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Spring game gives young defense chance to shine

> Following a 2013 season in which the Marshall University football team forced 26 turnovers, recorded 102 tackles for loss and sacked opposing quarterbacks 32 times, it could be easy for the men of the gridiron and Thundering Herd faithful alike to become content with that production from a year ago during the 2014 Green and White Game Saturday afternoon at Joan C. Full story

Softball has tough road ahead

> As Marshall University softball’s regular season play is winding down, it is focusing on returning to the Conference USA tournament in Boca Raton, Fla. The team’s current record is 9-9 in conference, which places it in seventh in C-USA. Only the top eight teams will be given the chance to play in Boca Raton. Full story

Herd softball takes on rival Ohio in doubleheader

> Marshall University softball will play its final nonconference games as a doubleheader against Ohio University Wednesday. This will be the 19th annual meeting between the teams, for a total of 49 games. Marshall leads the series 31-18. Last season, the Herd swept the Owls. Full story

High-octane Herd offense ready to shine in spring game

High-octane Herd offense ready to shine in spring game

> Marshall University Thundering Herd football fans have become accustomed to seeing a high-powered offense that routinely scores 40 or 50 points a game. Saturday’s annual Green and White scrimmage will provide an opportunity for that offense to show that more of the same is coming in the fall. Full story

Herd Baseball trying to improve streak against WVU

> The Marshall baseball team will travel to in-state rival West Virginia University for a midweek game Tuesday at Hawley Field in Morgantown, W.Va. The Herd and the Mountaineers were supposed to play earlier in the year on March 18, but due to inclement weather, the game had to be postponed. Full story

Sweep of Panthers vaults Herd into C-USA mix

> Marshall University softball earned a much needed Conference USA sweep over Florida International University by way of 6-4 and 8-4 wins Friday and a 6-2 victory Saturday at Dot Hicks Field in Huntington. Prior to the series beginning, the Thundering Herd was out of the top eight in the standings, but now finds itself in a tie for seventh place with two series weekends remaining before the C-USA Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla. Full story

Baltimore Ravens safety returns to Huntington for a little home cooking

Baltimore Ravens safety returns to Huntington for a little home cooking

> Vickie Goodson-Scott, owner and operator of Vic’s Ivy Cuisine, has lived a full life traveling the world, cooking for the area elite, working on the Huntington municipal parking board and, most importantly, line dancing. Born and raised in Huntington, she was in the last Marshall Lab School class before it dissolved. Full story

Softball returns home to face FIU

> Marshall University softball team will return home for a weekend matchup against conference rival Florida International University. The last time the Herd faced off against FIU was 1999, when Marshall captured a 1-0 win. Head coach Shaunda Stanton said she is hoping the team will have a true home field advantage. Full story

MU Women’s golf team preps for C-USA tournament

> The Marshall University  Women’s Golf team is preparing for the Conference USA tournament and it is  staying focused on getting the team win that has evaded it so far this season. The lone senior on the team, Rachel Thompson from Mansfield, Ohio, placed first individually at the Dayton Fall Invitational in October, but has not managed to capture a team win so far at Marshall. Full story

Softball splits with Wright State

Softball splits with Wright State

> After having a seven game win streak snapped after being swept by North Texas over the weekend, Marshall University softball got back to winning by splitting with the Wright State University Raiders Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio. The Herd lost in game one, 3-2, after giving up two points off home runs to leadoff hitter Jess Gorman, then another run in the bottom of the fourth. Full story

New running backs coach brings experience to Herd

New running backs coach brings experience to Herd

> With the moving on of Thomas Brown to Wisconsin, Marshall University’s new running backs coach Chris Barclay is experiencing his first spring as part of the Thundering Herd coaching staff. Barclay got a taste of his playing days Thursday during spring practice number eight for 2014, when he and the rest of the Herd were graced by the presence of former Herd defensive coordinator and Wake Forest University head coach Jim Grobe. Full story

Herd softball struggles, drops three to North Texas

Herd softball struggles, drops three to North Texas

> On a sunny Saturday afternoon, and Little League Day at Dot Hicks Field, the Marshall University softball team lost two close games in a double-header against the North Texas Mean Green. Little League Day allowed little leaguers to get a tour of the locker room, an opportunity to meet the players and a post-game autograph session. Full story

Canty granted transfer request

Canty granted transfer request

> Dressed in a white T-shirt and jeans, Kareem Canty attended his appeals hearing Friday in the Student Affairs Office at the Memorial Student Center with a polo in hand and a notepad full of scribbles with what he wanted to say. Fourty-five minutes later he exited the room with a worried look on his face, but was soon called back in. Full story

Herd baseball travels to San Antonio to take on CUSA newcomer

> The Marshall baseball team gets set to make a trip down to San Antonio for a three game series with Conference USA newcomer University of Texas at San Antonio beginning April 11. The Herd is coming into the weekend with some built momentum as they defeated Eastern Kentucky and Ohio University in two midweek matchups. Full story

Herd dance team adding members

Herd dance team adding members

> The Marshall University dance team will host tryouts for the 2014-2015 season at 9 a.m. April 19 in the Marshall Recreation Center. There will be a pre-tryout clinic from 6-9 p.m. April 18 in the Rec Center. The clinic will help teach technique, the jazz routine and a sideline dance that will be used in the tryouts the following day. Full story

Tennis team begins the stretch run of the season

> The Marshall University tennis team begins the stretch run of its season on Thursday. Having played its final home match of the season Sunday against Cincinnati, the team will hit the road for its final three matches as well as the Conference USA tournament beginning Thursday in Norfolk, Va. Full story

Herd SB gets 600th win

> Marshall University softball earned program victories No. 600 and 601 Wednesday by scoring a combined total of 25 runs en route to sweeping the Northern Kentucky University Norse 17-0 in game one and 8-2 in game two. Shaelynn Braxton led the offensive attack for the Herd, going a combined 4-7 with four home runs and 11 RBI. Full story

Who do NCAA regulations help

COLUMN

> The NCAA governs athletics with tight rules and regulations to be followed while attending a university. There have been recent arguments on who these rules benefit more, the athletes or the schools. Under current NCAA rules, a student can be blocked from potentially transferring to another university if requested. Full story

Freshman lacrosse goalie garnering national attention

>   A club women’s lacrosse player at Marshall University is nationally ranked in Division II, even though it is her first year playing the sport. Sarah Henry, a freshman pre-veterinary medicine major from Wheeling, W.Va., has a .451 save percentage and 64 saved goals, putting her at 10 and fourth in the division for those categories, respectively. Full story

Herd baseball taking on pair of regional foes in midweek matchups

Herd baseball taking on pair of regional foes in midweek matchups

> The Marshall University baseball team looks to build off its momentum from its second consecutive series win and third overall on the season as it hosts Eastern Kentucky and border rival Ohio University for two midweek matchups. Marshall played EKU less than a week ago, falling 4-1. Full story

SOFTBALL SWEEPS MIDDLE TENNESSEE, 3-0

> After winning both games of a mid- week doubleheader over Radford Wednesday at home, Marshall University softball kept the roll going on the road, extending its winning streak to a season-high five games by winning all three games over Middle Tennessee State University this weekend in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Full story

Leadership continues to evolve for Herd

Leadership continues to evolve for Herd

> The saying goes that leaders are born, not made. For the Marshall University football team that has not been the case. Head coach Doc Holliday said the team’s recent success can partly be attributed to the rise of leadership on the team. “Your good football teams are when the players take ownership of that team and that happened a year ago,” Holliday said. Full story

DeMarco key to Herd women’s soccer success

> One of the members of the Marshall University women’s soccer team that made it to the Conference USA quarterfinals is the junior forward, Myka DeMarco. DeMarco is an exercise science major from Dallas, Texas. Coming from a big town, DeMarco said the small town atmosphere at Marshall is what sold her on coming here. Full story

Marshall PRSSA giving back with March Mayhem

> The Public Relations Student Society of America will sponsor an event noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Student Center Plaza. The event is a fundraiserwhich will support the organization’s campaign Herd for Hoops. This campaign will benefit the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. Full story

Herd offensive line mix of experience, potential

Herd offensive line mix of experience, potential

> For the Marshall University football team in 2013, winning the battle in the trenches was a key to a 10-4 campaign. The offensive line surrendered only 26 sacks, less than two a game, and paved the way for the first 1,000-yard rusher in the program since 2009 and nearly 2,900 total rushing yards. Full story

Marshall cheerleading showcasing routine for national competition

Marshall cheerleading showcasing routine for national competition

> Marshall University’s cheerleading team will showcase its routine for the NCAA College Nationals at 3 p.m. Saturday April 6th in the Cam Henderson Center. This will be the team’s seventh year competing, however it will be the first year the team will be competing as a small coed team in Division 1A. Full story

Herd hosts Akron and travels to EKU in midweek matchups

> The Marshall University baseball team will play host to Akron University Tuesday and will travel to Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday. The Herd is coming off a weekend series victory over Tulane, defeating the Green Wave 3-2 on a walk-off hit in the final inning Friday, and a 2-1 victory Saturday. Full story

Transfers Williams, Manning find home with Herd

Transfers Williams, Manning find home with Herd

> Members of the Marshall University football team take many paths to become a part of the Thundering Herd. Some follow family ties, others form a bond with a particular coach while others simply find in their hearts the kelly green and white is for them. Full story

Herd baseball splits shortened series with Tulane

> On a dreary Saturday morning, the Marshall University baseball team was able to pull out a 2-1 victory in the second game of the three game series. The game was suspended once the seventh inning concluded due to inclement weather. The game was originally scheduled for a noon start time, but due to forecast predictions throughout the day, the game was moved  to 10 a. Full story

Herd golfers break down The Masters

> The 2014 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., is set to tee off in a little less than two weeks. With the first major tournament of the year coming up, Marshall University’s  men’s golf team broke down what it takes to be successful at Augusta and shared its picks to win it all. Full story

Women’s club lacrosse heads to Morgantown tournament

> The Marshall University women’s lacrosse team began its 2014 season away from home when it faced Xavier University March 22. The team came away with a loss, falling 7-13. However, coach Shanna Saunders, a forensic science graduate student from St. Louis, Mo. Full story

Herd downs RedHawks 10-2

Herd downs RedHawks 10-2

> The Marshall University softball team received its first home victory Wednesday after defeating the RedHawks, 10-2. The Herd stranded two of its runners at the bottom of the first and neither team scored until Miami’s Kylie McChesney hit a sing home run at the top of the third. Full story

Men’s golf returns to Furman Intercollegiate Tournament

> The Marshall University men’s golf team will travel to Greenville, S.C. Friday to compete in the Furman Intercollegiate tournament.   The team recently placed seventh at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate Tournament with Tas Sipowski, a junior from Jupiter, Fla. Full story

Herrion’s tenure plagued with defection

> Tom Herrion’s departure from the basketball program leaves uncertainty of the possibilities of retaining 2014 roster players. After  Herrion met with his team to announce the end of his tenure, players were left confused as to the future of Marshall’s program. Full story

Herd retakes field for spring practice

Herd retakes field for spring practice

> Following the first 10-win season since 2002, the Marshall University football team returned to the field Monday for the first time after earning a 31-20 victory over Maryland in the Military Bowl last December. This marks the first day of spring practice in preparation for the upcoming Green and White Game, April 26 and the 2014 season. Full story

Hamrick keeping coaching search quiet

> Marshall University Athletic Director Mike Hamrick said he will give no hints in the head basketball coach search underway after Tom Herrion’s resignation. Herrion resigned March 14 after ending the 2013-2014 season with a 11-22 record and the team fell to Old Dominion in the second round of the Conference USA tournament. Full story

Senior football players exhibit skills for NFL

> Scouts from the NFL and the Canadian Football League made their way Wednesday morning to the turf of Joan C. Edwards Stadium to watch Marshall University football seniors showcase their talents on Pro Day. Former Thundering Herd players, such as tight end Gator Hoskins, running back Essray Taliaferro and cornerback Derrick Thomas, used Wednesday morning’s workouts as an opportunity to show what they are capable of to professional scouts. Full story

Baseball prepares for first home series

> The Marshall University baseball team will take on the Southern Miss Eagles for it’s first home weekend series and second set of conference games of the season. Marshall headed down to East Carolina University last weekend and took the series 2-1, after an outstanding 11 strikeout performance by right-hander Matt Margaritonda to close out the series. Full story

Women’s golf getting swing back mid-season

> Marshall University women’s golf team will travel to Sevierville, Tenn. for a three-day tournament beginning Sunday. This is the second year for the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate tournament and the first year Marshall will attend. The Herd is coming off of a 25th place finish out of a field of 36 teams at the Kiawah Island Classic, where it advanced five places on the last day of tournament play. Full story

Johnny Thomas returns to Huntington with Harlem Globetrotters

Johnny Thomas returns to Huntington with Harlem Globetrotters

> Former Marshall University men’s basketball player Johnny Thomas hasn’t played basketball in Huntington since the Thundering Herd played Ohio March 15, 2011, in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. That will change Wednesday night when Thomas and his new teammates, the Harlem Globetrotters, take the floor of the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington. Full story

Men advance past FAU, 63-59

> The Marshall University men’s basketball team used a hot start and a clutch finish to advance past the FAU Owl’s, 63-59, in the first round of the Conference USA Tournement in El Paso, Texas. The win was the first for the Herd in the C-USA Tournament since making a run to the championship game in 2012. Full story

Softball falls in home opener against No. 9 Kentucky Wildcats

> The Marshall University softball team played its first home game of the season against University of Kentucky Tuesday, but ended with a tough loss, 6-2. The Herd entered the match with a 3-9 all-time record against Kentucky. Two of Kentucky’s wins came from last season, with a 4-3 win in regular season play and a 2-1 victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Full story

Herd baseball takes on Morehead State in I-64 battle

> The Marshall University baseball team is getting set for its first mid-week game of the season 3 p.m. Tuesday as it take on Morehead State University. Originally, the game was scheduled to be played in Huntington at the Kennedy Center Field on Route 2. Full story

Men’s golf 5th after first day of Pinehurst Intercollegiate

Men’s golf 5th after first day of Pinehurst Intercollegiate

> The Marshall University men’s golf team wrapped up the first day of the Pinehurst Intercollegiate Sunday in fifth place, with freshman Robinson Clark tied for 12th individually. In the team’s last tournament, the Herd placed seventh out of 14 teams at the Davidson Invitational, after facing bad weather conditions, and what head coach Matt Grobe describes as a lack of mental stamina. Full story

Baseball wins first conference series of season

> The Marshall University baseball team returns from its weekend’s match up against the East Carolina Pirates with the first series win of the season. The Herd dominated the Pirates, taking the series 2-1 after winning Sunday’s game 5-2. The last time Marshall took a series was against nationally ranked Houston (No. Full story

Women's Golf returns from Kiwah Island

> The Marshall University women’s golf team returns to Huntington after competing in the Kiawah Island Classic March 2-4 in Kiawah Island S.C. The team placed 25th out of the 36 teams at the tournament. The team improved their rank in the tournament moving from being 30th ranked at the tournament on the first day, and moved up to being 25th ranked team the second day. Full story

MU BASEBALL OPENS UP C-USA PLAY THIS WEEKEND

MU BASEBALL OPENS UP C-USA PLAY THIS WEEKEND

> The Marshall University baseball team is preparing for it’s first Conference-USA at noon Saturday with a doubleheader against East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. The Herd is coming off a four game weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where the team lost to James Madison 8-5 in 10 innings. Full story

INTO international soccer tournament kicks off this weekend

> INTO Marshall University organized a soccer tournament from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday for students on the Marshall Campus Recreation Center field. “A lot of international students play soccer together during their free time,” Chloe Pasquet, student services assistant at INTO MU, said. Full story

Women’s basketball earns overtime win on senior night

Women’s basketball earns overtime win on senior night

> The Marshall University women’s basketball team celebrated its seniors Wednesday night with an overtime win against the University of Texas San Antonio to end the season. Seniors Suporia Dickens out of Freeport, Ill., Orlandia Williams from Memphis, Tenn. Full story

Herd wraps up regular season against Charlotte

Herd wraps up regular season against Charlotte

> The first 20-loss season since 2004-05 for the Marshall University men’s basketball team is set to wrap up at 7 p.m. Thursday night against Conference USA newcomer Charlotte inside the Cam Henderson Center. The 49ers come into the contest at 15-13 overall and 6-9 in C-USA, while Marshall is 10-20 and 4-11 in league play. Full story

Mbao closes book on Marshall career

Mbao closes book on Marshall career

> A journey that has taken Marshall University men’s basketball center Yous Mbao a grand total of 8,482 miles from his hometown of Rufisque, Senegal, is wrapping up, as he will play his final game at 7 p.m. on Thursday inside the Cam Henderson Center as part of the Thundering Herd. Full story

Women’s lacrosse ready for new start

Women’s lacrosse ready for new start

> The Marshall University women’s lacrosse team is preparing to start its 2014 season after a tough first season last year, only managing to capture one win. Anna Maria Firth, a senior from Huntington and second year member of the team, said the team can only improve. Full story

Herd pushes past Pirates, 64-61

Herd pushes past Pirates, 64-61

> In an entertaining game characterized by long runs, the Marshall University Thundering Herd ended a three-game skid with a 64-61 victory over the ECU Pirates Sunday afternoon in the Cam Henderson Center. The win ensured double-digit wins for the Herd in the 2013-14 season. Full story

Softball struggles in South Carolina

> The Marshall University softball team traveled to the Coastal Carolina Invitational this weekend and finished with mixed results. The Thundering Herd won its first and last games over Maryland Eastern Shore and Saint Peters while falling to Samford and Coastal Carolina during the three day event. Full story

Men’s lacrosse makes history, suffer tough loss

Men’s lacrosse makes history, suffer tough loss

> The Marshall University men’s Club Lacrosse team made history Saturday, as it became the first club sports team to play inside Joan C. Edwards Stadium at Marshall. The Herd played its conference rival, Eastern Kentucky University. During the game, the Herd faced many penalties in the first half causing many of its players to sit in the penalty box for a range of 30 seconds to two minutes. Full story

