The Parthenon

Marshall rugby crushes Eastern Kentucky

Scott Bolger, reporter

September 16, 2015

The final whistle sounded as the rain thickened, but the real downpour came from the Marshall Rugby team’s relentless pace which rendered the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels helpless over the course of 80 minutes of action in the Herd’s 34-12 victory Saturday. In the pregame huddle, team-captain...

Golf team finishes near last in invitational

Golf team finishes near last in invitational

Imani Spradley, reporter

September 16, 2015

Marshall University men’s golf team finished 14th of the 16 teams in the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational Tuesday, which was held at the Guyan Golf Course in Huntington. The Herd finished day one, which was on Monday, in 13th place and with three players in the top 20. During day two, the team...

Herd softball dominates in exhibition doubleheader

Herd softball dominates in exhibition doubleheader

Josh Hughes, reporter

September 15, 2015

The powerful Marshall University’s softball team’s offense was on full display Sunday when it faced the University of Charleston in a fall exhibition doubleheader. Marshall cruised to a victory in their first game winning 16-2. The win was highlighted by a 10-run third inning, in which the Herd...

HERD OFFENSE STRUGGLES IN FIRST ROAD GAME OF SEASON

Bradley Heltzel, Assistant Sports Editor

September 14, 2015

Marshall University lost 21-10 at the hands of rival Ohio University in its road opener Saturday putting its season record at 1-1 in a game that those with allegiances to the Marshall program would prefer to delete from the record book and their respective minds. The loss was dictated by a slew of...

Herd soccer splits weekend games, named co-champions of tournament

Imani Spradley, reporter

September 14, 2015

While Marshall University’s men’s soccer team earned its fourth straight win Friday, defeating Robert Morris University in the Veterans Memorial Cup, its winning-steak soon ended Sunday after a loss to the University of Evansville in day two of the tournament. “We played well Friday,” Bijan Gl...

Marshall renews rivalry

Joseph Ashley, Reporter

September 11, 2015

Marshall University's football team renews its rivalry Saturday with Ohio University, the 59th meeting between the two schools in a game now known as the “Battle for the Bell.” This rivalry began in 1905; however, the trophy was not introduced until 1997. The two campuses are located about...

Remembrance of a great game

Trace Johnson, Reporter

September 11, 2015

Despite its ups and downs in the Purdue University game on Sunday, Marshall got it done when it mattered the most. The Herd now prepares for the rest of its season, including Saturday night’s rivalry game with Ohio University. Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said his team showed great heart battling...

Marshall volleyball team to compete in Panther Invitational

John Fauss, reporter

September 11, 2015

The Marshall University volleyball team will play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Friday in the Panther Invitational in High Point, North Carolina. The Herd (6-1) will play the Demon Deacons at 4:30 p.m. The Herd is also scheduled to play a doubleheader Saturday against tournament-host High Point (4-4)...

Marshall players prepared for rivalry match

Marshall players prepared for rivalry match

Ishmael Witten

September 11, 2015

Known as the Battle for the Bell, Marshall University and Ohio University have faced the last six years and will meet again Saturday in Athens, Ohio. While the teams’ rivalry dates back to 1905, a brief hiatus ensued when the Herd left the MAC Conference for Conference USA in 2005. However, after...

Lang Named National Defensive Player of the week

Josh Hughes, reporter

September 9, 2015

In a game where certain players had to step up, few players stepped up against Purdue like junior safety, Tiquan Lang. Lang was named National Defensive Player of the Week after he achieved 17 tackles and 2 interceptions that were returned for touchdowns. Lang started his staggering day right from...

Marshall Rugby emphasizing fundamentals in new season

Scott Bolger

September 9, 2015

In the midst of the Marshall University football pandemonium, it is easy for other sports to get lost in the fold. The Division II Marshall rugby team is a perfect example. This group of college students plays for no official prize and hopes to perform well enough for a chance to one day compete...

After solid debut Birdsong, Herd onto Ohio

After solid debut Birdsong, Herd onto Ohio

Ishmael Witten, reporter

September 9, 2015

For a new quarterback, the home opener can be rather intense. Thousands of screaming fans can sometimes disrupt timing and rhythm during a game. That didn’t seem to be the case for Marshall University quarterback Michael Birdsong last Sunday. Poised and relaxed was Birdsong as he completed 7...