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After injury, Akers ready to make an impact

After injury, Akers ready to make an impact

Jacob Griffith, Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Going into last season, the Marshall women’s basketball team looked primed and ready to make a push toward the NCAA Tournament. After all, head coach Matt Daniel’s team was bringing back players such as Leah Scott, Norrisha Victrum and junior McKenzie Akers. Akers, from Princeton, West Virginia, was expected... Read more »

Herd put season, bowl hopes on line

Herd put season, bowl hopes on line

Jacob Griffith, Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

With just four games remaining, the Marshall Thundering Herd find themselves backed into a corner sitting at 2-6 overall on the year, their streak of three-straight bowl-eligible seasons hanging in the balance. The biggest issue facing the Big Green this season has been the struggles on offense. Marshall ra... Read more »

Herd lose Selby for season

Staff Reports
November 3, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Starting offensive lineman Michael Selby will miss the rest of the 2016 season with an arm injury, head football coach Doc Holliday announced this week. Selby had missed the Herd’s previous two games with the same injury. Holliday announced Tuesday that Selby had successful surgery, forcing him to sit out... Read more »

Burks inelligible, per NCAA

Staff Reports
November 3, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall men's basketball guard CJ Burks was deemed academically ineligible this week, meaning he will miss the first half of the Thundering Herd’s basketball season before he can apply for reinstatement. Burks was the first person to inform the public of his ineligibility, posting on Twitter “I’ll... Read more »

Column: Basketball season can’t come soon enough

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter
October 31, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

When the final whistle blew in Hattiesburg this past Saturday, one thing was clear: Marshall’s football season is over. Okay, it’s not officially over. The Herd still have four more games left on the slate. But, at 2-6 overall, if the Thundering Herd lose one more game, they won’t have any... Read more »

Men’s soccer struggle continues

Men’s soccer struggle continues

Joseph Ashley, Reporter
October 31, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s soccer team lost 3-0 to the NCSAA 14 ranked University of Kentucky Wildcats Sunday. This score matches the biggest margin of defeat on the season for the Thundering Herd. “Kentucky is a solid team from head to toe,” said Head Coach Bob Gray “But it’s the s... Read more »

Cleveland State travels to Fitch Natatorium

Staff Reports
October 31, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

This weekend, the Cleveland State Vikings will travel to Marshall to take on the Marshall women’s swim and dive team at the Fitch Natatorium. The meet will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and continue into Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. The meet will include twenty events total, ten on Friday and ten on Saturday. Friday’s... Read more »

Women’s soccer overcomes Charlotte 49ers

Joseph Ashley, Reporter
October 31, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University Thundering Herd overcame the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers 2-1 Friday. This was the last home game for women’s soccer this season. The game was of special note for three members of the Thundering Herd, as it was the last time Jordan Parkhurst, Kayla Byrnside... Read more »

Marshall looks for conference win against biggest rival

Marshall looks for conference win against biggest rival

Troy Alexander, Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall Thundering Herd will look to get back in the hunt for a conference championship this weekend when they go up against rival Southern Miss Saturday. Marshall is coming off a heartbreaking loss last weekend against Charlotte that saw them do everything needed in order to win, but walk away emp... Read more »

Column: Deferring not a bad plan for Marshall football

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

It’s a long way up from the bottom of the barrel, and that’s where the Marshall football team finds itself with a 2-5 record on the season. It has been years since the Herd have been Conference- USA bottom-feeders and in that time, Doc Holliday has largely stuck to his guns, not needing to change... Read more »

Another loss for men’s soccer

Joseph Ashley, Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s soccer team lost to Old Dominion University in overtime Wednesday. This result changes the overall record to 6-9-1 and the conference record to 1-4-1. “That’s typical conference play here,” head coach Bob Gray said. “Sometimes the ball has to bounce your... Read more »

Men’s, women’s basketball set for Conference USA Media Days

Staff Reports
October 24, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

With the 2016-2017 basketball season on the horizon, the Marshall men’s and women’s programs will take center stage Tuesday afternoon for the annual Conference USA Media Days. The Tuesday slate looks to be jam-packed, with men’s head coach Dan D’Antoni kicking off the Marshall press conferences... Read more »