Assistant AD hopes to continue growth and current success

> Jason Corriher, a third year for assistant athletic director for media relations at Marshall  University, serves as theprimary media contact for the Marshall football program. He along and his staff that service the 16 Division I sports programs are Conference USA’s largest media content. Full story

Herd fans should give credit where it is due

> The warmth of the football team’s win at the Military Bowl has faded in the cold of early 2014. Being a Thundering Herd fan is a tough gig these days. Marshall basketball men’s and women’s team are having a tough seasons to say the least. The softball team is 2-8, though to be fair the team had a very tough early schedule and won 36 games last season. Full story

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CRUSHED BY FAU

> Marshall’s women’s basketball team faced off against Conference USA newcomer Florida Atlantic University Wednesday in the Cam Henderson Center. The Herd lost the game 87-68, falling to 9-18 on the season, while FAU rose 14-13. Matt Daniels, head coach for Marshall, said because the team is young, it still has a lot to learn from its losses. Full story

Hone is where the heart is

> The Marshall men’s golf team tees off Monday at the River Run Country Club in Davidson, N.C., as part of the Davidson College Invitational. As the team anxiously awaits the start of their season one golfer, Marshall Hone, can’t help but smile at the thought of getting back out on the green. Full story

Herd softball fighting through early struggles

Herd softball fighting through early struggles

> The Marshall University Thundering Herd softball is off to a 2-8 start after its first two tournaments of the season, the Tiger Invitational in Auburn, Ala., and the Citrus Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. Two of the Herd’s opponents so far have been SEC opponents in Auburn and Georgia. Full story

Big Green reseating Herd’s main sports venues

Big Green reseating Herd’s main sports venues

> The Marshall University Big Green has implemented its Marshall Athletics Reseating and Reparking Plan, which will reseat season ticket holders in both the Joan C. Edwards stadium and the Cam Henderson Center. The plan is based off of a point system determined by the amount given by each donor to the Big Green. Full story

History continues to repeat itself for Herd men

History continues to repeat itself for Herd men

> For the third time in five games, Marshall Thundering Herd Men’s basketball lost via a last minute three-pointer, extending the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders winning streak to nine games Saturday inside the Cam Henderson Center. After a jump shot by Herd point guard Kareem Canty tied the ball game up at 53 with 54 seconds to play, the Herd went back on defense and forced the Blue Raiders to having just three seconds on the shot clock before deflecting out of bounds. Full story

Herd baseball tries to continue success against NCA&T

> Coming off of a 2-2 weekend, the Herd is preparing for its next game against North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The Herd is 8-4 all-time against their opponent. Last season it beat North Carolina A&T 3-0. Head coach Jeff Waggoner said that the team is training harder than before this week before they leave for the weekend matchup. Full story

Herd tennis hits road with ranking

> The Marshall University tennis team will travel north this weekend to play a pair of matches in Minneapolis against the University of Minnesota and Iowa State. The team will play the matches with a new number beside its name after the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings named the Herd No. Full story

Marshall men’s lacrosse hits the road for season opener

> The Marshall University Men’s Club Lacrosse Team begins its spring season in Louisville, Ky. Saturday against Bellermine University. The team’s roster consists of 20 players with nine games scheduled for the season in West Virginia and Kentuky. The team is coming off of a 4-6 record from last season. Full story

Men’s basketball take on the Blazers tonight

>  The Marshall University Men’s Basketball team will return home Thursday to play the University of Alabama-Birmingham, after a three-game road swing that kept the Herd away from its faithful fans for 19 days.    In the three game stint away from Huntington, Marshall went 1-2, with losses to Southern Miss and Tulane after last second threes by both the Golden Eagles and the Green Wave. Full story

Marshall basketball helps fight cancer

> Colleges against Cancer of Marshall University are organizing the first Coaches verses Cancer men’s basketball game 7 p.m. Thursday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. To raise awareness, Colleges against Cancer has promoted the event as a purple out and have been asked people to wear purple to the game. Full story

Freshman Bird making most of early play

> The season is under way for Marshall baseball as they went 2-2 last weekend at Wake Forest University. The weekend not only kicked-off the season, but started the career for freshman outfielder Corey Bird. Bird is one of five true freshmen that saw playing time over the weekend. Full story

Herd supports female sports with 17th Sweetheart Clinic

> Marshall University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsored the 17th annual Sweetheart Clinic Saturday. This event began in 1998 to recognize National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Girls between the ages of 4-12 came to the Marshall Recreational Center to visit with Marshall’s women athletes and learn the basics of various sports. Full story

Softball struggles at Tiger Invitational

> The Marshall Univesity Softball team kicked off its 2014 season over the weekend with mixed results at the Tiger Invitational in Auburn, Ala. during the three-day event. Marshall finished the tournament 1-4 with its lone win coming against Loyola-Chicago Saturday morning. Full story

Baseball makes most of home

> In one of the toughest conferences in NCAA baseball, perianal powerhouses Rice and newly incumbent conference member FAU call C-USA home. That is also where Marshall calls home, but it’s tough to call anyplace home when one does not have a true home of its own. Full story

Pitching up a senior season

Pitching up a senior season

> Two Marshall University baseball seniors hit the road for their last season opener as a part of the Thundering Herd baseball team. Josh King and Ryan Hopkins, two pitchers for the Herd, will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C to challenge Georgetown Saturday and are scheduled to play Towson on Sunday  and a double header against Wake Forrest on Monday for the beginning of their senior season. Full story

Herd softball freshmen anything but strangers

Herd softball freshmen anything but strangers

> In high school sports, players commonly know each other prior to becoming teammates. That occasionally happens in college, usually in situations where two athletes went to the same high school or happen to be from the same town. Marshall Thundering Herd Softball players Jessica Watts, Morgan Kelley, Morgan Zirkle and Jenny Brumfield have broken that trend. Full story

Young team has softball playing waiting game

> Patience is a virtue some may say. How true that is for the six seniors that vacate a 2013 team that took the C-USA championship with a 3-1 over Houston and sent the team straight to the NCAA Regional Tournament in Lexington, KY. Marshall finished 36-22 overall last season after its historic season ended in a 13-inning loss to Virginia Tech. Full story

Herd baseball and softball alumni make Marshall proud by going pro

> College sports teams are proud when they have players that have played professionally. Marshall University’s baseball and softball teams are no different. The softball team had six players that have gone on to play professional, including Missy Frost, Noelle Adams, Jessica Williams, Rachel Folden, Amanda Williams and Andi Williamson. Full story

Softball welcomes two new coaches to staff

> The Thundering Herd’s softball team added two new names to its coaching roster for the 2013-2014 season. Kendall Fearn has been brought on as the new assistant coach and Chanda Bell as the new pitching coach. Fearn had three years of Division I coaching experience before coming to Marshall University. Full story

New NBA commissioner looking to increase age requirements for league

> Over the past few years, ex-NBA commissioner David Stern has tried to increase the age requirement for the NBA to 20-years-old. He last tried in 2012 with the collective bargaining agreement with players, however he was turned down. Adam Silver took over Stern’s position in 2014 and has a long history with the NBA. Full story

Women’s basketball pulls out first C-USA win over La. Tech, 69-55

Women’s basketball pulls out first C-USA win over La. Tech, 69-55

> The Thundering Herd women’s basketball team managed to grab its first conference win of the season against Louisiana Tech on Saturday. While wearing pink shoes and warm-up shirts stating “United We Fight” for Breast Cancer Awareness Day, the team managed to break its eight game losing streak with a decisive win, ending the game with a final score of 69-55. Full story

Herd baseball field rumors are more than that

> A home for Herd baseball might be coming sooner than previously believed. Huntington’s mayor, Steve Williams, announced plans are continuing to develop at city hall for a new first-class baseball field. “We will build a new baseball stadium,” he said. Full story

Club sports get home to call their own

Club sports get home to call their own

> Renovations to the 29th street field, used mostly by the Marshall club sports teams, is set to start in May and be finished by September.   Dean of Student Affairs Steve W. Hensley is supervising the project of 29th street field.  The field is owned by Cabell County School Board but Marshall has taken over management and up keep of the field as well as the renovations. Full story

Marshall football schedule points to undefeated season

> Now is your chance, Marshall Football! For the first time in 15 years, Marshall has all the elements to go undefeated for the first time since 1999. The Herd has an offense that can score, a defense that can dominate and a schedule any other C-USA team would envy. Full story

Herd football finds success in the Peach State

> Marshall football head coach Doc Holliday is feeling peachy over his 2014 recruiting class. After heavily tapping their tried and true pipeline to the Sunshine State in past recruiting classes, Holliday and his staff brought in eight players from the state of Georgia. Full story

Sweetheart Clinic set for Saturday

> The Marshall University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will sponsor the 17th annual Sweetheart Clinic at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. The Sweetheart Clinic is a chance for girls, ages 4-12, to meet women coaches and athletes at Marshall at no cost to them. Full story

MELT comes to Marshall

> The Marshall Campus Recreation Center will sponsor a self-care technique class called MELT to encourage the use of the new methods for reducing stress, increasing energy and relieving chronic pain Sunday, Feb. 9 and Tuesday, Feb. 11. The workshop will be taught by Susan Robarts and will involve rolling a small foam ball or roller over the joints to hydrate and reduce tension and joint pain. Full story

Fencing returns to the Marshall Rec Center

Fencing returns to the Marshall Rec Center

> The Marshall Recreation Center will sponsor a second round of fencing classes 8 p.m. Thursday with Eric Del Chrol, a professor in the classics department. “We have new people popping in all the time,” Chrol said. “Within a week, you’ll learn just enough to be able to protect yourself if you happen to fall through a hole to the 16th century. Full story

German duo fast friends on and off tennis court

German duo fast friends on and off tennis court

> More often than not, players on an athletic team take a little while to get to know each other, especially in collegiate athletics when student-athletes come from all over the country and even all over the world. For sophomore Dana Oppinger and freshman Derya Turhan of the Marshall University Thundering Herd tennis team, the transition to being teammates was an easy one, despite going to college so far away from home. Full story

Sarah Kay: a butterfly in the water

> The swimming and diving team gave recognition to their seniors at the meet Feb. 1, giving special attention to Sarah Kay. Kay, a 22-year-old from Cape Town, South Africa, swam for the last time in the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium. She touched first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58. Full story

Thundering Herd tennis splits weekend matches

Thundering Herd tennis splits weekend matches

Herd downs in-state rival West Virginia 6-1

> The Marshall University Thundering Herd tennis team earned a 6-1 win over the West Virginia University Mountaineers Saturday inside the Huntington Tennis Center in Barboursville. The Herd jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the team competition with wins from the duos of Karli Timko and Anna Pomyatinskaya by a score of 6-4, and Kai Broomfield and Rachael Morales with a 6-0 sweep in doubles action. Full story

Herd falls to No. 52 Virginia Tech Hokies

> The No. 52 ranked Virginia Tech Hokies came away victorious over the Marshall University Thundering Herd Sunday at the Huntington Tennis Center in Barboursville. The Herd started with a loss, as Virginia Tech won the doubles point with wins by Francesca Fusinatu and Raluca Mita over the Herd’s Dana Oppinger and Derya Turhan 6-3, and the Hokies’ Illinca Stoica and Kelly Williford winning 6-0 over Marshall’s Karli Timko and Anna Pomyatinskaya. Full story

Men’s basketball falls at home to Florida Atlantic Owls, 65-57

Men’s basketball falls at home to Florida Atlantic Owls, 65-57

> The Thundering Herd men’s basketball team was unable to win its second straight home contest Saturday afternoon as the team fell to the Florida Atlantic University Owls 65-57. “We didn’t defend and we didn’t rebound,” Marshall head coach Tom Herrion said, “game over, end of story. Full story

Herd defeats FIU at home

> Marshall University men’s basketball team welcomed Florida International University back to Huntington Thursday for the schools’ only meeting of the season. Marshall beat FIU 80-68 in an impressive match to move to 8-14 overall on the season. The Herd also received its second win in Conference USA this season. Full story

Herd, Coach Herrion raise autism awareness

Herd, Coach Herrion raise autism awareness

> In basketball, college coaches are rivals on the court. Lately, however, they have been brought together to fight a cause effecting children around the world.  Tom Herrion and his close friend, Towson University head coach Pat Skerry have teamed up to bring awareness about autism to their communities. Full story

Men’s basketball team returns to Huntington

Men’s basketball team returns to Huntington

> Marshall University Thundering Herd Men’s Basketball has returned home from a trip to Texas and Louisiana and is set to face off against Conference USA newcomer Florida International University Thursday inside the Cam Henderson Center. During the Rice University game, the Herd had an 11 point lead at halftime and was able to come away with its first C-USA win of the season, ending the game with a score of 73-63. Full story

Women’s Golf working hard during break

> The women’s golf team has no scheduled tournaments until March, but they are still hard at work keeping up with their swings. To end the fall portion of their schedule, the team brought home a fifth place finish from Kettering, Ohio. Senior Rachel Thompson, a 21-year-old from Mansfield, Ohio, brought home a first place finish for the Herd, the teams first in over a year from the same competition. Full story

Herd tramples Morehead State

Herd tramples Morehead State

> The Marshall University Thundering Herd tennis team came away with its second victory of the season with a 5-2 win over the Morehead State University Golden Eagles Tuesday at the Huntington Tennis Club in Barboursville. The Herd won the doubles point via wins by the duos sophomore Dana Oppinger and freshman Derya Turhan, and junior Kai Broomfield and freshman Rachael Morales. Full story

Herd swimming makes strong showing at WKU

> The Marshall University Swimming and Diving team traveled to Bowling Green, Ky., for a two day meet Friday and Saturday. While competing against host Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Cumberlands, the Herd managed to capture one victory against Cumberlands with a score of 224-120, while also dealing with two losses, with final scores of 241-103 to Western Kentucky and 235-111 against Vanderbilt. Full story

Herd sweeps Highlanders to start spring season

Herd sweeps Highlanders to start spring season

> After having it’s duel-match season delayed a day due to the weather, the Marshall tennis team got off on the right foot, sweeping the visiting Radford Highlanders 7-0 Sunday afternoon at Huntington Tennis Club. “I liked our competitive attitude,” Marshall Head Coach John Mercer said. Full story

Herd blown away by Golden Hurricane

> The Marshall women’s basketball team faced the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Saturday night in a snow covered Cam Henderson Center Saturday’s game was originally scheduled to tip-off at 1 p.m., but due to traveling difficulties Tulsa was not able to get into Huntington until late Friday evening, so the game was pushed back until 7 p. Full story

Women look for first C-USA win against the Golden Hurricane

> Marshall University Thundering Herd women’s basketball is back in Huntington and set to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Saturday inside the Cam Henderson Center. The Herd is 7-10 overall, 0-4 in Conference USA play, after losing to Tulane and the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Huntington, and dropping games at North Texas and Rice last weekend. Full story

Pump ‘N Run returns with a new twist

> The Marshall University Recreational Center will sponsor the third annual Pump ‘N Run event Saturday at 9 a.m. on Marshall’s campus. Participants will start by attempting to bench press their own body weight before running a 5k. After completion of the race, 30 seconds will be taken off a runner’s final time for every lift they complete up to 30 lifts. Full story

Tennis looks forward to homestand

> After beginning the season with a tournament at the University of Virginia, the Thundering Herd tennis team will play two home matches this weekend and try to build momentum for a schedule full of road contests. Last weekend at UVA, the Herd competed against Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia Commonwealth and Utah. Full story

Herd men’s golf enters spring with high expectations

Herd men’s golf enters spring with high expectations

> The Marshall University men’s golf team has high expectations for the spring 2014 season.   The team is led by Coach Matt Grobe and Assistant Coach Pat Carter. Grobe’s took over coaching in June, replacing Coach Joe Feaganes, who was with the Marshall Golf Program for 40 years. Full story

Herd Men to hit the road at Rice, Louisiana Tech

Herd Men to hit the road at Rice, Louisiana Tech

> Marshall University Thundering Herd men’s basketball is on the road once again for two more Conference USA battles. Thursday it will travel to Texas to face the Rice Owls and Saturday it will challenge C-USA newcomer the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.   The Herd has fallen on tough times recently, starting the conference schedule 0-4 for the first time since the 2004-05 season. Full story

Baseball transfer brings local talent back to Herd

Baseball transfer brings local talent back to Herd

> With less than a month before its first game, the Marshall University Baseball Team is in full swing preparing for the upcoming season. The first game could not come soon enough for Caleb Ross. Ross, who went to West Virginia University for his freshman year, transferred to Marshall before his sophomore season. Full story

Herd fans encoraged to vote in NCAA 6th Fan competition

> The polls are open, and voters across the nation are stepping up to the plate to vote for their favorite school in the country.  The NCAA 6th Fan competition will give $100,000 to the winning school, and various individual prizes to voters throughout the sweepstakes. Full story

Holliday on the hunt in West Virginia

Holliday on the hunt in West Virginia

> West Virginians have proven to be valuable to the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team in the past. Names such as Randy Moss and Chris Massey stick out as players from the Mountain State who helped Marshall succeed in the 1990s. Dating back to the World War II-era of the Thundering Herd football program, Frank “Gunner” Gatski played for Marshall from 1940 to 1942. Full story

Herd cannot hold up against Tulsa, 69-52

> The Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team fell on hard times once again, falling 69-52 to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Sophomore, Chris Thomas, led the Herd in points with 14 points, while James Woodard led Tulsa and all scorers with 17 points. Full story

Herd embarrassed by Mean Green at home, 80-65

> Coming off of a 0-2 start to conference play on the road, Thursday’s home game against Conference USA newcomer North Texas was supposed to mark the team’s first conference win. The Herd is 17-7 within the Cam Henderson Center dating back to last season, contrasted against a ghastly 1-19 road record at that same time. Full story

Herd overpowers Presbyterian, 77-49

>   After a disappointing 5-9 start to the season, the Thundering Herd men’s basketball team managed to get the new year started off on the right foot with a win. The Herd used a big second half to defeat the Presbyterian College Blue Hose 77-49 Sunday afternoon in the Cam Henderson Center. Full story

