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Herd outlasts Owls, wins 66-59

Herd outlasts Owls, wins 66-59

Adam Polsky, Reporter
January 17, 2015
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University's women’s basketball team is in the midst of its most successful season since 2011-2012 as the team pulled out a 66-59 win Saturday against Florida Atlantic University in the Cam Henderson Center. Junior point guard Norrisha Victrum set a new career high in points with 21;...

Herd victory for women’s basketball

Herd victory for women’s basketball

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor
January 15, 2015
Filed under GALLERIES, Showcase, SPORTS

Senior forward Leah Scott and center Chukwuka Ezeigbo led Herd women's basketball as it rallied from a second-half deficit to defeat Florida International University 67-61 Thursday night in the Cam Henderson Center. The Herd’s first victory over FIU in the program’s history was its tenth win...

CELEBRATING LIFE AND LEGACY

CELEBRATING LIFE AND LEGACY

Jessica Starkey, Sports Editor
January 13, 2015
Filed under GALLERIES, NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University and the Huntington community celebrated the life and legacy of President Stephen J. Kopp Tuesday in the Cam Henderson Center. Approximately 2,000 people came to pay their respects. Seats were filled with students, faculty, friends and family as speakers paid tribute to Kopp. Supreme...

Herd battles, falls short

Herd battles, falls short

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
January 11, 2015
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team dropped its sixth straight game Saturday with its last-second, 77-72 loss to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (7-8 (1-2)). The game was the Thundering Herd’s (4-12 (0-3)) closest contest since the 69-66 loss to West Virginia University in...

A HAPPY HERD HOLLIDAY

A HAPPY HERD HOLLIDAY

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
December 24, 2014
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

"To be able to take this game ball back to Jane, his wife, I know Dr. Kopp, he's smiling up there somewhere because he'd be proud of this football team."

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Herd makes final preparations for Boca Raton Bowl

Herd makes final preparations for Boca Raton Bowl

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
December 23, 2014
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

For some, Boca Raton, Florida, is a vacation destination, but if you ask the members of the Marshall University football team, it’s just the location of their final business trip this season. The Thundering Herd has been treated to a party on the beach and a trip to the bowling alley since its arrival in ...

Column: The legacy of Stephen Kopp

Column: The legacy of Stephen Kopp

Ray Harrell, Jr., Marshall Student Body President 2011-2013
December 19, 2014
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

The year was 2011, and I was fresh into my first term as Student Body President at Marshall University. Because I was involved in student government since my freshman year, I was no stranger to the whispers of the rumor mill. One rumor that had been growing in discussion for several weeks was whethe...

A FALLEN LEADER

A FALLEN LEADER

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
December 18, 2014
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“Dr. Kopp was a visionary in higher education, and his loss will be reflected in this institution for a long time as will his accomplishments,” Sellards said. “All you have to do is look around campus as the legacy this man has left, and it will be a legacy that will affect generations in this community.”

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Column: My time with President Kopp

Column: My time with President Kopp

Taylor Stuck, Contributor
December 18, 2014
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

It was always a question at the paper: Do we call him Stephen Kopp or Stephen J. Kopp? Personally, I preferred Stephen J. Kopp. I just like the sound of it more. It sounds like him. I met President Kopp when I was a sophomore. It was spring 2013 semester and I was a reporter for The Parthenon....

Herd fights but falls in Capitol Classic

Herd fights but falls in Capitol Classic

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
December 15, 2014
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

“Each game, we’re growing together as a team, on and off the court and in the locker room we’re coming together more.” - Justin Edmonds

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HERD WINS

HERD WINS

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
December 8, 2014
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Twelve years after hosting its last conference championship game, a 49-45 win over the University of Toledo, the Marshall University football team added to its history of winning conference titles. The Thundering Herd defeated the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs 26-...

GALLERY: Herd men’s basketball falls to University of South Carolina

Scott Bolger, Reporter
December 2, 2014
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

  The Thundering Herd men’s basketball team (3-4) gave a spirited effort in the second half of Monday’s game against the University of South Carolina (4-3), but its performance in the first half put them in a deficit too insurmountable. The final score was 77-59. “We started slow again...