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Track and field runs away with Catamount Classic win

Luke Creasy, Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field

Marshall track and field scored 166 team points this weekend as it won the Catamount Classic. The Herd outlasted host school Western Carolina by 26 points.  Head coach Jeff Small said the points were tight in the beginning, but strong performances launched Marshall to the top of the standings. “It...

Herd baseball earns first sweep of season

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

Thundering Herd baseball tallied its first series sweep of the season this weekend in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, winning all three games against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (17-15, 5-7 C-USA). With the sweep, the Herd is now back to a winning overall record (14-13, 4-8 C-USA) and no longer...

Herd cheer caps historic season, earns third place at NCA Collegiate Cheer Championship

Herd cheer caps historic season, earns third place at NCA Collegiate Cheer Championship

Luke Creasy, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Cheerleading, SPORTS

From Frisco, Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico to San Diego, California, the Marshall cheerleading squad has supported Thundering Herd athletics on some of the nation’s largest stages this season. This past weekend, the Marshall cheer squad moved from the sidelines to center stage, taking third place i...

Softball takes two of three from UTSA

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall softball clinched its three-game series against UTSA 2-1 this past weekend in San Antonio, Texas. In day one of play, a Saturday doubleheader, the Herd (18-20-1, 8-6-1 C-USA) won the first game 3-0 and the second game 4-2. In the series, senior outfielder Jordan Colliflower extended her hittin...

Herd baseball suffers home sweep against FAU, falls to last in Conference USA

Herd baseball suffers home sweep against FAU, falls to last in Conference USA

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

After achieving a 10-4 win-loss record to start the season, the Marshall baseball team lost eight of its next nine games, including a three-game sweep at the hands of Florida Atlantic over the weekend at Appalachian Power Park. “Every team is going to go through some adversity,” head coach Jeff W...

Herd softball drops two of three against FIU

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Thundering Herd softball dropped two of its three games against Conference USA east region rival Florida International this past weekend at Dot Hicks Field. With the series loss, the Herd falls to 15-18-1 overall and 6-5-1 in conference. “Success is fleeting, and it leaves you the second you think...

Women’s soccer finalizes 2018 signing class

Luke Creasy, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Soccer

After adding another name to the roster this past week, the Marshall women’s soccer roster is complete for the 2018 season, bringing in both local and international talent to the program. The signing class includes midfielder Laura Farrelly (New South Wales, Australia), goalkeeper Lindsay Langley (Spr...

Column: Herd hoops’ dominance just beginning

Column: Herd hoops’ dominance just beginning

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

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....

Holliday addresses media before first spring practice

Holliday addresses media before first spring practice

Luke Creasy, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall University football is readying for the upcoming season, as the spring practice season is scheduled to begin this week. Marshall is coming off an 8-win season, including a New Mexico Bowl victory, after finishing the previous year with three wins. The program returns many players from last yea...

Herd softball loses series against FAU, remains third in conference standings

Herd softball loses series against FAU, remains third in conference standings

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

A strong series-opening game was hindered by consecutive losses over the weekend, as Marshall softball (14-16-1, 5-3-1 C-USA) dropped two of three games on the road at fellow Conference USA foe Florida Atlantic (19-16, 7-2 C-USA). “We worked hard to battle back after falling behind early,” head c...

Clock strikes midnight on Herd’s magical season

Clock strikes midnight on Herd’s magical season

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, Showcase, SPORTS

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, SPORTS

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...