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Browning’s career night lifts Herd over Morehead State

Browning’s career night lifts Herd over Morehead State

Troy Alexander, Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall Thundering Herd defeated the Morehead State Eagles 85-77 in a rivalry match that ended in sweet victory for the Herd. Marshall jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead to start the game but found themselves tied with Morehead 6-6 a fourth of the way through the first half. The first five minutes...

For Thompson, breakout performance just another day at the office

For Thompson, breakout performance just another day at the office

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

When the Marshall men’s basketball team took the court Saturday for their season-opener against North Carolina Central, many were hoping for a win to kick off what should be an exciting season. The Herd did ultimately pull out the win, but nobody could have anticipated who the catalyst behind the victory...

Herd overcome slow start to down Florida A&M

Herd overcome slow start to down Florida A&M

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Despite a sluggish first half, the Marshall women’s basketball team was able to overcome their struggles Tuesday night, riding three career-highs en route to a 77-67 win over Florida A&M in their home opener. The Herd came out of the gates fast in the first quarter, out-rebounding the Rattlers...

Forty-six years later, time stands still

Forty-six years later, time stands still

Brooke Estep, Reporter
November 14, 2016
Filed under Football, NEWS, Showcase

“And in this moment once every year, throughout the town, throughout the school, time stands still.” These words from “We Are Marshall” ring in the ears of every Huntingtonian when November comes, year after year. If you asked, many would tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing t...

Herd to face FAMU in home-opener

Herd to face FAMU in home-opener

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Fresh off a massive win on the road against University of Illinois, the Marshall women’s basketball team returns to Huntington Tuesday open the home portion of their schedule, facing off against the Florida A&M Rattlers. Marshall will be riding the hot shooting of combo guard Shayna Gore as ...

Marshall volleyball seniors complete season

Alexis Leach, Reporter
November 13, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Marshall volleyball seniors played in their final game at the Cam Henderson center Thursday night. Seniors Cassie Weaver, Allie Kellerman, Ally Kiekover and Taylor Riedel have all played a key role in the success of the Herd volleyball team this year and in years past on and off the court. “You...

Men’s basketball win season opener

Joseph Ashley, Reporter
November 13, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

The Marshall University Thundering Herd men’s basketball team beat the North Carolina Central University Eagles in the season opening game Saturday. The final score was 81-69. “First half we didn’t shoot the ball particularly well,” head coach Dan D’Antoni said. “But I think as we go through...

Marshall throttles MTSU in emotion-filled game

Troy Alexander, Reporter
November 13, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Sporting their black uniforms and new helmets honoring the "Young Thundering Herd," the Marshall Thundering Herd earned an emotional 42-17 home victory over Middle Tennessee Saturday night. Marshall started the game off fast. The defense forced a turnover on the fifth play of the game, when Middle...

An unbroken bond between two rival schools: ECU, MU

An unbroken bond between two rival schools: ECU, MU

Rick Farlow, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

It was a brisk fall night at Dowdy-Ficklen stadium. The Marshall University football team had traveled south to Greenville, North Carolina to take on East Carolina University for their second to last game of the season. The crowd roared as Marshall was down 14-17 with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter. W...

Men’s soccer coach retires after 22 years

Men’s soccer coach retires after 22 years

Joseph Ashley, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University men’s soccer head coach Robert Gray announced his retirement Thursday. “I have enjoyed my time at Marshall and I am amazed at how far the program has come with regards to facilities, competition and respect,” coach Gray said. “It will be strange not to wake up thinking about what we...

Thundering Herd men’s basketball starts new season at home

Thundering Herd men’s basketball starts new season at home

Staff Reports
November 7, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

Much like the old coach’s adage says, defense wins championships. Had last Sunday’s exhibition game against the University of Charleston been a championship game, the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team very well could have lost, thanks to their first half defense. The Herd would ultimatel...

Column: #CAB needs to end

Jacob Griffith, Reporter
November 7, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Coach Art Briles. That’s what the hashtag #CAB stands for. Who is Briles? He was the wildly successful head coach of Baylor football, until this season. Briles was fired in the offseason after the lid was ripped off the proverbial cookie jar, exposing a culture of sexual assault within the university...