The Parthenon

Column: Herd hoops’ dominance just beginning

Column: Herd hoops’ dominance just beginning

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

As a journalist, I never like to give personal anecdotes in my stories. I pride myself in objectivity and hard news. But, in the words of the esteemed Marshall professor Dan Hollis: there's always an exception. Let's go back to 2014, when I was an 18-year-old (admittedly) cocky freshman at Marshall....

Clock strikes midnight on Herd’s magical season

Clock strikes midnight on Herd’s magical season

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, Showcase, SPORTS

SAN DIEGO—After a season in which it defied preseason odds by winning the Conference USA Championship and its first-ever NCAA Tournament game, the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers, 94-71, Sunday night at Viejas Arena. “Proud of our kids,”...

Marshall men’s basketball prepares for ‘Press Virginia’

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

March 17, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, SPORTS

SAN DIEGO — In what is expected to be a matchup of clashing styles of play, all eyes will be focused on the Mountain State Sunday night at Viejas Arena, for the first matchup between the two Division I programs in West Virginia since 2015. It will also be the first time in history that Marshall and...

History made, in the making as Herd wins game one

History made, in the making as Herd wins game one

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, Showcase, SPORTS

SAN DIEGO — Kelly green invaded Viejas Arena Friday morning at San Diego State University, as the Marshall men’s basketball team made history and downed Wichita State 81-75, to win its first-ever NCAA Tournament contest. Marshall, the 13 seed in the East region, extended its winning streak to...

Selection Sunday viewing party draws large crowd

Selection Sunday viewing party draws large crowd

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, SPORTS

Marshall Athletics invited the public to the Henderson Center Sunday evening to celebrate Herd men’s hoops’ Conference USA title and watch the selection show that determined the Thundering Herd’s NCAA Tournament destiny in the opening round. About 30 minutes into the show, Marshall was announced...

From champions to underdogs: confident Herd readies for the Big Dance

From champions to underdogs: confident Herd readies for the Big Dance

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, Showcase, SPORTS

As Marshall men’s basketball approaches Friday’s first round NCAA Tournament matchup against the Wichita State Shockers (25-7 overall, 14-4 American Athletic Conference), the Herd shifts from conference champion to tournament underdog. “We had our celebration,” junior guard Jon Elmore said....

CHAMPS AT LAST

CHAMPS AT LAST

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 11, 2018


Filed under Conference USA Tournament, Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

FRISCO, Texas — After 31 years of anticipation, the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team earned a bid to the ‘Big Dance’—the NCAA Tournament—Saturday night after defeating the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at the Ford Center at the Star. The Herd’s down to the wire, 67-66 v...

One game away: Herd earns rematch with WKU for NCAA berth

One game away: Herd earns rematch with WKU for NCAA berth

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Conference USA Tournament, Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

FRISCO, Texas—Junior guard Jon Elmore scored a team-high 26 points Friday afternoon as Marshall men’s basketball accomplished a decisive 85-75 semifinal win against Southern Miss at the Ford Center at The Star. With the win, the Herd advances to its second-straight Conference USA Championship Game ...

Won, not done: One down, two to go for Herd men’s hoops

Won, not done: One down, two to go for Herd men’s hoops

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Conference USA Tournament, Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

FRISCO, Texas—Thundering Herd men’s basketball advanced to its third-straight Conference USA Tournament semifinal round Thursday night at the Ford Center at the Star, with a 95-81 defeat of the UTSA Roadrunners. The Herd will face Southern Miss Friday at 12:30 p.m. CST (1:30 p.m. EST), as ...

Marshall men’s hoops hunts for Conference USA Championship title, NCAA Tournament bid

Marshall men’s hoops hunts for Conference USA Championship title, NCAA Tournament bid

Luke Creasy, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball competes in the Conference USA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament this week at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. After closing out the regular season with a 76-67 win over then-No. 24 Middle Tennessee, the Herd edged UTSA for the fourth seed and a guaranteed...

Herd men’s basketball routs Charlotte on senior night 103-75

Herd men’s basketball routs Charlotte on senior night 103-75

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Senior guard Ot Elmore played his final minutes at the Cam Henderson Center Saturday night, as Marshall men’s basketball produced a 103-75 victory over the Charlotte 49ers on senior night. “That was the most fun I’ve had playing basketball in a long time,” junior guard Jon Elmore said. ...

ODU serves Herd season sweep

ODU serves Herd season sweep

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball couldn’t battle back from Old Dominion’s 21 second-chance points in a nail-biting conference showdown, dropping an 84-79 decision to the Monarchs Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center. “The physicality got to us,” junior guard Jon Elmore said. “We ha...