The Parthenon

Marshall men’s basketball prepares for ‘Press Virginia’

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

March 17, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, SPORTS

SAN DIEGO — In what is expected to be a matchup of clashing styles of play, all eyes will be focused on the Mountain State Sunday night at Viejas Arena, for the first matchup between the two Division I programs in West Virginia since 2015. It will also be the first time in history that Marshall and...

History made, in the making as Herd wins game one

History made, in the making as Herd wins game one

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, Showcase, SPORTS

SAN DIEGO — Kelly green invaded Viejas Arena Friday morning at San Diego State University, as the Marshall men’s basketball team made history and downed Wichita State 81-75, to win its first-ever NCAA Tournament contest. Marshall, the 13 seed in the East region, extended its winning streak to...

Selection Sunday viewing party draws large crowd

Selection Sunday viewing party draws large crowd

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, SPORTS

Marshall Athletics invited the public to the Henderson Center Sunday evening to celebrate Herd men’s hoops’ Conference USA title and watch the selection show that determined the Thundering Herd’s NCAA Tournament destiny in the opening round. About 30 minutes into the show, Marshall was announced...

From champions to underdogs: confident Herd readies for the Big Dance

From champions to underdogs: confident Herd readies for the Big Dance

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, Showcase, SPORTS

As Marshall men’s basketball approaches Friday’s first round NCAA Tournament matchup against the Wichita State Shockers (25-7 overall, 14-4 American Athletic Conference), the Herd shifts from conference champion to tournament underdog. “We had our celebration,” junior guard Jon Elmore said....

CHAMPS AT LAST

CHAMPS AT LAST

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 11, 2018


Filed under Conference USA Tournament, Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

FRISCO, Texas — After 31 years of anticipation, the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team earned a bid to the ‘Big Dance’—the NCAA Tournament—Saturday night after defeating the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at the Ford Center at the Star. The Herd’s down to the wire, 67-66 v...

One game away: Herd earns rematch with WKU for NCAA berth

One game away: Herd earns rematch with WKU for NCAA berth

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Conference USA Tournament, Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

FRISCO, Texas—Junior guard Jon Elmore scored a team-high 26 points Friday afternoon as Marshall men’s basketball accomplished a decisive 85-75 semifinal win against Southern Miss at the Ford Center at The Star. With the win, the Herd advances to its second-straight Conference USA Championship Game ...

Won, not done: One down, two to go for Herd men’s hoops

Won, not done: One down, two to go for Herd men’s hoops

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Conference USA Tournament, Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

FRISCO, Texas—Thundering Herd men’s basketball advanced to its third-straight Conference USA Tournament semifinal round Thursday night at the Ford Center at the Star, with a 95-81 defeat of the UTSA Roadrunners. The Herd will face Southern Miss Friday at 12:30 p.m. CST (1:30 p.m. EST), as ...

Herd baseball overcomes early road trip, readies for home opener against Niagara

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

Marshall baseball didn’t start the season with the most ideal playing schedule. The Thundering Herd opened with 10 consecutive road games to begin the season, playing a trio of three-game series and a single midweek game. The Herd overcame those early season schedule issues, going 7-3 on the long...

Herd football alumni return for pro day, set sights on NFL

Herd football alumni return for pro day, set sights on NFL

Luke Creasy, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

The journey to the National Football League is anything but easy. It starts long before the NFL Combine or pro-day workouts. Former Marshall University football student-athletes Rodney Allen, Davon Durant, Hyleck Foster, Sandly Jean-Felix, Chase Litton, C.J. Reavis, Kaare Vedvik and Ryan Yuracheck, along...

Marshall men’s hoops hunts for Conference USA Championship title, NCAA Tournament bid

Marshall men’s hoops hunts for Conference USA Championship title, NCAA Tournament bid

Luke Creasy, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball competes in the Conference USA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament this week at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. After closing out the regular season with a 76-67 win over then-No. 24 Middle Tennessee, the Herd edged UTSA for the fourth seed and a guaranteed...

Herd outmatched at Carolina Classic, drops four games

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall softball traveled to South Carolina this past weekend for the Carolina Classic—a five-game tournament in which the Herd went 1-4—and is now 8-12 on the season. South Carolina competed as host institution, while Liberty and George Washington joined Marshall as visiting schools. The Herd...

Marshall organizes candlelight vigil for fallen athlete

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Thundering Herd football and the Marshall community mourned the loss of defensive lineman Larry Aaron Thursday night with a candlelight vigil in the Memorial Student Center. “There were so many on the team that were close to Larry, and the relationships we formed with him will be everlasting,”...