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MU Report: October 16, 2017 edition

MU Report: October 16, 2017 edition

October 16, 2017

In this third edition of MU Report for Fall 2017, anchors Kayla Simmons and Ryan Murphy lead our coverage of the university's enrollment numbers, dealing with midterm stress and more. Sports Anchor Courtney Andrews joins them with a feature on men's basketball player Jon Elmore and coveage of the me...

Marshall names new women’s basketball coach

Staff Reports

March 17, 2017

The Marshall University Women’s basketball team took very little time finding a new coach; former associate head coach Tony Kemper was promoted to fill the vacancy. The announcement, which came just before noon, was made by Mike Hamrick. It is five days after Matt Daniel announced his resignation...

Clock strikes midnight on Herd’s magical season as MTSU repeats as C-USA champs

Marshall guard Stevie Browning (2) guards Middle Tennessee guard Xavier Habbersham (4) Saturday night in the Conference USA men's basketball championship game. Marshall fell to the Blue Raiders 83-72.

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor

March 12, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, AL – After doing what some considered unthinkable and reaching the Conference USA championship game, the Marshall magic ran out Saturday night as Middle Tennessee took home the hardware thanks to an 83-72 wire-to-wire win. The Herd were never able to get off the schnide offensively agai...

Cinderella story Herd romp into C-USA Title game with upset of La. Tech

Marshall guard Jon Elmore (33) looks for an open teammate Friday afternoon against Louisiana Tech in the Conference USA semifinal round. Marshall upset the Bulldogs, 93-77, to advance to their second-ever C-USA championship game.

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor

March 10, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, AL – As the Marshall men’s basketball team huddled just seconds before Friday’s Conference USA semifinals tipped off, senior guard Stevie Browning shouted to his teammates, “We aren’t going home today!” The task was tall, the opponent, Louisiana Tech, was skilled, but as has been ...

Elmore’s free throw helps Herd sneak past ODU in C-USA quarterfinals

Marshall guard Jon Elmore shoots a free throw in the closing moments of Thursday's Conference USA Tournament quarterfinals in Birmingham, Alabama. Marshall defeated Old Dominion 64-63 thanks to Elmore's last free throw, advancing to the semifinals for the second-straight season.

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor

March 10, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Despite letting a 15-point lead slip through their grasp, the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team rallied late in the second half Thursday night to take down the Old Dominion Monarchs, 64-63 in the Conference USA quarterfinals. The Herd raced out to a quick lead as ...

Browning-led Herd throttle Owls, advance to C-USA quarterfinals

Marshall guard Jon Elmore (33) drives past a Rice defender earlier this season. Marshall ultimately fell to Rice, 89-88 on a last-second three-pointer.

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor

March 9, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, AL – To paraphrase the old saying, those who do not learn history end up repeating it. On Wednesday night, that saying proved to be true for the Florida Atlantic Owls, as the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team ran roughshod over them, again, ultimately picking up the w...

Mayor Williams delivers State of the City address, tackles budget deficit and offers updates

Huntington mayor Steve Williams delivers his State of the City address at City Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Franklin Norton, Reporter

February 15, 2017

Mayor Steve Williams gave his first State of the City address of his second term Wednesday, which championed a spirit of hope and resilience for the City of Huntington amidst the city’s projected budget deficit for the fiscal year. “We are aware of the financial crisis that we have been working...

Column: Herd women’s basketball needs answers fast

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2017

After losing four straight games, The Marshall University women’s basketball team needs to find a way to bounce back into the winning column. The issue may be pinpointing exactly what the trouble may be, and as the season has progressed, the fault may be inexperience. There has been no specific...

City of Huntington continues to address $5 million budget deficit

Mayor Steve Williams addresses city issues to a crowd at a press conference Monday.

Sadie Helmick, Reporter

February 13, 2017

City leaders gathered to discuss Huntington issues Monday morning at the Visual Arts Center. These leaders came together to show their support for Mayor Steve Williams during this time of substantial budget cuts. According to The Herald-Dispatch, the City of Huntington has a $5 million budget deficit...

Carter G. Woodson Lyceum established

Dr. Burnis Morris speaking at the Carter G. Woodson Press Conference.

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor

January 20, 2017

  In conjunction with the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the John Deaver Drinko Academy, Marshall University announced the formation of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum Friday afternoon. The lyceum hopes to reconnect the city of Huntington with Woodson, the man...

Burks returns, but Herd struggle in sloppy victory

Marshall's CJ Burks (14) leaps for a pass as the Herd take on UTEP during the Conference USA men’s basketball quarterfinals on Thursday, March 10 in Birmingham, AL.

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor

December 20, 2016

After sitting out the first 10 games of the season, sophomore guard CJ Burks returned to the Marshall lineup Monday night against West Virginia Wesleyan. That should have been the lone story of the game. It wasn’t. Instead, the talk following MU’s 81-65 win was about Marshall’s struggles...