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Herd football, Middle Tennessee to battle under Friday night lights

Herd football, Middle Tennessee to battle under Friday night lights

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall University football (3-1, 1-0 C-USA) returns to Joan C. Edwards Stadium Friday for its 7:30 p.m. matchup against Middle Tennessee State University (2-2, 1-0 C-USA). “They’re an excellent team, and they are well coached,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said. “They will come in here...

Marshall men’s soccer downs ODU in home C-USA match

Marshall men’s soccer downs ODU in home C-USA match

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, SPORTS

Marshall University men’s soccer upset defending Conference USA tournament champion Old Dominion 4-2 Saturday at Hoops Family Field. With the win, Marshall improved its win-loss record to 3-4-2 (1-1-1 C-USA), while ODU moved to 5-3-1 (3-1 C-USA). “It was a very scrappy game, Old Dominion plays very ...

Grading the Herd’s week five performance

Staff Report

October 2, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

OFFENSE: D+ The run game improved, but only slightly. Averaging 3.4 yards-per-attempt is not going to cut it in most games, especially against Conference USA’s top-tier teams. Keion Davis and Tyler King looked solid, and probably need to be getting the ball more, whether in run or pass situations. The r...

Herd football claims C-USA victory over Western Kentucky

Herd football claims C-USA victory over Western Kentucky

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Isaiah Green orchestrated a 98-yard drive in the final minutes Saturday in Bowling Green, Kentucky and led Marshall to a 20-17 win over Western Kentucky in the Thundering Herd’s Conference USA opener. “Any time you can go on the road against a good football team and find a way to win, you have to ...

Former Herd quarterback Michael Payton dies at 48

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Former Marshall quarterback and Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Michael Payton died at 48 years-old Thursday after battling cancer. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Thundering Herd great Michael Payton,” Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick said....

Herd alumna becomes MiLB GM

Herd alumna becomes MiLB GM

Sydney Shelton, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University alumna Betsy Haugh was recently hired as general manager of the Pulaski Yankees—a Rookie League affiliate of the New York Yankees. While at Marshall, Haugh was a soccer player and sports information department intern. After playing for the women’s soccer team for over a year, a s...

Grading the Herd’s week four performance

Grading the Herd’s week four performance

Staff Report

September 25, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

OFFENSE: D+ This was the first time that Isaiah Green looked like a freshman quarterback. Green threw for 270 yards but nearly a third of that yardage came on one play: an 82-yard touchdown pass to Marcel Williams. Green also threw a pair of interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown....

Herd football opens C-USA play at WKU

Herd football opens C-USA play at WKU

Morgan, Griffith

September 25, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall football (2-1) will attempt to return to the win column Saturday at Houchens-Smith Stadium in its 7:30 p.m. matchup against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (1-3). “We have an opportunity this week to play one of the top teams in our conference,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said. ...

Women’s soccer rallies in second half, downs FIU

Women’s soccer rallies in second half, downs FIU

Sydney Shelton, Reporter

September 23, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Soccer

  Marshall women’s soccer scored three second half goals to pull off a 3-2 comeback win over FIU Sunday at Hoops Family Field. With the win, Marshall moved to a record of 4-4-2 (2-1-0 C-USA), while FIU moved to 0-11-0 (0-3-0 C-USA). Herd head coach Kevin Long said his team’s persistence...

NC State hands Marshall first loss

NC State hands Marshall first loss

Sydney Shelton, Reporter

September 23, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

In front of the 12th-largest crowd in Joan C. Edwards Stadium’s history, NC State football defeated Marshall 37-20 Saturday and improved to 3-0 on the season. With the loss, the Herd moved to 2-1. NC State’s graduate quarterback Ryan Finley completed 23 of his 40 pass attempts for a season-high...

Herd football returns to field for rematch against NC State

Herd football returns to field for rematch against NC State

Morgan Griffith, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Marshall football (2-0) returns to Joan C. Edwards Stadium Saturday for its 7 p.m. matchup against NC State (2-0). “I think it’s a great opportunity for our program, our community and our fan base to showcase Marshall University on a national stage,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said. “What b...

The Greenbrier welcomes Williams sisters for Champions Tennis Classic

The Greenbrier welcomes Williams sisters for Champions Tennis Classic

Sydney Shelton, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Tennis

  The Creekside Champions Tennis Classic took place last weekend at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Among multiple professional participants were tennis icons—and sisters—Venus Williams and Serena Williams. Venus appeared in the tournament for the third-straight year...