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GALLERY: Herd football remains undefeated

GALLERY: Herd football remains undefeated

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
November 17, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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...

Column: This game matters

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
November 11, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

Well, here we are. It’s that week in November that means more than all of the others during college football season for Thundering Herd fans and the Huntington community. Friday, the Memorial Fountain will be turned off, as it is every Nov. 14, and Saturday, the Herd will play a football game. It...

Men’s soccer defeats Concord 4-1

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter
November 10, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

The Herd wrapped up its regular season Saturday with a conclusive 4-1 win over Concord University on senior day to push its current win streak to three games. Senior Danny Sellitti was recognized before the match and presented with a framed pink goalkeeper jersey. Bob Gray was also honored with a...

Men’s basketball defeats Concord 92-80 in exhibition match

Scott Bolger, Reporter
November 10, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team defeated Concord University 92-80 Saturday in the Cam Henderson Center this past Saturday. The exhibition match was hotly contested at halftime, with the Mountain Lions ahead 44-38, but a 25-14 run eight minutes into the second half revamped the Herd’s...

Herd volleyball falls to Western Kentucky

Scott Bolger, Reporter
November 10, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University volleyball team (14-15, 8-6) lost its final home game Sunday to Conference-USA powerhouse Western Kentucky University (25-5, 13-1) 0-3 (23-25, 24-26, 17-25). The loss may have broken Marshall’s four-game win streak, but the Herd clinched a C-USA tournament berth Friday and...

Herd football defeats Golden Eagles

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
November 10, 2014
Filed under Football, SPORTS

Down 14-0 before ever having the offense take the field is exactly the kind of adversity Marshall University head coach Doc Holliday has been talking about all season. Fortunately for the Thundering Herd, it was able to respond with overwhelming force, outscoring the University of Southern Mississippi...

Marshall Volleyball beats FAU 3-2 in thrilling fashion

Marshall Volleyball beats FAU 3-2 in thrilling fashion

Scott Bolger, Reporter
November 10, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

Last Friday, the Marshall Thundering Herd (14-14, 8-5) volleyball team earned its third consecutive C-USA tournament bid by overcoming a two set deficit bestowed upon them by the Florida Atlantic University Owls (17-10, 8-6). The volleyball team representing Marshall defeated the team out of Boca...