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Player of the week

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

February 24, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS

AJ Johnson knocked down six three-pointers en route to 23 points in Saturday’s victory over University of Alabama at Birmingham that snapped a three game losing streak for the Herd. As she has done all season, Johnson displayed confidence in her shooting stroke, letting it fly from beyond the arc with ...

From linebacker to athletic director

From linebacker to athletic director

Kasey Madden, Reporter

February 24, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

In 1980, Mike Hamrick hung up his football helmet and received his diploma in secondary education from Marshall University. Hamrick said his original goal was to become a teacher and coach high school football like his father. Thirty-five years after his college graduation and after working in athle...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor

February 19, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Women’s Basketball: UAB @ Marshall Saturday at 1 p.m. Janae Smith, Forward, #25- The reigning C_USA player of the week comes to town after leading University of Alabama at Birmingham to two victories last week with averages of 22.5 points per game on 54.1 percent shooting and 8.5 rebounds per gam...

Herd loses 74-48, drops third straight

Herd loses 74-48, drops third straight

Adam Polsky, Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s women’s basketball team dropped its third straight contest in a 74-48 loss to Middle Tennessee State University Thursday in the Cam Henderson Center. The game marked the first trip to Huntington for the Blue Raiders. MTSU is in its second year as a member of C-USA, but is al...

#WeekendWalkOff: Will the real Kevin Durant please stand up?

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, SPORTS

#WeekendWalkOff is a weekly column where sports and pop culture collide in a look at the one of the week’s biggest sports topics. A little more than nine months ago, sports fans across the world fell in love with NBA superstar Kevin Durant as he gave his NBA Most Valuable Player acceptance speech. Thankin...

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...