The Parthenon

HERD ALUMNA RECEIVES POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor

June 17, 2015

Marshall University volleyball alumna Sammie Bane received a Conference USA postgraduate scholarship last week. Bane, who graduated in May with a 3.96 GPA as a double major in exercise science and psychology, was one of 14 recipients of the Jim Castaneda Postgraduate Scholarship. This is the seventh...

New year, same complaint

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor

June 11, 2015

Throughout Marshall’s impressive 2014 season—which included the school’s first C-USA Championship, a No. 23 AP ranking at the season’s end and a win in the Boca Raton Bowl— one common complaint from critics across the nation drove Herd fans crazy. The complaint? Marshall’s strength of...

Herd tops WVU with 3-2 win

Herd tops WVU with 3-2 win

Kasey Madden, Reporter

April 29, 2015

Marshall University’s baseball team slid past West Virginia University with a 3-2 victory Tuesday at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston. WVU had the advantage in every statistical category, including coming in with a winning 24-17 record versus Marshall’s 15-27 record. The in-state rivalry...

Fountain ceremony, spring game highlight rainy alumni weekend

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

April 26, 2015

Marshall University’s annual Spring Memorial Fountain Ceremony preceded the Green and White spring football game Saturday in part of the university’s alumni weekend. Each spring, the fountain is turned on to signify the football program’s revival from the 1970 plane crash where 75 lives were...

WEEKEND WATCH

Brad Heltzel, Reporter

April 24, 2015

Baseball: Middle Tennessee State @ Marshall Friday at 1 p.m.—Saturday at 7 p.m.—Sunday at 10 a.m.   Ronnie Jebavy, Center Fielder, #1- Jebavy may be the most dynamic player in C-USA showcasing potency at the plate and range in the field. Jebavy ranks among the top five in C-USA in various hi...

#WeekendWalkOff: We’re talkin’ ’bout playoffs

#WeekendWalkOff: We’re talkin’ ’bout playoffs

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

April 24, 2015

#WeekendWalkOff is a weekly column where sports and pop culture collide in a look at the one of that week’s biggest sports topics. The NHL and NBA playoffs are halfway through their first rounds this week, and somewhere Jim Mora doesn’t want to talk about it. That, however, is exactly what we’re...

Balancing athletics and academics

Balancing athletics and academics

Adam Polsky, Reporter

April 23, 2015

The Marshall University softball team will face C-USA teams in a tournament for the conference title. Finals begin May 4, the day after the Thundering Herd wraps up its final regular season series against University of Alabama-Birmingham and just three days before the conference tournament. Depending on what...

Herd softball dominates in double header

Herd softball dominates in double header

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

April 22, 2015

The Marshall University softball team extended its conference record to 10-6 after it  defeated Northern Kentucky University Wednesday in both games of a double header. The Herd outscored NKU in the first game 9-2, while the second game ended with a score of 6-3. Sophomore Jordan Dixon earned both wi...

Herd ready to run at Penn Relays

Herd ready to run at Penn Relays

Kasey Madden, Reporter

April 21, 2015

Marshall University’s track and field team is preparing for the Penn Relays starting Thursday. According to the Penn Relays’ website, more athletes compete at the Penn Relays than at the Olympic games. They estimate 22,000 participants from around 60 countries will participate. Assistant coach D...

The search is on

The search is on

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

April 21, 2015

With the loss of the school’s all-time leading passer Rakeem Cato, Marshall University’s football team is in search of a starting quarterback for the first time in four years. The Herd has four quarterbacks on its spring roster— juniors Gunnar Holcombe and Michael Birdsong, and freshmen Cole Garvin a...

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

April 20, 2015

Corey Bird turned in an efficient weekend of work as the sophomore led the Herd to a 2-1 series victory over Conference-USA foe, Old Dominion University. Bird collected seven total hits in the series and put on a clinic in game two of the series going 4-5 with runs from the batter’s box in a 5-1 H...

Herd softball to take on Northern Kentucky

Herd softball to take on Northern Kentucky

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

April 20, 2015

Marshall University’s softball team is looking to get back on a winning streak after coming off the first loss following 10 straight wins. The team plays non-conference rival Northern Kentucky University at 2 p.m. Wednesday in a doubleheader. The team will host NKU at the Dot Hicks Field in Hunt...