The Parthenon

Beckett earns both a national and weekly honor

Tavante Beckett (4) prepares for a defensive play with Derrek Pitts Jr (1).

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 22, 2020

Leading Marshall in tackles in a 17-7 win over Appalachian State, redshirt senior linebacker Tavante Beckett was awarded Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week and Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week. It was the second time in two seasons Beckett has been awarded the CUSA honor,...

For No.25 Marshall Bye-Week…Part Two

For No.25 Marshall Bye-Week...Part Two

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

September 22, 2020

Now as a nationally ranked team, the No. 25 Marshall University Thundering Herd will face yet another early bye-week due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This is the second bye-week for Marshall. The Herd (2-0) is coming off a huge upset victory over the previously nationally ranked No. 23 Appalachian...

Athlete of the Week: Steven Gilmore, football

Steven Gilmore makes a tackle against an Appalachian State player during the game.

September 22, 2020

ABOUT STEVEN GILMORE Position: Cornerback Class: Junior Height: 5’11 Weight:175 Hometown: Rock Hill, South Carolina   PERFORMANCE Seven total tackles (four solo) Three pass breakups One interception   Not only did Gilmore’s performance help Marshall come...

Marshall thunders over No. 23 Appalachian State, makes history

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

September 19, 2020

Up until No. 23 Appalachian State, the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team had never defeated a nationally ranked opponent in Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The last time the Herd defeated a nationally ranked team in Huntington was Miami (Ohio) in 1976. Also, the last time the Herd defeated a...

Marshall vs. Rice football postponed

Marshall vs. Rice football postponed

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

September 15, 2020

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, the Rice University Owls will not be traveling to Huntington, West Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 3 to face the Marshall University Thundering Herd in its previously scheduled football matchup. The Owls announced that it would delay the start of football practice until...

No. 23 Appalachian State to visit Huntington

Redshirt senior linebacker Tavante Beckett celebrated a defensive play against Eastern Kentucky.

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

September 15, 2020

The Marshall University Thundering Herd football team is coming off an early bye-week as it prepares to take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday. In its first game of the season, the Herd (1-0) shut out the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, 59-0, in Huntington. The Herd’s captains for...

Herd in the NFL

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 15, 2020

Four former Marshall football players made impacts on their NFL teams this weekend. All four players happen to play on the defensive side of the ball with at least one player at each level of the defense. Starting in the secondary, rookie cornerback Chris Jackson played significant minutes for...

SPORTS COLUMN: LEARNING FROM EKU

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 8, 2020

Because it was a romp over an FCS opponent, Marshall’s 59-0 victory over Eastern Kentucky Saturday will receive an understandably tepid and cautious response from many people. However, the talent disparity on the field does not mean that the game did not present instances where fans, coaches and...

Wells awarded C-USA Offensive Player of the Week

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

September 8, 2020

Following the Marshall University Thundering Herd’s 59-0 performance against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in week one of the 2020 season, redshirt freshman quarterback Grant Wells was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week. In his first collegiate start for the Herd, Wells completed...

Herd faces early bye-week, prepares for Appalachian State

Redshirt freshman quarterback Grant Wells focused on making a play against the Colonels.

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

September 8, 2020

Following its season home opening win against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, the Marshall University football team is preparing for its next opponent, Appalachian State. However, the Herd will have an extra week to prepare as it faces an early bye-week during the second week of the season. Redshirt...