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Marshall men’s basketball wins thriller over North Texas

Patrick O’Leary, Reporter

March 5, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

The Marshall University men’s basketball team won a thriller Saturday on senior night over North Texas by a final score of 106-104. The game featured nine lead changes, including the final scoring change with senior Ryan Taylor’s layup with 6.9 seconds to go to give Marshall the lead. The Herd was...

Herd women’s basketball drops final home game to Charlotte

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 25, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized, WEEKEND WATCH, Women's Basketball

The Marshall University women’s basketball team fell Saturday afternoon in its final game this season in the Cam Henderson Center by a score of 89-75 to the Charlotte 49ers. The loss marked the eighth straight defeat for the Herd. Charlotte meanwhile snapped a four-game losing streak of its own in...

Herd women’s basketball falls at home to Old Dominion

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Streaks continued Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center as the Marshall University women’s basketball team lost to the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs 94-85. The loss continues the woes for Matt Daniel’s team, as the Herd has now lost seven in a row. Old Dominion meanwhile has now won three straight...

Herd swimming and diving prepares for Conference USA Championships

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Swim and Dive

The Marshall University swimming and diving team prepares for the Conference USA Championships beginning on Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia. The meet runs from Wednesday to Saturday and takes place at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The Conference USA has six swimming and diving teams. Marshall will be...

Herd track and field readies for Conference USA Indoor Championships

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 17, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, WEEKEND WATCH

The Marshall University track and field team will compete in the 2017 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19 in Birmingham, Alabama. The meet will feature 13 Conference USA teams, as all 14 conference schools but Old Dominion have a track and field program....

Herd softball heads back to Florida for Orange Blossom Invitational

Luke Creasy, WMUL-FM Sports Director

February 17, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

After a successful opening weekend of play, finishing 3-2 at the Unconquered Invitational hosted by Florida State, the Marshall Softball team enters the second weekend of regular season play at the Orange Blossom Invitational in Orlando, Florida. Marshall pulled off two come-from-behind wins, and...

Herd men’s basketball uses strong second half to take down UAB

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 17, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team used a dominating second half to defeat the UAB Blazers Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center by a final score of 74-59. With the win, Marshall moves to 15-11 overall and 8-5 in Conference USA play. The Blazers fall to 15-12 and 8-6 in Conference USA...

Column: Herd women’s basketball needs answers fast

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under MUTV, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

After losing four straight games, The Marshall University women’s basketball team needs to find a way to bounce back into the winning column. The issue may be pinpointing exactly what the trouble may be, and as the season has progressed, the fault may be inexperience. There has been no specific...

Herd Return Home for a ‘Huge Week’

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 13, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team returns home this weekend to the Cam Henderson Center for an important two-game stretch against UAB and Middle Tennessee. The Herd faces off against UAB on Thursday, and then against Conference USA leaders Middle Tennessee on Saturday. The Herd is coming...

Walk-On turned Record-Breaker

Walk-On turned Record-Breaker

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

In the 2012-13 school year and basketball season, 6-foot-4 freshman guard Austin Loop walked-on to the Marshall University men’s basketball team. Loop attended small South Webster High School in South Webster, Ohio where he graduated with approximately 60 classmates. He had offers to play basketball...

Herd women’s basketball drop fourth straight game

Kaitlyn Shouse, Reporter

February 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH, Women's Basketball

The Marshall University women’s basketball team dropped their fourth straight game Saturday after falling to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 78-64. The Herd started the first quarter trailing the Hilltoppers 5-0 before sophomore guard Shayna Gore converted a 3-pointer on an assist by senior guard...

Track and Field Race Home to Host Chipotle Invitational

Track and Field Race Home to Host Chipotle Invitational

Kaitlyn Shouse, Reporter

February 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, Track and Field

Thundering Herd Track and Field return to Huntington Friday and Saturday as they host 17 schools from 10 different conferences at the Chipotle Marshall Invitational. The Herd are traveling back from last weekend’s meet in Akron, Ohio, where junior Berkley Castro finished first in the one-mile run...