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WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor

February 13, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS

Men’s Basketball: Western Kentucky @ Marshall  Saturday at 5:30 p.m. T.J. Price, Point Guard, #52- Price is arguably the best player in C-USA. The senior point guard leads the conference in scoring at 17.7 points per game on 45.6 percent shooting while also averaging 3.7 attempts per game and 5....

PREVIEW: Western Kentucky @ Marshall

PREVIEW: Western Kentucky @ Marshall

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

February 13, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s men’s basketball team won four of its last five games and takes on Western Kentucky University 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cam Henderson Center. The Hilltoppers (16-7, 9-2) have won 11 of their last 13 games entering its matchup against the Herd (8-16, 4-7) and has the le...

Herd tennis set to face Gophers, Cards

Adam Polsky, Reporter

February 13, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s tennis team will look to stay unbeaten at home with two matches against University of Louisville and University of Minnesota this weekend at the Huntington Tennis Club. The Thundering Herd is coming off a two-match sweep last weekend with 7-0 and 6-1 victories over Morehead State...

Former Herd tennis coach plays for nationally ranked team

Former Herd tennis coach plays for nationally ranked team

Kasey Madden, Reporter

February 12, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Linda Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs of Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been a part of the Herd for years. Even though Holmes did not play tennis for the Herd, she was a graduate student and assistant coach for the women’s team in 1975. “That was a wo...

Herd baseball prepares for season opener

Herd baseball prepares for season opener

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

February 12, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University baseball team will head down south to Tallahassee, Florida for their season opener tournament Friday against Florida A&M University. The Herd welcomes 13 new faces to its program this season, including seven junior college transfers and six freshmen. The team came out of C...

From Senegal to Huntington

From Senegal to Huntington

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

February 11, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Sports for Education and Economic Development in Senegal, better known as SEEDS, offers boarding and after-school programs that use education and basketball to inspire the next generation of African leaders. Cheikh Sane, senior power forward on Marshall University’s basketball team, attended SEE...

Herd hockey prepares for tournament

Kasey Madden, Reporter

February 11, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s ice hockey team is 0-2 this season, but its record is not stopping it from having high expectations for the rest of the season. Steven Macuch, sophomore team captain, said its recent losses to Wittenberg University were due to penalties, and the defense was not as solid as it...

Lacrosse prepares for a new season

Lacrosse prepares for a new season

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

February 10, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University lacrosse team is preparing for a new season despite the challenges the team has faced. Coach Sarah Conners started the team in 2012. The team is self-governed and responsible for paying fees out-of-pocket, relying heavily on fundraising. Costs include hotels, referees, traveling a...

Player of the week

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

February 10, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, SPORTS

JP Kambola recorded his first career double-double with 14 points on 5-8 field goals and 12 rebounds in Saturday’s victory over University of North Texas. Kambola also reached double-digit scoring in Thursday’s win over Rice when he scored 10 points on 4-7 FG, which included two, three-pointers. ...

Marshall softball starts season 5-0

Marshall softball starts season 5-0

James Collier, Contributor

February 9, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Thundering Herd never trailed at any point during the tournament, and it is out to its best start since starting 7-0 in 2010. Marshall jumped on Army out of the gate Friday in its season opener en route to a 10-4 win.  A lead-off walk to Morgan Zerkle provided the Herd its first run of the bal...

Men’s basketball picks up eighth win

Men’s basketball picks up eighth win

Adam Polsky, Reporter

February 9, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

  The Thundering Herd started the contest off with back-to-back-to-back three pointers to build a 9-0 advantage. The Mean Green answered with a 12-0 run of its own, later in the first half and added an 8-0 run early in the second half as well. The Herd has lacked the ability to overcome these deficits fo...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor

February 6, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Men’s Basketball: North Texas @ Marshall Saturday at 7 p.m. Jordan Williams, Guard, #23- Williams is an explosive 6-foot-6 senior guard and leads North Texas in scoring at 15.8 points per game which ranks eighth in C-USA. Williams led the team in scoring as a junior, last season in which he eclip...