MILITARY SUPREMACY

Herd sinks Terps 31-20, captures Military Bowl title

>   In its first bowl appearance since 2011, the Marshall University Thundering Herd defeated the University of Maryland Terrapins 31-20 Friday in the Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corp Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The win, in front of a crowd of 30,166, gave the Herd its first 10-win season since 2002. Full story

Now is the time to Panick

>  During her freshman year as a member of the Marshall University’s volleyball team, outside hitter Elyse Panick has been a standout player for more reasons than her 6-foot-2-inch stature. She has been consistent in impressive performances, including leading her team offensively with 14 kills and a . Full story

Knicks’ problems more than lackluster coaching, shooting slumps, injuries

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> Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks, is supposed to be the Mecca of professional basketball. Right now, it’s the laughing stock of the entire NBA as the Knicks possess a putrid 3-13 record — good for second worst in the NBA. Looking at the standings in the Eastern Conference, it would seem the Knicks are in good company: only three teams have a winning record. Full story

Taliaferro, from walk-on to workhorse

Taliaferro, from walk-on to workhorse

> After the Thundering Herd offense featured a trio of freshman in its running attack in 2012, few would have said that the leading rusher in 2013 would be a redshirt senior. Much less a walk-on, redshirt senior that cost the Thundering Herd a bowl game. Full story

Sophomore Johnson impresses on Senior Day

Sophomore Johnson impresses on Senior Day

> The Marshall University football team secured a spot in the Conference USA Championship game for the first time in 10 years after Friday’s game. The 59-28 win over East Carolina University clinched the East Division title and ended the Herd’s regular season on a positive note. Full story

Houston championship game a shame all around

Houston championship game a shame all around

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> The Bowl Championship Series will end a year too late for the Thundering Herd. The BCS rankings, which combine both human and computer rankings, gave Rice (9-3, 7-1) the edge over Marshall (9-3, 7-1) by .219, giving the Owl’s the tiebreaker to host the C-USA Championship Saturday in Houston. Full story

HERD PREPARES FOR A STRUGGLING FIU

Herd prepares for a struggling FIU

> With a huge matchup against East Carolina looming next week, it’s easy to look past this week’s Florida International University team who is 1-9. But that is exactly what the Thundering Herd football team has learned not to do. The Herd suffered a heartbreaking loss against Middle Tennessee at the end of October and players said since that game it has made them never underestimate the other opponent. Full story

The Herd looks for a C-USA Title

> Heading into the home stretch of the 2013 college football season, it’s time to start thinking about conference championships and bowl games. For the Marshall Thundering Herd, a bowl game is already secured, having won seven games with still two to play. Full story

Quite Simply, Get to the Game

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> As Mr. Crisp said in his story above, the Herd is still in the thick of the race for a C-USA championship, something the Herd has not even come close to achieving in its first seven years in the league. Unless either Marshall or East Carolina is upset next weekend (which is unlikely, as the Herd takes on one-win FIU and the Pirates face three-win in-state rival NC State) the pair’s meeting in Huntington in the final regular season game will decide the C-USA East Division Champion. Full story

Fantasy football: Week 12 woes

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> Week Eleven Recap The Chiefs lose! The Denver Broncos handed the Kansas City Chiefs its first loss of the season Sunday night. The Indianapolis Colts have to be the luckiest team in the NFL. Led by its second year quarterback, Andrew Luck himself, rallied from behind to defeat the Tennessee Titans Thursday. Full story

Top heavy C-USA needs more depth to succeed in future

> During his visit to Huntington for the UAB game, Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky discussed, among other things, his decision not to pursue additional C-USA bowl affiliations with two more football programs joining C-USA in 2015. “What I don’t want to do is get into a position where we have more bowls than we do teams and I have to pick up the phone and call a bowl and say, ‘I’m sorry I can’t bring you a team. Full story

Women’s basketball comes up short against Morehead State, 53-51

Women’s basketball comes up short against Morehead State, 53-51

> Marshall University’s women’s basketball team came home to the Cam Henderson Monday night to start its long six game home stand. The Herd lost a heartbreaker to the Morehead State Eagles 53-51. “You are what you are when adversity hits,” head coach Matt Daniels said. Full story

Rahal leaves volleyball team with legacy

Rahal leaves volleyball team with legacy

> Throughout her time as a member of  Marshall University’s volleyball team, senior Dorothy Rahal has continuously made a name for herself. After top-notch performances in 120 matches, the Venice, Fla., native is speculated to be one of the best liberos in program history. Full story

Herd falls to Morehead State in overtime, 102-94

> The Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team failed its first road test of the season Sunday afternoon, letting a 15-point lead melt away against the Morehead State Eagles and falling in overtime 102-94. “A tale of two halves, to say the least,” Marshall head coach Tom Herrion said. Full story

New rules having unintended effects

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> The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel met back in May to discuss changes to college basketball’s rules with hopes of improving the game. Now just over six months later, the negative effects are the ones rearing their heads. Most notably the monstrous number of fouls called. Full story

Senior took winding road to Herd

Senior took winding road to Herd

> Friendship is a wonderful thing, and some can change lives forever. Such is the case with Sacha Byous-McConnell, senior middle blocker of the Marshall University’s volleyball team. Byous-McConnell was invited to play volleyball by one of her friends and now more than 10 years later she is the core defense of a Division-I college team. Full story

Cross-country tries to end strong at Regionals

Cross-country tries to end strong at Regionals

> Marshall cross-country looks to end the season on a high note Friday at the Regional Cross-Country Championships in Bethlehem, Pa. The Herd is part of the Mid-Atlantic region, which features teams from various conferences. The runners will be competing against schools such as West Virginia University, Georgetown, Villanova and Penn State. Full story

Herd tries to fix road woes at Tulsa

Herd tries to fix road woes at Tulsa

> The Marshall Thundering Herd will take to the road Thursday after a short week when it travels to Tulsa, Okla., to take on the reigning Conference USA champion Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The game falls on the 43rd anniversary of the Marshall plane crash disaster and also finds a Herd team that is bowl eligible and in the hunt for the C-USA championship. Full story

Hoof Beats: Predictions show a Herd Victory

Hoof Beats: Predictions show a Herd Victory

> Jeff Nathan was the sports editor of  The Parthenon and perished in the 1970 plane crash. The following is his last column, originally published Nov. 13, 1970. Once again it’s time for the Feerless Fosdick of the pigskin prognosticating field to stick out his neck in predicting this week’s college football games. Full story

Thundering Herd to wear ‘75’ helmets to honor plane crash

Thundering Herd to wear ‘75’ helmets to honor victims of plane crash

> Not since November 14, 1970, when a tragic plane crash took the lives of 75 people, has the Thundering Herd football team played a road game on the heartbreaking anniversary. The accident that claimed members of the 1970 team, coaching staff and boosters is remembered every year at the Memorial Fountain on Marshall University’s campus as the fountain is turned off for winter. Full story

Herd overpowers Red Storm, 119-77

Herd overpowers Red Storm, 119-77

> The Marshall Thundering Herd got off to a fast start Tuesday night against the visiting Rio Grande Red Storm and never looked back as it defeated the Red Storm 119-77 in the Cam Henderson Center. Marshall got started quickly, scoring the first seven points and shooting 69. Full story

Basketball teams having to adjust to new hand check rules

> Marshall women’s basketball coach Matt Daniel has a lot of newness on his plate for the 2013-14 season. Ten new players on his young roster, new conference opponents in the new-look Conference USA, a new floor under his players’ feet. And now a new rule that he and his team must adapt to. Full story

Bowl eligibility just the beginning

> After a 56-14 win over University of Alabama at Birmingham this past weekend, the Marshall University football team has tallied its sixth win of the season, improving its record to 6-3.    Not only does the latest win put the Herd at 4-1 in conference play, but it also assures one exciting factor: bowl eligibility. Full story

Women beat Bluefield

> The Marshall University women’s basketball team got its season off on the right foot Friday, defeating the Bluefield (Va.) College Rams 63-41 on Field Trip Day at the Cam Henderson Center. The win was the first for the new-look Herd, which added 10 new players since last season. Full story

Men down SC State

Men down SC State

> Marshall University men’s basketball team started its 2013 season campaign with a dominating performance. The Herd beat the South Carolina State Bulldogs 85-69. Marshall was led by senior forward Elijah Pittman who scored a career high 31 points in Friday’s season opener. Full story

Canty expected to come up clutch

Canty expected to come up clutch

> The 2013-14 version of Marshall University men’s basketball team will be quite different than it was compared to last season. The biggest change is that at point guard. Redshirt freshman Kareem Canty is finally eligible to play for the Thundering Herd this year after sitting out last season as an academic non-qualifier. Full story

Ryan Taylor expected to have big impact on Herd

Ryan Taylor expected to have big impact on Herd

> Ryan Taylor is one of several new members of the Marshall University men’s basketball team. For the past year, Taylor was a member of the Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. For his high school career, Taylor played basketball for three years at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Ind. Full story

Chris Thomas finds home in Huntington

Chris Thomas finds home in Huntington

> Rarely in the world of college athletics do the newcomers on a team outnumber the returning players, but that is exactly the case for the 2013-14 Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team. The Herd bolsters eight new faces on the team’s roster. Of those is sophomore transfer Chris Thomas, a 6-foot-5 guard from Denver, Colo. Full story

Senegalese duo find familiarity far from home country

> For the past three seasons as a Marshall University men’s basketball team center, senior Yous Mbao has been playing far from his home country. This year, a new addition to the team has brought home back to him Several months ago the Herd received a commitment from a junior college player, Cheikh Sane. Full story

New-look women

New-look women's team hopes to get a fresh start

> After a 9-21 record last season, the Marshall University women's basketball team is ready for a fresh start. Head coach Matt Daniel, who joined the Herd back in 2012, returns to the court for his second season with nearly a brand new team. The 2013-14 roster features six returners, five freshmen and five other newcomers. Full story

Herd Finds Itself In Familiar Position

Herd Finds Itself In Familiar Position

> Two huge opportunities hang on the line for the Thundering Herd football team (5-3) at home against University of Alabama at Birmingham (2-6) Saturday: revenge and bowl eligibility. Ironically enough the Herd was in the same position a year ago, playing a UAB team for the chance to keep their bowl game hopes alive. Full story

A Deeper Look at the Herd Specialists

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> The last two football games have been less than pleasing from the Marshall University specialists. They have made mistakes we haven’t seen in years from the Herd, but does this mean we should be worried they are slipping? Last week against Southern Miss, the Herd lost two PATs. Full story

Having a laugh with Hadassah

> Hadassah Lynch has made huge strides throughout her career as a member of the Marshall University women’s track and field team.  Last season she captured two second place titles in the 4x400 meter relay, and placed ninth in the distance medley relay at the Conference USA Championships. Full story

Women’s soccer’s success going under radar

> The Marshall University women’s soccer team won its first-ever post season win Monday. However, the win has flown under the radar across the Herd nation. The Conference USA soccer champion is decided by a four round bracket tournament in which the top ten conference teams attend. Full story

Marshall athletics participates in ‘Lets SAAC Hunger’ program

> The Marshall Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is holding its annual canned food drive Friday, Nov. 8-Friday, Nov. 15 to assist the Marshall University Food Pantry. The Marshall SAAC will collect canned goods at the Nov. 8 women’s basketball game against Bluefield (11:30 a. Full story

Women’s basketball rolls in exhibition against KCU, 78-29

Women’s basketball rolls in exhibition against KCU, 78-29

> Marshall University women’s basketball tipped off the season on a high note with a 78-29 victory over Kentucky Christian University Monday at the Cam Henderson Center. Head coach Matt Daniels recorded his 10th overall win at Marshall with a strong defensive effort, recording 35 defensive rebounds and 15 steals. Full story

Tennis finishes fall season

> Last weekend the Marshall Univeristy tennis team wrapped up its fall season with the College of Charleston Halloween Challenge in Charleston, S.C. The holiday-themed tournament was a bit different than most other tournaments, including a team Halloween costume tournament and a merit system towards raffle prizes at the end of the weekend. Full story

Thundering Herd rolls, rips Golden Eagles 61-13

Thundering Herd rolls, rips Golden Eagles 61-13

> On a sunny, breezy day in Huntington the Marshall Thundering Herd football team trounced the Southern Miss Golden Eagles 61-13 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The win kept the Herd (5-3, 3-1) in a tie for first place in the Conference USA East Division and the Golden Eagles (0-8, 0-4) winless on the season and extending their overall losing streak to 20 games dating back to 2011. Full story

1998 Thundering Herd squad honored at halftime

1998 Thundering Herd squad honored at halftime

> During the second quarter of Saturday’s 61-13 trouncing of the Golden Eagles, Marshall University football honored the 1998 Thundering Herd team on the field. The 1998 squad, which featured star quarterback Chad Pennington and 1,200-yard rusher Doug Chapman, went 12-1 including a win against South Carolina and captured the Herd’s second consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship as well as Marshall’s first bowl victory in the Motor City Bowl. Full story

Volleyball has rough weekend at home

> Marshall University volleyball returned home this past weekend for two conference games. The Herd entered the weekend 14-11 and 7-2 in Conference USA. Before Friday the Herd had compiled a season best five straight victories. Four of the wins came against conference opponents; the other win came from rival West Virginia, this past Tuesday. Full story

Herd tries to right ship against Golden Eagles

> The Marshall University Thundering Herd football team will begin a two-week home stand at noon Saturday when they take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. The Herd has not played at Joan C. Edwards stadium since Oct. 5. Seemingly, the Golden Eagles are the perfect team for the Herd to rebound against after a disappointing loss at Middle Tennessee. Full story

Fantasy Football: Week Nine is mine

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> Week Eight Recap: The Kansas City Chiefs have improved to 8-0 after defeating the Cleveland Browns Sunday. The Chiefs just keep on winning, and with each win, football fans all across the country become more stunned. The Detroit Lions drove 80 yards in a 62 second span to defeat the Dallas Cowboys in what was a thrilling game. Full story

Men’s Soccer Falls 2-0 to the Wildcats

> The Herd took on the Kentucky Wildcats Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.  The Wildcats took the matchup 2-0 as Marshall is still looking for the elusive first conference win of the season. Marshall fell to 2-9-6 on the season, as Kentucky moved up to 5-8-2. Full story

Track and field looking forward to new facility

> With a six-lane 300 meter indoor track in the process of being built, this track and field season will be the last season the ladies will have no facility to call their own. There are many positives to this indoor practice facility including providing present and future track and field athletes their own workout space as well as help grow and improve the program. Full story

FAU head coach resigns amidst drug use allegations

> Florida Atlantic University will face a tough homecoming football game this weekend as they will be without head coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis, who resigned after alleged drug use. Rumors swirled on Twitter early Wednesday morning with mention of law enforcement seen going into the football facilities. Full story

Herd cannot sleep on winless Golden Eagles

> When the Marshall University Thundering Herd takes on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles Saturday inside Joan C. Edwards Stadium, the Herd won’t be taking the Golden Eagles with a grain of salt. Southern Miss is still dangerous, despite a 0-7 record and being on the losing end of back-to-back 55-14 blowouts to East Carolina and North Texas, the Golden Eagles will be coming into Saturday with as much fire and desire to win as any other team in the country. Full story

Herd newcomers give fans glimpse of future against Concord

Herd newcomers give fans glimpse of future against Concord

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> When the Herd hit the court against the Concord Mountain Lions in an exhibition game Monday night in the Cam Henderson Center, the nearly 4,000 fans in attendance had little idea what to expect out of the new-look Herd.      With only one major contributor from last season returning, the bright lights of the Cam were on the team’s new additions and at least in exhibition play, the new members of the Herd showed they are ready to help the team compete right now. Full story

Herd crushes Cougars, 94-60, in exhibition

Herd crushes Cougars, 94-60, in exhibition

> The Marshall University Thundering Herd rebounded from a slow start to soundly defeat the Concord University Cougars 94-60 Monday in the Cam Henderson Center. The exhibition match-up was the first live game action the new-look Herd team had seen at home. Full story

Hunter making clutch plays in his senior year

Hunter making clutch plays in his senior year

> When the Marshall University men’s soccer team took on Tulsa this past weekend, senior co-captain Zach Hunter couldn’t have picked a better time to score his first goal of the season. After 84 minutes of scoreless play, Tulsa was able to connect a corner kick and a header to go up 1-0. Full story

Marshall cross-country head to conference meet

> The Marshall men’s and women’s cross-country team will travel to Denton, Texas, for the 2013 Conference USA Cross-Country Championships taking place Saturday.   Hosted by North Texas, the conference meet will begin at 9 a.m. with the women’s 5k race followed by the men’s 8k at 10 a. Full story

Women’s soccer earns hard-fought draw on Senior Day

Women’s soccer earns hard-fought draw on Senior Day

> On senior day, Marshall University women’s soccer took to the pitch and tied against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 2-2 Sunday. Marshall looked to rebound from a 1-0 loss to the Charlotte 49ers. Marshall started the game honoring its five seniors, Morgan Cain, Lizzy Lemons, Casey Walsh, Caroline Harwell and Kelsey Gault. Full story

Men’s soccer battles to tie with No. 23 Tulsa

> The Marshall University men’s soccer team finished with a 1-1 draw Saturday against Conference USA Tulsa on Hoops Family Field at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex. Marshall faced a very tough No. 23 ranked Tulsa Golden Hurricane team. With the draw, the Thundering Herd is now 2-8-6 overall and 0-3-3 against C-USA opponents. Full story

Performance against MTSU felt too much like 2012 Herd

Performance against MTSU felt too much like 2012 Herd

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> As I sat and watched the Thundering Herd’s 51-49 loss at Middle Tennessee State at a less-than-raucous Floyd Field Thursday (the announced attendance of nearly 20,000 must have been a count of individual legs in the seats), I felt like I had been taken back in time to 2012. Full story

Rahal, Der lead volleyball to 4th straight C-USA win

Rahal, Der lead volleyball to 4th straight C-USA win

> Marshall volleyball coach Mitch Jacobs is gaining more bragging rights this week as his team won its fourth consecutive match. Playing in the Cam Henderson Center, the Herd defeated Conference USA foe Charlotte 3-1 (31-29, 25-17, 24-26, 25-23) Saturday to improve to 13-11 (7-2 C-USA). Full story

