The Parthenon

Growth among Herd volleyball helps set new standard

Growth among Herd volleyball helps set new standard

Sydney Shelton, Contributor

July 9, 2019

Marshall University’s head volleyball coach Ari Aganus said she hopes to lead the team to success on and off the court in the upcoming season.  Aganus is rounding out her first off-season in her new position with the volleyball team with personal goals including success across the board.  ...

West Virginia, Marshall mourns loss of donor Chris Cline

Sydney Shelton, Contributor

July 9, 2019

Coal tycoon and philanthropist Chris Cline, along with seven others, died in a helicopter crash on July 4 in the Bahamas while en route to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A native of Beckley, West Virginia, Cline began work in the coal industry at an early age. He founded the Cline Group and Foresight Energy,...

Women’s soccer looks to start season competitively with all healthy players

Women’s soccer looks to start season competitively with all healthy players

Sydney Shelton, Contributor

June 25, 2019

Marshall University’s women’s soccer season kicks off Aug. 10 at Virginia Tech, and Head Coach Kevin Long said he expects a healthy and competitive season from the Herd.  “For the first time in several years, we start the season healthy,” Long said. “With that, we expect to be competitive ...

Men’s soccer adds 14 newcomers to program ahead of 2019 season

Men’s soccer adds 14 newcomers to program ahead of 2019 season

Sydney Shelton, Contributor

June 25, 2019

The Marshall University men’s soccer team added 14 newcomers to the roster for the upcoming 2019 season. Head Coach Chris Grassie said he has great expectations for the season ahead.  “We have a great group of players returning,” Grassie said. “We’ve added some real quality. My expectations a...

Future is promising for Herd Baseball players Peralta and Shapiro

Future is promising for Herd Baseball players Peralta and Shapiro

Sydney Shelton, Contributor

June 11, 2019

Two of Marshall’s baseball players were drafted on the third day of the 2019 MLB Draft: redshirt-junior shortstop Elvis Peralta, Jr. and senior left-handed starting pitcher Joshua Shapiro.   Peralta, who signed with the Oakland A’s, was selected in the 26th round as the 794th pick. Shapiro was ...

Marshall softball’s record-breaking season comes to an end

Sydney Shelton, Contributor

June 11, 2019

Marshall softball went 42-22 this past year in the most games ever played in one season. This was a jump start to a career at Marshall for head coach Megan Smith.   “Our players are blue collar workers who play with a chip on their shoulder,” Smith said. “Our team had to fight for every win....

A SPORTS FAN’S DREAM:How one Marshall student found her home with the Thundering Herd

A SPORTS FAN’S DREAM:How one Marshall student found her home with the Thundering Herd

Sydney Shelton, Contributor

June 11, 2019

Welcome to orientation here at Marshall University. Two years ago, I stood where you do today. I signed up for classes, I took my picture for my student ID (yikes) and I could not wait for summer to pass by so that I could come back to Huntington.  Two years ago, I was blown away by the support of st...

Athlete of the week: Abigail Tolbert, softball

Athlete of the week: Abigail Tolbert, softball

April 30, 2019

Tolbert pitched 16 shutout innings across a three-game sweep of Conference USA foe Middle Tennessee, earning the win in all three games against the Blue Raiders. Tolbert followed that by pitching a complete game against Morehead State, allowing one run against the Eagles.

Big Green culminates 2018-19 season with 41st annual dinner, HERDSPY’s awards

Sydney Shelton, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2019

Marshall’s annual Big Green Dinner and HERDSPY’s awards celebration took place Friday evening with 10 people and plays honored as award winners. Former Marshall Football player and current Oakland Raiders tight end Lee Smith was the guest speaker at the event.  “That ‘M’ is special and that green will han...

Thundering Herd stampedes past Morehead State in doubleheader

Thundering Herd stampedes past Morehead State in doubleheader

Taylor Huddleston, Reporter

April 30, 2019

The Marshall softball team extended its winning streak to five straight games after sweeping the Morehead State Eagles Tuesday in a doubleheader matchup, 11-1 and 11-3, with both wins coming in five innings. The Herd’s record improved to 33-17 overall and the Eagles dropped to 2-39. Morehead State’s...

Late-inning heroics propel Louisville past Marshall

Late-inning heroics propel Louisville past Marshall

Kieran Intemann, Sports Editor

April 23, 2019

Louisville scored all five of its runs in the final three innings, including a pair of two-out runs in the seventh inning, to defeat the Marshall softball team Tuesday afternoon, 5-4, at Dot Hicks Field in Huntington. Marshall took a 4-3 lead into the final inning after Mya Stevenson’s 10th home...

Eagles best Thundering Herd in midweek matchup

Eagles best Thundering Herd in midweek matchup

Kieran Intemann, Sports Editor

April 23, 2019

A bases-loaded walk in the top of the eighth inning sent visiting Morehead State past the Marshall baseball team Tuesday afternoon, 5-4, at the Kennedy Center Field in Huntington. Morehead State took an early 3-0 lead with a trio of runs in the third inning. Zach Boyd reached on a bunt single to begin...