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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...

COLUMN: The pandemic of the sports world-We Are all in this together

Sports Editor Taylor Huddleston traveled to Frisco, Texas for the 2020 Conference USA Basketball Tournament to cover Marshall men and women’s basketball teams.

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

As I sat on an early-return airplane flight back from Frisco, Texas to Huntington, West Virginia, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus. Life isn’t fair, but we just have to accept reality the way it is provided for us. As...

Marshall Pro Day gives Herd football players an opportunity to prove themselves to NFL

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

Inching one step closer to their dreams, fourteen Thundering Herd football players performed various physical tests and workouts at Marshall’s 2020 Pro Day Wednesday morning inside the Chris Cline Athletic Complex. Scouts from 10 different NFL teams were in attendance evaluating the tests and workouts...