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Herd women’s golf prepares to tee off in Maryland

Herd women’s golf prepares to tee off in Maryland

Kasey Madden, Reporter

March 25, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University women’s golf team tees off in Maryland Sunday through Monday for the Hoya Invitational in Beallsville, Maryland. The Hoya Invitational is the Herd’s second tournament of 2015. The Herd played in the 3M Jaguar Invitational in Augusta, Georgia March 13-15 and placed 11th o...

Seasoned tennis star continues career as Herd coach

Seasoned tennis star continues career as Herd coach

Kasey Madden, Reporter

March 25, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The assistant coach for Marshall University’s tennis team Kellie Schmitt traveled in 2005 from Pittsburgh to begin her tennis career at Marshall University. Schmitt started at Marshall as an accounting major, but later switched to exercise science. “When I was here playing, I was either going to try to ...

Herd softball to take on Northern Kentucky

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

March 24, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team will play a non-conference double header 2 p.m. Thursday against Northern Kentucky University. The two games will be played at Dot Hicks Field in Huntington. The team is looking to make up for its losses from last weekend after falling to conference rival Unive...

Column: Spring practice ushers in new era

Column: Spring practice ushers in new era

Shannon Stowers, Reporter

March 24, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Just 91 days after the Thundering Herd walked off Florida Atlantic University’s field with the Boca Raton Bowl trophy, a new chapter in the program’s history opened Tuesday. The Marshall University football team began its spring camp with the first of 15 practices that will conclude with the a...

Replacing greatness

Replacing greatness

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

March 23, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University’s football team begins spring practice Tuesday after capturing its first-ever C-USA Championship and a win in the 2015 Boca Raton Bowl. “It seems like yesterday, we walked off the field in Boca and here we are back at it again,” head coach Doc Holliday said during his press...

Player of the week

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

March 23, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS

Position: Guard Class: Sophomore Hometown: Princeton, West Virginia The Marshall University basketball season concluded Sunday with the women’s quarterfinal loss to Mercer University in the Women’s Basketball Invitational, but McKenzie Akers had two of her strongest showings of the sea...

Herd softball to take on WKU in conference opener

Herd softball to take on WKU in conference opener

Adam Polsky, Reporter

March 12, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team will play Western Kentucky University for its C-USA home opener Friday at Dot Hicks Field. The Thundering Herd is coming off of a 2-1 series win over Florida International University. The Herd took the first game 13-5 and the second game 13-3, but narrowly missed...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributer

March 12, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

Baseball: UTSA @ Marshall (In Beckley, W.Va.) Friday at 3 p.m.—Saturday at 1 p.m.—Sunday at 1 p.m. Geonte Jackson, Infielder, #23 After a sluggish start to the season, Geonte Jackson has dialed in at the plate in the past few weeks. In fact, Jackson had a nine-game hit streak before it w...

The Herd tests its hot streak against WKU

The Herd tests its hot streak against WKU

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

March 10, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University’s men’s basketball team (11-20, 7-11) takes on Western Kentucky University (19-11, 12-6) 7 p.m. Wednesday in the first-round of the C-USA Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama. During Marshall’s impressive season-ending run, Western Kentucky was one of many teams to fall victim to the Herd, su...

Herd Baseball prepares for weekend series

Herd Baseball prepares for weekend series

Kasey Madden, Reporter

March 10, 2015


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Marshall University baseball team plays a three game series this weekend against the University of Texas at San Antonio in Beckley. Originally, the Herd had a scheduled home opener Tuesday against the University of Akron, but the game was canceled  because of the recent weather events. Last weekend, Marsha...

Herd women’s basketball to open C-USA tournament

Herd women’s basketball to open C-USA tournament

Adam Polsky, Reporter

March 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University’s women’s basketball team will open the C-USA tournament Wednesday with a chance for revenge against University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Birmingham, Alabama. The Thundering Herd ended the regular season at 16-13 (8-10), good for the ninth seed in the tournament, while...

Player of the week

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

March 9, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Chukwuka Ezeigbo’s contributions to the Marshall University basketball program go well beyond that of a weekly honor. Ezeigbo could be labeled as the player of the year, or the past four years for that matter. She has been a member of the Marshall program longer than head coach Matt Daniel, playi...