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Expectations rising for Marshall basketball

Expectations rising for Marshall basketball

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

When the preseason AP Top 25 college basketball poll was released a week ago, just one team from Conference USA had any consideration – Marshall, which received one 25th-place vote. The expectations for the Thundering Herd in 2018-19 are lofty after winning the school’s first conference champions...

Herd football report card

Herd football report card

Staff Report

November 6, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

STAFF REPORT OFFENSE: F This was by far the worst offensive performance of the season for the Herd and arguably a performance reminiscent of the pitiful 2016 season. Marshall failed to gain 250 yards on offense for the first time since the UTSA game in 2017 (a 9-7 loss), averaged a measly 1.4 yards...

Men’s basketball rides defense to defeat West Virginia Wesleyan

Men’s basketball rides defense to defeat West Virginia Wesleyan

Sydney Shelton, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

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...

Herd football takes on Southern Miss

Herd football takes on Southern Miss

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University football team (5-2, 3-1 Conference USA) fights for a C-USA championship berth and its third consecutive win Saturday at 3 p.m. against Southern Miss (3-4, 2-2 C-USA) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. “We have a great challenge going to Southern Miss, they have a great tradition,”...

New softball coach readies for Marshall tenure

New softball coach readies for Marshall tenure

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

After nine years as head softball coach for the University of Kansas, Megan Smith moved east this summer and took over as Marshall University softball’s new head coach. Smith, a Walkertown, North Carolina, native and University of North Carolina alumna, was officially hired by Marshall in mid-July. ...

Men’s basketball outlasts Glenville State

Men’s basketball outlasts Glenville State

Taylor Huddleston, Contributor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

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...

Men’s soccer falls to No. 17 Wright State

Derek GIlbert, Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, SPORTS

The Marshall Thundering Herd men’s soccer team fell short to the No. 17 Wright State Raiders 3-1 Tuesday at Hoops Family Field. The loss brought Marshall to 5-8-2 (1-3-1 C-USA), while Wright State improved to 12-1-2 (5-0-1 Horizon) for the 2018 campaign. Marshall head coach Chris Grassie said...

Women’s soccer plays to draw against Louisiana Tech

Derek Gilbert, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Soccer

The Marshall Thundering Herd women’s soccer team played to a 2-2 draw Sunday against Louisiana Tech at Hoops Family Field. The draw brought the Herd to 5-8-3 (3-5-1 C-USA) on the year and moved the Lady Techsters to 11-5-2 (4-3-2 C-USA) for the 2018 campaign. Marshall head coach Kevin Long said th...

Grading the Herd’s week eight performance

Grading the Herd’s week eight performance

Staff Report

October 23, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

STAFF REPORT OFFENSE: B The pass game still needs some work, but Alex Thomson looked much more comfortable in the pocket than he did a few weeks ago against Middle Tennessee. Thomson only threw for 102 yards, but he had a pair of TD passes to tight end Armani Levias and did not turn the ball over. The ...

Herd volleyball drops match to UTSA

Sydney Shelton, Reporter

October 21, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Volleyball

Marshall University’s volleyball team lost to UTSA 3-1 Sunday at the Cam Henderson Center. With the win, UTSA improved to 16-5 (8-1 C-USA) and Marshall fell to 10-13 (3-6 C-USA). “We knew we had to play at an optimal level and there were times that we did, and I thought we were pretty equal,” Ma...

Herd football claims crucial C-USA victory

Herd football claims crucial C-USA victory

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

October 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Five Florida Atlantic turnovers led to a 31-7 Marshall win Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. With the win, the Herd improved to 5-2 (3-1 Conference USA) while FAU moved to 3-4 (1-2 C-USA). “I said last week it was our most complete game up to date and I think this week topped that,” ...

Gallery: Herd Madness

Richard Crank, Photographer

October 20, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES, Men's Basketball, SPORTS