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One-on-one with Austin Loop

One-on-one with Austin Loop

By LaChel House, Reporter
January 27, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Austin Loop is a 21-year-old, 6-foot-4 redshirt sophomore guard. He is double majoring in exercise physiology and biomechanics and made the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll every season since he arrived at Marshall University in 2012. This season, Loop, from South Webster, Ohio, earned a...

Herd beats UTEP, snaps losing streak

Herd beats UTEP, snaps losing streak

By Adam Polsky, Reporter
January 26, 2015
Filed under GALLERIES, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University’s men’s basketball team snapped a nine game losing streak Saturday and won its first Conference USA contest of the season, 78-71, over University of Texas at El Paso in the Cam Henderson Center. The Thundering Herd’s 42 first half points were the most in any opening period...

Three Herd stars named to preseason C-USA team

By Kasey Madden, Reporter
January 23, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Players on the Marshall University softball team were named to Conference USA’s preseason team. The players honored are junior outfielder Shaelynn Braxton, junior infielder Kaelynn Greene and sophomore outfielder Morgan Zerkle. This is the second year Braxton and Greene have been named to the...

Strong second half not enough for Herd in 82-68 loss

Strong second half not enough for Herd in 82-68 loss

By Adam Polsky, Reporter
January 23, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University men’s basketball team dropped its ninth straight contest and the 15th of its last 16 games in an 82-68 loss Thursday to University of Texas-San Antonio in the Cam Henderson Center. UTSA’s senior forward Jeromie Hill poured in a new career high of 36 points. Hill had 23 of his...

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...