The Parthenon

Kicking Off Football Season with Green Fridays

Kicking Off Football Season with Green Fridays

Ashley Sodosky, reporter

August 31, 2015


Filed under Football, NEWS

Marshall University and Herd fans will wear school colors on Fridays starting Sept. 4 for “Green Fridays” in participation with the 10th annual National College Colors Day. Marshall students and Herd fans are encouraged to wear green every Friday throughout football season. The first Green Frid...

Men’s soccer splits weekend match, remains optimistic

Men’s soccer splits weekend match, remains optimistic

Bradley Heltzel, reporter

August 31, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The 2015 Marshall University men’s soccer season commenced this past weekend when the Herd toured the state of Michigan, taking on Western Michigan University and the University of Detroit Mercy. The Herd split the meetings as they fell 2-0 to Western Michigan on Friday, but the team rebounded with...

Roster Rundown, Defense

Roster Rundown, Defense

Bradley Heltzel, reporter

August 31, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Due to the alluring state of the Herd offense, the defense was often portrayed as the ancillary unit in terms of the responsibility for the program’s 2014 success. However, the Herd defense finished 15th in the country last season in defensive efficiency, a mark goaded by a pass rush that ranked 13th...

Roster Rundown

Roster Rundown

Bradley Heltzel, Assistant Sports Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

As the Herd present its encore to its successful 2014 season, in which the team went 13-1 en route to a Conference USA Championship and subsequent Boca Raton Bowl victory over Northern Illinois University, the most significant change comes via the relocation of the Church of Cato from the terrain of...

GALLERY: Herd Football Fan Fest 2015

Shannon Stowers, Managing Editor

August 16, 2015


Filed under GALLERIES, SPORTS

Thundering Herd fans took the field Sunday evening with posters, helmets and jerseys in hand to meet their favorite players. After the players took team photographs, they signed autographs and took pictures from 4-6 p.m. The event comes near the mid-point of pre-season practice. A scrimmage on Augu...

Former Herd All-American, coach dies

Shannon Stowers, Managing Editor

August 9, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Two-time All-American and former Thundering Herd football coach Phil Ratliff died Sunday afternoon. Ratliff had an unexpected "cardiac event" while on a coaches retreat earlier in the week. According to reports, Ratliff was on life support with no brain function before he died. The University...

Herd soccer players named to Preseason All-Conference Team

The Parthenon

August 5, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s midfielder Kelly Culicerto has earned a spot on the 2015 Preseason All-Conference USA Women’s Soccer Team, the league announced earlier this week. The annual list recognizes the conference’s top-12 players, including the Preseason Offensive and Defensive Players of the...

Saints utilizing The Greenbrier

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor

August 5, 2015


Filed under GALLERIES, SPORTS

For the second consecutive year, the New Orleans Saints are utilizing The Greenbrier Resort for its summer training camp. While the resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia may be 236-years-old, it offers the team the most state of the art facilities available, including three new football...

Herd softball player wins prestigious award

The Parthenon

July 29, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University center fielder Morgan Zerkle was awarded the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Golden Shoe last week. The award recognizes the most outstanding base stealer in NCAA Division I softball. A committee comprised of Division I head coaches determined the winner of the award....

Soccer in U.S. offers more than just national teams

Kyle Gibson, Contributor

July 29, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

I don’t think I was the only person losing my mind while staring at my television last Saturday. In fact, most American soccer fans were likely collectively weeping over the listless performances of the United States Men’s National Team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup (North America’s regional international...

Brady’s Suspension Upheld

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor

July 29, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady is still maintaining his innocence after the NFL decided to uphold his four-game suspension for his role in “Deflategate.” For those who have been living under a rock the past six and a half months, Brady and the Patriots were accused of using under-inflated...

Herd athletic teams earn C-USA Academic Awards

The Parthenon

July 22, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s swimming and diving and volleyball programs earned 2014-15 Conference USA Sport Academic Awards, the league announced last week. The Sport Academic Award is given to the team in each conference-sponsored sport with the highest GPA for the academic year. The accolades are...