Herd men’s basketball team beat the North Carolina Central University Eagles in the season opening game Saturday. The final score was 81-69. “First half we didn’t shoot the ball particularly well,” head coach Dan D’Antoni said. “But I think as we go through... Read more »

Thundering Herd victorious over Middle Tennessee

Troy Alexander, Reporter
November 13, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall earned an emotional home victory over Middle Tennessee Saturday to remain undefeated in their black jerseys made to honor the young Thundering Herd. Marshall started the game off fast. The defense forced a turnover on the fifth play of the game, when Middle Tennessee quarterback John Urzua... Read more »

Marshall throttles MTSU in emotion-filled game

Troy Alexander, Reporter
November 13, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Sporting their black uniforms and new helmets honoring the "Young Thundering Herd," the Marshall Thundering Herd earned an emotional 42-17 home victory over Middle Tennessee Saturday night. Marshall started the game off fast. The defense forced a turnover on the fifth play of the game, when Middle... Read more »

An unbroken bond between two rival schools: ECU, MU

An unbroken bond between two rival schools: ECU, MU

Rick Farlow, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

It was a brisk fall night at Dowdy-Ficklen stadium. The Marshall University football team had traveled south to Greenville, North Carolina to take on East Carolina University for their second to last game of the season. The crowd roared as Marshall was down 14-17 with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter. W... Read more »

Men’s soccer coach retires after 22 years

Men’s soccer coach retires after 22 years

Joseph Ashley, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University men’s soccer head coach Robert Gray announced his retirement Thursday. “I have enjoyed my time at Marshall and I am amazed at how far the program has come with regards to facilities, competition and respect,” coach Gray said. “It will be strange not to wake up thinking about what we... Read more »

Thundering Herd men’s basketball starts new season at home

Thundering Herd men’s basketball starts new season at home

Staff Reports
November 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Much like the old coach’s adage says, defense wins championships. Had last Sunday’s exhibition game against the University of Charleston been a championship game, the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team very well could have lost, thanks to their first half defense. The Herd would ultimatel... Read more »

Column: #CAB needs to end

Jacob Griffith, Reporter
November 7, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Coach Art Briles. That’s what the hashtag #CAB stands for. Who is Briles? He was the wildly successful head coach of Baylor football, until this season. Briles was fired in the offseason after the lid was ripped off the proverbial cookie jar, exposing a culture of sexual assault within the university... Read more »

Cole named C-USA Freshman of the Week

Alexis Leach, Reporter
November 7, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall volleyball setter Madelyn Cole was named this week’s Conference USA volleyball’s Freshman of the Week. This award comes from a standout performance for her against Florida Atlantic University. She recorded a personal record of 55 assists to defeat the Owls. Madelyn Cole is the third... Read more »

Men’s soccer falls short on senior night

Joseph Ashley, Reporter
November 7, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s soccer team was defeated by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers by the score of 1-0 Friday. This was the final game for the Thundering Herd men’s soccer this season. “It’s frustrating because that’s how our whole year went,” head coach Bob... Read more »

Men’s basketball looks ahead to new season

Men’s basketball looks ahead to new season

Troy Alexander, Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

After finishing third place in C-USA and falling two wins short of a NCAA tournament bid last season, the Thundering Herd men's basketball team will break into the big tournament behind third year head coach Dan D’Antoni. D’Antoni wasn’t willing to guarantee wins and losses, but did guaran... Read more »