The Parthenon

Column: Weather delays affect college football’s opening weekend

Joseph Ashley, Contributor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Time is nothing, but timing is everything. As the old phrase goes, a plethora of football fans this weekend would disagree with that sentiment. A swath of games around the nation were delayed and, in some cases, cancelled altogether. Marshall’s game in Oxford, Ohio fell into the delayed category. Va...

Herd tops RedHawks in reunion of former MAC foes

Herd tops RedHawks in reunion of former MAC foes

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Oxford, Ohio — In his first-career collegiate appearance, redshirt freshman quarterback Isaiah Green guided Marshall football to a 35-28 defeat of the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Saturday at Yager Stadium. Green, who was announced as a starter within hours of Marshall’s season opener, completed 24 of his 37 ...

Marshall football’s week one report card

Marshall football’s week one report card

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

OFFENSE: B+ Redshirt freshman quarterback Isaiah Green had a strong start in his debut for the Herd, posting 272 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Redshirt senior wide receiver Tyre Brady continues to haul in passes, regardless of who is covering him. The wideout had nine grabs for 116 yards and two s...

Green impresses in college debut, leads Marshall to season-opening win

Green impresses in college debut, leads Marshall to season-opening win

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

When Marshall University redshirt freshman Isaiah Green took the field Saturday at Yager Stadium, it marked the first time since 2011 that head coach Doc Holliday started a freshman quarterback in the Herd’s season opener. The last freshman to do so was Rakeem Cato in 2011. Marshall’s former re...

Herd quarterback unannounced heading into season opener

Herd quarterback unannounced heading into season opener

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall football opens its 2018 season Saturday afternoon at Miami (Ohio), as the Herd competes for its first Conference USA Championship since 2014. Who takes the first snap under-center for the Thundering Herd, however, remains a mystery. “We’re trying to read everything we can about thei...

Holliday addresses media before first spring practice

Holliday addresses media before first spring practice

Luke Creasy, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall University football is readying for the upcoming season, as the spring practice season is scheduled to begin this week. Marshall is coming off an 8-win season, including a New Mexico Bowl victory, after finishing the previous year with three wins. The program returns many players from last yea...

Herd football alumni return for pro day, set sights on NFL

Herd football alumni return for pro day, set sights on NFL

Luke Creasy, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

The journey to the National Football League is anything but easy. It starts long before the NFL Combine or pro-day workouts. Former Marshall University football student-athletes Rodney Allen, Davon Durant, Hyleck Foster, Sandly Jean-Felix, Chase Litton, C.J. Reavis, Kaare Vedvik and Ryan Yuracheck, along...

Marshall organizes candlelight vigil for fallen athlete

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Thundering Herd football and the Marshall community mourned the loss of defensive lineman Larry Aaron Thursday night with a candlelight vigil in the Memorial Student Center. “There were so many on the team that were close to Larry, and the relationships we formed with him will be everlasting,”...

Thundering Herd football hoping to end losing streak against WKU Saturday

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall football (6-3, 3-2) looks to bounce back this Saturday at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium where they will take on Western Kentucky University (5-4, 3-2). This week marks the anniversary of the young Thundering Herd tragedy. “They understand the importance of this game and what it means, not only...

Marshall quarterback Chase-ing history

Marshall quarterback Chase-ing history

Kyle Curely, Assistant Sports Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Chase Litton has rewritten the history books with his performance on Saturday. The junior quarterback out of Tampa Bay has been on a roll this season, with his team now the victor in five of its six games. Marshall won 35-3 over the Old Dominion Monarchs in its homecoming game. Litton turned in ano...

Herd linebacker Young’s presence felt in debut

Herd linebacker Young’s presence felt in debut

October 10, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall football gained a key piece of its defense back prior to kick off against the Charlotte 49ers in linebacker Juwon Young, a transfer from Miami (Fla.). Young was suspended for the first four games this season for violating department rules while with the Hurricanes in June 2016. “He’...

Yurachek’s three touchdown grabs help Thundering Herd upend Bearcats

Yurachek’s three touchdown grabs help Thundering Herd upend Bearcats

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Senior tight end Ryan Yurachek did something Saturday against the Cincinnati Bearcats a Thundering Herd football player had not done in nearly four years. Yurachek walked off the turf at Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium with six catches for 77-yards and a hat trick of touchdown catches. Yurachek is t...