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Tennis teams falls in C-USA championship

Tennis teams falls in C-USA championship

Malcolm Walton, The Parthenon

April 19, 2015

No. 2 Marshall University lost to No. 1 Rice University Sunday 4-1 in the C-USA Women’s Tennis Championships finale. Marshall’s only point came from sophomore Maddie Silver after she captured a 6-1, 6-2 win in singles play. The Herd’s Rachel Morales, sophomore, said she thought the team coul...

Jersey Boys

Adam Polsky, The Parthenon

April 19, 2015

Marshall University may be in West Virginia, but the baseball team has major contributions from the Garden State. Senior pitcher Matt Margaritonda and infielder Andrew Dundon are two veteran leaders for the Thundering Herd from the New Jersey. Freshman pitcher Fernando Guerrero also made the trip d...

#WeekendWalkoff: NBA Playoff Preview

#WeekendWalkoff: NBA Playoff Preview

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

April 16, 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. Wednesday night marked the final the day of the NBA season before the playoffs start Saturday.  Among the teams who slipped in: the Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans...

Herd prepare for homestretch

Herd prepare for homestretch

Jill Shemanski, The Parthenon

April 16, 2015

The Marshall University softball team is coming off a 10 game consecutive win streak after defeating Middle Tennessee State University Sunday 6-1. “This is a huge accomplishment and gives us a lot of confidence going into our next games,” sophomore Rebecca Myslenski said. “We got 10 in a row f...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, The Parthenon

April 16, 2015

Softball: Florida Atlantic @ Marshall Saturday at 1 p.m.—Saturday at 3 p.m.—Sunday at noon Emily Lochten, Shortstop, #25- Lochten has been dynamic in the batter’s box this season combining solid production with outstanding efficiency. Lochten carries a .361 batting average into the weeken...

Herd baseball to take on Old Dominion

Herd baseball to take on Old Dominion

Adam Polsky, Reporter

April 15, 2015

Marshall University’s baseball team looks to build momentum for the C-USA tournament this weekend with a three-game series against Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The Thundering Herd is coming off of its second shutout of the season after falling, 7-0, to the University of Akron Tue...

Herd tennis prepares for conference play

Herd tennis prepares for conference play

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

April 14, 2015

Marshall University’s tennis team received the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the C-USA Women’s Tennis Championships. The first round of the tournament starts Thursday. Kai Broomfield, the lone senior on the Herd’s roster, said the team plans to make the most of its day away from competition. “It’s...

Player of the week

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

April 13, 2015

Diffenderfer served as the offensive catalyst for the Herd in its series victory over Charlotte this past weekend. In the 3-game series, Diffenderfer went an impressive 6-10 from the plate while knocking in five total RBIs. With the series tied at one game apiece heading into Sunday’s game, Diffend...

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

April 13, 2015

The Harlem Globetrotters’ finesse-dunking forward Julian “Zeus” McClurkin has emerged as one of its most popular players during his time with the team. While McClurkin, who has visited 14 countries since joining the Globetrotters, has a jam-packed schedule, he is never too busy to meet the kids...

America’s Resort goes green

America’s Resort goes green

Kasey Madden, Reporter

April 12, 2015

Marshall University’s football team and head coach Doc Holliday took the field Saturday at the Greenbrier for the Thundering Herd’s first scrimmage of 2015. The Greenbrier is home to the New Orleans Saints practice facility, which includes three practice fields and a facility with meeting rooms, ...

#WeekendWalkoff: Harvey’s return raises questions

#WeekendWalkoff: Harvey’s return raises questions

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

April 9, 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. In case you missed it, the MLB season began this week and the natural order of Earth was restored. The New York Mets’ ace Matt Harvey made his return from Tomm...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

April 9, 2015

Baseball: Charlotte @ Marshall (In Beckley, WV) Friday at 6 p.m.—Saturday at 4 p.m.—Sunday at 1 p.m. Zach Jarrett, Centerfielder, #10- Jarrett plays the role of clean-up hitter for University of North Carolina at Charlotte, using his excessive power to deliver extra base hits and clear the bases....