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Herd softball opens season this weekend

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Spring does not officially begin until mid-March, but for the Marshall University softball team, spring begins this weekend. The Herd opens their season Friday, Feb. 10 at the Unconquered Invitational hosted by Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. The Unconquered Invitational begins as...

Herd volleyball’s Strickland named Assistant Director of Athletic Development for Big Green

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Former Marshall volleyball assistant coach Taylor Strickland was named the assistant director of athletic development for the Marshall University Big Green Scholarship Foundation, the organization announced via a press release Friday. The move comes after Strickland spent four seasons on head volleyball...

Herd baseball playing underdog role in 2017

Herd baseball playing underdog role in 2017

Mike Morgan, Contributor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Marshall baseball team enters 2017 coming off one of their best season’s in program history with 34 wins, including 21 wins in Conference USA play. The Herd finished in the top five of 17 different offensive categories, including first in hits (315), RBIs (189), home runs (36), doubles (69), total...

Herd women’s basketball loses heartbreaker to Southern Miss

Herd women’s basketball loses heartbreaker to Southern Miss

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

February 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

The Marshall University women’s basketball team lost a heartbreaker Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center against Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles erased as much as a 21 point deficit, and scored 34 points in the final quarter to knock of the Herd by a final score of 82-78. With the loss, Marshall...

President Gilbert hopes to adopt athletic guidelines from NCAA convention

Adam Stephens, Reporter

January 29, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Student athletes who participate in sports at Marshall University have to juggle the responsibilities of practicing and competing in their sport, as well as achieving academic success. President Jerome Gilbert attended the NCAA convention in Nashville, Tennessee last week where conferences such as...

Herd never trails, dominates UTSA in win

Herd never trails, dominates UTSA in win

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

January 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team started the game on a 10-0 run and never trailed in a dominating 92-71 victory over UTSA Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center. With the win, the Herd moves to 13-8 on the season, and 6-2 in Conference USA play. The Roadrunners fall to 9-11, and 4-3...

Marshall football announces 2017 schedule

Marshall football announces 2017 schedule

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor

January 26, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall university football team announced its 2017 schedule via Twitter Thursday afternoon. Marshall opens their campaign Sept. 2 at home against Miami (OH). The Herd last faced off against the Mid-American Conference program in 2014, knocking them off in a 42-27 win in Oxford, Ohio. Overall,...

Herd rebound against Western Kentucky

Kaitlyn Shouse, Reporter

January 23, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team rebounded after two straight away losses in an exciting 94-80 win against Western Kentucky University Saturday at the Cam Henderson Center. The win keeps the Herd undefeated at home. Not only was the 1971-72 Marshall men’s basketball team, who advanced...

Marshall hockey returns home for meeting with Dennison

Marshall hockey returns home for meeting with Dennison

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Following a 15-2 road loss at the hands of Wheeling Jesuit last weekend, the Marshall men’s ice hockey team returns to South Charleston Friday night for a meeting with the Big Red of Dennison University. Despite this being the first meeting between the two schools this season, the Herd are familiar...

Herd swimming and diving ready to return to action Friday

Herd swimming and diving ready to return to action Friday

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

January 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, Swim and Dive

After more than a month off from action, the Marshall University swimming and diving team will return to action on Friday, January 20th at the James Madison University Invitational. The team will travel to Harrisonburg, Virginia to face off with James Madison University and the Virginia Military Institute...

Column: Cam Henderson Center is home, sweet home for Marshall

Column: Cam Henderson Center is home, sweet home for Marshall

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Sports Editor

January 16, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Home court advantage is perhaps the biggest cliché in a sportswriter’s arsenal. The Marshall University Men’s basketball team is living up to that cliché. “You could hear the chant ‘bring on the herd, bring on the herd’ and we would all come running out,” Marshall University head coach...

Marshall basketball teams look to rebound Saturday against UAB

Marshall basketball teams look to rebound Saturday against UAB

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

After suffering losses Thursday night to Middle Tennessee, both the Marshall University men’s and women’s basketball teams look to rebound on Saturday vs UAB. With Conference USA scheduling, both the men’s and women’s teams play the same school on the same day during conference play, with one...