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Davis’ kickoff returns propel Herd to season opening victory

Davis’ kickoff returns propel Herd to season opening victory

Adam Rogers, Sports Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall football’s 2017 season shot off like a cannon Saturday night with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from redshirt junior Keion Davis. The Thundering Herd could not have blocked any better on the opening kickoff, quite honestly. Once Davis got to the 25-yard line, there was no one...

Marshall women’s soccer earns its first victory

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Herdzone The Marshall women’s soccer team earned its first win of the 2017 season Sunday, defeating Gardner-Webb 1-0 in overtime at Hoops Family field. Marshall dominated the stat lines in the first half. Mary Lawman led the team in shots with three and all of them were on target. Rene Ross and...

Herd launch season with win over RedHawks

Herd launch season with win over RedHawks

Brigham Ward, For The Parthenon

September 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

The Thundering Herd defeated the Miami RedHawks Saturday during their first home matchup at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, with a score of 31-26. The Herd’s offense proved superior throughout the game, set in motion by junior running back Keion Davis’s 99-yard return touchdown near the beginnin...

Football: Bonds Built Not Just on the Field

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Football, SPORTS

“Obviously, there isn’t a whole lot to be said, they’re a good football team, we aren’t a good football team right now. We did not meet the standards and expectations that should be met around here this year and we will go back to work tomorrow to make sure this never happens again,” Thundering...

HerdZone Stadium Store to open for game day

Staff Report

August 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, SPORTS

Sebastian Moris Construction at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards Stadium is coming to a close, with the newly installed bookstore and concourse being open for Saturday’s game. “Our first official opening will be the home game,” Mike Campbell, manager of University Bookstore operations, said. ...

Marching Thunder prepares for eventful season

Buffy Six, Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, SPORTS

File Photo Just as Marshall football is gearing up for the start of its season against the Miami (Ohio) Red Hawks, the Marching Thunder is gearing up for its season as well with a new halftime show titled “Light ‘em Up.” “Stepping out onto the field is a rush you really can’t explain to an...

Doc Holliday to fans: You. Matter.

Doc Holliday to fans: You. Matter.

Doc Holliday, Marshall Football Head Coach

August 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Thundering Herd students: In football there are coaches and trainers, quarterbacks and defensive linemen, those who play on special teams and those who may never see a snap but make our program better every single day by what they give on and off the field. Students are as important as any ot...

Chase Litton: new year, new man

Luke Creasy, For The Parthenon

August 31, 2017


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Quarterback Chase Litton took Herd Nation by storm in his true freshman year, in turn, setting the bar high for his sophomore campaign, as well as the rest of his time in a Marshall uniform. After disappearing in what were two of the biggest home games on the schedule, a Top 5 Louisville Cardinals te...

Marshall Football welcomes new faces and a new attitude in 2017 season

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Football, SPORTS

With college football right around the corner, the Marshall football team is getting ready to start their 2017-18 campaign Saturday at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium against Miami Ohio. The all-time series between the Herd and the Red Hawks weighs heavily in favor of Miami, 30-12, although Marshall has ma...

Marshall approves alcohol sales at Joan C. Edwards Stadium

Staff Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Football, NEWS

Fans attending football games for the 2017 season will be able to purchase both beer and wine, however there will be sections of the stadium that will be designated as alcohol-free. The Marshall University Board of Governors voted unanimously to allow the sale of alcholic beverages at the Joan C. Edward...

Hurricane Harvey hits close to home for Yurachek

Hurricane Harvey hits close to home for Yurachek

Danite Belay, Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Football, NEWS, Showcase, SPORTS

With the first football game of the season approaching, Marshall University tight end Ryan Yurachek did not expect to have any thoughts on his mind other than getting ready to play the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Saturday. This was until catastrophic flooding and devastating weather from Hurricane Harvey ...

Men’s soccer suffers loss to Evansville

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The Thundering Herd Men’s Soccer continued its 2017 regular season fresh off head coach Chris Grassie’s 100th career win Sunday evening. The team had a quick turnaround match just 48-hours after their season opener at Hoops Family Field, which ended in defeat at the hands of Evansville University,...