Marshall athletics opens time capsule after 25 years

Before Marshall University began construction on the now-named Shewey Building prior to the 1991 season, the athletic department opted to bury several items of interest on the grounds in a time capsule.

On Tuesday, the athletic department unearthed that time capsule, unveiling treasures from past Marshall seasons.

Included in the time capsule were game-worn home and away uniforms, including a helmet, as well as a game ball from the Thundering Herd’s first game in their newly-opened stadium, which was then named Marshall Stadium. The athletic department also buried a game program from their inaugural contest in the new facility and the full-length broadcast.

Joe Fagans, Marshall’s current golf coach, was one of the many responsible for putting together the time capsule.

“We weren’t really sure how well [the contents] would hold up,” Fagans said, although he still went through with the idea.

Fagans said businesses were able to put business cards in the capsule, as well, and a copy of former Herd coach Cam Henderson’s bio was included with the items.

Jacob Griffith can be contacted at [email protected].