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Herd football has first three game losing streak since 2010

Herd football has first three game losing streak since 2010

Joseph Ashley, Reporter

October 2, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University was defeated by the University of Pittsburgh Panthers 43 – 27 Saturday. This is the first time since 2010 Marshall has had a three game losing streak. “We got it to a one score and couldn’t finish it,” Marshall University head coach Doc Holliday said. “Every goa...

Marshall football hits road for first time in 2016

Marshall football hits road for first time in 2016

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter

September 29, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

After falling to number-three Louisville last week in a lopsided affair, Marshall nowfaces yet another tough test against their second straight Atlantic Coastal Conference opponent, the Pittsburgh Panthers. Marshall enters Saturday’s showdown in the midst of their first two-game losing streak...

C-USA commissioner on hand for Louisville game

Rick Farlow, Reporter

September 29, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod was at Joan C. Edwards Stadium last Saturday as Marshall took on Louisville. The commissioner took questions from the press before the game to talk about the state of the conference and the impact that Marshall’s game against Louisville had. “Our AD’s...

Morrell makes most of first career start

Morrell makes most of first career start

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter

September 26, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

With the Louisville Cardinals on the schedule, this was shaping up to one of the biggest seasons in Marshall football history. But when game week arrived, the Thundering Herd were dealt a harsh blow – starting quarterback Chase Litton would miss the game. What’s more is that freshman quarterb...

Louisville Cardinals defeat Thundering Herd

Louisville Cardinals defeat Thundering Herd

Joseph Ashley and Bob Wojcieszak

September 25, 2016


Filed under Football, GALLERIES, Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University Thundering Herd was defeated by the Louisville Cardinals, 59-28, Saturday. This breaks the four game winning streak Marshall had over Louisville. “There’s no question that’s an excellent team we just got done playing, and that quarterback is a special guy,” Mar...

Phone charging stations installed in football stadium

Phone charging stations installed in football stadium

Rick Farlow, Reporter

September 23, 2016


Filed under Football, NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University and technology company, Brightbox Inc., teamed up over the football offseason to bring secure phone charging stations to the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Before the 2016-17 football season, Brightbox Inc. installed five charging stations throughout different parts of the stadiu...

Louisville game expected to draw capacity crowd

Louisville game expected to draw capacity crowd

Rick Farlow, Reporter

September 23, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

A capacity crowd is expected this Saturday at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium for Marshall’s home football game against the University of Louisville, with an estimate of 39,000-40,000 attendees. Almost 6,200 available student tickets and Marshall Maniacs memberships were distributed by Wednesday, three...

Herd seeks second win over Akron

Herd seeks second win over Akron

Troy Alexander, Reporter

September 15, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

A week after defeating the Morgan State Bears 62-0, Marshall looks to start their first winning streak of the season versus the Akron Zips. The Zips come to the Joan C. Edwards Stadium with a 1-1 record after a 54-10 loss to Wisconsin last week. This will be the 13th time that Marshall and Akron ...

A letter from head football coach Doc Holliday

A letter from head football coach Doc Holliday

John “Doc” Holliday

September 8, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Thundering Herd students, It’s time. There are 128 FBS programs and Marshall is the only one yet to play. That changes Saturday evening at 6 p.m., when the Thundering Herd will host Morgan State in our season opener. It is the first of seven home games this season — the first time that has ...

Herd football considers benefits of bye-week

Alexis Leach, Reporter

September 8, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Marshall University football team will host their home opener against Morgan State Sept. 10 after a bye their first week. This game will be the start of the 12-week schedule with no breaks in the forecast. Head coach Doc Holliday said, “This is the first time I’ve ever played or coached...

Scouting Report: Morgan State

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor

September 8, 2016


Filed under Football, OPINION, SPORTS

As Marshall football gears up for their week one meeting with Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) program Morgan State, it’s time to hit the film room and breakdown the tape on the Herd’s first opponent of the new season. Last time out Morgan State is coming off a pretty embarrassing loss ...

Column: Football season is the best season

Savanah Matney, Contributor

September 8, 2016


Filed under COLUMN, Football

For many of us, our favorite time of year has arrived: football season. Most college programs kicked off their football season last week and there were many amazing highlights. Oklahoma with a surprising loss, USC with a huge upset and some plays that were uncalled for. College football is the best season. I...