The Parthenon

Former Herd quarterback Michael Payton dies at 48

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Former Marshall quarterback and Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Michael Payton died at 48 years-old Thursday after battling cancer. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Thundering Herd great Michael Payton,” Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick said....

Grading the Herd’s week four performance

Grading the Herd’s week four performance

Staff Report

September 25, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

OFFENSE: D+ This was the first time that Isaiah Green looked like a freshman quarterback. Green threw for 270 yards but nearly a third of that yardage came on one play: an 82-yard touchdown pass to Marcel Williams. Green also threw a pair of interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown....

Herd football opens C-USA play at WKU

Herd football opens C-USA play at WKU

Morgan, Griffith

September 25, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall football (2-1) will attempt to return to the win column Saturday at Houchens-Smith Stadium in its 7:30 p.m. matchup against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (1-3). “We have an opportunity this week to play one of the top teams in our conference,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said. ...

NC State hands Marshall first loss

NC State hands Marshall first loss

Sydney Shelton, Reporter

September 23, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

In front of the 12th-largest crowd in Joan C. Edwards Stadium’s history, NC State football defeated Marshall 37-20 Saturday and improved to 3-0 on the season. With the loss, the Herd moved to 2-1. NC State’s graduate quarterback Ryan Finley completed 23 of his 40 pass attempts for a season-high...

Herd football returns to field for rematch against NC State

Herd football returns to field for rematch against NC State

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall football (2-0) returns to Joan C. Edwards Stadium Saturday for its 7 p.m. matchup against NC State (2-0). “I think it’s a great opportunity for our program, our community and our fan base to showcase Marshall University on a national stage,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said. “What b...

Marshall-South Carolina matchup canceled

Marshall-South Carolina matchup canceled

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall football’s contest at South Carolina, originally scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m., has been canceled due to Hurricane Florence’s forecasted impact. “It’s the right thing to do,” Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick said. “The student-athletes’ welfare was our number one...

Marshall, South Carolina to battle Saturday

Marshall, South Carolina to battle Saturday

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

UPDATE (Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m.): Marshall's game at South Carolina has officially been canceled due to Hurricane Florence. Marshall and South Carolina officials are looking at possible alternative, including rescheduling the game for a later time or scheduling games against other opponents during their respe...

Steelers, Ravens invite Marshall equipment managers to training camps

Steelers, Ravens invite Marshall equipment managers to training camps

Derek Gilbert, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Two NFL teams welcomed Marshall Equipment managers to assist with the teams’ training camps over the summer. Kyle Powers and Jacob Frye assisted the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, respectively, performing duties such as setting up the field for practices and preparing players’ unifor...

Marshall football’s week two report card

Marshall football’s week two report card

Staff Report

September 11, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

REPORT CARD Marshall 32, Eastern Kentucky 16 OFFENSE: C+ Isaiah Green had another solid effort, completing 23-of-39 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns. Green did throw an interception, but it wasn’t his fault, as the ball bounced off Tyre Brady’s hands. Brady caught a touchdown and Obi O...

Herd football tops EKU in home opener

Herd football tops EKU in home opener

Derek GIlbert, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall Thundering Herd football defeated the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 32-16 Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The win moved Marshall to a record of 2-0, while EKU fell to a record of 1-1. “Every week, somebody gets beat that shouldn’t and that wasn’t us tonight,” Marshall head coach Doc Hol...

Herd opens home slate against Eastern Kentucky

Herd opens home slate against Eastern Kentucky

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall football looks to improve to 2-0 this season, as the Herd returns to Joan C. Edwards Stadium Saturday for a 6:30 p.m. matchup with the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. “Nobody needs to think this team is a team that is going to come in here and can’t play, because they can,” Marshall head coa...

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...