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Herd tennis prepares for conference play

Herd tennis prepares for conference play

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

April 14, 2015


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Marshall University’s tennis team received the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the C-USA Women’s Tennis Championships. The first round of the tournament starts Thursday. Kai Broomfield, the lone senior on the Herd’s roster, said the team plans to make the most of its day away from competition. “It’s...

Player of the week

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

April 13, 2015


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Diffenderfer served as the offensive catalyst for the Herd in its series victory over Charlotte this past weekend. In the 3-game series, Diffenderfer went an impressive 6-10 from the plate while knocking in five total RBIs. With the series tied at one game apiece heading into Sunday’s game, Diffend...

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

April 13, 2015


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The Harlem Globetrotters’ finesse-dunking forward Julian “Zeus” McClurkin has emerged as one of its most popular players during his time with the team. While McClurkin, who has visited 14 countries since joining the Globetrotters, has a jam-packed schedule, he is never too busy to meet the kids...

America’s Resort goes green

America’s Resort goes green

Kasey Madden, Reporter

April 12, 2015


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Marshall University’s football team and head coach Doc Holliday took the field Saturday at the Greenbrier for the Thundering Herd’s first scrimmage of 2015. The Greenbrier is home to the New Orleans Saints practice facility, which includes three practice fields and a facility with meeting rooms, ...

#WeekendWalkoff: Harvey’s return raises questions

#WeekendWalkoff: Harvey’s return raises questions

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

April 9, 2015


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#WeekendWalkOff is a weekly column where sports and pop culture collide in a look at the one of that week’s biggest sports topics. In case you missed it, the MLB season began this week and the natural order of Earth was restored. The New York Mets’ ace Matt Harvey made his return from Tomm...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

April 9, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

Baseball: Charlotte @ Marshall (In Beckley, WV) Friday at 6 p.m.—Saturday at 4 p.m.—Sunday at 1 p.m. Zach Jarrett, Centerfielder, #10- Jarrett plays the role of clean-up hitter for University of North Carolina at Charlotte, using his excessive power to deliver extra base hits and clear the bases....

Home is where the Herd is

Kasey Madden, Reporter

April 9, 2015


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Marshall University’s men’s golf team is set to tee off Monday at its only in-state tournament of the season. The Herd is competing at the Greenbrier Intercollegiate for the second consecutive year. Last season, the Herd placed first at the tournament out of seven teams. Head coach Matt Grobe said b...

Herd heads to Beckley for conference matchup

Adam Polsky, Reporter

April 9, 2015


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The Marshall University baseball team looks to add three C-USA wins with a series against University of North Carolina at Charlotte this weekend at Linda K. Epling Stadium. The Thundering Herd enters play on a four game losing streak and struggling at the bat. The Herd put up 10 runs total in that ...

Herd Baseball falls to Ohio Bobcats

Herd Baseball falls to Ohio Bobcats

Adam Polsky, Reporter

April 8, 2015


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Marshall University baseball team dropped its fourth consecutive contest with a 4-2 loss against Ohio University Wednesday at the Kennedy Center YMCA field. The Bobcats jumped out to a lead in the third inning when senior infielder Jake Madsen started off his big day with a sacrifice fly to lef...

Herd football to play first scrimmage

Herd football to play first scrimmage

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

April 8, 2015


Filed under Football, SPORTS

The Marshall University football team is preparing for the 2015 spring season and the Green and White Spring Game April 25. The team will head to The Greenbrier Saturday for its first intra-squad scrimmage. Rising junior player Michael Selby said going to The Greenbrier is not something they get to ex...

More than a game

More than a game

Kasey Madden, Reporter

April 7, 2015


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For those who have played at the collegiate level, sports have never been ‘just a game.’ At Marshall University, the rich history surrounding the football program has taught many players life lessons on and off the field. These lessons learned in sports are not limited to the football program, thoug...

Marshall on the Masters

Kasey Madden, Reporter

April 7, 2015


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The 2015 Masters Tournament starts 3 p.m. Thursday at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Last year, Bubba Watson won the Masters and took home his second green jacket. Tiger Woods is back in the tournament this year, after last competing in the 2013 Master’s. Woods has won the Master’s...