The Parthenon

Herd football take a knee to honor George Floyd

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

June 13, 2020

In light of recent events, the Marshall University football team participated in honoring George Floyd, a black man who was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020. This event sparked the attention of many people as protests, petitions, social media movements and...

Marshall baseball’s Knight awarded postgraduate scholarship

D'Andre Knight pitches against Ohio.

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

June 13, 2020

Conference USA announced Thursday that Marshall baseball redshirt senior pitcher D'Andre Knight is one of 14 student-athletes to be awarded the Jim Castañeda Post Graduate Scholarship. The 12th annual award is named in honor of Dr. Jim Castañeda, who served as an educator, coach and faculty athletics...

Sports News Analysis: Herd Softball Looks Ahead After Season Cut Short Due to COVID-19

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 25, 2020

Looking Back: On Wednesday, March 11, the Marshall University Thundering Herd softball team traveled the just about two-hour trip to take on the No. 11 ranked University of Kentucky Wildcats, in what would be one of the Herd’s best games of the season—unfortunately also its last. The back-and-forth...

Marshall Athletics continues to rise despite COVID-19

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

April 23, 2020

Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Marshall University Athletics Department continues to work around the clock to make sure its athletes stay in shape for the upcoming fall sports seasons. It is still unknown whether or not the fall sports season will be postponed or rescheduled in the near...

Hook, Line and Marshall Anglers

Alexandra Warrington, Contributor

April 23, 2020

When coming to college, some students join club sports to meet new people. Students expect to see basketball, soccer, rugby or others, but Marshall University offers a wide range of club sports, like the Bass Fishing team. The Bass Fishing team is one of the many club sports offered on campus. As...

Herd Women’s Golf Senior Shelby Brauckmuller Grad Transfers to USF After NCAA Grants Extra Year Due to COVID-19

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 23, 2020

Marshall Thundering Herd women’s golf senior Shelby Brauckmuller has decided to use the extra year of eligibility granted to all NCAA spring student-athletes due to COVID-19 to graduate transfer to the University of South Florida. Brauckmuller is among many student-athletes throughout the country...

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Stormy Randazzo, Reporter

April 23, 2020

As the school year comes to an end so does college sports. Despite the pandemic canceling all sports events around the world, we are going to take a trip down memory lane and recap the best sports moments from student athletes at Marshall University this year. Starting with the fall season, Marshall...

News Analysis: Marshall Women’s Basketball Looks Ahead After Season Cut Short Due to COVID-19

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 19, 2020

Looking Back: On Wednesday, March 11, the No. 8 Marshall Thundering Herd defeated the No. 9 Southern Miss Golden Eagles 71-67 in overtime in the first round of the 2020 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Herd was scheduled to take on the No. 1 Rice Owls in the quarterfinals on Thursday,...

Sports News Analysis: One Month Without Sports: A Look Back and A Look Forward

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 15, 2020

Looking Back: March 11, 2020: a day that will live in sports infamy. As the NBA and NHL regular seasons were coming down the final stretch, NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball teams were playing in their conference tournaments and the big dance was approaching; the MLB was beginning to...

Swan Named Herd Women’s Soccer Head Coach

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 5, 2020

On Nov. 1, 2019, the Thundering Herd women’s soccer team completed its fourth straight season under the .500 mark and three days later, 12-year head coach Kevin Long resigned from his position at the helm of the program. Marshall Athletics Director Mike Hamrick then announced a nationwide search...

Athletes of the Week: Marshall University Spring Athletes

Athletes of the Week: Marshall University  Spring Athletes

Staff Report

March 17, 2020

Basketball. Baseball. Softball. Track and Field. Golf. Tennis.  All of these sports are canceled for the semester at Marshall University due to concerns over COVID-19, and none of the athletes a part of these sports will have a chance to earn athlete of the week honors through their performances. ...

COLUMN: March Madness, a victim of the coronavirus

COLUMN: March Madness, a victim of the coronavirus

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

March is known as the month of madness in the sports world. Although many sports are in full swing, this madness is specific, deriving from the annual 68-team NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Each year, more than800 players get the chance to compete in the madness while millions of fans at home...