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WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor

February 27, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

Men’s Basketball: Florida Atlantic @ Marshall  Saturday at 8 p.m. Marquan Botley, Point Guard, #2- Florida Atlantic University has lost nine straight games with its last victory coming against Marshall Jan. 17. In fact, that victory over Marshall is the only victory the Owls have registered s...

Herd rolls FIU, secures C-USA tourney spot

Herd rolls FIU, secures C-USA tourney spot

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under GALLERIES, Showcase, SPORTS

  Marshall University’s men’s basketball team dominated Florida International University Thursday 87-69 on its way to its sixth win in its last nine games, securing the team a spot in the C-USA tournament. “It feels good,” said Ryan Taylor, sophomore small forward for the Herd. “It f...

Marshall cheerleaders looking to improve student section

Marshall cheerleaders looking to improve student section

Mercedez Speight, Reporter

February 26, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University Thundering Herd’s Cheerleading team is having tryouts in the upcoming month. Coach Jake Gilliam said he can not wait to bring new skill and talented athletes into Marshall’s cheer program. “I can’t wait to prepare them for the season and put my own little fingerprints...

Herd basketball to take on a double dose of Florida

Herd basketball to take on a double dose of Florida

Kasey Madden, Reporter

February 26, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University men’s basketball team takes on two Florida teams this week for its last home games. The Herd faces Florida International University 8 p.m. Thursday and plays Florida Atlantic University 7 p.m. Saturday. The Herd lost by four points in overtime the last time it played against FIU. The la...

Track and field to travel to Birmingham

Track and field to travel to Birmingham

Kasey Madden, Reporter

February 24, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field

Marshall University’s track and field team is competing in the C-USA Indoor Championship Tuesday and Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama. Head coach Jeff Small said with 14 schools competing, the Herd is a part of a tough conference. “Well we’re just hoping to go there and get season best perfo...

Herd swimming and diving breaks records

Herd swimming and diving breaks records

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

February 24, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Swim and Dive

Marshall University’s swimming and diving team broke 13 school records Saturday on its way to its best finish in C-USA history. The team is adamant that its best years still lay ahead. Head coach Bill Tramel said while he is proud of his team’s fourth place performance, this is what is now expected of...

Player of the week

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

February 23, 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 23, 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...