The Parthenon

COLUMN: Life as an AP Top 25 voter

James Collier, WMUL-FM Sports Director

November 5, 2014


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Two televisions, two computers, a cell phone and a full collection of NCAA football games over a duration of 16 hours. That was how I spent Saturday in hopes of trying to gauge a day in the life of an AP Top 25 voter. I wanted a complete sample of college football from coast to coast in hopes of gathering...

COLUMN: New rankings leave Marshall in the dark

James Collier, WMUL-FM Sports Director

November 5, 2014


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The latest College Football Rankings have been released, and the results are as clear as mud, literally. While the teams within the top 10 all have stated their cases with the play on the field, the lower level of the rankings (20-25) have the consistency of water and oil. Should the playoffs play...

COLUMN: No ranking, no problem for Herd

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 3, 2014


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When the initial College Football Playoff rankings were released Wednesday, the Thundering Herd was nowhere to be found, despite being ranked in the top 25 of other polls. The CFP rankings are composed by a committee of former coaches, players and athletic directors trusted with picking the top 25...

Marshall swimming and diving splits third meet of the season

Scott Bolger, Reporter

November 2, 2014


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Inside Marshall University’s Fitch Natatorium Saturday, the Thundering Herd swim team faced one Big East and one Southeastern Conference opponent in Xavier University and Vanderbilt University. Marshall defeated Xavier by a large margin with 212 points to its 82, but fell to Vanderbilt 150-143. So...

Herd looking to bring attention to its season

LaChel House, Reporter

October 31, 2014


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The 12 members of the College Football Playoff selection com-mittee left the Thundering Herd out of its rankings, but Marshall University is looking to the Los Angeles public relations firm Conference USA hired to bring attention to its season. Steve Brener, president of Brener, Zwikel & Associates,...

COLUMN: Herd has seen culture change in recent years

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

October 29, 2014


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It’s amazing how things can change in the span of a year or two. We all experience changes in our personal lives, and it’s no different for the Marshall University football team. It was evident the culture would need to be changed when head coach Doc Holliday took over. Although that change wouldn’t...

Ezeigbo overcomes challenges to lead Herd women’s basketball

LaChel House, Reporter

October 28, 2014


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Chukwuka Ezeigbo has faced a few obstacles since she has been at Marshall University, but she overcame each challenge, becoming the face of the Herd women’s basketball team. Ezeigbo, senior center from Trenton, New Jersey, arrived in Huntington in 2011. When she arrived, she found herself in cultural...

Johnson taking his spot among Herd’s best

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

October 27, 2014


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“It’s just a blessing to have Devon Johnson as part of Marshall University."

Men’s soccer falls 1-0 t o P anthers

Scott Bolger, Reporter

October 26, 2014


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Hoops Family Field at the Veteran’s Memorial Soccer Complex was the groundwork to one of Marshall men’s soccer team’s most lackluster performances of the season Saturday, allowing one goal to Florida International University (5-7-1, 1-4) and failing to account one of its own. With that loss,...

Herd picks up 3-1 win against UTEP

Scott Bolger, Reporter

October 26, 2014


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Marshall University and the University of Texas El Paso competed at the Cam Henderson Arena Sunday. Only one victor left the court, and the conquerors ended up being the Thundering Herd, winning three sets to one (25-16, 25-9, 22-25, 25-18). With the victory, Marshall garnered its fifth Conference...

Johnson, Herd run away from Owls

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

October 26, 2014


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Nobody said the road to an undefeated season would be easy, and for the most part, it wasn’t for the Thundering Herd Saturday, but running back Devon Johnson sure made it look that way. Signs of a record-breaking day could be seen on the Herd’s first offensive play when Johnson took the hand-off...

Break out the brooms: Herd volleyball sweeps WVU 3-0, retains Golden Ball

Scott Bolger, Reporter

October 1, 2014


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A we l l - rounded, constantly improving Marshall University women’ s volleyb a l l team improved to 9-9 (3-0) Wednesday night as it defeated in-state riva l , West Vi rginia University (11-5 (0-1)), in the Battle for the Golden Ball three sets to none (25-19, 25-17, 25-22). WVU was outplayed in...