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Herd men’s basketball to take on Blue Raiders

Herd men’s basketball to take on Blue Raiders

Adam Polsky, Reporter

February 18, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s men’s basketball team will face a road test Thursday in conference for Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The Thundering Herd comes in at 9-16 (5-7), which is good for 11 in the C-USA standings. The Blue Raiders enter play at 13-13 (6-7) landing the...

SWEETHEART CLINIC IS SET TO HELP YOUNG ATHLETES

SWEETHEART CLINIC IS SET TO HELP YOUNG ATHLETES

Jill Shemanski, reporter

February 18, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University Athletic Department is having the 18th Annual Sweetheart Clinic 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Chris Cline Athletic Complex Indoor Athletic Facility. The clinic is a free event open to girls ages 4-12. The Sweetheart Clinic began in 1998 in recognition of National Girls and Women in Spor...

Column: Herd teams having success out of the limelight

Column: Herd teams having success out of the limelight

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 18, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

For almost every school across the country, football and basketball are the prized possessions of athletic departments and fans, and rightfully so. The two sports are, for the most part, what television contracts are based on and are the big money makers for athletic departments. The case is no different...

Herd basketball seeing bigger crowds

Herd basketball seeing bigger crowds

Mercedez Speight, Reporter

February 18, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University ticket office is predicting positive overall statistics from this year’s basketball sales. The ticket office does not release its statistics on overall attendance until the end of the season, but Aaron Goebbel, associate athletic director for external affairs, felt positive...

Player profile: Chase Boster

LaChel House, Reporter

February 16, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Chase Boster is a junior right hand pitcher from Stafford, Virginia. During his first season at Marshall, he was considered a true freshman and was the Friday starter for the first half of the season. That season, Boster finished with 30 strikeouts and 26 walks. Boster, majoring in chemistry and minor...

Player of the week

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

February 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Austin Loop, already leading C-USA in three-pointers, put on a shooting exhibition in Saturday’s home win over Western Kentucky University. Loop canned six of his 10 three-point attempts en route to a game-high 23 points. In addition to his career-high, six three-pointers, Loop went a perfect 5-5 f...

Herd gets 37 runs, wins series over Rattlers

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

February 16, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University baseball team defeated the Florida A&M Rattlers this weekend in a three game series in Tallahassee, Florida. After falling to the Rattlers in the first game with the score 4-3, the Herd came back to take the series. In the second game of the series Saturday, Marshall...

Track and field team runs away with invitational win

Kasey Madden, Reporter

February 16, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field

Marshall University’s women’s track and field team scored a home victory in the Marshall Invitational this weekend at the Jeff Small Track in the Chris Cline Athletic Complex. The Thundering Herd scored 154 points at the meet, 55 points higher than the second place winner, Ohio University. Marsha...

Herd tops Hilltoppers 87-82

Herd tops Hilltoppers 87-82

Adam Polsky, Reporter

February 16, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s men’s basketball team picked up its fourth straight home C-USA win Saturday with an 87-82 victory over Western Kentucky University in the Cam Henderson Center. Five different Thundering Herd players scored in double figures, and the Herd finished just shy of 50 percent from the...

Track team gears up for second home meet

Kasey Madden, Reporter

February 13, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University track and field team will compete Saturday in its second home meet. Senior sprinter and jumper Loren Dyer said she is running the open 400-meter dash. At the Akron Invitational, Dyer ran it in 57.36 seconds. “I’m really trying to break the school record and get as close to it as possible b...

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...