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Men’s basketball rides defense to defeat West Virginia Wesleyan

Men’s basketball rides defense to defeat West Virginia Wesleyan

Sydney Shelton, Reporter

November 2, 2018

The Marshall men’s basketball team defeated West Virginia Wesleyan 83-65 Thursday at the Cam Henderson Center in its final exhibition game of the season. “I thought the energy all around was a lot better,” senior guard Jon Elmore said. “We gave up about half as many points as we gave up last...

Men’s basketball outlasts Glenville State

Men’s basketball outlasts Glenville State

Taylor Huddleston, Contributor

October 30, 2018

The Marshall Thundering Herd returned to the Cam Henderson Center Sunday and defeated Glenville State College 113-108 in its first exhibition game of the season. “I thought we contested most of (Glenville’s shots), but when you shoot like that, it runs you out of kilter,” Marshall head coach D...

Gallery: Herd Madness

Richard Crank, Photographer

October 20, 2018

High school students renovate men’s basketball locker room

High school students renovate men’s basketball locker room

Derek Gilbert, Reporter

October 16, 2018

Cabell County high school students completed installation of new lockers in the Cam Henderson Center for Marshall University’s men’s basketball team. The students, who are taking vocational classes through Cabell County Career and Technology Center, have been working on the installation of the lock...

Column: Herd hoops’ dominance just beginning

Column: Herd hoops’ dominance just beginning

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...