The Parthenon

Herd, Bulldogs to face tough conference matchup

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

October 13, 2020

Coming off a 38-14 win last weekend against the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers, the Marshall Thundering Herd football team will travel to Ruston, Louisiana to take on the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 17. This will be the Herd’s (3-0, 1-0 Conference USA) second away...

Athletes of the Week: The Offensive Line

Athletes of the Week: The Offensive Line

Staff Report

October 13, 2020

Left Tackle: Josh Ball, redshirt senior (6-8, 309) Left Guard: Alex Mollette, redshirt senior (6-3, 294) Center: Alex Salguero, redshirt senior (6-4, 324) Right Guard: Cain Madden, redshirt senior (6-3, 313) Right Tackle: Will Ulmer, redshirt senior (6-5, 314) Primarily due to their performance...

Beckett honored as C-USA Defensive Player of the Week

#4 Tavante Beckett

Staff Report

October 13, 2020

Following his performance last weekend against the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers, Herd football’s own redshirt senior linebacker, Tavante Beckett, was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week. Beckett had two solo tackles and three fumble recoveries for 38-yards, in which tied...

Marshall tops WKU

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

October 11, 2020

​In control of the game from the first drive to the last, the Marshall University football team routed Western Kentucky 38-14 on Saturday in Bowling Green, Kentucky, after a three-week break in action. ​“I was concerned with being off three weeks and being rusty and all that,” Head Coach Doc Holiday...

SPORTS COLUMN: Herd in the NFL

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

October 6, 2020

It was a quieter weekend for former Marshall players in the NFL. Nevertheless, there were two players who still made some noise. Getting Week 4 started on Thursday Night Football, the New York Jets lost to the Denver Broncos 37-28. In the loss, linebacker Neville Hewitt led the Jets in tackles with...

Marshall to travel to Western Kentucky-First game in three weeks

Marshall to travel to Western Kentucky-First game in three weeks

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

October 6, 2020

Football has returned for the Marshall University Thundering Herd as it prepares to take on the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers Saturday, Oct. 10. It has been three weeks since the Herd (2-0, 0-0 Conference USA) has played in a game, but the team has taken the bye-weeks as a learning experience...

Back-to-back bye-weeks, COVID edition

The Marshall University football team runs out onto the field before the Appalachain State game.

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

September 29, 2020

This is the second week in a row that the Marshall University football team has a bye-week. This is due to the coronavirus and its constant changes, cancelations and postponements of games in college football.  Originally, the Herd was supposed to face the Rice University Owls to kickoff Conference...

Marshall, Middle Tennessee matchup to kickoff at noon

Staff Report

September 29, 2020

   The Marshall University Thundering Herd football team will now take on the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders on Saturday, Nov. 14 with a new kickoff time set for noon. The original game time was scheduled for 1:30 p.m.    The game time change comes from a request by CBS Sports Network.    The 5...

Herd in the NFL

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 29, 2020

After week three of competition in the National Football League, three former Marshall football players contributed to their teams.     In a win, Buffalo Bills tight end Lee Smith caught one pass, but it was an important one. On their second drive of the game, the Bills drove all the way to the ...

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...