The Parthenon

Cross-country freshman ‘runs’ in the footsteps of Hall of Fame father

Marshall University Athletics Hall of Famer Rogers Beckett (right) stands with daughter, Astoria Beckett who now runs cross country.

Grant Goodrich, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Marshall Athletics Hall of Famer Rogers Beckett left Huntington several years ago, but the Beckett name returned to Marshall’s campus this semester with his freshman, cross-country running daughter, Astoria Beckett. “Even though my intentions weren’t to come here,” Astoria Beckett said, “I...

MU Football to travel to Middle TN

MU vs Ohio Football Game (Battle for the Bell)

Brigham Warf, Reporter

October 1, 2019

The Herd’s goal to hoist the Conference-USA Championship trophy begins Saturday against Middle Tennessee to kick off conference play. “We’re trying to start off 1-0 and come together as a team,” redshirt sophomore running back Brenden Knox said. “Conference play brings out the best in people...

Herd football falls in large margin to Cincinnati

Marshall vs Cincinnati (2019)

Mike Dotson, Reporter

September 29, 2019

The Marshall University football team was handed its second loss of the season Saturday night when the University of Cincinnati put on a passing clinic to defeat the Herd 52-14. The Bearcats (3-1) and sophomore quarterback Desmond Ridder came into the Joan C. Edwards Stadium and put on an offensive...

Herd football uses bye week to prepare for future games

MU vs Ohio Football Game (Battle for the Bell)

Brigham Warf, Reporter

September 18, 2019

The Marshall football team looks to take advantage of this week’s bye before facing a tough American Athletic Conference Cincinnati team in Huntington. “I think in the past we’ve done a good job with bye weeks,” Head Coach Doc Holliday said. “The kids start getting beat down with the number...

Marshall vs Ohio (Battle for the Bell) Gallery

MU vs Ohio Football Game (Battle for the Bell)

Richard Crank, Photographer

September 15, 2019

Check out these photos from the Battle for the Bell where Marshall faced Ohio and won 33-31.

Herd brings home the bell after defeating Bobcats

Herd brings home the bell after defeating Bobcats

Michael Dotson, Reporter

September 14, 2019

The Marshall University Thundering Herd ran its way to victory Saturday night against Ohio University Bobcats to collect its second win of the season. The Herd beat the Bobcats, 33-31. Without Tyler King, the first-string running back released last week, the Herd was able to make the game a running batt...

Herd faces Bobcats in the Battle for the Bell

Members of the Marshall football team huddle together prior to the start of the game against VMI.

Brigham Warf, Reporter

September 10, 2019

The Marshall University Thundering Herd (1-1, 0-0 Conference USA) will return to the Joan C. Edwards Stadium Saturday to face the Ohio University Bobcats (1-1, 0-0 Mid-American Conference) in the Battle for the Bell game. This will mark the 60th time the two teams faced each other with the height of ...

Marshall extends football series with Ohio

Marshall vs Ohio 2015 Photo Courtesy of Marshall Athletics

Grant Goodrich, Reporter

September 5, 2019

The football rivalry known as the “Battle for the Bell” between Marshall and Ohio returns for the 2025 and 2027 football seasons, the Marshall Athletic Department announced Wednesday morning in a news release. The Thundering Herd will face the Bobcats in Huntington on Sept. 20, 2025, while the...

GALLERY: Marshall vs VMI football game

Marshall vs VMI football game - August 31st.

Richard Crank, Photographer

September 3, 2019

Marshall football to face Boise State on blue turf

Marshall vs VMI football game - August 31st.

Brigham Warf, Reporter

September 3, 2019

The Marshall Thundering Herd looks to improve to 2-0 as they take on the Boise State Broncos Friday at Albertson Stadium in Idaho.  Both teams opened their seasons with wins as the Herd secured a win over VMI and the Broncos rallied from behind in the second half to defeat ACC opponent Florida State....

Marshall football, sports reporter to be inducted into Journalism Hall of Fame

Keith Morehouse broadcasts a game for WSAZ.

Sydney Shelton, Sports Editor

September 3, 2019

Keith Morehouse, a Marshall University alumnus with lifelong ties to the school and community, is being inducted into the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Hall of Fame.  “Marshall has been a big part of, really, our soul for my family,” Morehouse said.  Morehou...

Marshall Herd stampedes over VMI Keydets in home opener

Brendon Knox carries the ball for the Herd.

Mike Dotson, Reporter

August 31, 2019

The Marshall Thundering Herd kicked off its 2019 football season Saturday against the Virginia Military Institute Keydets where Marshall won the game 56-17 while gaining over 600 yards of offense. Marshall is now 1-0 on the season and VMI falls to 0-1. “I thought the first half was pretty clean,”...