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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...

Herd women drop home finale, prepare for C-USA tourney

Herd women drop home finale, prepare for C-USA tourney

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

March 8, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s women’s basketball team lost its last home game of the season Saturday to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 66-58 at the Cam Henderson Center. The Herd started off the game with a 16-4 run. However, the 49ers answered back quickly and put together a strong secon...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributer

March 6, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

Women’s Basketball: University of Charlotte @ Marshall University Saturday at 1 p.m. Lefty Webster, Forward, #21 Lefty Webster is a versatile swingman with terrific athleticism and length. Her overall build is lean and long and a rarity in the women’s game. It allows Webster to make an impact on both ends of the...

#WeekendWalkOff: The boys of summer are back

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

March 6, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

#WeekendWalkOff is a weekly column where sports and pop culture collide in a look at the one of that week’s biggest sports topics. As temperatures drop below freezing and snow covers the local baseball fields, things are heating up in Arizona and Florida. Don’t worry, this isn’t a global...

Herd women fall to ODU

Herd women fall to ODU

Adam Polsky, Reporter

March 5, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s women’s basketball team lost to Old Dominion University Thursday, 67-55, in its first game without junior point guard Norrisha Victrum in the Cam Henderson Center. Marshall’s head coach Matt Daniel revealed before the game Victrum suffered an Achilles heel tear and will...

Herd Tennis to play Cincinnati and WVU

Kasey Madden, Reporter

March 4, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s women’s tennis team hits the road this weekend to play the University of Cincinnati and West Virginia University. The Herd travels after two home matches against Penn State University and Utah University. Marshall beat Penn State Saturday 4-3 for the second season in a row...