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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...

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...