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Patriots face DeflateGate scandal

By Tyler Ferris, Reporter
January 23, 2015
Filed under NEWS, SPORTS

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are involved in another scandal two weeks before the team is scheduled to play in the NFL’s 49th Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Tuesday the NFL compiled evidence that 11 of the 12 game balls used in Sunday’s...

Ryan Taylor’s journey to Herd basketball

Ryan Taylor’s journey to Herd basketball

By Malcolm Walton, Reporter
January 22, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Ryan Taylor moved to Kentucky before his last year of high school after being born and raised in Indianapolis—the capital of arguably the most passionate basketball state in the country. After an impressive senior season at Western High School in Louisville, Kentucky, Taylor was invited to play...

Former Herd tennis player calls Huntington home

Former Herd tennis player calls Huntington home

By Kasey Madden, Writer
January 21, 2015
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

From the small town of Pineville in southern West Virginia, Roberta Ferguson started playing tennis at Marshall University in 1974, unaware she would still call Huntington home 41 years later. Ferguson played singles and doubles tennis from fall 1974 to spring 1978. Her highest seed achieved in...

Herd tennis triumphs in season opener

By Malcolm Walton, Reporter
January 21, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s tennis team won five of its six singles matches and two of its three doubles matches Saturday and defeated the College of Charleston 6-1 in its spring season opener. “I thought we did really good for the first day, for the level of competition,” Marshall head coach John...

Player of the Week: Leah Scott

Player of the Week: Leah Scott

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor
January 19, 2015
Filed under OPINION, Showcase, SPORTS

Leah Scott is an integral component of the Marshall University women’s basketball team’s 11-5 start to the season as she leads it in scoring at 14.2 points per game, while also ranking second on the team in rebounding (6.7 RPG) and assists (2.2 APG). Scott was named C-USA Player of the Week and...

Herd outlasts Owls, wins 66-59

Herd outlasts Owls, wins 66-59

Adam Polsky, Reporter
January 17, 2015
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University's women’s basketball team is in the midst of its most successful season since 2011-2012 as the team pulled out a 66-59 win Saturday against Florida Atlantic University in the Cam Henderson Center. Junior point guard Norrisha Victrum set a new career high in points with 21;...

Herd victory for women’s basketball

Herd victory for women’s basketball

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor
January 15, 2015
Filed under GALLERIES, Showcase, SPORTS

Senior forward Leah Scott and center Chukwuka Ezeigbo led Herd women's basketball as it rallied from a second-half deficit to defeat Florida International University 67-61 Thursday night in the Cam Henderson Center. The Herd’s first victory over FIU in the program’s history was its tenth win...

Herd battles, falls short

Herd battles, falls short

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
January 11, 2015
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team dropped its sixth straight game Saturday with its last-second, 77-72 loss to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (7-8 (1-2)). The game was the Thundering Herd’s (4-12 (0-3)) closest contest since the 69-66 loss to West Virginia University in...

Herd loses fifth-straight in 72-51 loss to Monarchs

Herd loses fifth-straight in 72-51 loss to Monarchs

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
January 9, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

The Thundering Herd men’s basketball team opened Conference USA play at home with its fifth straight loss Thursday after falling to the No. 25 Monarchs of Old Dominion University 72-51. The Herd remained within striking range of the ranked Monarchs in the first half, taking an early 5-0 lead thanks...

A HAPPY HERD HOLLIDAY

A HAPPY HERD HOLLIDAY

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
December 24, 2014
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

"To be able to take this game ball back to Jane, his wife, I know Dr. Kopp, he's smiling up there somewhere because he'd be proud of this football team."

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Herd makes final preparations for Boca Raton Bowl

Herd makes final preparations for Boca Raton Bowl

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
December 23, 2014
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

For some, Boca Raton, Florida, is a vacation destination, but if you ask the members of the Marshall University football team, it’s just the location of their final business trip this season. The Thundering Herd has been treated to a party on the beach and a trip to the bowling alley since its arrival in ...

Herd pulls away from King for 14-point win

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
December 17, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

The Thundering Herd men’s basketball team got its first win in nearly a month Tuesday night as it defeated the King University Tornadoes 90-76 . The Herd got off to a fast start with back-to-back threes from Austin Loop and a dunk by Ryan Taylor that pushed the Marshall University lead to 13-3 just...