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Herd football to kick off 2019 season with home opener against VMI

Taylor Huddleston, Assistant Sports Editor

August 27, 2019

The 20thmeeting between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Virginia Military Institute Keydets kicks off the 2019 football season in Huntington this weekend. Conference USA announced the Herd is predicted to finish first in the East Division. Between the two teams, Marshall holds the winning rec...

Thundering Herd, Fighting Irish to meet in 2022

Prior to its game against Middle Tennessee, Marshall football specialists warm up in the background as a football remains in the end zone.

Taylor Huddleston, Reporter

March 4, 2019

Marshall University Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick announced Monday that the Marshall football team will travel to the University of Notre Dame for the first time in school history. Hamrick said that he is looking forward to a great atmosphere when the two teams meet. Marshall University’s athletic...

National Signing Day Central 2019: Marshall Football

Marshall head coach Doc Holliday looks on during warmups before Marshall's game against Middle Tennessee on Oct. 5, 2018.

Kieran Intemann, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019

With 17 prospects already signed for the class of 2019, Marshall head coach Doc Holliday already has a head start on building his complete recruiting class for the upcoming year. Below, The Parthenon’s sports editor, Kieran Intemann, will address each of the recruits already signed with the Thundering...

Marshall football elevates Price to co-DC, adds to 2019 coaching staff

Marshall head football coach Doc Holliday leaves the field following warmups during the Thundering Herd’s 2018 season opener at Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 1, 2018. Holliday announced three additions to the coaching staff on Monday.

Kieran Intemann, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019

Marshall football’s signing day festivities don’t begin until Wednesday, but that does not mean the Thundering Herd has been stagnant in making moves. Thundering Herd head football coach Doc Holliday announced multiple additions to his coaching staff and changed the roles of two current coaches Monday...

Marshall’s 2019 football schedule released

Marshall football proceeds with one of its with spring practices last season in the background of an official Marshall practice ball.

Kieran Intemann, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019

Marshall football’s 2019 opponents were already known, but the order in which the Herd will play the 12 teams on its schedule was unknown to the public until Thursday.   Marshall unveiled its schedule, which features seven home contests at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, on Thursday. The Thundering...

Malik Gant declares for NFL Draft

Safety Malik Gant celebrates an interception against Florida Atlantic on Oct. 20, 2018. Gant declared for the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday.

Kieran Intemann, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019

Marshall football’s leader of the secondary is leaving the school to pursue a childhood dream.   Redshirt junior safety Malik Gant announced on Thursday that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.   “I have aspired to play in the National Football...

Herd conquers Bulls in Gasparilla Bowl, extends bowl win streak

Head coach Doc Holliday (center) holds up the 2018 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl trophy following Marshall's 38-20 win over South Florida

Kieran Intemann, Sports Editor

December 21, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. – Marshall football’s bowl game win streak reached seven games Thursday night, as the Thundering Herd (9-4, 6-2 C-USA) defeated South Florida (7-6, 3-5 American), 38-20, in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium.   Head coach Doc Holliday, who is a pe...

Bowl-bound Herd headed to Tampa

Redshirt senior running back Anthony Anderson and Senior wide receiver Tyre Brady during Marshall's game against Middle Tennessee.

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

December 4, 2018

The Marshall University football team found out Sunday afternoon that it will face the University of South Florida in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl Dec. 20 in Tampa, Florida. The Herd finished the regular season 8-4 and will be making its fifth bowl appearance in the past six seasons. Under Mar...

Herd football week 14 report card

Marshall head coach Doc Holliday on the sidelines of Marshall's matchup against Virginia Tech.

Staff Report

December 4, 2018

OFFENSE: D- Sure, the offense put 20 points on the board, but 14 of those points came in the fourth quarter when the game was well in hand. Virginia Tech’s defense made Isaiah Green look like a freshman for the first three quarters, and Tyre Brady had just two catches for 24 yards. The only bright ...

Offensive struggles lead to blowout loss against Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech redshirt junior quarterback Ryan Willis passes over Marshall’s defense in the Hokies’ 41-20 defeat of the Herd. Willis completes 18 of his 26 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns.

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

December 4, 2018

Marshall football struggled in the red zone Saturday in its 41-20 loss to Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium. With the loss, Marshall finished its regular season 8-4, while Virginia Tech finished at 6-6, making the Hokies bowl eligible for the 26th consecutive season. “We moved the ball up and down t...

Marshall football to face Virginia Tech in Blacksburg

Junior wide receiver Obi Obialo celebrates a touchdown reception in Marshall’s game against Middle Tennessee. Obialo is one of Marshall’s most productive receivers.

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

November 27, 2018

The Marshall University football team (8-3) looks to add one more win to their regular season record as the Herd travels to Blacksburg, Virginia, to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies (5-6) Saturday at noon at Lane Stadium. “Offensively they will be a handful, and on defense they are going to force...

Herd football week 13 report card

Marshall senior wide receiver Tyre Brady dives for the end zone against EKU in a recent home game. The play results in a touchdown.

Staff Report

November 27, 2018

STAFF REPORT OFFENSE: C+ Only 14 of the Herd’s 28 points were scored on this side of the ball. Isaiah Green threw a pair of touchdown passes to Tyre Brady, who is closing in on a 1,000-yard season and has nine TD receptions this year. Green did throw a pair of interceptions and both were ill-advis...