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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
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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...

Herd to take on Rhode Island in season opener

Brad Heltzel, Reporter
November 7, 2014
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The Herd will tip off its season Nov. 14, when it takes on Rhode Island in the opening round of the URI Tip-Off Tournament. The Herd will start anew this season after compiling an overall record of 11-20 with a conference mark of 3-13 last season, which resulted in a last-place finish in Conference USA. Seven...

Men’s Basketball: Season Preview

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter
November 7, 2014
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Men’s Basketball: Scouting Conference USA  Another offseason, another year of change. Conference USA underwent more offseason realignment: East Carolina, Tulane and last year’s NCAA tournament representative, Tulsa, all defected to the American Athletic Conference. C-USA will welcome Western Kentuc...

New year, new defense

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter
November 7, 2014
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The women’s basketball coaches and players have been working improve team defense heading into the new season after last year’s lackluster performance, which contributed to the team’s last-place finish in Conference USA. The Herd ranked 12th among the 16 teams in C-USA last season in points...

Herd women optimistic about season

Malcolm Walton, Contributor
November 7, 2014
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The Marshall University women’s basketball team struggled to put up points last season, but the Herd players are optimistic about the upcoming season. “We’re looking ahead,” sophomore small forward Chelsey Romero said during media day. “There’s no point of dwelling on the past.” The...