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New expectations for Marshall baseball

New expectations for Marshall baseball

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

January 28, 2015


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

Marshall University’s baseball team had a disappointing season last year that ended with the team finishing 20-31, including 10-19 in conference play. Senior Andrew Dundon said he has different expectations for the team this season. “My expectation for the team is to win the conference championshi...

Herd swimming and diving breaks records

Herd swimming and diving breaks records

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

January 28, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Swim and Dive

The Marshall University swimming and diving team posted a 167-94 win over the Dukes. Marshall swimmers won 11 of the 14 events in the contest and three records were set in the meet. Freshman Madi Pulfer from Ottawa, Ontario, was among one of the three record setters for the Herd. Her win in the 200 bac...

Player of the week

Player of the week

By Brad Heltzel, Reporter

January 27, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, SPORTS

Norrisha Victrum is in her third season as the Marshall University women’s basketball team’s starting point guard. Her continued development as a floor general and team leader have coincided with greater team success. This season, Victrum leads the team in minutes (36.6 MPG) and assists (3.6...

One-on-one with Austin Loop

One-on-one with Austin Loop

By LaChel House, Reporter

January 27, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Austin Loop is a 21-year-old, 6-foot-4 redshirt sophomore guard. He is double majoring in exercise physiology and biomechanics and made the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll every season since he arrived at Marshall University in 2012. This season, Loop, from South Webster, Ohio, earned a...

Herd beats UTEP, snaps losing streak

Herd beats UTEP, snaps losing streak

By Adam Polsky, Reporter

January 26, 2015


Filed under GALLERIES, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University’s men’s basketball team snapped a nine game losing streak Saturday and won its first Conference USA contest of the season, 78-71, over University of Texas at El Paso in the Cam Henderson Center. The Thundering Herd’s 42 first half points were the most in any opening period...

Three Herd stars named to preseason C-USA team

By Kasey Madden, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Players on the Marshall University softball team were named to Conference USA’s preseason team. The players honored are junior outfielder Shaelynn Braxton, junior infielder Kaelynn Greene and sophomore outfielder Morgan Zerkle. This is the second year Braxton and Greene have been named to the...

Strong second half not enough for Herd in 82-68 loss

Strong second half not enough for Herd in 82-68 loss

By Adam Polsky, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University men’s basketball team dropped its ninth straight contest and the 15th of its last 16 games in an 82-68 loss Thursday to University of Texas-San Antonio in the Cam Henderson Center. UTSA’s senior forward Jeromie Hill poured in a new career high of 36 points. Hill had 23 of his...

Patriots face DeflateGate scandal

By Tyler Ferris, Reporter

January 23, 2015


Filed under NEWS, SPORTS

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are involved in another scandal two weeks before the team is scheduled to play in the NFL’s 49th Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Tuesday the NFL compiled evidence that 11 of the 12 game balls used in Sunday’s...

Ryan Taylor’s journey to Herd basketball

Ryan Taylor’s journey to Herd basketball

By Malcolm Walton, Reporter

January 22, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Ryan Taylor moved to Kentucky before his last year of high school after being born and raised in Indianapolis—the capital of arguably the most passionate basketball state in the country. After an impressive senior season at Western High School in Louisville, Kentucky, Taylor was invited to play...

Former Herd tennis player calls Huntington home

Former Herd tennis player calls Huntington home

By Kasey Madden, Writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

From the small town of Pineville in southern West Virginia, Roberta Ferguson started playing tennis at Marshall University in 1974, unaware she would still call Huntington home 41 years later. Ferguson played singles and doubles tennis from fall 1974 to spring 1978. Her highest seed achieved in...

Herd tennis triumphs in season opener

By Malcolm Walton, Reporter

January 21, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s tennis team won five of its six singles matches and two of its three doubles matches Saturday and defeated the College of Charleston 6-1 in its spring season opener. “I thought we did really good for the first day, for the level of competition,” Marshall head coach John...

Player of the Week: Leah Scott

Player of the Week: Leah Scott

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor

January 19, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, SPORTS

Leah Scott is an integral component of the Marshall University women’s basketball team’s 11-5 start to the season as she leads it in scoring at 14.2 points per game, while also ranking second on the team in rebounding (6.7 RPG) and assists (2.2 APG). Scott was named C-USA Player of the Week and...