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HERD WINS

HERD WINS

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
December 8
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Twelve years after hosting its last conference championship game, a 49-45 win over the University of Toledo, the Marshall University football team added to its history of winning conference titles. The Thundering Herd defeated the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs 26-...

Herd softball powered by local talent

Herd softball powered by local talent

Amber Payne, Reporter
December 3
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University’s softball team has six players from West Virginia. In the last few years, Marshall’s head coach, Shonda Stanton, has looked for local student-athletes who are going to help the Thundering Herd do big things. “Our goal is and always has been to secure the best student–athlete...

GALLERY: Herd men’s basketball falls to University of South Carolina

Scott Bolger, Reporter
December 2
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

  The Thundering Herd men’s basketball team (3-4) gave a spirited effort in the second half of Monday’s game against the University of South Carolina (4-3), but its performance in the first half put them in a deficit too insurmountable. The final score was 77-59. “We started slow again...

Marshall’s equestrian team competes in second show of the year

Marshall’s equestrian team competes in second show of the year

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter
November 20
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University equestrian team competed against 10 other schools in its second show of the year Nov. 8 and 9 in Midway, Kentucky. The team was represented by four riders: Christine Proffitt, Kylie Swain, Andrea Withee and team co-captain Kelsey Willis. The riders collected a total of four...

GALLERY: Herd routs Golden Bears, improves to 3-0

GALLERY: Herd routs Golden Bears, improves to 3-0

Scott Bolger, Reporter
November 19
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, Uncategorized

  The Marshall University Thundering Herd men’s basketball team ended its three game stint against Division II schools Tuesday, walloping the Golden Bears of West Virginia University Insititute of Technology 87-65. Marshall shot 13-30 from behind the arc and was also 20-25 from the free...

Ezeigbo works hard on the court and in the classroom

Ezeigbo works hard on the court and in the classroom

LaChel House, Reporter
November 18
Filed under SPORTS

When Chukwuka Ezeigbo was 11 years old, she was not too interested in basketball. So, when she was told that her height would give her an advantage, and she should give the sport a shot, she reluctantly did. Today, basketball is Ezeigbo’s life. Ezeigbo, a 6 foot , three center from Trenton, New...

GALLERY: Men’s basketball moves to 2-0

GALLERY: Men’s basketball moves to 2-0

Scott Bolger, Reporter
November 17
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

In front of a crowd of 4,789 Herd fans, the Thundering Herd basketball squad earned its first winning streak of the season by defeating the Savannah State Tigers 66-47. Leading Marshall in scoring was senior forward Shawn Smith and sophomore forward Ryan Taylor, both with 19 and 13 respectively. Taylor...

GALLERY: Herd football remains undefeated

GALLERY: Herd football remains undefeated

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
November 17
Filed under SPORTS

Let’s take a trip back to 2013. The Thundering Herd is traveling to Houston, Texas, while Herd fans are wondering why the Conference USA championship isn’t being played in Huntington. The explanation for the tiebreaker between the two 9-3 teams was that Rice had the higher BCS ranking, despite...

GAME PREVIEW: Rice Owls

GAME PREVIEW: Rice Owls

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
November 14
Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University Thundering Herd will finally get a crack at the team that defeated it in the 2013 Conference USA championship. The Rice University Owls won 41-24 that day, and ever since then, Herd fans and players alike have had this weekend’s game circled on the calender. The 2014 version...

COLUMN: How far we’ve come isn’t an excuse to forget

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
November 14
Filed under SPORTS

I don’t think it’s coincidence that the Memorial Fountain sits at the heart of Marshall University’s campus. After all, it represents the 75 lives that were the heartbeat of not only this school, but also this city. The water that runs through that fountain will cease today, as it does every...

Players aware of history, tradition

Amber Payne, Reporter
November 14
Filed under SPORTS

Nov. 14, 1970, will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Herd and residents of the tri-state region. Marshall University’s head football coach, Doc Holliday, said the staff educates the players on Herd history when they arrive on campus. “We try to do a great job of educating our...

Remembering the 75

Remembering the 75

Jessica Starkey, Sports Editor
November 12
Filed under SPORTS

Former assistant coach for Marshall University football William “Red” Dawson spoke to The Parthenon about what this time of year is like for him. Dawson was one of the few members that did not board the plane that went down November 14, 1970. The plane carried 75 members of Marshall’s football...