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Herd to take on Rhode Island in season opener

Brad Heltzel, Reporter

November 7, 2014


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The Herd will tip off its season Nov. 14, when it takes on Rhode Island in the opening round of the URI Tip-Off Tournament. The Herd will start anew this season after compiling an overall record of 11-20 with a conference mark of 3-13 last season, which resulted in a last-place finish in Conference USA. Seven...

Men’s Basketball: Season Preview

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

November 7, 2014


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Men’s Basketball: Scouting Conference USA  Another offseason, another year of change. Conference USA underwent more offseason realignment: East Carolina, Tulane and last year’s NCAA tournament representative, Tulsa, all defected to the American Athletic Conference. C-USA will welcome Western Kentuc...

New year, new defense

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

November 7, 2014


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The women’s basketball coaches and players have been working improve team defense heading into the new season after last year’s lackluster performance, which contributed to the team’s last-place finish in Conference USA. The Herd ranked 12th among the 16 teams in C-USA last season in points...

Herd women optimistic about season

Malcolm Walton, Contributor

November 7, 2014


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The Marshall University women’s basketball team struggled to put up points last season, but the Herd players are optimistic about the upcoming season. “We’re looking ahead,” sophomore small forward Chelsey Romero said during media day. “There’s no point of dwelling on the past.” The...

Women’s starters return for new season

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

November 7, 2014


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Although their personal experiences, journeys to Marshall, University and overall personalities will remain different, returning basketball starters Norrisha Victrum, Leah Scott and Chukwuka Ezeigbo share a common bond heading into the 2014-2015 season. Victrum, Scott and Ezeigbo will return as the...

New season means new faces

Malcolm Walton, Contributor

November 7, 2014


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Several key players from last season have left the Marshall University men’s basketball team, but Herd fans can look forward to the newcomers who will be suiting up for Marshall this season. Jay Johnson, of Versailles, Kentucky, transferred to Marshall from John Logan College, a Division III school....

NBA vet joins D’Antoni to lead the Herd

Corey Bodden, Contributor

November 7, 2014


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A joking response to an April text message led nine-year NBA veteran Chris Duhon to trade in his jersey for a suit. “I was at a point in my life kind of figuring out what I wanted to do—if I wanted to continue playing or move on,” Duhon said. “It just so happened I saw coach [Dan] D’Antoni...

Herd preparing to take it on the road

LaChel House, Reporter

November 7, 2014


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  Marshall University men's team is 349-110 since 1981 when playing at the Cam Henderson Center, and for the past few seasons, the Herd has found it easier to win at home than on the road. In the 2009-2010 season, the Herd won 24 times, and 15 of those came from games played at home. The following...

Hard-hitting defense a focus for the Herd

Malcolm Walton, Contributor

November 7, 2014


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The up-tempo style offense first year head coach Dan D’Antoni has implemented has generated buzz for the Marshall University men’s basketball team; however, the team is adamant that it’s not overlooking the importance of defense. “We’re going to hit them hard with the defense,” D’Antoni...

Herd hopes to begin a memorable November at USM

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 6, 2014


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Fresh off a bye week in which it reenergized and regrouped, the Thundering Herd football team will begin the home stretch of its schedule Saturday when it travels to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to face the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. The 3-6 (1-4) Golden Eagles are in a rebuilding...

Men’s soccer downs Asbury 4-0

Scott Bolger, Reporter

November 6, 2014


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On a rainy Wednesday night at the Veteran’s Memorial Complex, the Marshall Thundering Herd (6-8-3) men’s soccer team dictated every aspect on the pitch, and that commanding performance led the Herd to a 4-0 victory over the Asbury Eagles (7-10). Soccer can be played in the harshest of conditions,...