The Parthenon

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...

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...

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...

Marshall punter LeFevre awarded C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week

Brigham Warf, Brigham Warf

December 3, 2019

Doc Holliday has preached all season long that great special teams plays will win games and redshirt junior punter Robert LeFevre’s performance against Florida International University was just that – great. LeFevre was named Conference USA Special Teams Player of Week after helping the Thundering...

Knox, Thundering Herd defense send seniors off in OT fashion with win over FIU

Brenden Knox carries the ball for the herd

Taylor Huddleston, Assistant Sports Editor

December 1, 2019

The Marshall University football team sent its 17 seniors out of the Joan C. Edwards Stadium for the final time Saturday afternoon against the Florida International Panthers in an overtime win, 30-27. Herd Head Football Coach Doc Holliday collected his 71st win over FBS opponents, passing former head...

Marshall vs Charlotte Gallery

Marshall vs Charlotte Football 2019

Richard Crank, Photographer

November 25, 2019

This is the gallery from the Marshall vs Charlotte football game.  

BECKETT IS BACK: VT Transfer, Tavante Beckett making a difference for the Herd

MU vs Ohio Football Game (Battle for the Bell)

Grant Goodrich, Reporter

November 22, 2019

This time last football season, Marshall University linebacker Tavante Beckett was sidelined, sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer rules. This season, the redshirt junior leads the team in tackles with 91 and will be a captain on Saturday against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. “When...

Charlotte 49ers gaze bowl eligibilty against Thundering Herd

Brenden Knox and another football player celebrate after the touchdown in Saturday matchup against LA Tech.

Brigham Warf, Reporter

November 19, 2019

The Thundering Herd will lean on toughness and leadership when traveling to Jerry Richardson Stadium in North Carolina to face the Charlotte 49ers, with the opportunity to become bowl eligible if they win.   “Anytime you go on the road, you have to take your toughness and leadership,” Head Coach Doc...

Marshall defeats Louisiana Tech

Marshall defeats Louisiana Tech

Richard Crank

November 18, 2019

Marshall University football defeated Louisiana Tech Friday evening at the annual memorial game honoring the 75 lives lost in the Nov. 14, 1970 plane crash.      

Herd ends Bulldog win streak in 31-10 victory

Herd ends Bulldog win streak in 31-10 victory

Brigham Warf, Reporter

November 17, 2019

The Marshall University football team mutually agreed that the 75 victims from the 1970 plane crash were with them against Louisiana Tech Friday night from the coincidences that lined up to propel the Herd to a 31-10 victory.  “It is definitely one of those things that shows they (the 75) are on our ...


1970 Football Team Photo

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

November 12, 2019

Each print publication, The Parthenon sports staff chooses a Marshall University athlete worthy of receiving the title of “Athlete of the Week.” While this recognition is almost always awarded to a player with outstanding performance in their sport, the recipient also displays what it means to be...

Herd to play memorial game under Friday night lights

Tavin Richardson and Kereon Merrell in the game against Old Dominion

Brigham Warf, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Marshall University Thundering Herd will take the field to face off under the Friday night lights in a Conference USA battle against Louisiana Tech in the annual 75 game, which honors the lives lost in the 1970 Marshall team plane crash. “This game is the most important game we play every year,”...