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Marshall men’s basketball secures first win in El Paso

Marshall men’s basketball secures first win in El Paso

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball outlasted UTEP Saturday evening in the Herd’s first-ever victory in El Paso, Texas, 74-65. Not only did the Herd walk away with the win, but junior guard C.J. Burks reached 1,000 career points during the game. He finished with 16 points, while junior guard Jon Elmore...

Softball legend inspires Herd before season

Softball legend inspires Herd before season

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University softball celebrated its 25th year as a program at its 7th Annual Diamond Club Banquet Friday, while also introducing new players and staff. Those in attendance were introduced to 10 newcomers to the team, nine freshmen and one transfer, as well as a new coaching staff after former...

Herd men’s basketball finishes Texas two-step, takes on UTEP

Herd men’s basketball finishes Texas two-step, takes on UTEP

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Following its clash with the UTSA Roadrunners Thursday, the Marshall  University men’s basketball team continues its swing through the Lone Star State when it takes on the UTEP Miners Saturday evening at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The Herd is looking to bounce back from a road loss this past S...

D’Orazio conquers pressure, readies for senior season with Herd softball

D’Orazio conquers pressure, readies for senior season with Herd softball

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Every college athlete has certain amount of pressure put on them. Whether it’s how they perform in their sport or in the classroom, the pressure is felt almost every day. But, there’s an added pressure when an athlete performs so well that the new expectation is to always be great. Marshall Univ...

Herd snaps six-game skid, beats FIU

Herd snaps six-game skid, beats FIU

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Basketball

Marshall women’s basketball (7-13, 1-6 C-USA) secured its first in-conference victory Sunday afternoon with a 78-75 win in nail-biting fashion against FIU (6-14, 3-4 C-USA). “Obviously that feels really good; I’m proud of our team,” head coach Tony Kemper said. “(FIU) started the game really...

Herd hoops fights for first place, falls to WKU in rematch

Herd hoops fights for first place, falls to WKU in rematch

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.— More than 7,300 fans filed into E.A. Diddle Arena Saturday night to witness a Conference USA men’s basketball showdown between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. After a physical, foul-laden 40 minutes of play in front of a sold-out crowd, the He...

Herd runs strong at 2018 Thundering Herd Invitational

Luke Creasy, Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field

Marshall track and field returned home this weekend with a strong performance inside the Chris Cline Indoor Athletics Facility at the 2018 Thundering Herd Invitational. Appalachian State won the meet with 132 points and Marshall finished second with 99, tallying two event wins and 21 top-10 finishes. Marshall...

Herd women’s hoops drops sixth-straight conference game

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

January 27, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Basketball

Marshall Women’s Basketball (6-13, 0-6 C-USA) dropped another conference game Friday night against Middle Tennessee State University (12-8, 4-3 C-USA) at the Cam Henderson Center by a score of 73-57. "You have to give credit to Middle Tennessee," said Marshall head coach Tony Kemper. "They do a...

Herd tennis heads to Sunshine State to open spring

Herd tennis heads to Sunshine State to open spring

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Tennis

Marshall tennis opens its spring season this weekend when it heads to Gainesville, Florida for the regional round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend. The Herd opens regional play with a match against defending Sun Belt Conference champion Louisiana-Monroe Saturday...

Herd hoops healthy for the Hilltoppers, hostile environment

Herd hoops healthy for the Hilltoppers, hostile environment

Luke Creasy, The Parthenon

January 25, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

After defeating Middle Tennessee State and UAB at home last week, the Marshall men’s basketball team has its sight set on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Marshall (14-6, 5-2 C-USA) will take to the road for a Saturday night rematch with the Hilltoppers (14-6, 6-1 C-USA)—but this time in a sold-out Diddle...

WKU topples Herd with late run

Luke Creasy, Reporter

January 22, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Basketball

Marshall women’s basketball (6-12, 0-5 C-USA) returned to the Cam Henderson Center Sunday afternoon to face Conference USA front-runner Western Kentucky (14-5, 5-1 C-USA). A late surge from WKU curbed the Herd’s comeback, handing Marshall its fifth consecutive loss in C-USA play 86-66. “Give...

Marshall Swim & Dive succumbs to Liberty on senior day

Marshall Swim & Dive succumbs to Liberty on senior day

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Swim and Dive

Marshall University Swim and Dive fell to the Liberty University Lady Flames Saturday at the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium in its final home meet of the season. After losing to the Lady Flames 160-140 last week in a tri-meet at Liberty, the Lady Flames outscored Marshall 177-123 again in Saturday’s...