Timko, Oppinger give Herd strong pair in doubles play

> In collegiate tennis, matches start with three doubles games with the team winning two of the three getting a single point towards the game total. Doubles matches usually do not greatly contribute to the final score, the Marshall University tennis team has used the pairing of senior Karyln Timko and sophomore Dana Oppinger to provide a boost that last through the whole match. Full story

Swinging for the fences with Braxton

> After securing the first-ever Conference USA Championship in Marshall history last season, the Marshall University softball team has been able to keep the momentum going.  Throughout the fall season, the team posted an impressive 7-1 record, dropping its only game against Ohio University during a double-header. Full story

FANTASY FOOTBALL: WILD WEEK EIGHT

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> Week Seven Recap Week 7 will be remembered for two things: injuries and upsets. The 4-3 Dallas Cowboys have taken control of the NFC East. Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had monster games Sunday, after the game the two star receivers exchanged jerseys, a real class act. Full story

‘SheHerd’ Welcomes New Coach

> The Marshall University track and field team welcomed a new assistant coach to the program as it begins preparing for the indoor season. Former head men’s and women’s coach at Wyoming, Don Yentes, replaced Willie and Lacee Carmon-Johnson who left Marshall this summer to take a coaching job for Western Kentucky’s track and field program. Full story

Selby stepping up on offensive line

> Some of the most electrifying players in college football over the past few seasons have been freshmen. Names such as 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M and Jameis Winston from Florida State come to mind as players who have provided a spark for their teams as freshmen. Full story

Byous-McConnell making most of senior season

Byous-McConnell making most of senior season

> Throughout her four years on the Marshall University volleyball team, Sacha Byous-McConnell has been a stand-out player for more reasons than her 6-foot-2 stature.   After her team’s most recent straight-set win at University of Alabama at Birmingham this past weekend, the  exercise science and psychology major from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Full story

Second half of season promising for the Herd

> The first half of the Thundering Herd’s season has seen highs and lows, from blowout victories to agonizingly close losses. Though the team is 4-2, many fans think that the team could very well be undefeated at this point in the season. Undoubtedly so does the team. Full story

Women’s soccer outlasts MTSU for 2-1 win in OT

Women’s soccer outlasts MTSU for 2-1 win in OT

> In a significant matchup in conference play Marshall University women’s soccer played the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at the Veteran’s Memorial Soccer Complex on a cool and clear Sunday afternoon. In the crucial game between the No. 3 and No. 5 teams in the Conference USA east division standings, the Thundering Herd downed the Blue Raiders in an overtime thriller 2-1 to move the overall record of the team 8-5-2 and 3-3-1 in conference play. Full story

Volleyball wins pair of games

Volleyball wins pair of games

> Marshall University volleyball defeated two conference foes this weekend both at home and on the road to improve to 12-11 overall and 6-2 in the Conference USA. Offense was the key to victory as the Herd swept both University of Alabama at Birmingham and East Carolina University in three quick sets. Full story

Men’s and women’s basketball put on show at Green and White Scrimmage

Men’s and women’s basketball put on show at Green and White Scrimmage

> The first chance for Marshall University basketball fans to see the Thundering Herd’s men’s and women’s squads ended in thrilling fashion Thursday night inside the Cam Henderson Center. The night began with the women’s team running through drills before holding a scrimmage that featured two 10-minute halves followed by a situational drill to round out its performance. Full story

1970 Herd member Ed Carter returns to tell story

1970 Herd member Ed Carter returns to tell story

> For Ed Carter, the hand of fate intervened on the most tragic day in the history of Marshall University and the city of Huntington.   In 1969, Carter received a full ride scholarship to play offensive tackle for the Marshall football team. Coming to Huntington to play football was far away from Carter’s Wichita Falls, Texas, home. Full story

Van Horn bringing West Virginia blood to offensive line

> So far in 2013, Marshall University football has had 12 different offensive linemen take snaps in just six games. One of those 12 players is local product Clint Van Horn. Standing at 6 feet 4 inches and 294 pounds, it’s hard to miss Marshall offensive lineman Clint Van Horn. Full story

Week Seven Heaven

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> Week Six Recap Before I dive in to week seven, I’d like to take a moment of silence for Adrian Peterson. The Vikings’ running back lost his 2-year-old son last week after he was assaulted by the boyfriend of Peterson’s ex-wife. This is a cruel world and in times of despair it is very important to come together as a community of players, as well as fans, and show Peterson that we are a family and we have his back. Full story

Defining Himself

> It’s been two years.  Two years in the kelly green, two years of jam-packed days full of weights, practice, class and homework. Two years of working every day to better himself and work on his craft. Two years, and Andrew Dundon wouldn’t change a second of it. Full story

Herd soccer feeling pink this weekend

> Marshall University women’s soccer will continue conference play when the Florida Atlantic Owls come to Huntington this weekend. The Thundering Herd is on a one game win streak heading into the matchup at Veteran’s Memorial Soccer Complex. Marshall, 7-4-2, 2-2-1 C-USA, face a struggling Owls team who is 2-8-4, 0-2-3 C-USA on the season. Full story

The ‘Fab Five’ head to ITA Regionals

> The Marshall University tennis team will try to continue its successful fall season at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Atlantic Regional Tournament starting Friday on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Two weekends ago at the Hokie Invitational senior Karlyn Timko and sophomore Dana Oppinger both won their flights. Full story

“A Night of Basketball”

Men’s and women’s basketball invites fans to “A Night of Basketball”

> Fans of Marshall University basketball are invited to “A Night of Basketball” Thursday at the Cam Henderson Center to check out this year’s men’s and women’s teams in a green and white scrimmage. Formally known as Thundering Herd Madness, the night will give a new look to the opening of the season, and give a lucky student a chance to win a car from Dutch Miller. Full story

Swimming and Diving takes second at West Virginia Games

Swimming and Diving takes second at West Virginia Games

> The Marshall University swimming and diving team captured a second place overall victory at the West Virginia Games, a two-day seven-team event hosted by West Virginia University, with a 682.0 final score.   With the first meet under its belts, the team will continue to plunge into an event-filled agenda the rest of the semester. Full story

Huntington native Galloway leading way for women’s cross-country

> Julia Galloway is a Huntington native who runs on the Marshall women’s cross-country team.   The senior, who went to school at Huntington High, has entered this season as a leader for the Herd. “I really try to set a good example,” Galloway said. Full story

Softball wraps up fall ball season with two wins over MEC competition

Softball wraps up fall ball season with two wins over MEC competition

> Marshall softball ended its 2013 fall ball season 7-2 Saturday after back-to-back wins over West Virginia State and West Virginia Wesleyan at Dot Hicks Field. The Herd lost five key seniors after they won the Conference USA championship last season, but came back to the field with a powerful lineup and improved bullpen. Full story

Herd back on the road against FAU

> This weekend the Marshall University football team will travel to Boca Raton, Fla., for a Conference USA matchup against the Florida Atlantic University Owls (1-3 in C-USA, 2-4 overall). Not only is this game another big conference matchup for the Herd, but also a Sunshine State homecoming of sorts for the Florida natives on the team. Full story

Healthy Grooms ready to help Herd

> One of the staples of last year’s Marshall University football running game was forced to miss the majority of the first quarter of the 2013 season due to injury, but redshirt sophomore Kevin Grooms finally got the all-clear to play Saturday against University of Texas at San Antonio. Full story

Fantasy football: Week Six blues

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> I would just like to start this week’s column off by reminding you that the Chiefs are 5-0. The Kansas City Chiefs, the same team who won only two games last season, are 5-0. Who could’ve predicted that? Last week in fantasy football, Alshon Jeffery went off, Victor Cruz disappeared, Hakeem Nicks showed us how good he can really be, T. Full story

Confidence shines through on the gridiron

Confidence shines through on the gridiron

> There’s a saying that says confidence is like deodorant: if you don’t have it, you stink. Marshall’s football team appears to have found its confidence after the fifth game of the season and a 34-10 Conference USA victory against University of Texas at San Antonio Saturday. Full story

Former Herd football stars meet on the field

> Two former Marshall stars met on the gridiron Sunday in Cincinnati when the New England Patriots played against the Bengals in Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals defensive back Chris Crocker, who was with the Herd from 1999-2002, lined against Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson, who was with the Herd from 2009-2012, several times during the two teams only regular season meeting of 2013. Full story

Women at ‘The Preview’

> The Marshall University women’s golf team carded a two-day total of 663 to finish 13th out of 18 teams in The Preview tournament in Fisher, Ind., hosted by Ball State University Tuesday and Wednesday. The Herd posted a 43-over-par 331 Monday at the Hawthorns Golf & Country Club and sat in 11th place. Full story

The importance of Scout Day

> The chilly fall weather may have finally hit Huntington, but the most loved activity of summer is still in full swing. Post-season baseball has delivered several exciting divisional series games and Marshall University made the news when the Oakland Athletics announced Herd baseball alumnus Dan Straily as the starting pitcher in game four of the American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers. Full story

Herd defense stepping up on key downs

Herd defense stepping up on key downs

> The tides are turning in Huntington. No, the Ohio River isn’t going up and down, but instead the Marshall defense is rising to the occasion.  After five games, the Herd ranks eighth in total defense, allowing just 278.8 yards per game. In addition, opposing teams are converting on third down at just a 29 percent clip. Full story

Herd tramples Roadrunners, 34-10

Herd tramples Roadrunners, 34-10

> Another impressive performance is in the books for the Marshall University Thundering Herd after its 34-10 win over the University of Texas at San Antonio Saturday afternoon.  With 28,837 people filling the Joan C. Edwards Stadium for the homecoming game, the Herd did not disappoint as it improved its record to 3-2. Full story

Volleyball finishes ‘Fight Like Hal’ weekend with sweep

> Marshall University volleyball finished the Fight Like Hal weekend at the Cam Henderson Center with a victory over Louisiana Tech University and a loss to Tulane University. The Herd advanced to 3-1 in conference play and 9-10 overall through solid execution and consistency. Full story

Football’s Blackmon finds fit in Huntington

> Many students at Marshall University who come from faraway places have to adapt to life in a new environment in Huntington, and that holds true for Marshall junior defensive lineman Arnold Blackmon. Blackmon joined the Thundering Herd in advance of this season as a junior college transfer from Bellaire, Texas, and said that his transition to Huntington began with the outstretched arms of head coach Doc Holliday and defensive line coach JC Price. Full story

Fantasy football: Week 5 surprise

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> Week Four Recap I never thought in a million years that my fantasy team would lose their first four games. But, here I am, sitting at 0-4, a point in which I might not even be able to afford to lose one more game. That’s correct, I might have to win nine games in a row. Full story

Bane earns third “Setter of the Week” award

> Aside from the fact that there aren’t many 5 foot, 4 inch setters in Division I volleyball, Sammie Bane has managed to be a standout volleyball player for the Marshall University volleyball team.       After her most recent performance against Florida Atlantic and Florida International University, the junior from Brownstown, Ind. Full story

Senior Cross Country runner making the most of last season

> For senior cross-country runner Molly Miloscia, running came naturally. Miloscia grew up in a small town in Ohio called Stow where she began her career as a runner. Between her father’s road racing and her older sister running cross-country, Molly grew up surrounded by the sport. Full story

TIMKO NAMED CONFERENCE USA TENNIS PLAYER OF THE MONTH

> Coming off of an outstanding performance in the Hokie Fall Invitational last weekend, senior tennis player Karlyn Timko has been named Conference USA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Month for September, the conference office announced Wednesday. Timko is 6-1 in singles play and 4-2 in doubles play through two tournaments this fall, including winning the Flight B singles bracket in the Hokie Fall Invitational. Full story

Marshall defense: As advertised

Marshall defense: As advertised

> Ever since the disappointing end of the 2012 season, the storyline about the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team was whether or not the woeful defense would improve enough to support the already explosive offense enough to win more than five games. Full story

Marshall volleyball wears purple for cancer awareness

Marshall volleyball wears purple for cancer awareness

> Marshall University’s volleyball team will be wearing purple instead of kelly green for its matches Friday and Sunday in the “Fight Like Hal” event, which will promote all-cancer awareness. The event will benefit the American Cancer Foundation and is named for Hal Messersmith (1959-2013), an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Alabama Birmingham and personal friend to Marshall volleyball coach, Mitch Jacobs. Full story

Marshall softball gives back with Lil’ Sis program

> For Marshall University softball players, one of the most rewarding aspects of their careers as student-athletes occurs off the playing field through a program called the Lil’ Sis Program. Local girls ranging from first through eighth grade can sign up to be adopted into the Herd softball team for the year by one of the players. Full story

Volleyball tries to continue early conference success against Tulane

> Marshall University volleyball won its first two conference games of the season this weekend on the road against Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University.   The Herd traveled to Boca Raton, Fla., and took its first victory against FAU 3-2 Friday. Full story

Men’s basketball begins practice for season

Men’s basketball begins practice for season

> The Marshall University men’s basketball team began official practice Friday on a quest to redeem the team’s disappointing 13-19 campaign from last season. Not much remains of last season’s team, with Dennis Tinnon, Robert Goff and Nigel Spikes having graduated and D. Full story

Whitney continues to pace cross country team

> The Marshall University cross-country team hit the halfway point of its season after its performance at the Charlotte Invitational in Charlotte, N.C. this past weekend.   For three consecutive weeks, redshirt junior Jack Whitney has led the way for the Marshall cross-country team with team-high finishes, including his most recent 23rd place finish out of 27 teams. Full story

If only there were a 2013 Friends of Coal Bowl

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> The Herd’s 69-34 loss to West Virginia in the first game of 2012 marked the seventh and final edition of the Friends of Coal Bowl, the series between the state of West Virginia’s only two major college football teams that started in 2006.   The Thundering Herd did not win any of the seven games, the closest being a 24-21 overtime win for the Mountaineers in Huntington in 2010. Full story

Football team gets welcome breather during bye week

> With a third of the season completed, the Thundering Herd football team has earned this weekend off to refocus and get healthy before beginning conference play. Recovery is a very important part of playing any sport, especially a sport as physically taxing on the body as football. Full story

No ‘Simm’-ering Down for Erin Simmons

> Sophomore forward Erin Simmons has emerged as a focal point in the offense of the Thundering Herd women’s soccer team this season. Simmons is from Gahanna, Ohio. In high school she was a four-year starter for Columbus Academy. In 2011 she was named player of the year in Ohio. Full story

Tennis heads into second tournament in good spirits

> Coming off of its first tournament of the 2013 fall season, the Marshall tennis team will hit the road again this weekend for the Hokie Fall Invitational at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Last week’s tournament at William & Mary University saw the Herd go a combined 8-4 with the combination of senior Karlyn Timko and freshman Rachael Morales going 3-0 in doubles play. Full story

Conference play begins for soccer

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> Conference play is right around the corner for more than one athletic team on campus. While the football team is off this weekend before opening up its Conference USA schedule versus UTSA, the men’s and women’s soccer teams will open conference action in the next four days. Full story

Marshall volleyball begins conference play on win streak

>  Marshall University’s volleyball team heads into its first conference match Friday against Florida Atlantic in FAU Arena, better known as “The Burrow.”  Marshall goes into Boca Raton, Fla., for the second time in Marshall history, coming off a major win against University of Maryland on Saturday at the Michigan Invitational in Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Full story

No ‘moral victories,’ but plenty of positives for Herd

> After Saturday’s 29-21 triple-overtime loss to Virginia Tech, Marshall University Football head coach Doc Holliday made clear that a loss is a loss. “There are no moral victories at Marshall.” Though neither Holliday nor his team are confused about what the “L” on their schedule means, outstanding play against the Hokies does provide the team with positives. Full story

En Garde: Rec Center Hosts New Fencing Class

En Garde: Rec Center Hosts New Fencing Class

> En Garde! The Marshall University Rec Center is hosting a new fencing class every Thursday this semester at 8 p.m. and is open to members and nonmembers alike. “Any student can take (the class),” assistant director of marketing and memberships, Michele Muth said. Full story

Lagodich shines at Piper Intercollegiate

Lagodich shines at Piper Intercollegiate

> Last week was a great week to be a member of the Marshall University men’s golf team.  Just ask sophomore Logan Lagodich, who turned in his best collegiate performance Tuesday at the 13th annual John Piper Intercollegiate in Bowling Green, Ohio. Full story

Cross-country heads to Charlotte Invitational

Cross-country heads to Charlotte Invitational

> The Thundering Herd men’s and women’s cross-country team are looking to put last year’s hot weather and hospital visits behind them and focus on the great competition they will face at the Charlotte Invitational. New Conference-USA member, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will host this year’s invitational, and has chosen to move up the race from last season’s afternoon start. Full story

Women’s soccer wins 1-0

Women’s soccer wins 1-0

> Marshall University women’s soccer had a matchup with the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex. The Thundering Herd concluded its non-conference schedule with this win and head toward conference play versus Old Dominion Friday. The Thundering Herd improved to 5-2-1 on the season. Full story

Men’s soccer ties NKU

Men’s soccer ties NKU

> The Marshall University men’s soccer team tied Northern Kentucky University 1-1 Sunday at Veterans Memorial Soccer Compelex bringing the record to 2-4-2 on the season and ending their win streak at home. The Herd fought hard to tie the score after they conceded a goal to the Norse early in the first half and held the score even through two halves of overtime. Full story

Herd tennis to start fall season at Tribe Invitational

Herd tennis to start fall season at Tribe Invitational

> The Marshall University tennis team will begin their fall tournament season Friday at the Tribe Invitational at William & Mary University in Williamsburg, Va. The team will look very different from last season, with only senior Karlyn Timko, junior Kai Broomfield and sophomore Dana Oppinger returning from the spring’s 13-11 squad. Full story

C-USA looking unfamiliar in 2013

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> The Conference USA football landscape for 2013 doesn’t look like the Conference USA we’re all used to. A year ago, University of Central Florida and Tulsa ran rough shot over everyone in the league, with East Carolina not too far behind. Some parts are still intact, but others are much different. Full story

Leading the Herd

> In 2010, there were eight. In 2013, only two remain. Travis Brent and fellow senior Anthony Virgara stand as the only seniors on the men’s soccer team from the 2010 recruiting class. “Its crazy,” Brent said. “That’s the game though. Either you step up or don’t. Full story

