The Parthenon

Thundering Herd not overlooking Morgan State

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor

September 8, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

With their bye week in the books, the Marshall Thundering Herd football team now turns its focus to opening week as they prepare to face NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) school Morgan State. Morgan State enters the matchup 0-1 on the year after falling to fellow FBS school Holy Cross, 51-24, in...

Herd football preparing for difficult Conference-USA schedule

Jacob Griffith, Reporter

September 5, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

The first week of college football season is always action-packed, but the opening week of the 2016 season has provided more surprises than fans and players had expected, especially with the outcomes of a handful of Conference-USA games. Pundits all expected that the conference would be improved this...

Bye week, but no off-week for Herd football

Bye week, but no off-week for Herd football

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor

September 1, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Before Marshall head coach Doc Holiday opened his first press conference of the 2016 season, a member of the media attempted to have some fun with the Hurricane native, summing up the mentality of the entire team in the process: “Is it game week yet?” With the Herd starting its season o...

From football to the future, Gilbert enjoys it all

From football to the future, Gilbert enjoys it all

Brooke Estep, Reporter

August 30, 2016


Filed under Football, NEWS, Showcase

President Jerry Gilbert’s interests this fall vary from football, to family and future plans for Marshall University. “I’m a freshman president,” Gilbert said, laughing. “It’s exciting to be on campus in the fall because it’s a new beginning.” Gilbert said he continues to l...

Marshall football dismisses safety Tiquan Lang

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor

August 26, 2016


Filed under Football, NEWS, SPORTS

Senior safety Tiquan Lang has been dismissed from the Marshall football program. In a Friday statement, head coach John “Doc” Holiday said that Lang was dismissed “due to a violation of team rules and policies.” Lang was a key piece of the Marshall defense last season. In 11 games, the sa...

Marshall football’s Reavis looking to bounce back after fallout at Virginia Tech

Danielle Wright, Reporter

April 13, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Marshall University football program recently welcomed safety C.J. Reavis as a junior transfer. Reavis joined the Herd after being dismissed from Virginia Tech University for an unspecified violation following his freshman season and attending East Mississippi Community College last season. Saddle...

Holliday talks team strengths and position battles as team heads into spring practices

Holliday talks team strengths and position battles as team heads into spring practices

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor

March 28, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University head coach Doc Holliday held his annual press conference prior to the start of spring football this Monday at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Despite seven starters gone from last year’s defense, including Conference-USA Defensive Player of the Year Evan McKelvey, Holliday said hi...

Column: Pro scouts taking notice of Herd’s football program

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Almost a year ago today, nine NFL scouts filed into Marshall’s facility to evaluate 12 Herd seniors heading into the NFL draft. My, how times have changed for the program. After another 10-win season and a third-straight bowl victory, it was clear NFL teams are starting to pay more attention to Doc ...

Van Horn gets another chance to raise NFL Draft stock in sixth year

Van Horn gets another chance to raise NFL Draft stock in sixth year

Christian Hisman, Reporter

March 9, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Senior offensive lineman Clint Van Horn was recently granted a sixth-year of eligibility to suit up for Marshall University next season, which gives him the opportunity to potentially raise his NFL Draft stock.  The NCAA made the 6-foot-5, 322-pound tackle eligible for his sixth collegiate season ...

Marshall hires new running backs coach

February 11, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall University’s football team added former Youngstown State University’s Pepe Pearson to fill the program’s void at running backs coach Wednesday, head coach Doc Holliday announced. Pearson joins Marshall after one season with the Youngstown State football program as its running backs co...

Seven home games and ACC schools highlight Herd’s 2016 football schedule

February 5, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Marshall University football program announced its 2016 regular season schedule Thursday. The Herd will play seven home games, the most since 1996. Headlining those seven home contests is a game against the ACC’s University of Louisville Sept. 24. Just a week after hosting Louisville, the Her...

Marshall football announces 2016 recruiting class

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Football, SPORTS

With yet another National Signing Day in the books, it was finally time for Marshall University football head coach Doc Holliday and the rest of the football program to show off its additions for next season. When the clock struck 3 p.m. Wednesday and all the National Letters of Intent (NLI’s) had be...