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Marshall football announces 2017 schedule

Marshall football announces 2017 schedule

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor

January 26, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall university football team announced its 2017 schedule via Twitter Thursday afternoon. Marshall opens their campaign Sept. 2 at home against Miami (OH). The Herd last faced off against the Mid-American Conference program in 2014, knocking them off in a 42-27 win in Oxford, Ohio. Overall,...

Hilltoppers brutalize Marshall in final game of season

Hilltoppers brutalize Marshall in final game of season

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor

November 27, 2016


Filed under Football, MUTV, Showcase, SPORTS

They came. They saw. They conquered. That’s the easiest way to sum up Western Kentucky’s 60-6 thumping of the Marshall Thundering Herd Saturday night. With no hope of making a bowl game, Saturday’s contest was the team’s last of the season, a chance to finish strong on national television...

Forty-six years later, time stands still

Forty-six years later, time stands still

Brooke Estep, Reporter

November 14, 2016


Filed under Football, NEWS, Showcase

“And in this moment once every year, throughout the town, throughout the school, time stands still.” These words from “We Are Marshall” ring in the ears of every Huntingtonian when November comes, year after year. If you asked, many would tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing t...

Marshall throttles MTSU in emotion-filled game

Troy Alexander, Reporter

November 13, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Sporting their black uniforms and new helmets honoring the "Young Thundering Herd," the Marshall Thundering Herd earned an emotional 42-17 home victory over Middle Tennessee Saturday night. Marshall started the game off fast. The defense forced a turnover on the fifth play of the game, when Middle...

An unbroken bond between two rival schools: ECU, MU

An unbroken bond between two rival schools: ECU, MU

Rick Farlow, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

It was a brisk fall night at Dowdy-Ficklen stadium. The Marshall University football team had traveled south to Greenville, North Carolina to take on East Carolina University for their second to last game of the season. The crowd roared as Marshall was down 14-17 with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter. W...

Herd put season, bowl hopes on line

Herd put season, bowl hopes on line

Jacob Griffith, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

With just four games remaining, the Marshall Thundering Herd find themselves backed into a corner sitting at 2-6 overall on the year, their streak of three-straight bowl-eligible seasons hanging in the balance. The biggest issue facing the Big Green this season has been the struggles on offense. Marshall ra...

Herd lose Selby for season

Staff Reports

November 3, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Starting offensive lineman Michael Selby will miss the rest of the 2016 season with an arm injury, head football coach Doc Holliday announced this week. Selby had missed the Herd’s previous two games with the same injury. Holliday announced Tuesday that Selby had successful surgery, forcing him to sit out...

Column: Deferring not a bad plan for Marshall football

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under COLUMN, Football, SPORTS

It’s a long way up from the bottom of the barrel, and that’s where the Marshall football team finds itself with a 2-5 record on the season. It has been years since the Herd have been Conference- USA bottom-feeders and in that time, Doc Holliday has largely stuck to his guns, not needing to change...

Herd football can start win-streak against Charlotte

Herd football can start win-streak against Charlotte

Troy Alexander, Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

A week after earning their first conference win of the season, the Thundering Herd will try to earn its second conference win this weekend against the Charlotte 49ers. The Herd is coming off a late win it earned with an impressive goal line stand in the final minute of play versus Florida Atlantic ...

Thundering Herd look to avoid 5-peat

Thundering Herd look to avoid 5-peat

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter

October 13, 2016


Filed under Football, NEWS, Showcase

Coming off a loss to University of North Texas in their Conference USA opener last weekend, the Marshall University football team accomplished something they previously never had under head coach Doc Holliday – lose four games in a row. Now, as the Herd inch closer to its homecoming showdown against Florida A...

Marshall tight end named to midseason Mackey Award watch list

October 13, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall tight end Ryan Yurachek has been named to the John Mackey Award’s midseason watch list, the Marshall University Athletics Department announced Wednesday afternoon. The Mackey Award is annually given to the most outstanding tight end in all of NCAA Division 1 college football. Through his...

Marshall football begins Conference USA play Saturday

Marshall football begins Conference USA play Saturday

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Fresh off their third-consecutive loss, Marshall University’s football team now turns its attention to the Herd’s first Conference-USA opponent of the season, the University of North Texas Mean Green. The Herd and the Mean Green have only met two previous times, both games being played in the frie...