Swimmer looks to make headway in last campaign

> When you come all the way to Marshall University from South Africa, it is evident that you’re on a mission. Sarah Kay of Cape Town, South Africa, has made Huntington her home the past four years to pursue her swimming and academic careers as a member of the women’s swimming and diving team. Full story

Volleyball seniors set example for team

Volleyball seniors set example for team

> Seniors Laura Der, Dorothy Rahal and Sacha Byous-McConnell lead the Marshall volleyball team. Each come from different volleyball backgrounds but together lead and set the example for the team. Der began playing volleyball at the very “old” age of 14 years unlike many of the girls in her club who could begin as young as 3 years old. Full story

Constrution underway on next step of Vision Campaign

Constrution underway on next step of Vision Campaign

> The first steel beams of many were raised Tuesday to signal the coming of the new Indoor Athletics Facility, the latest endeavor of Marshall University Athletics’ Vision Campaign. Rising 21 to 25 feet higher than the Joan C. Edwards Stadium, the practice facility will house athletic equipment and sports medicine services for all of Marshall’s athletic programs. Full story

Turnovers doom Herd against Bobcats, 31-34

Turnovers doom Herd against Bobcats, 31-34

> Despite having a chance late in the game, four costly turnovers were too much for the Thundering Herd to overcome as it lost the 57th Battle for the Bell 31-34 Saturday night in Athens, Ohio. “You can’t turn the ball over the number of times we did and expect to win a football game,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said. Full story

Men’s soccer wins first match of season

Men’s soccer wins first match of season

> Marshall men’s soccer got its first win of the season this weekend after defeating Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 1-0 during the Qdoba Invitational at the Hoops Family Field at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex. The Herd dropped the first game of the invitational against Oakland but improved through the weekend to take their first victory of the 2013 season. Full story

Volleyball sweeps Thunder Invitational

Volleyball sweeps Thunder Invitational

> Marshall volleyball swept three opponents in the Thunder Invitational in this past weekend at the Cam Henderson Center to improve two on the season. The Herd has turned their entire season around after defeating Southern Illinois, Kent State and Eastern Kentucky at home. Full story

57th Battle for the Bell

> For the first time since 1999, the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team is 2-0. For the first time since 2003, the Herd defense, which was among the worst in the nation just last season, shut out an opponent (the last shut out came, coincidentally, against the Ohio Bobcats. Full story

Thun-Der Talk

> After leading the Marshall women’s volleyball team with 483 kills and being named First Team All-Conference USA last season, outside hitter Laura Der has set herself up for success.   In the midst of her senior year, the advertising major from Clarksville, Ind. Full story

Fantasy football: week 2

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> Week One Recap Yesterday is a mystery, tomorrow is a mystery. With week one in the books, week two is now my focus. We can complain all we want about performances in week one-to all of you who started Zach Sudfeld, I feel your pain. Nevertheless, complaining about week one is not going to help us achieve victory in week two. Full story

FORMER HERD STANDOUT BLAZING BASEPATHS IN DEBUT

Former Herd standout blazing basepaths in debut

> For a team that doesn’t even have its own facilities, Marshall baseball players have certainly been making a name for themselves. The team produced two picks in the 2013 MLB Draft, names well known to the Marshall baseball program, Aaron Blair as the 36th overall pick and Isaac Ballou in the 15th round. Full story

Men kick off home opener at Qdoba Invitational

> The Marshall men’s soccer team comes home Friday for the first time this season to host the Qdoba Invitational against St. Francis University, Oakland University and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The Herd comes into Hoops Family Field at the Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex winless after a five game road trip and looks to improve their record through consistency. Full story

Facing fire vs. Flames

Facing fire vs. Flames

Women travel to Lynchburg to face Liberty

> Marshall women’s soccer has started the season 3-2-1. The Herd will continue its road trip when the team heads to Lynchburg, Va, Sunday to play the Liberty Flames. This past weekend the Herd split its road games by beating Temple 1-0 on Friday and losing a close matchup to the La Salle Explorers 2-1 Sunday afternoon. Full story

Volleyball falls 3-2 to ETSU in home opener

Volleyball falls 3-2 to ETSU in home opener

> Herd fans filled up the Cam Henderson Center to cheer on the Marshall women’s volleyball team against East Tennessee State University in their first home game Tuesday night. The team has spent the last few weeks on the road and finally being able to feed off the home crowd energy was a nice change in pace. Full story

Young players come up big

> Thanks to the Thundering Herd’s dominating 55-0 performance against Gardner-Webb on Saturday, head coach Doc Holliday and his staff had the luxury of resting their starters and give playing time to guys who normally would not see the field. Despite the game being well in hand by the time these players got in, the young players made an impression on their starting counterparts. Full story

Cross country’s Whitney off to great start

> Senior cross-country runner Jack Whitney grew up in Ripley, W. Va. where he began his running career in the sixth grade. When choosing a college to attend, Marshall University offered Whitney everything he wanted in a school and running program. “Marshall is the only Division-I (men’s cross-country) school in West Virginia and I wanted to stay in the state,” Whitney said. Full story

Unpredicability a commonplace for Herd runners

Unpredicability a commonplace for Herd runners

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> On Saturday against Gardner-Webb, sophomore running back Steward Butler had perhaps one of the most dominating single-game performances by a Thundering Herd rusher during the Doc Holliday era, shredding the Runnin’ Bulldogs for 153 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries. Full story

Turnovers key Herd defense

Turnovers key Herd defense

> The Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs were sent home from the Joan C. Edwards Stadium scoreless Saturday night - Gardner-Webb’s first shutout in 56 games.  Not only that, but the win gave Marshall its first 2-0 record since 1999, the year the Herd went undefeated. Full story

Thundering Herd set to take on Runnin’ Bulldogs

Thundering Herd set to take on Runnin’ Bulldogs

> After a dominating performance in its season opener, the Marshall Thundering Herd football team will take the field again Saturday against the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs.  Last weekend, the Herd overcame a slow start to cruise past the Miami (Ohio) 52-14, outscoring the RedHawks 38-0 after halftime. Full story

Volleyball continues early road swing

>   Marshall volleyball looks to improve on their record this weekend at the University of Illinois of Chicago Invitational in Chicago, Ill.  After a poor 1–2 start to the season at the Jefferson Cup in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 31 and a loss against Eastern Kentucky Monday, the Herd looks to break even or better against UIC, Denver and Chicago State this weekend. Full story

Jerseys an homage to tradition

>   While many universities are changing their football uniforms to accommodate modern styles, the Marshall University Thundering Herd remains traditional in its choice of dress. “It’s what we’ve always done,” said Rich Worner, Head Equipment Manager. “It’s a cleaner look. Full story

Herd secondary deep and healthy

Herd secondary deep and healthy

> If you ask around the Marshall University gridiron if there is any pressure, players like redshirt freshman linebacker Kent Turene respond, “To us there is no pressure. We’re taking one day at a time, trying to get better everyday.”  Much of the high expectations this year fall upon that of this Marshall defense. Full story

Freshman swimmers aiming for improved conference play

> After one of the most successful swimming seasons in Marshall history, the swimming and diving team said farewell to seven seniors.  Head Coach Bill Tramel, who joined the Herd last May, is back on deck with 14 returning swimmers and seven new faces. Full story

Cross country trying to continue improvement

> The Marshall men’s and women’s cross-country teams are preparing for the new season and look to top their best-ever finishes in the 2012 season with more personal bests.  A cross-country season really begins during the summer months where the bulk of their strength training takes place. Full story

Holmes: The Freak

Holmes: The Freak

> The Marshall University Football team has no lack of colorful player nicknames like Swagg D, Cheese, MooMoo and many others. Few of them, however, are as fitting as the nickname given to junior middle linebacker Jermaine Holmes--The Freak.  Holmes, who earned the starting middle linebacker position after splitting time last season, led the Herd defense last Saturday against Miami (Ohio) with eight tackles, including three tackles for loss and a sack. Full story

Athletic department aims for increased attendence

>   The Marshall University Thundering Herd played in its opener Saturday against Miami of Ohio with both new and returning players, but the Marketing and Promotions office will be building this year’s roster around rookies. Ty Osborne is beginning his first year as the Assistant Director of Marketing for Marshall University Athletics and has big plans for the office. Full story

Huntington community participates in Color Run

Huntington community participates in Color Run

>   In order to give back to the community, Huntington had its first Color Run at Pullman Square and the Harris Riverfront Park Saturday.  The Color Run is a celebratory experience that celebrates healthiness, individuality and happiness. At each kilometer throughout the five-kilometer race, color is thrown out to the runners to embrace each part of the races existence. Full story

Offense soars as Herd crushes RedHawks, 52-14

Offense soars as Herd crushes RedHawks, 52-14

Reigning Conference USA MVP Cato leads second-half rampage over Miami (Ohio)

> The Thundering Herd offense came to life in the second half on Saturday, scoring 38 unanswered points to lift the Herd to a 52-14 win over the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks. Early on, the much-hyped Herd offense struggled. Reigning C-USA MVP Rakeem Cato managed only 72 passing yards on 9 of 16 attempts with a touchdown, but ran for 50 yards in the first half. Full story

Roberts regains his swagger after injury

> The last time redshirt junior Darryl “Swagg D” Roberts touched a football field in a game situation was in 2011, and what he did during his last timeout inside Joan C. Edwards Stadium was what sent Marshall bowling. That would be picking off then-East Carolina quarterback Dominique Davis in overtime on 4th and 12 to seal a 34-27 victory for the Thundering Herd and would ultimately send it to the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Full story

New attitude heats up Herd defense

> If asked to give a single word description of Marshall University football’s defense during the 2012 season, a common response would be nonexistent. While the Herd had one of the best offensive teams in the nation, it also had one of the worst defenses. Full story

Playing for the front

> No individuals. A team. One. Those are just a few words to describe the 2013 version of the Thundering Herd football program who is playing for the front this season. It started off with head coach Doc Holliday shocking the fan base during last Thursday’s Paint the Capital City Green event, where he announced the team would not be sporting surnames on the backs of the jerseys. Full story

Furrey, WRs try to continue 2012 success

Furrey, WRs try to continue 2012 success

> Coming off a season in which Marshall football passed for over 4300 yards and nine different receivers had touchdown catches, it may seem impossible to better that the following season. For Marshall head coach Doc Holliday, he envisions 12 or more receivers contributing to the Herd’s pass-happy style of offense. Full story

Williams: walk-on to semi-finalist

Williams: walk-on to semi-finalist

> When Marshall dukes it out with former Mid-American Conference rival Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, one Thundering Herd player will be walking out on the field with scholarship in hand after last season’s award-worthy performance. Sophomore punter Tyler Williams came to Huntington last year and joined the Herd football program as a walk-on, which he said helped him ease into his role. Full story

There is more to fall sports than football

> As the fall semester approaches, student athletes from fall sports have been returning to campus for training camps. While football has garnered most of the attention for this month of August so far, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball are getting prepared for the start of their seasons. Full story

Herd getting defensive

Herd getting defensive

> For the 2012 edition of Thundering Herd football, the defense was the proverbial Achilles Heel, giving up over 40 points per game and ranking No.119 out of 120 in scoring defense. So far in 2013 summer practice, however, the demeanor of the defense has been night and day from last season. Full story

Running backs to play big role in 2013

> Since the end of the 2012 season, the majority of the hype around the offense for the 2013 Marshall Football season has been related to Rakeem Cato. He threw for 37 touchdowns and 4,201 yards last season, but the running game was an integral part of the offensive success The Herd had. Full story

Training camp underway for Thundering Herd

Training camp underway for Thundering Herd

> After a long summer of weight training and conditioning, the Thundering Herd football team hit the field on Monday for summer training camp. Though training camp is usually considered the least enjoyable part of playing football, players were excited to be back out in the field. Full story

Marshall ahead of the curve in fast-paced offense trend

> Never mind the conference realignment, college football has experienced a different kind of transition, this one in terms of actual gameplay. Over the past few years, teams have been going to a “hurry-up” style offense. It all started with then-head coach at Oregon, Chip Kelly, who instituted the fast paced, spread offense with the Ducks when arrived there in 2007 as offensive coordinator, and kept it going as head coach from 2009 all the way up through this past season. Full story

Coach Holliday says new-look C-USA good for Thundering Herd

> After an offseason dominated by conference realignment, Conference USA looks vastly different. Gone are familiar foes like UCF, Memphis, SMU and Houston, with new teams like Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, Florida Atlantic and many others taking their place. Full story

Marshall Football talks offensive power, defensive improvement at C-USA Media Day

> When Head Coach Doc Holliday and senior defensive end Jeremiah Taylor fielded questions on the Conference USA Digital Network during the conference’s annual media day on Wednesday in Dallas, almost all of the questions focused on the offense picking right back up where it left off last season and the defense needing to improve in leaps and bounds over last season. Full story

Most recent transfer Chris Thomas should boost Herd

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> Thundering Herd Basketball fans should familiarize themselves with the name Chris Thomas. The one-time five star recruit and former number one overall junior college player will join the roster this fall and be immediately eligible with three years of eligibility left to play at Marshall. Full story

Versatility key for new-look Herd

Versatility key for new-look Herd

> Thus far in the Tom Herrion era of Marshall men’s basketball, size has been the visible hallmark of his teams. This season however, the team is aiming for a new adjective. Just ask junior transfer TyQuane Goard. “We’re very versatile,” said Goard at one of the team’s summer workouts. Full story

Trips overseas help Herd players grow

Trips overseas help Herd players grow

> When most college students wrap up spring semester classes in May, they look forward to heading home to be with family and enjoying the summer. That was not the case for two Thundering Herd basketball players, as JP Kambola and Tamron Manning both headed overseas to sharpen their basketball skills. Full story

New Look Herd coming in 2013-14

> The Marshall men’s basketball team is ready to get the bitter taste out of its mouth left from an under-achieving 13-19 season in 2012-13. The Herd couldn’t wait to get back on the hardwood at the Cam Henderson Center Monday afternoon for the first summer practice. Full story

Watch lists bring more expectation

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> Expectations continue to grow for the 2013 edition of the Marshall Thundering Herd football team. Three players have found their names on national preseason award watch lists since Monday to add to the hype surrounding this year’s team. Junior quarterback Rakeem Cato was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List, which is named after Robert W. Full story

Pittman rising to the occasion

Pittman rising to the occasion

> When the dust had cleared after Marshall basketball’s tumultuous off-season, only one major contributor from last season’s campaign remained on the team. Senior forward Elijah Pittman, who averaged 16.1 points and 4.2 rebounds last season, knows what is expected of him going forward. Full story

Canadian golfer's story at Greenbrier Classic relatable to West Virginians

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> Last Thursday, West Virginia turned 150 years old. Next week, West Virginia welcomes the PGA Tour to the Mountain State as the fourth Greenbrier Classic tees off at the legendary Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. One might say this three week stretch is the most Wild and Wonderful two weeks in recent memory for West Virginia. Full story

Plenty of work yet to do for Marshall football

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> The buzz around the Marshall Football program is growing like the buzz of the summer insects. The team is returning reigning Conference USA MVP Rakeem Cato and Freshman of the Year Kevin Grooms and national football writer Phil Steele has tabbed the Thundering Herd as the most improved squad going into the 2013 season. Full story

Expectations can be reality for 2013 football season

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> There are now 79 days until the kickoff of Marshall’s 2013 football season. There will have been 282 days, come Aug. 31, since the Thundering Herd has taken the field for a regular season game. Fans were entertained during last year’s disappointing 5-7 campaign with an offense was explosive, to say the least. Full story

Tennis’ Timko nominated for Conference USA Student-Athlete of the Year

Tennis’ Timko nominated for Conference USA Student-Athlete of the Year

> After a season that saw her win ten straight matches, rising senior tennis player Karli Timko has been nominated for Conference USA Student Athlete of the Year. According to C-USA, the award goes to the top student athlete in each sport sponsored by the conference. Full story

Softball Seniors eye sweep in home finale

> The Marshall University softball team is looking to send its seniors off with a weekend of softball. Coming off of a win against Morehead State and bringing their record to 30 wins, the seniors are expecting nothing short of wins in the series against UTEP. Full story

Baseball takes on Memphis, tries to make it to C-USA Tournament

> After two wins against Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky this week, the Marshall University baseball teams hopes to take the momentum to the home of the blues to face off against the Memphis Tigers in a three-game matchup. The Tigers are currently 27-19 and 9-9 in conference play. Full story

Former Herd volleyball player finds peace with new position

>  Hard work and dedication are essential for any student athlete. With hours of practice followed by hours individual training, some might wonder how an athlete gets any of the student requirements done. When an athlete gets injured, it takes even more willpower and dedication to get back on the right track. Full story

Former Herd player Humphrey playing in French basketball league

> Atlanta native and former Marshall University basketball player Markel Humphrey left his mark on Huntington and Marshall fans around the world with his 74 foot, one inch buzzer-beater shot inside the Cam Henderson Center on January 21, 2009 to give the Herd a 53-50 win over SMU. Full story

Eight Herd baseball seniors prepare for end of final season

> Senior Day. It’s one of those days athletes wait for their whole careers, and at the same time, dread the day it comes. For most, it means the end of an era. No longer can you define yourself as wide receiver or a point guard, or in the case of the eight seniors on the Marshall baseball team, a baseball player. Full story

Former Herd stars reconnect with Marshall, each other

> Spring is not just a time of hope for Marshall University fans, but is also a time when former Thundering Herd players get a chance to reconnect with their roots. Although it is small, numerous players have represented Marshall in the NFL. Some of these players got a chance to mingle with their Marshall family during the Green and White game. Full story

Scarver leaves Marshall to pursue other options

> Herd nation was shocked Tuesday evening when Marshall announced junior guard DD Scarver would be leaving the program. This is the third player from the 2012-2013 squad to announce his departure from the team. Sophomore Chris Martin will be transferring to Mount St. Full story

