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Marshall defensive lineman dies after complications from a stray bullet at New Year’s Eve Party in Maryland

Marshall defensive lineman dies after complications from a stray bullet at New Year’s Eve Party in Maryland

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Tragic shockwaves reverberated around the Marshall University campus Thursday afternoon as news broke of the passing of Thundering Herd defensive lineman Larry Aaron. “Marshall University lost a very special young man today, and it has shocked and saddened us all,” head coach Doc Holliday said...

Herd baseball takes two over Rattlers, wins series

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

Marshall baseball opened the 2018 season in Tallahassee, Florida this past weekend by taking two games from a three-game set with the Florida A&M University Rattlers. The Herd started with a 17-5 win on Friday, blasting four home runs on 18 hits to improve to 1-0 on the year. Marshall scored se...

Burks, Herd sweep Rice, North Texas

Burks, Herd sweep Rice, North Texas

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball clinched two road wins this past weekend in Texas against Rice and North Texas. The Herd improved to 19-8 overall and 10-4 in conference play following the sweep of the Texas schools. Junior guard C.J. Burks influenced both Herd victories. In Thursday night’s win agais...

Herd softball wins three at Michelle Smith Pediatric Cancer Invite

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall softball quadrupled its win total over the weekend at the Michelle Smith Pediatric Cancer Invite in Clearwater, Florida. The Herd entered the tournament with one win on the season, but went 3-2 over the three-day tournament, including an upset of Missouri and a near-upset of No. 10 Tennessee....

Herd baseball opens 2018 with road trip, three-game series

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

Thundering Herd baseball commences the 2018 regular season this Friday in Tallahassee, Florida, as longtime Head Baseball Coach Jeff Waggoner leads his team to Florida A&M University for a three-game series with the Rattlers at Moore-Kittles Field. Marshall comes off of a 25-28 overall win-loss...

Marshall track and field races to Conference USA Indoor Championships

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field

This past weekend, Marshall University track & field dominated in its final home meet of the 2018 spring season. The Herd now will turn its focus to the Conference USA Indoor Championships Saturday and Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama. In the team’s four indoor home meets, Marshall won a dual meet...

Herd men’s basketball thrives in front of home crowd

Herd men’s basketball thrives in front of home crowd

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball returned home to the Cam Henderson Center over the weekend and won both games in a two-game home stand against Conference USA opponents Florida International and Florida Atlantic. Marshall has now played 15 of its 17 home games on the 2017-2018 schedule and will play four...

Childress, Blazers edge Gore, Herd in #Play4Kay Game

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Basketball

A late surge by the Marshall women’s basketball team (7-17, 1-10 Conference USA) wasn’t enough to defeat UAB (20-3, 9-1 CUSA) Saturday afternoon at the Cam Henderson Center. The Blazers defeated the Herd, 69-62. “I challenged our team after Thursday,” head coach Tony Kemper said. “I just...

Herd men’s basketball battles past FIU

Herd men’s basketball battles past FIU

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball (16-8, 7-4 C-USA) edged the FIU Panthers (11-4, 5-7 C-USA) 76-66 Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center. “It was an ugly win,” junior guard Jon Elmore said.  “I thought we struggled a bit here and there, but we pieced together a win. I thought we played hard,...

King, Golden Eagles outlast Herd women’s basketball in Hattiesburg

King, Golden Eagles outlast Herd women’s basketball in Hattiesburg

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Basketball

Southern Miss women’s basketball was too much for Marshall women’s basketball Sunday as the Golden Eagles downed the Herd, 70-61. With the loss, the Herd dropped to 7-15 overall (1-8 C-USA) while the Golden Eagles improved to 13-9 (5-4 C-USA). Golden Eagles’ redshirt senior guard Jayla King...

Marshall men’s basketball secures first win in El Paso

Marshall men’s basketball secures first win in El Paso

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball outlasted UTEP Saturday evening in the Herd’s first-ever victory in El Paso, Texas, 74-65. Not only did the Herd walk away with the win, but junior guard C.J. Burks reached 1,000 career points during the game. He finished with 16 points, while junior guard Jon Elmore...

Softball legend inspires Herd before season

Softball legend inspires Herd before season

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University softball celebrated its 25th year as a program at its 7th Annual Diamond Club Banquet Friday, while also introducing new players and staff. Those in attendance were introduced to 10 newcomers to the team, nine freshmen and one transfer, as well as a new coaching staff after former...