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Marshall football team’s performance through first three games of the season

September 24, 2015

The Marshall University football team’s 45-7 win against Norfolk State University Saturday marked the first quarter of the Herd’s 2015 season with the team having played three of its 12 total games. With...

Herd volleyball team falls to Hilltoppers in four sets

September 24, 2015

Marshall University’s volleyball team dropped its conference opener Wednesday to Western Kentucky University. The Hilltoppers (13-2) defeated the Herd in (9-5) in four sets at the Cam Henderson Center. Despite...

Lang Named National Defensive Player of the week

September 9, 2015

In a game where certain players had to step up, few players stepped up against Purdue like junior safety, Tiquan Lang. Lang was named National Defensive Player of the Week after he achieved 17 tackles...

After solid debut Birdsong, Herd onto Ohio

Michael Birdsong runs the ball in opening game against Purdue.
September 9, 2015

For a new quarterback, the home opener can be rather intense. Thousands of screaming fans can sometimes disrupt timing and rhythm during a game. That didn’t seem to be the case for Marshall University...

Short week testing Herd’s preparation

September 8, 2015

Due to its season-opener falling on Sunday, the Marshall University football team has less time than usual to prepare for its upcoming rivalry match Saturday against Ohio University. Head coach Doc Holliday...


Devin Johnson catches pass at Marshall v. Purdue game.
September 7, 2015

With the exception of those who engaged in a Tom Hanks Cast Away-style adventure over Labor Day weekend, the entire Herd nation is aware of the football team’s 41-31 triumph Sunday against Purdue University. The...

Herd football team yet to announce starting kicker for season opener

Joan C. Edwards football stadium.
September 2, 2015

As the 2015 Thundering Herd football campaign approaches, many players have won and lost their respective position battles. The starting kicker spot, however, is one that still needs to be filled before...

Birdsong’s journey to Marshall

Michael Birdsong practices in Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
September 2, 2015

After a change in the coaching staff and being told he did not fit the team’s new offensive scheme, Michael Birdsong left James Madison University last year after spending the first two years of his...

Kicking Off Football Season with Green Fridays

Kicking Off Football Season with Green Fridays
August 31, 2015

Marshall University and Herd fans will wear school colors on Fridays starting Sept. 4 for “Green Fridays” in participation with the 10th annual National College Colors Day. Marshall students and...

Roster Rundown, Defense

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Marshall's Taj Letman takes down Greg Howell as the Thundering Herd takes on Florida Atlantic University on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington.
August 31, 2015

Due to the alluring state of the Herd offense, the defense was often portrayed as the ancillary unit in terms of the responsibility for the program’s 2014 success. However, the Herd defense finished...

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