Men’s golf finishes 5th in conference tournament

> The Marshall University men’s golf team will end its 2013 season on a high note as it finished fifth overall in the Conference USA golf tournament at Texarkana Country Club on April 23. The team was originally predicted to finish 12th overall among division rivals, but the Thundering Herd beat the odds due to the play of senior Nathan Kerns, freshman Logan Lagoditch and an excellent game plan. Full story

Green and White keeps fans entertained, hopeful

> More than 5,000 Marshall University fans attended the Green and White game Saturday to see the changes the Thundering Herd had made to improve on its 5-7 season in 2012. With several 2013 roster players still in high school, fans only got a glimpse of the talent that will be on the team in the future. Full story

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Herd puts on show in Green and White game

> Saturday the Thundering Herd football team closed spring practice with the annual Green and White game and gave the 5,115 fans in attendance a sneak peek of what is to come in the fall. “Our guys enjoy playing in front of the fans,” Head Coach Doc Holliday said. Full story

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Dobson drafted by Patriots

> Another former Marshall University wide out is trading in the kelly green and white for the red, white and blue. On Friday, the New England Patriots selected former Marshall standout wide receiver Aaron Dobson with the 59th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Full story

Women’s soccer uses spring semester to get ready for fall

> The Marshall University women’s soccer team is set to wrap up its slate of spring exhibition games Saturday with games in Blacksburg, Va. against Radford University and Virginia Tech. The team primarily uses the spring to get game experience and to work on preparing for the fall semester’s regular season. Full story

Green and White game highlights busy weekend

> Marshall University students will have a chance to get out and enjoy the spring weather this weekend as the baseball and football team will be in action. The baseball team will start a three game series against previous Conference USA champion Tulane. Full story

Herd football ends spring practice with annual scrimmage

> The Marshall University football team will host its annual Green and White spring football game Saturday. The spring game is set for 2 p.m. at Joan C. Edwards Stadium and will mark the end of spring practice for the Thundering Herd after a month of practices. Full story

Baseball beats Ohio, look to boost standings against Tulane

> With a Conference USA tournament position at stake, the Marshall University baseball team enters a big weekend with a three-game series against Tulane. The series will be the Thundering Herd’s last at Appalachian Power Park this season. Marshall faced Tulane in the last series of the 2012 season, and the team went out with a bang, defeating the Green Wave 10-0 in seven innings in the final game. Full story

19 seasons of Gray

> The Marshall University soccer team has seen stability and success over the last 19 seasons with Head Coach Bob Gray. Gray, who is set to start his 19th campaign with Marshall in the fall, is in his 36th season as a coach and has amassed over 400 wins as a head coach. Full story

Thoughts on Kane's departure

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> When the news broke yesterday that Marshall Men’s Basketball’s DeAndre Kane would not be returning to the program next season, for a brief moment I was worried. How would the Thundering Herd, already losing talented players like Dennis Tinnon and Nigel Spikes, make up for Kane’s production? It did not take me long, however, to come to the realization that many fans will arrive at sooner or later. Full story

Kane has played his final season for the Herd

> Major news hit Marshall University’s men’s basketball program on Tuesday when it was announced one of its players was not returning for his senior season. Redshirt junior DeAndre Kane, who averaged 15.1 points per game during the 2012-13 season, will not be back for his senior season next year. Full story

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Big Swede

> Three years ago when the Thundering Herd received a verbal commitment from Sebastian Johansson, a Raceland, Ky. high school junior center, fans did not think twice about it, but he has since turned into a crowd favorite. At practice the players shout out “Sweeeeeeede” when he does something good. Full story

Offense gets back on track in second spring scrimmage

> The Marshall University football team lit up the field Saturday in its final scrimmage before the spring game. The scrimmage was high paced, as the teams allowed 105 total plays in only a couple hours. The offense made several impressive plays and showed fans the same potential they offered last year. Full story

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Board of Governors approves construction of new indoor athletic facility

> The Marshall University Board of Governors has approved the contract to approve construction of a new indoor athletic facility. The $16,350,000 contract will build the structure that will house a 120-yard turf field surrounded by a 300-meter track. It will also include a new Hall of Fame, a state-of-the-art student-athlete academic center and a Sports Medicine Research Center, according to a press release. Full story

Track and Field try to keep hot streak alive

> After having two straight outstanding weekends in competition, the Marshall University women’s track and field team is looking to continue its excellence Saturday at the Heart of the Bluegrass Classic in Lexington, Ky. The Thundering Herd has taken care of business at previous track meets. Full story

Men’s golf team heads to C-USA Tournement in Arkansas

> Eleven men’s golf teams are set to tee off Sunday as the 2013 Conference USA Men’s Golf Championship gets underway at the Texarkana Country Club in Texarkana, Ark. The winner will receive an automatic berth to the NCAA Regionals. The Thundering Herd finished seventh place two weekends ago at the Irish Creek Collegiate, which was the last tournament of the regular season. Full story

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Making the Herd look good

> When fans come to a Thundering Herd football game they see the players on the field working hard, but what they do not always see are the people behind the scenes working hard to get them there. Football equipment managers work year round, with only a couple months off in the beginning of the year. Full story

Herd looks to get back into C-USA tournament race

> There are nine teams in Conference USA baseball. Eight make it into the C-USA Tournament. Marshall baseball wants to make sure that this year, they’re not the lone team left watching. “It would mean a lot to us as a team,” senior catcher Matt Kirkwood said of the opportunity. Full story

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Hartley brings versatility to Herd coaching staff

> It is not very often that a coach in Division I college football moves from one side of the ball to the other, but an exception to that is Marshall tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, Todd Hartley. Last season, he tutored the Herd safeties. This isn’t Hartley’s first experience with tight ends though. Full story

Williamson having historic season for Herd softball

> Marshall University softball is back on the map and on their way to the 2013 Conference USA softball tournament thanks to the efforts of one of the nation’s hottest pitchers. Andi Williamson, a senior from Herts, W.Va., is in a dead tie for third place for most victories through the entire season. Full story

SENIORS PREPARE FOR FINAL MATCHES

> For Marshall University tennis players Kara Kucin and Dominika Zaprazna, advancing Thursday in the Conference USA tournament in Houston will have an added meaning. The two seniors will be playing their last game when the team loses, whether it is in the conference tournament or beyond. Full story

more information on star recruit’s arrest

> Additional charges have been filed against 2013 star recruit Angelo Jean-Louis, after his arrest last week. Jean-Louis was arrested April 10 on two charges of fraudulent use of an access device, after Marshall University Police said he used a stolen card twice at the 7-Eleven on 19th Street and Fifth Avenue. Full story

The team will enter C-USA tourney on win streak

> The Marshall University tennis team will head to the Lone Star State for the Conference USA tournament in Houston, Texas, which will start Thursday and run through Sunday. With three straight wins against Liberty University, the University of Louisville and the University of Cincinnati and wins in five of the last seven overall matches, the Thundering Herd will enter the tournament on a hot streak. Full story

Softball looks to rebound in Athens

> The Thundering Herd softball team will travel Wednesday to Athens, Ohio to take on the Ohio Bobcats in a double header. With only four series left, the Herd will take on the Bobcats with hopes of redeeming itself after getting swept by East Carolina this past weekend. Full story

Linebackers look to shore up defense

> Marshall football’s defensive struggles last season are well documented, finishing near the bottom of the NCAA in both total defense and scoring defense. If improvement is to come, the Marshall linebacking corps will be at the center of the turnaround. Full story

Marshall tight ends making progress in star’s absence

> Marshall football has had a history of talented tight ends with players like Mike Bartrum, Cody Slate and Lee Smith possessing great blocking as well as pass-catching ability. Last season Gator Hoskins, a rising senior from Gainesville, Fla., made a case to be named among those greats. Full story

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Herd home streak ends after being swept by ECU Pirates

> Defending the Dot finally proved too tall a task this weekend as the Marshall softball team was swept by Conference USA rival East Carolina. Without ace pitcher Andi Williamson, the team saw some changes to the lineup. Freshmen Halie Vance and Brittanie Fowler each got work in the circle. Full story

Baseball swept by Southern Miss

> With expectations high and a conference tournament position on the line, the Marshall University baseball team traveled to Hattiesburg, Miss., for a three game series against Southern Miss. The Thundering Herd fell in each game, getting swept for the first time in conference play this season. Full story

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Former Herd women’s basketball star moves talents to gridiron

> Angela Orsini, former Thundering Herd women’s basketball player, is trading in her basketball and sneakers for cleats and shoulder pads Orsini recently joined the Baltimore Charm, a team in the Legends Football League, which was formerly called the Lingerie Football League. Full story

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Thundering Herd plays first scrimmage of spring

> The Marshall University football team held its first scrimmage of spring practice on Saturday, and both sides of the ball showed that they had made progress, especially the defense. “I think the day culminated with the week,” new Defensive Coordinator Chuck Heater said. Full story

Marshall men’s golf reflects on season

> The Marshall University men’s golf team wrapped up its regular season with a 12th place team finish at the Irish Creek Collegiate tournament in Kannapolis, N.C. The 12th place finish came after a first day round which saw the team in seventh place. Sophomore Brian Anania said he and the team performed better all around on the tournament’s first day. Full story

Former Herd pitcher Dan Straily finding success in the big leagues

> In the past four Major League Baseball Amateur Drafts, Marshall University has had eight pitchers drafted. The only one of those selected in the 2009 draft was right-hander Dan Straily in the 24th round by the Oakland Athletics. Now, Straily has progressed to being the number two overall prospect in the Athletics’ organization and has been up to the Major Leagues both last season and this season. Full story

Herd looks to maintain momentum against USM

> It has been one exciting week for the boys of the diamond. The Marshall baseball team first defeated no. 19 Houston in back-to-back games to take the series, and then junior ace pitcher Aaron Blair received national honors as the Louisville Slugger Pitcher of the Week. Full story

Star Marshall recruit arrested on fraud charges

>  Marshall University recruit Angelo Jean-Louis, 20, was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly using a stolen credit card. Marshall University Police filed the criminal complaint, and a warrant was issued after a thorough investigation. According to Cabell County Magistrate Mike Woelfel, Jean-Louis has been charged with two felony counts of fraudulent use of an access device. Full story

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Cronin returns to right ship along D-line

> Marshall University has had a history of outstanding defensive ends coming out of the football program for well over 10 years. Names such as Jonathan Goddard, Albert McClellan and Vinny Curry strike recent memory. There very well could be two more names to add to that list soon, in current defensive ends Jeremiah Taylor and Alex Bazzie. Full story

Herd tennis takes on Louisville in last home match of season

> The Marshall Tennis Team will play its final set of home matches Wednesday at 1 p.m. against the Louisville Cardinals. These matches will be different from many of the previous home contests because the matches will be played on Marshall’s campus. Due to weather issues earlier in the team’s season, some of the matches slated for the campus tennis center were played at the indoor Huntington Tennis Club in Barboursville. Full story

Football team impresses at scrimmage

> A crowd of Thundering Herd fans showed up this weekend for the football scrimmage at the Joan C. Edwards stadium and to catch a glimpse of how the team is doing this season. Before the scrimmage, the team practiced and focused on technique, the same thing it has in past spring practices. Full story

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HERD TAKES SERIES AGAINST NO. 19 HOUSTON

> The time was four hours and eighteen minutes, and well past 6 p.m. before the Marshall University baseball team finished its opening game against no. 19 Houston. There were a combined 32 runs scored and 39 hits  produced in the game, but the victory ended up in the gloves of the Herd. Full story

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OFF AND RUNNING

> Heading into last season, Tron Martinez and Travon Van topped the depth chart at running back. Now, neither of them is on the team. Instead, last season a trio of electrifying young running backs led the Thundering Herd. Then true freshman Kevin Grooms and Stewart Butler and redshirt freshman Remi Watson took over the running game, combining for 1,640 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. Full story

Cheerleading team to host tryouts

> The Marshall University cheerleading team will host tryouts for the 2013-2014 season April 19-21, with an open gym date Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The open gym will give incoming high school seniors the opportunity to see what college cheerleading is like, head cheerleading coach Kelsey Waybright said. Full story

Herd looks to rebound against Houston Cougars

> Amongst the opening week of major league baseball, the Marshall University baseball team reached the halfway point in its season on Wednesday with a loss to Eastern Kentucky. The Herd lost its third straight game in the 10-3 defeat, managing only seven hits in its second game in two days. Full story

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Confidence growing along offensive front

> After Marshall University’s 2013 offensive line coach announced he was leaving the team for a position at Middle Tennessee State University, many fans held their breaths in worry. However, it is apparent that fans can all take a deep breath with spring practice now in full swing. Full story

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Mirabal brings unique style to offensive line

> The Marshall University football team has seen plenty of coaching changes this off-season. One such change was the addition of Alex Mirabal as the new offensive line coach. Mirabal replaced former offensive line coach Geep Wade, who left in February for Middle Tennessee State University. Full story

MU diver shares student athlete experience

> Throughout early morning practices, days full of classes and weekends occupied with swimming and diving meets, senior diver, Lauren Rone, has made her years as a student athlete truly count. Rone started her diving career nine years ago in her hometown of Aurora, Colo. Full story

Herd set for round two vs. Mountaineers

> Unlike in other sports, the Marshall baseball team gets multiple chances this year to beat in-state rival, WVU. After the Thundering Herd’s demanding shutout of the Mountaineers back in March, the team will travel to Morgantown Tuesday for the second contest of the three game series. Full story

Herd keeps winning, sweeps Memphis

> The Marshall University softball team extended its overall win streak to 13 and its home winning streak at Dot Hicks Field to 20 with a weekend sweep over Conference USA opponent Memphis.   The series started Friday with a double header and proved to be a pitcher’s duel in the first game. Full story

Herd baseball to start C-USA play against Blazers

> The University of Alabama-Birmingham is roughly seven hours from Marshall University, but the UAB baseball team will have to travel even further than that this weekend. Marshall will host the Blazers in the Thundering Herd’s first conference series of the season in Charleston, W. Full story

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Softball sets record in sweep of Raiders

> The Marshall University softball team continued to defend the Dot yesterday with two wins in a double-header matchup against Wright State University. In 2001, the softball team set the school record for most games won at home. On Wednesday, that record was broken when the softball team earned its 10th win at home this season, and 17th consecutive win at Dot Hicks Softball Field. Full story

softball looks to remain undefeated at home

> The Marshall University softball team will begin its five game home stand Wednesday when the Thundering Herd takes on Wright State in a doubleheader matchup. The first game starts at 2:00 p.m. at Dot Hicks Field. The Herd faces conference foe Memphis this weekend. Full story

coming off rivalry win, herd hopes to continue win streak

> While many students were soaking up the sun at the beach, the Marshall University baseball team was getting soaked. Despite a week of mostly rain and cold weather, the Thundering Herd’s spring break was all about baseball. The team started the break with a four game series against Central Michigan, then faced WVU on Tuesday, and concluded with a three game series against Radford. Full story

Marshall, WVU renew rivalry in capitol city

> Tuesday, it begins all over again. With the historic Friends of Coal Bowl coming to an end, a different sport will pick up the rivalry in the absence of football. Marshall baseball will get its shot at the bitter in-state rivalry Tuesday, March 19 when the Herd travels to Charleston to play at conference home Appalachian Power Park. Full story

Vogelbach having successful freshman campaign

> While any freshman can have trouble adjusting to life in college, Chase Vogelbach is thriving in his first season of Marshall University baseball. Vogelbach was born in Charleston, W.Va. near one of the team’s home parks, Appalachian Power Park. He later moved to Florida where he finished up his high school career at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Fla. Full story

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Herd players excited to play West Virginia

> The Marshall University baseball team is preparing for this season’s three game series against West Virginia, which start with a one game series next Tuesday in Charleston, W.Va. Before the West Virginia game, the Thundering Herd will play a four game series in Beckley, W. Full story

Herd tavels to Beckley to take on Chippewas

> Marshall baseball heads back out on the road this weekend. But this time, the Herd will have the home advantage. The Thundering Herd will face Central Michigan in a four game matchup at Epling Stadium in Beckley, W.Va. The Chippewas are currently 6-9, while Marshall is riding on a four game win streak with the sweep of Northern Kentucky last weekend. Full story

Herd women to face defending conference champs Wednesday

> Finishing the regular season with a 9-20 (3-13 C-USA) record, the Marshall University women’s basketball team enters the Conference USA tournament as the No. 12 seed and will face the No. 5 seed and defending C-USA champions, UTEP, Wednesday at 2:30 p. Full story

Thundering Herd a dangerous underdog in C-USA tournament

> Marshall University fans are not optimistic about the Thundering Herd’s chances at this year’s Conference USA Tournament, which begins Wednesday in Tulsa, Okla. The sentiment is understandable    . This season’s version of the Herd has underperformed all season, compiling a 13-18 record in a season where the expectations were NCAA Tournament or bust. Full story

Marshall baseball sweeps NKU in four games

> The spring-like weather that accompanied the weekend brought additional positive emotions for Marshall University. The Thundering Herd baseball team completed a four game sweep against Northern Kentucky University in Saturday and Sunday doubleheaders amongst temperatures of high 50s and low 60s. Full story

Herd looking to avenge dissapointing season in C-USA Tournament

> This time last year, the Marshall University men’s basketball team was a sixth seed heading into the Conference USA tournament where the Thundering Herd would make a run to the conference championship game before eventually falling to Memphis. This season, however, the Herd is facing a ninth seed in the C-USA tournament and looking for ways to put together a run in the tournament from the bottom. Full story

Timko, Marshall Tennis look to keep hot streak alive against Virginia Tech

> Marshall University tennis is back on track after a rough February, with the teams last pair of victories coming over UNC Greensboro and Old Dominion last weekend by scores of 5-2 and 4-3, respectively. “We’ve been competing better as a team,” Head Coach John Mercer, said. Full story

Women’s rugby club begins spring season

> The Marshall University rugby club will start its spring season this weekend by traveling to Savannah, Ga. The team participates in tournaments during the spring season, playing in tournaments at universities like Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Wisconsin. Full story

Herd sails to ECU to face Pirates Saturday

> The Thundering Herd men’s basketball team will wrap up its regular season Saturday in North Carolina when they face the East Carolina Pirates. The Herd improved to 13-17 overall and 6-9 in Conference USA play with its 88-84 win against Southern Miss, Tuesday, which was as action packed as a Bruce Willis feature film. Full story

