The Parthenon

Far from home, Penava thrives at collegiate level

Far from home, Penava thrives at collegiate level

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

Approximately 4,909 miles east of the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, West Virginia, exists the southeastern European city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzogovina—birthplace and home of Marshall University men’s basketball starting forward, Ajdin Penava. As the 6-foot-9, 220-pound junior approaches...

Burks, Herd sweep Rice, North Texas

Burks, Herd sweep Rice, North Texas

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball clinched two road wins this past weekend in Texas against Rice and North Texas. The Herd improved to 19-8 overall and 10-4 in conference play following the sweep of the Texas schools. Junior guard C.J. Burks influenced both Herd victories. In Thursday night’s win agais...

Herd men’s basketball thrives in front of home crowd

Herd men’s basketball thrives in front of home crowd

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball returned home to the Cam Henderson Center over the weekend and won both games in a two-game home stand against Conference USA opponents Florida International and Florida Atlantic. Marshall has now played 15 of its 17 home games on the 2017-2018 schedule and will play four...

Herd men’s basketball battles past FIU

Herd men’s basketball battles past FIU

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball (16-8, 7-4 C-USA) edged the FIU Panthers (11-4, 5-7 C-USA) 76-66 Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center. “It was an ugly win,” junior guard Jon Elmore said.  “I thought we struggled a bit here and there, but we pieced together a win. I thought we played hard,...

Marshall men’s basketball secures first win in El Paso

Marshall men’s basketball secures first win in El Paso

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball outlasted UTEP Saturday evening in the Herd’s first-ever victory in El Paso, Texas, 74-65. Not only did the Herd walk away with the win, but junior guard C.J. Burks reached 1,000 career points during the game. He finished with 16 points, while junior guard Jon Elmore...

Herd men’s basketball finishes Texas two-step, takes on UTEP

Herd men’s basketball finishes Texas two-step, takes on UTEP

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Following its clash with the UTSA Roadrunners Thursday, the Marshall  University men’s basketball team continues its swing through the Lone Star State when it takes on the UTEP Miners Saturday evening at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The Herd is looking to bounce back from a road loss this past S...

Herd hoops fights for first place, falls to WKU in rematch

Herd hoops fights for first place, falls to WKU in rematch

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.— More than 7,300 fans filed into E.A. Diddle Arena Saturday night to witness a Conference USA men’s basketball showdown between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. After a physical, foul-laden 40 minutes of play in front of a sold-out crowd, the He...

Herd hoops healthy for the Hilltoppers, hostile environment

Herd hoops healthy for the Hilltoppers, hostile environment

Luke Creasy, The Parthenon

January 25, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

After defeating Middle Tennessee State and UAB at home last week, the Marshall men’s basketball team has its sight set on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Marshall (14-6, 5-2 C-USA) will take to the road for a Saturday night rematch with the Hilltoppers (14-6, 6-1 C-USA)—but this time in a sold-out Diddle...

Burks, defense clinch overtime win for Marshall Men’s Basketball

Burks, defense clinch overtime win for Marshall Men’s Basketball

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

January 21, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball (14-6, 5-2 CUSA) won Saturday night over UAB (13-7, 4-3 CUSA) in overtime in front of a packed Cam Henderson Center by a score of 86-78. With the victory, Marshall knocked off the top two teams in the Conference USA men’s basketball preseason poll in the same week. ...

Herd defense stifles reigning champs

Herd defense stifles reigning champs

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball (13-6, 4-2 C-USA) won decisively against Conference USA-leading Middle Tennessee (13-5, 5-1 C-USA) Thursday evening at the Henderson Center. The Herd improves to 11-1 at home this season after its 73-63 win over the reigning two-time conference champion. “We were fired ...

Conference announces new site for 2018, 2019 basketball championships

Conference announces new site for 2018, 2019 basketball championships

Jacob Griffith, Reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

The 2018 and 2019 Conference USA Basketball Championships will be held at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, commissioner Judy MacLeod announced in a press conference Tuesday. Ford Center at The Star is the home of the Dallas Cowboys’ world headquarters. “It’s really an exciting ...

Marshall men’s basketball wins thriller over North Texas

Patrick O’Leary, Reporter

March 5, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

The Marshall University men’s basketball team won a thriller Saturday on senior night over North Texas by a final score of 106-104. The game featured nine lead changes, including the final scoring change with senior Ryan Taylor’s layup with 6.9 seconds to go to give Marshall the lead. The Herd was...