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NBA vet joins D’Antoni to lead the Herd

Corey Bodden, Contributor
November 7
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A joking response to an April text message led nine-year NBA veteran Chris Duhon to trade in his jersey for a suit. “I was at a point in my life kind of figuring out what I wanted to do—if I wanted to continue playing or move on,” Duhon said. “It just so happened I saw coach [Dan] D’Antoni...

Herd preparing to take it on the road

LaChel House, Reporter
November 7
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  Marshall University men's team is 349-110 since 1981 when playing at the Cam Henderson Center, and for the past few seasons, the Herd has found it easier to win at home than on the road. In the 2009-2010 season, the Herd won 24 times, and 15 of those came from games played at home. The following...

Hard-hitting defense a focus for the Herd

Malcolm Walton, Contributor
November 7
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The up-tempo style offense first year head coach Dan D’Antoni has implemented has generated buzz for the Marshall University men’s basketball team; however, the team is adamant that it’s not overlooking the importance of defense. “We’re going to hit them hard with the defense,” D’Antoni...

Herd hopes to begin a memorable November at USM

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
November 6
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Fresh off a bye week in which it reenergized and regrouped, the Thundering Herd football team will begin the home stretch of its schedule Saturday when it travels to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to face the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. The 3-6 (1-4) Golden Eagles are in a rebuilding...

Men’s soccer downs Asbury 4-0

Scott Bolger, Reporter
November 6
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On a rainy Wednesday night at the Veteran’s Memorial Complex, the Marshall Thundering Herd (6-8-3) men’s soccer team dictated every aspect on the pitch, and that commanding performance led the Herd to a 4-0 victory over the Asbury Eagles (7-10). Soccer can be played in the harshest of conditions,...

COLUMN: Life as an AP Top 25 voter

James Collier, WMUL-FM Sports Director
November 5
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Two televisions, two computers, a cell phone and a full collection of NCAA football games over a duration of 16 hours. That was how I spent Saturday in hopes of trying to gauge a day in the life of an AP Top 25 voter. I wanted a complete sample of college football from coast to coast in hopes of gathering...

COLUMN: New rankings leave Marshall in the dark

James Collier, WMUL-FM Sports Director
November 5
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The latest College Football Rankings have been released, and the results are as clear as mud, literally. While the teams within the top 10 all have stated their cases with the play on the field, the lower level of the rankings (20-25) have the consistency of water and oil. Should the playoffs play...

COLUMN: No ranking, no problem for Herd

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
November 3
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When the initial College Football Playoff rankings were released Wednesday, the Thundering Herd was nowhere to be found, despite being ranked in the top 25 of other polls. The CFP rankings are composed by a committee of former coaches, players and athletic directors trusted with picking the top 25...

Marshall swimming and diving splits third meet of the season

Scott Bolger, Reporter
November 2
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Inside Marshall University’s Fitch Natatorium Saturday, the Thundering Herd swim team faced one Big East and one Southeastern Conference opponent in Xavier University and Vanderbilt University. Marshall defeated Xavier by a large margin with 212 points to its 82, but fell to Vanderbilt 150-143. So...

Herd looking to bring attention to its season

LaChel House, Reporter
October 31
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The 12 members of the College Football Playoff selection com-mittee left the Thundering Herd out of its rankings, but Marshall University is looking to the Los Angeles public relations firm Conference USA hired to bring attention to its season. Steve Brener, president of Brener, Zwikel & Associates,...

COLUMN: Herd has seen culture change in recent years

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
October 29
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It’s amazing how things can change in the span of a year or two. We all experience changes in our personal lives, and it’s no different for the Marshall University football team. It was evident the culture would need to be changed when head coach Doc Holliday took over. Although that change wouldn’t...

Ezeigbo overcomes challenges to lead Herd women’s basketball

LaChel House, Reporter
October 28
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Chukwuka Ezeigbo has faced a few obstacles since she has been at Marshall University, but she overcame each challenge, becoming the face of the Herd women’s basketball team. Ezeigbo, senior center from Trenton, New Jersey, arrived in Huntington in 2011. When she arrived, she found herself in cultural...