Military Affairs hosts family night for Marine recruits

> Tyler Reynolds, a senior at Charleston Central High School, always felt a calling to be a part of something bigger than himself, so he decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. Marshall University Military Affairs works with members of all branches of the military in furthering their education after service. Full story

Men’s basketball set for Senior Night

> The Cam Henderson Center will see Dennis Tinnon, Nigel Spikes and Robert Goff  for the final time in competitive action Tuesday on senior night against Conference USA foe Southern Miss. The Herd is coming off a 103-76  loss to Houston on Saturday and  currently stands at a 12-17 overall record and 5-9 conference record. Full story

MU baseball endures tough weekend

> There were few bright spots for the Marshall University baseball team this past weekend as the team dropped all four games and fell below .500 with a 3-7 record. The Herd was shutout the first two games of the weekend, losing 3-0 to USC Upstate and 6-0 to Wofford. Full story

Knights out-joust Herd on Senior Day

> The Marshall University women’s basketball team came up short in its attempt to honor Leandra King and Veronica Ruiz with a win on senior day, losing its final home game of the season 75-51 to the UCF Knights. The loss moves the Herd to 9-19 overall and 3-12 in Conference USA play. Full story

Women’s basketball attempt to continue success at home

> With just two home games left, the Marshall University women’s basketball team is looking to please its fans with a victory over the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, Thursday. The last time the Herd faced the Golden Eagles, the showdown was fierce with each team battling to come out on top. Full story

Baseball tries to continue winning ways

> Marshall University baseball will look to expand on its .500 record this weekend when the Herd takes on USC Upstate and Wofford in Spartanburg, S.C. The team is coming off a two win, two-loss week and will begin play Friday at 4 p.m. The Herd returned to Huntington Monday and is already back out on the road. Full story

Baseball falls to Charlotte; Remains at .500 record

> Despite leading twice in the contest, the Marshall University baseball team fell to future Conference USA rival, Charlotte, Monday by a score of 7-3. A string of errors would be the Herd’s demise, as the team committed two in the third inning, two in the sixth inning and one each in the seventh and eighth innings. Full story

Marshall wraps up Herd Cheerleading Clinic

> Marshall University cheerleaders taught young girls the fundamentals of cheerleading Saturday, in the Gullickson Hall Gym, for the 6th Junior Herd Cheerleading Clinic. The girls, 4-10 years old, received one on one technique experience. The participants learned a dance to perform during Saturday’s pregame, learned how to stretch properly and learned team-building activities. Full story

Herd dominates NC A&T in double-header

> A Sunday doubleheader certainly lived up to its name as the Marshall baseball team hit eleven doubles as it defeated North Carolina A&T in both games by scores of 16-3 and 3-0. The Herd faced the Aggies Thursday and lost 10-7, and then saw two days of inclement weather postpone the Friday and Saturday games. Full story

Blazers torch Herd at home, 52-48

> The Marshall University men’s basketball team led the fans through many emotions in their loss against the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Herd fell to UAB 52-48, Saturday, after a 19-point comeback early in the second half. With the game on the line, fans worried about the Herd’s 706 game streak of making a 3-pointer, however Elijah Pittman helped rally his team back by scoring three straight 3-pointers. Full story

Cheerleading Team gives back with Junior Herd Clinic

> Marshall University cheerleaders taught young girls the fundamentals of cheerleading Saturday, in the Gullickson Hall Gym, for the 6th Junior Herd Cheerleading Clinic. The girls, 4-10 years old, received one on one technique experience. The participants learned a dance to perform during Saturday’s pregame, learned how to stretch properly and learned team-building activities. Full story

Women’s lacrosse starts season this weekend

> The Marshall University women’s lacrosse will kick off its season as they travel to the University of Kentucky for a weekend tournament. The team will leave Huntington and travel to Lexington to take on Marquette, Ball State and Ohio University on Saturday, and will play the University of Cincinnati on Sunday in their first tournament. Full story

Marshall women’s track and field compete in C-USA Conference Meet

> The Marshall University women’s track and field team will participate in a Conference USA two-day indoor championship in Birmingham, Ala., this weekend.   The Herd will look to bounce back after a disappointing 11th place showing in last year’s competition. Full story

Tamron Manning providing key minutes for the Herd

> The Marshall University men’s basketball team has seen big minutes and growth from true freshman guard Tamron Manning. Manning, who hails from Georgetown, Ky., has had a significant role as a bench player with the Herd this season. A graduate of Scott County High School, Manning was a first-team all-state selection as a junior and senior, averaging 15 points per game in his senior season. Full story

Marshall Cheerleaders host Junior Thundering Herd Cheerleading Clinic

> The Marshall University cheerleading team will host the Junior Herd Cheerleading Clinic to help aspiring young fans learn the fundamentals of cheerleading. The clinic will take place in the Gullickson Hall Gym, Saturday. Kelsey Waybright, interim head coach, said the clinic has been offered for the past six years and that girls 4-10 years old will participate. Full story

Huntington Wiffleball League looking for teams

> Spring is just around the corner and there are opportunities to get outside and exercise with spring break and summer coming up. Josh Smith, a Hurricane, W.Va. native, started the Huntington Wiffleball League, which will start playing games at St. Cloud Commons on April 2. Full story

Women’s Basketball welcomes East Carolina

> The Marshall Thundering Herd women’s basketball team will come into the Cam Henderson Center looking for revenge tonight against the East Carolina Pirates. In the team’s last matchup, East Carolina, 18-6 overall and 8-3 in conference play, topped Marshall, 8-16 overall and 2-9 in conference play. Full story

Baseball looks to expand on .500 record

> Marshall University baseball will head south as the team travels to the Carolinas for a four game matchup this weekend. The Herd will play North Carolina A&T in three games and will then travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for a showdown with Coastal Carolina. Full story

Construction begins on suite additions at the Joan

> Students should expect more construction on campus as crews move in to start building new suites at the Joan C. Edwards stadium.   When the $3 million project is complete, four new 24-seat suites will be added to the third level of the Joan. The additional 96 seats will bring the stadium capacity to 38,115. Full story

Last chance to joust the Knights

> The final installment of a bitter Conference USA rivalry will take place Wednesday night, as Marshall and UCF take to the hardwood in Orlando. With the UCF Knights leaving for the Big East after this year, the final bragging rights in the series will be at stake Wednesday. Full story

Women’s basketball looking to set attendence record with Reign Game

> A new era for Marshall University women’s basketball will be coming to the Cam Henderson Center. For Thursday’s game against East Carolina, “Jam the Cam” will be renamed “The Reign Game.” Cory Booker, marketing and promotions assistant, said it was a good idea to give the name a change with the new head coach coming in and a new era with the women’s team. Full story

Herd wins season opener against Old Dominion

> Rain and sleet proved to be the ultimate victor this past weekend as the Marshall baseball team suffered a canceled game on Sunday because of the weather. The Herd went .500 on the weekend, winning their first game of the season Friday against Old Dominion and dropping a game to the Monarchs on Saturday. Full story

Marshall softball has rough weekend, win one of five

> In the second tournament of the season, the Marshall University softball team dropped four games and managed only one win on the weekend. The win came on Sunday when the Herd crushed Miami (Ohio) 11-6. The Herd had an 11-0 lead going into the fifth inning. Full story

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Tigers maul Herd 71-59

> The Thundering Herd was unable to continue its success at home Saturday night, falling to the Memphis Tigers 71-59 in the Cam Henderson Center. A poor first half doomed the Herd. “Clearly a game of two halves for us,” Marshall Head Coach Tom Herrion said. Full story

Rugby Club looking to gain members

> The Marshall University club rugby team is looking for new participants for the fall 2013 season. The rugby team finished their fall season with a record of 2-4 and finished third in conference division 2 play.  Now, they are looking to strengthen their team and move to division 1 this fall. Full story

Marshall cheerleaders host Junior Thundering Herd Cheerleading Clinic

> The Marshall University cheerleading team will host the Junior Herd Cheerleading Clinic, which helps aspiring cheerleaders learn the fundamentals of cheerleading. The clinic has been offered for the past six years, and girls aged 4-10 will participate. Full story

Women’s basketball defeats UTEP 59-47

> The UTEP Miners came into Thursday’s women’s basketball game as one of the top teams in Conference USA. This did not deter last place Marshall, as the Herd won 59-47. The win moves the Herd to 8-15 on the season and 2-8 in C-USA. UTEP fell to 18-5 and 6-4 in conference play. Full story

Marshall baseball begins 2013 season against Old Dominion

> Spring has sprung and baseball season is in full swing. 
 Major league pitchers and catchers reported for spring training at the beginning of this week, and college campuses all over the nation are opening up their schedules this weekend.
 Marshall University is no different. Full story

Back to the drawing board

Herd returns home to take on Owls

> The Thundering Herd men’s basketball team will look to improve its 3-6 conference record when they face the Rice Owls at home Wednesday. The Herd (10-14) will face a Rice team that is 5-18 overall and 1-8 in Conference USA play. Head Coach Tom Herrion said the Owls can do a variety of things very well, like three point shots and defensive play. Full story

Mens basketball to hold Military and Medical Appreciation Day

> Marshall University Men’s Basketball team will host the Medical and Military Appreciation game Wednesday at the Cam Henderson Center. The game will be a way for the team to give back to those who help the community. Adam Simmons, assistant basketball coach, said he thinks there is a decent sized crowd anytime Marshall plays at home but the event will bring in more than the usual loyal fan base. Full story

Softball wins two in opening weekend

> Marshall University softball started its season with a tournament in Tampa at the USF-Demarini Tournament. Marshall went 2-3 this weekend, dropping both games Friday, splitting two Saturday and achieved an exciting extra inning win Sunday. Senior ace pitcher Andi Williamson started in four of the five games and made a relief appearance in the fifth. Full story

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Herd hockey splits weekend with Gannon

> The Thundering Herd hockey team showed major improvements when they faced the 5-0 Gannon Knights in Charleston this weekend. The two teams met Friday and Saturday and Marshall won Friday but lost Saturday. Steven Macuch, team captain, said the team prepared for the game with two intense practices and that it showed. Full story

Marshall football announces 2013 recruiting class

> The Marshall football program announced its 2013 recruiting class Wednesday, welcoming 29 new players to the team. They include 12 players that are already enrolled in school, meaning they will be available for spring training. In Head Coach Doc Holliday’s third recruiting class, he and his staff focused on several positions, including wide receiver, offensive line and, particularly, the defensive front seven. Full story

Men’s basketball team looking to build confidence

> After ending a three game losing streak Saturday, with a 75-71 victory against rival UCF, the Thundering Herd men’s basketball team may have found confidence for moving forward this season. Despite surrendering 21 offensive rebounds to the Knights and losing the rebounding battle 41-29 — a battle that Head Coach Tom Herrion always expects to win — the Herd was able to record 14 total blocks and hold on late for the victory. Full story

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Herd travels to Big Easy to take on Green Wave

> The Thundering Herd men’s basketball team will hit the dreaded road again for a two game swing Wednesday. The first stop will be in New Orleans against Tulane. Marshall’s well-chronicled road woes have continued over recent weeks, with the overall record stretching to 0-7. Full story

Credit where credit is due

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> Anyone who has heard me talk about Marshall football knows I am not a fan of former Head Coach Mark Snyder. Presently the defensive coordinator at Texas A&M, Snyder coached at Marshall from 2005-2009 after being a star linebacker for the Herd in the late ‘80s. Full story

Student athletes give back to community

> Being a college athlete might be tougher than one would think. In addition to practice, lifting weights, classes, homework and everyday activities, college athletes often volunteer their time to give back. Throughout the year, Marshall athletes help instruct clinics and camps for children. Full story

Marshall hosts 16th annual Sweetheart Clinic

> Members of Marshall University’s nine women’s sports teams participated in the 16th annual Sweetheart Clinic Sunday at the Marshall Recreation Center. The clinic had 165 girls ages four through 12 visit different sports stations and learn some of the fundamentals of each sport. Full story

Marshall students react to Superbowl XLVII

> The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII Sunday. According to ABC News, the most popular Super Bowl Sunday rituals were football, commercials, home cooked food and being around family and friends. Marshall students had the same favorite Super Bowl activities. Full story

Women fight for first conference win

> When a shooter is 2-17 as the final seconds of the game tick away, they typically do not get the chance to shoot the game-winning shot. Typically, a player who has gone scoreless the entire season does not come off the bench and immediately score. Typically, a team does not use two timeouts in less than 30 seconds to only turn the ball over via a shot-clock violation. Full story

Marshall student section shows no passion, energy

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> I did something I probably shouldn’t have done on Monday night; I watched the other team from West Virginia play basketball, or at least had them on as background noise. Speaking of noise, the WVU student section was impressive, creating a strong and crazy environment for their team. Full story

Former Herd safety playing with role model in Baltimore

> The Baltimore Ravens will take on the San Francisco 49ers for Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday. This years’ Super Bowl is extraordinary to the city of Huntington, as well as Marshall University fans because the New Orleans Superdome will be host to four of Marshall’s alumni. Full story

Sons of Marshall Stampede into Super Bowl XLVII

> The Super Bowl XLVII, no doubt the biggest football match up of the year, will feature four sons of Marshall. The San Francisco 49ers’ wide receiver Randy Moss, and defensive back CJ Spillman, will go head to head with their Marshall brothers, Baltimore Raven’s defensive back Omar Brown and offensive lineman Albert McClellan. Full story

Mustangs trample slumping Herd 67-58

> The Marshall men’s basketball team could not maintain a strong early effort against the SMU Mustangs Wednesday in the Cam Henderson Center, falling by a final score of 67-58.    The Herds second loss of the season at home was mired by poor shooting and an underwhelming effort on the glass. Full story

Herd shows fight, must maintain momentum

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> Any coach will tell you there is no such thing as a moral victory; games are won or lost. While this is true, the Herd came up with something close to a moral victory last Saturday at FedEx Forum, losing a closely contested game against the Memphis Tigers, 73-72. Full story

Marshall football staff adds defensive coach

> Head football coach Doc Holliday announced this week that the football team has hired a new assistant coach to work alongside defensive coordinator Chuck Heater. Thirty four year old Anthony Midget, a native of Clewiston, Fla., will leave his current position as Georgia State’s defensive coordinator to join the team. Full story

Legendary coach Larry Brown visits Huntington

> Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown and Southern Methodist will face the Thundering Herd Wednesday at the Cam Henderson Center as the Mustangs travel to Huntington for a conference tilt. Brown, who is in his first season at SMU, was enshrined in the basketball hall of fame in 2002 and has been coaching since 1972. Full story

Marshall and SMU both look to break losing streaks

> Southern Methodist University will make its last trip to Huntington for a Conference USA matchup against the Marshall men’s basketball team Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Cam Henderson Center. Both sides are currently in a losing skid. SMU is 11-10 overall, 1-5 in conference and has lost three games in a row. Full story

Jazmine Valle selected as Preseason All-Conference

> After last season’s Conference runner-up title, the hype is starting to build around Marshall Thundering Herd softball. Third baseman Jazmine Valle is adding to that hype. Valle was named to the All-Conference USA Preseason Team, as announced by the conference office last Wednesday. Full story

C-USA welcomes new members

> Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky announced the conference would add two schools this summer. “We are very pleased to welcome Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic to Conference USA next season,” Banowsky said in a news release. “We look forward to supporting a 16-member league, with 14 football teams competing for Conference USA. Full story

Herd tries to right ship against Memphis after devastating loss to USM

> After one of the worst losses in modern program history, the Marshall Men’s basketball team faces another Conference USA road game against perennial power Memphis on Saturday. This game comes after a 102-46 thrashing at the hands of Southern Miss. on Wednesday, in which the Herd committed 31 total turnovers. Full story

HERRION .... we have a problem

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> As my fellow editors and I were working on Thursday’s edition of the Parthenon, I looked at the time and realized that the Marshall men’s basketball team had tipped off against Southern Miss just a few minutes earlier. To my horror, Gametracker showed the Herd trailing 36-4 with ten minutes left in the first half. Full story

Thundering Herd routed by Golden Eagles

> Marshall Men’s Basketball committed a season-high 31 turnovers in route to its most lopsided defeat as a member of Conference USA 102-46 against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles Wednesday in Hattiesburg, Miss. We did not compete from the top to the bottom, not one man, not one guy,” said head coach Tom Herrion. Full story

C-USA announces conference opponents, new divisions

> Conference USA has released the 2013 football conference play opponents for league members following winter meetings. Included on the Herd’s slate are three new members of the conference; UT-San Antonio, Florida Atlantic and Florida International as well as several familiar foes. Full story

Marshall Baseball releases spring schedule

> With less than a month until opening day, Marshall University released its 2013 baseball schedule Friday. The schedule includes five games against preseason top-40 opponents and six games against 2012 NCAA Regional selections. Of those six, four are Conference USA foes. Full story

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Warming up to Heater

> Marshall athletics has already seen plenty of changes in the new year. There have been transfers, recruits, and coaching changes headlined by the hiring of Chuck Heater. Heater, former defensive coordinator at Temple University, was announced as Marshall’s new defensive coordinator Monday, January 14th. Full story

Events keep FCA busy and booming

> Marshall University’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently took part in the Athletes In Action winter retreat. The retreat promotes spiritual fellowship and draws a large group of students from different parts of the country. FCA is prepared to continue growing in membership on campus this semester. Full story

Herd women fade in stretch against Houston Cougars

> The Marshall Women’s basketball team surrendered a lead it held for over 20 minutes and lost to the Houston Cougars by a score of 71-63 Sunday at the Cam Henderson Center. The Herd controlled the opening stages of the first half, jumping out to a 10 point lead at the 9:18 mark. Full story

Herd travels south to take on surging Southern Miss.

