The Parthenon

Marshall track and field races to Conference USA Indoor Championships

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field

This past weekend, Marshall University track & field dominated in its final home meet of the 2018 spring season. The Herd now will turn its focus to the Conference USA Indoor Championships Saturday and Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama. In the team’s four indoor home meets, Marshall won a dual meet...

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...

Childress, Blazers edge Gore, Herd in #Play4Kay Game

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Basketball

A late surge by the Marshall women’s basketball team (7-17, 1-10 Conference USA) wasn’t enough to defeat UAB (20-3, 9-1 CUSA) Saturday afternoon at the Cam Henderson Center. The Blazers defeated the Herd, 69-62. “I challenged our team after Thursday,” head coach Tony Kemper said. “I just...

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,...

King, Golden Eagles outlast Herd women’s basketball in Hattiesburg

King, Golden Eagles outlast Herd women’s basketball in Hattiesburg

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Basketball

Southern Miss women’s basketball was too much for Marshall women’s basketball Sunday as the Golden Eagles downed the Herd, 70-61. With the loss, the Herd dropped to 7-15 overall (1-8 C-USA) while the Golden Eagles improved to 13-9 (5-4 C-USA). Golden Eagles’ redshirt senior guard Jayla King...

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...

Softball legend inspires Herd before season

Softball legend inspires Herd before season

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University softball celebrated its 25th year as a program at its 7th Annual Diamond Club Banquet Friday, while also introducing new players and staff. Those in attendance were introduced to 10 newcomers to the team, nine freshmen and one transfer, as well as a new coaching staff after former...

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...

D’Orazio conquers pressure, readies for senior season with Herd softball

D’Orazio conquers pressure, readies for senior season with Herd softball

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Every college athlete has certain amount of pressure put on them. Whether it’s how they perform in their sport or in the classroom, the pressure is felt almost every day. But, there’s an added pressure when an athlete performs so well that the new expectation is to always be great. Marshall Univ...

Herd snaps six-game skid, beats FIU

Herd snaps six-game skid, beats FIU

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Basketball

Marshall women’s basketball (7-13, 1-6 C-USA) secured its first in-conference victory Sunday afternoon with a 78-75 win in nail-biting fashion against FIU (6-14, 3-4 C-USA). “Obviously that feels really good; I’m proud of our team,” head coach Tony Kemper said. “(FIU) started the game really...

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 runs strong at 2018 Thundering Herd Invitational

Luke Creasy, Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field

Marshall track and field returned home this weekend with a strong performance inside the Chris Cline Indoor Athletics Facility at the 2018 Thundering Herd Invitational. Appalachian State won the meet with 132 points and Marshall finished second with 99, tallying two event wins and 21 top-10 finishes. Marshall...