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Marshall heads south for battle with Blue Raiders

Marshall heads south for battle with Blue Raiders

Patrick O’Leary, Reporter
January 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

After two weekends of Conference USA basketball play, there are only two remaining undefeated teams in conference action. And after Thursday’s showdown between Marshall (11-6, 4-0 C-USA) and Middle Tennessee (13-3, 3-0 C-USA), there will only be one. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET at the Murphy Center...

Poor start sinks Herd in thriller versus Pittsburgh

Poor start sinks Herd in thriller versus Pittsburgh

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
December 31, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

They say it’s not how you start; rather, it’s how you finish. However, much as the Marshall Thundering Herd learned Wednesday night, how you start is pretty important, too. Good starts are especially important on the road against teams like the Pittsburgh Panthers (11-2), who entered Wednesday...

Marshall travels north for showdown with top-25 Bearcats

Marshall travels north for showdown with top-25 Bearcats

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
December 22, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

With their home non-conference schedule in the books, the Marshall men’s basketball team hits the road once again Thursday, this time for a showdown with the number 24-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats of the American Athletic Conference. Marshall (7-4) has yet to face a ranked opponent this season, marking...

Herd tame Bengals, break records to close out non-conference schedule

Herd tame Bengals, break records to close out non-conference schedule

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
December 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

In what was their final tune up before Conference USA play, the Marshall Thundering Herd women’s basketball team welcomed the Maine Fort Kent Bengals into the friendly confines of the Cam Henderson Center Tuesday afternoon, winning handedly and breaking records in the process. From the moment the...

Burks returns, but Herd struggle in sloppy victory

Burks returns, but Herd struggle in sloppy victory

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
December 20, 2016
Filed under MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

After sitting out the first 10 games of the season, sophomore guard CJ Burks returned to the Marshall lineup Monday night against West Virginia Wesleyan. That should have been the lone story of the game. It wasn’t. Instead, the talk following MU’s 81-65 win was about Marshall’s struggles...

Hamilton’s uphill climb to stardom

Hamilton’s uphill climb to stardom

Troy Alexander, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Talequia Hamilton has had a basketball career more akin to an Oscar winning film than anything most NCAA players experience in their life. Hamilton, born and raised in the shadow of Marshall, first caught the eye of locals just a few miles away at Huntington High School. Huntington High, known for...

Marshall dominates Bluefield College en route to sixth win

Marshall dominates Bluefield College en route to sixth win

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Back at home for the first time in two games, the Marshall women’s basketball team did everything it needed to do and then some in their 77-35 drubbing of the visiting Bluefield College Rams. It was a wire-to-wire victory for the Herd, who dominated the entirety of the first half, only allowing...

Herd look to continue hot streak at home versus Bluefield College

Troy Alexander and Jacob Griffith
December 9, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall Thundering Herd women's basketball team hopes to get back in their winning ways against the Bluefield College Rams Sunday at home. Marshall returns home after a road trip that saw them take on two Power-5 programs in Penn State and North Carolina. The Herd try to remain undefeated...

Herd return home for meeting with Toledo

Herd return home for meeting with Toledo

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter
December 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Following their second straight loss, the Marshall men’s basketball team returns to the friendly confines of the Cam Henderson Saturday night for a meeting with Toledo Rockets of the Mid- American Conference. Marshall (5-3) enters the game on a two-game losing streak, returning home after their firs...

Herd set to face rival Bobcats

Herd set to face rival Bobcats

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall men’s basketball team has another tough test on its hands Wednesday as the Herd welcome former-Mid American Conference foe Ohio University into Huntington, looking for their fifth win of the season. Wednesday’s contest will be the fourth time in six season the Bobcats (4-0) and Thundering He...

Hilltoppers brutalize Marshall in final game of season

Hilltoppers brutalize Marshall in final game of season

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
November 27, 2016
Filed under Football, MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

They came. They saw. They conquered. That’s the easiest way to sum up Western Kentucky’s 60-6 thumping of the Marshall Thundering Herd Saturday night. With no hope of making a bowl game, Saturday’s contest was the team’s last of the season, a chance to finish strong on national television...

Without Taylor, Herd fall to Buckeyes for first loss of season

Without Taylor, Herd fall to Buckeyes for first loss of season

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
November 26, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Coming off four straight wins to open their season, the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team entered Friday’s matchup with the Ohio State Buckeyes on somewhat of a roll. That is, until the opening tip-off. When the final buzzer sounded, Marshall found itself on the wrong end of a...