> The Thundering Herd Men’s basketball team starts a two game conference road trip Wednesday night when it faces the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Herd stand at 9-9 on the season and improved to a 2-1 conference record after a 77-56 victory over East Carolina in the Henderson Center last Saturday. Full story

A closer look at Marshall's head of Sports Information, Jason Corriher

> There has been a lot of change within Marshall University’s Athletic Department within the last year. New faces have been popping up everywhere and Jason Corriher is one of them. “I started Aug. 1, 2011 so it has been about a year and half since I started working for the Herd,” Corriher said. Full story

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Herd inept on offense

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> Saturday nights 69-63 win over a Coppin State squad with one win on the season, only continued to show the inept ability for the Herd to produce offensively. Marshall’s last four opponents, Coppin State, West Virginia, University of North Carolina Wilmington and Morehead State have a combined record of seven games under . Full story

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Marshall claws its way back against Eagles, 69-63

> During the opening 2:30 of action Saturday night inside the Cam Henderson Center, Marshall University (6-4) fans witnessed two dunks and a layup. They also saw Marshall Head Coach Tom Herrion burn two timeouts in the span as his team fell behind 6-0 against Coppin State (1-8). Full story

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Pittman, Scarver play big in Capital Classic

> For years upon years, on a Wednesday night in the Charleston Civic Center, Marshall University and West Virginia University have done battle on the hardwood. Wednesday night was the first for the Thundering Herd’s Elijah Pittman and D.D. Scarver. Both players finished their first Capital Classic game with double digit scoring and seemed unfathomed by the 11, 512 fans who filled the seats of the Civic Center. Full story

Capital Classic women’s game drew more fans than expected

> Well I was going to start this column off by stating the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic should return to a women’s-men’s doubleheader to bring more fans in for the women’s game. That thought was squashed when the public address announcer said there were 2,606 fans at Tuesday night’s women’s game for the Capital Classic. Full story

Thundering Herd men’s basketball ready to face WVU in Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic

> The Marshall University men’s basketball team will compete against West Virginia University on Wednesday in the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic. The Herd will be competing in their 41st match up against the Mountaineers. The Mountaineers came out with the victory last year with a 78-62 win over the Herd. Full story

Marshall Maniacs presence growing

> The Marshall Maniacs have always been one of the rowdiest Marshall student organizations on campus. They are the official student organization that supports all 16 athletic teams and are known for their passionate and dedicated spirit to the Thundering Herd. Full story

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Herd hoops escape Seahawks

> Marshall defeated the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks Saturday at the Cam Henderson Center, 61-58. Two crucial free throws and a steal by DeAndre Kane late in the game sealed the victory for Marshall, its fifth win of the season. The Thundering Herd got off to a quick start in front of a crowd of 5,689 against the Seahawks. Full story

Nightmare at Arrowhead

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> Early Saturday morning, the Kansas City Chiefs organization had a disappointing season take a tragic turn for the worse. General manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel were at work early Saturday making final preparations for Sunday’s game with the Carolina Panthers. Full story

Herd runner Hadassah Lynch prepares for season

> Marshall’s track and field is preparing for the start to their season on Dec. 7. Sprint runner Hadassah Lynch said she is especially excited to get out there and help her team break some records. Parkersburg, W.Va. native Lynch walked onto the track and field team in 2010. Full story

A win is a win

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> When Morehead State entered the Cam Henderson Center Wednesday night many people believed the game was going to be an up-tempo affair, with both teams putting points on the scoreboard. However, that was not the case. Instead it was a defensive struggle between the Thundering Herd and Eagles, with the final score 70-67 in favor of Marshall. Full story

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Herd out-muscles Eagles 70-67

> Marshall downed the Morehead State Eagles 70-67 inside the Cam Henderson Center on Wednesday night. The Thundering Herd overcame a struggling offensive effort in the first half of the 94th “I-64 rivalry” to earn its fourth victory of the year. Marshall scored its lowest first half total of the season with 24 points before a crowd of 5,877. Full story

Morehead State’s head coach returns from suspension

> Passion is an element in life that can cause one to lose control of one’s emotions and react in an unacceptable manner.  For first-year Morehead State men’s head basketball coach Sean Woods, his passion for the game of basketball overtook his emotions and allowed him to react to a situation in a manner that Morehead State Athletic Director Brian Hutchinson claimed was “unacceptable. Full story

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Freshman quarterback Frohnapfel impresses

> During last Saturday’s game against East Carolina, one of the Herd’s redshirt freshman quarterbacks had to step in and take injured sophomore quarterback Rakeem Cato’s position. Stafford, Va., native Blake Frohnapfel was all geared up on the sideline to throw a couple passes. Full story

Advance tickets for Marshall Maniacs

> The Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic men’s basketball game is back again in Charleston on Dec. 5 and the Marshall Maniacs have a chance to get their tickets in advance starting Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. “The Marshall Maniacs can get one ticket per student for $10 with their student ID,” Aaron Goebbel, interim associate athletic director for Eexternal affairs, said. Full story

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Hunger food drive

> The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be having their annual “SAAC Hunger” canned food drive on the Marshall University campus Nov. 26 through Thursday, Dec. 6. SAAC is a group on campus made up of student athletes from various sports that are selected by Jeff O’Malley, the Associate Athletic Director for Chief of Staff, and Beatrice Crane, the associate athletic Director for Olympic sports operations, who oversee the group. Full story

MU point guard Canty ruled ineligible

> The NCAA ruled against Marshall University men’s basketball player Kareem Canty and his eligibility for this season. The ruling handed down Thursday prevents Canty from practicing and competing with the Herd this season. He will remain on an academic scholarship and after the completion of the spring 2013 semester he can rejoin the team. Full story

Letter from Head Coach Tom Herrion

> Dear Marshall Maniacs/Students,  I would like to wish each and every one of you an early Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all are competing at a high level in the classroom during this fall semester. The holidays are knocking at our door, but basketball season is upon us. Full story

MU preparing for soccer complex construction

> The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex is scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. According to a press release from the Marshall University Athletic Department, the location for the ceremony will take place on the tarmac area located outside of Gate C on the west side of the Joan C. Full story

D’Antoni brothers take L.A. by storm

> In Wyoming County, W.Va., lies the small town of Mullens where the run-and-gun style basketball offense began.  Lewis D’Antoni, father of new Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Mike D’Antoni, was a high school coach in Mullens and was the originator of the run-and-gun offense his son has made famous with the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and the USA Olympic team. Full story

Colorado native earns back-to-back conference honors

> Senior Lauren Rone of the Marshall women’s diving team was awarded Conference USA Diver of the Week on Tuesday. Rone has now won the award for the second consecutive week. Rone swept both of the diving events in which she competed for the second straight week, while also managing to break the one-meter school record at Marshall. Full story

Demand for Herd men’s basketball season tickets on the rise

> Season ticket sales for the 2012-2013 Men’s Basketball season has been on a steady incline since last year’s season. “We expect to have anywhere between 4,200 to 4,300 season ticket sales this year,” Aaron Goebbel, Assistant Athletic Director for ticketing, said. Full story

MU women’s basketball edge by Radford Highlanders, 65-63

> Marshall University women’s basketball withstood several scoring spurts from Radford to defeat the Highlanders 65-63 in front of 2,714 fans inside the Cam Henderson Center. “A game of runs and we just had one more run in us then they did,” Daniel said. Full story

Herd sweeps its way into C-USA tourney

> Marshall women’s volleyball played itself into a corner after losing seven straight games and not winning a match in nearly a month. This weekend inside the Cam Henderson Center, Marshall not only got out of the losing corner, but it played itself into the Conference USA tournament. Full story

Marshall too much for Longwood

> The Marshall men’s basketball team defeated the Longwood Lancers Friday 81-47 at the Cam Henderson Center. The Thundering Herd played its home opener in front of a crowd of 5,472, also kicking off the 100th year of Marshall basketball. Marshall got off to somewhat of a slow start, but seemed to pick it up towards the end of the first half. Full story

Scarver, lights out in first two games

> Two games into the 2012-2013 season, the Thundering Herd sit at 1-1, but the Trinity Valley Community College transfer, D.D. Scarver has demonstrated he can shoot the ball. In the two games, Scarver was 14-24 from the field and 8-11 from three-point range. Full story

Herd men’s basketball opens regular season play

> On Friday night at 7:30 p.m. the Marshall Thundering Herd Men’s Basketball team begins its 2012 regular season campaign with a home matchup against the Longwood University Lancers. The Lancers, from Farmville, Va., are beginning their first season as a member of the Big South Conference. Full story

Athletic trainer returns to Marshall

> Melissa Chohon has returned to Marshall as assistant athletic trainer after working at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Chohon received her master’s degree in sports administration at Marshall. At BVU, Chohon was the assistant athletic trainer for men’s soccer, women’s tennis, men’s golf, track and field and cross-country. Full story

MU Athletics play host to Field Trip Day

> On Friday the marketing and promotions team at Marshall will host a “Field Trip Day” for eight elementary and middle schools, along with three women’s high school basketball teams for the home opener of the Thundering Herd’s women’s basketball game. “Since it is the first game of the season for the women’s basketball team we wanted to have a couple of big promotions to get Herd fans to come to the game,” Grant Robertson, assistant director of marketing and promotions for Marshall University Athletics, said. Full story

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Herd football still fighting for bowl eligibility

> For the second year in a row, Doc Holliday’s Marshall Thundering Herd is fighting for a bowl bid as the home stretch of the season approaches. The Herd (4-5, 3-2 in Conference USA) is set to face the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers Saturday at 4:30 p. Full story

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Herd’s Withrow awarded C-USA player of the year

> Marshall men’s soccer senior goalkeeper Daniel Withrow, along with Southern Methodist’s Jaime Ibarra were honored Tuesday as Co-Conference USA Player of the Year. Withrow is the first ever Marshall player to win the prestigious award. During his senior season, Withrow broke the single-season and career shutout record for the Thundering Herd. Full story

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Ezeigbo making name for herself in Herd uniform

> At 6-foot-3, Chukwuka Ezeigbo is in the mix for the Herd’s starting post player when the Marshall University women’s basketball team begins their regular season Friday. Ezeigbo, a Trenton, N.J. native, attended Notre Dame High school and earned two All-Conference selections and was selected to the New Jersey All-Star game. Full story

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Herd women’s basketball defeats Kentucky State, 67-50

> Marshall University women’s basketball concluded its exhibition season Sunday with a 67-50 win over Kentucky State. Marshall defeated both its opponents in exhibition but the win this Sunday was more of what is expected from the program, Head Coach Matt Daniel said. Full story

Allen plays big for Herd

> Just under eight minutes remained in Saturday’s game between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Memphis Tigers, when Marshall lined up at Memphis’ 28 yard line on fourth and six with the Herd up 31-28. Marshall Head Coach Doc Holliday elected to go for it and the result was a 28-yard touchdown pass to Davonte Allen, putting the Herd up 10 points after Justin Haig’s extra point. Full story

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Marshall bounces back to beat Memphis

> The Marshall Thundering Herd held on to earn its fourth victory of the season against Memphis Saturday, besting the Tigers 38-28. The Thundering Herd withstood a surging comeback from the Tigers, after owning a 31-7 lead over Memphis in front of a crowd of 22,041 at Joan C. Full story

Berrien’s bumpy start for Thundering Herd volleyball

> Jaylene Berrien has not be able to start her collegiate volleyball career as she hoped. Berrien, a Springfield, Ohio native is a sophomore on the women’s volleyball team. Berrien has had a few serious injuries that have stopped her from being able to compete for two seasons. Full story

New renovations for Marshall’s football stadium

> The construction of the new amenities and renovations to the Joan C. Edwards Football Stadium will start Dec. 3, after the current football season is over. The new additions will include four new suites that will hold 50 people each, a third elevator and restrooms on the Sky Deck level of the press box. Full story

MU women’s basketball beats Concord 84-71

> Under new Head Coach Matt Daniel, Marshall University women’s basketball program defeated Concord University 84-71 Thursday at the Cam Henderson Center. Five Marshall players recorded double-digit points and the team outrebounded Concord 44-35.  The Herd nabbed 19 offensive rebounds. Full story

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Marshall men’s basketball runs over Rams, 94-67

> In Marshall’s lone exhibition game of the season the Herd used its size to grab 69 rebounds, 28 offensive, en route to defeating Bluefield College 94-67 in front of 4,631 fans at the Cam Henderson Center on Thursday night. Marshall outrebounded Bluefield College by 45 and the Herd’s offensive rebound total, (28), was more than the Rams total rebounds, (25), by three. Full story

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Herd men’s hoops ready for Bluefield College

> The Marshall men’s basketball team will take the floor Thursday at 8 p.m. for the first time this season in an exhibition matchup against Bluefield College. The contest was originally set for Monday evening, but was postponed due to inclement weather as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Full story

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Senegal native hooping for The Herd

> One of the Herd’s basketball players competes a long way from home. Junior center Yous Mbao is from Senegal, Africa. It takes him over 18 hours to travel from his hometown to Huntington. Mbao left his home country when he was 14-years-old to live in other parts of the world to play basketball. Full story

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Shuler embraces leadership role

> It is not very often in college football that young players step up and rally their team, but that’s exactly what Thundering Herd sophomore receiver Tommy Shuler is doing. Shuler has emerged this season as one of quarterback Rakeem Cato’s premiere targets and along with the added receptions on the field Shuler is becoming a vocal leader. Full story

Marshall baseball senior weighs in on fall season

> With impending cold weather and potential snow approaching Huntington, it is appropriate that Marshall baseball wrapped up their Fall World Series and continuum of scrimmages. The Fall World Series pitted the Herd against one another, dividing the players into green and white squads. Full story

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Cato finds mentor in Pennington

> Rakeem Cato, the nation’s leading passer with 2,949 yards and 284 completions, reached the top against all odds. Cato, Marshall’s sophomore quarterback, has endured a life of tragedy. He grew up in a violent neighborhood in Liberty City, Fla. His mother died of pneumonia in 2005, and his father has spent most of the quarterback’s life in prison. Full story

Marshall’s Tommy Shuler - best wide receiver in college football?

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> Think for a second - who is the top receiver in college football this year? I will give you a minute. Is it USC’s Marqis Lee? WVU’s Tavon Austin? WVU’s Stedman Bailey? Baylor’s Terrance Williams? Does Marshall’s Tommy Shuler deserve to be in the category? Well that depends what intangibles you are measuring a wide receiver at. Full story

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Herd trumped by Knights

> The cold and rainy environment at Joan C. Edwards Stadium Saturday reflected in many ways the overall performance of the Marshall Thundering Herd. Marshall suffered the worst loss in the history of Edwards Stadium, 54-17.  The Herd allowed the most points ever scored by an opponent in “The Joan. Full story

MU soccer player competes far from home

> One of Marshall University’s men’s soccer players has traveled a long way from his home in Durban, South Africa to play  for the Herd. Durban is a city of 3.5 million people. It was a huge adjustment for the Herd’s Cade Parton to get used to the smaller city of Huntington, which has a population of a about 287,000. Full story

Dobson’s letter to Herd fans

> My fellow students, It is tough for me to describe what my senior year at Marshall University has meant to me, not only on the football field but as a student at our great institution.  This school year and season has been nothing short of a roller coaster thus far but I only see the train going up the track and not back down anytime soon. Full story

Thundering Herd seeking revenge in rivalry with UCF

> The Marshall Thundering Herd will meet the Knights of Central Florida for the last time Saturday, at least in the foreseeable future that is. The emotionally charged rivalry that connects Marshall and UCF dates all the way back to the days of the Mid-American Conference. Full story

Track star prepares for season

> Senior Herd track and field athlete Vanessa Jules holds multiple records for Marshall University. Jules has her name on the records for the 300-meter run, indoor and outdoor high jumps, indoor pentathlon, 60-meter hurdles, outdoor 4x100 relay and outdoor 4x400 relay. Full story

Mitchell relishes return

> For the first time all season, redshirt junior linebacker Billy Mitchell got a chance to strap on his helmet for a game. Mitchell, who had been sidelined since preseason camp with a concussion, returned to full contact practice during the Herd’s bye week and then Saturday he was able to return to game action. Full story

Thundering Herd effort

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> So Marshall traveled  to Hattiesburg, Miss., and came back to Huntington with a 59-24 victory over Southern Miss. The Thundering Herd is now with three wins on the season and has five games still left to play. The Herd played a total team game in the win over the Golden Eagles. Full story

Earth, Wind and Fire

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> In 1971 the American band Earth, Wind and Fire was formed. The 2008 New York Giants running back tandem of Brandon Jacobs, Derrick Ward and former Marshall University running back Ahmad Bradshaw, were nicknamed after the famous musical group. Jacobs the earth, Ward the wind, and Bradshaw was the fire. Full story

Thundering Herd volleyball falls short in pair of weekend matchups

> The Marshall women’s volleyball team fell short in its “Dig For The Cure” weekend matchups at the Cam Henderson Center. Pink pom-poms, uniforms and other athletic accessories could be found decorating “The Cam” on Sunday when the Thundering Herd faced the Memphis Tigers. Full story

Herd head south

> In its first game against the Conference USA East Division3, the Marshall University football team will head to Hattiesburg, Miss., to take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Saturday’s game features the top two teams in the C-USA East last season, with Southern Miss losing to the Houston Cougars in the conference championship game. Full story

Promotion saving Herd fans money

> Marshall University Athletics partnered up with the IMG College and the Huntington Mall to promote “Kelly Green Fridays,” where wearing kelly green to the mall every Friday will get you exclusive offers with participating partners. “It’s an initiative for the fans to wear their school colors prior to the games on Saturdays,” Todd Knisley, senior account executive at Marshall Sports Marketing for IMG, said. Full story

Vision Campaign close to breaking ground

> The first major fundraising campaign project for athletic facilities at Marshall University is finally here. Known as the Vision Campaign, the $30 million facilities have been created to improve sports medicine for athletes and to create academic and athletic centers that include an indoor practice facility, a soccer stadium complex, a sports medicine research center and a student-athlete academic center. Full story

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Marshall men’s club hockey takes the ice

> There is a men’s club hockey team on the campus of Marshall University. Although the sport is non-sponsored by the university, the Thundering Herd men’s hockey club still wears the name of its school on its jersey. Junior Evan Hazelett, co-founder of the organization and Huntington native, said the team is made up of a 20-player roster. Full story

Men’s soccer to face Wildcats

> The Marshall University men’s soccer team remains 10-1-1 after their 2-1 win against the University of South Carolina. The Herd’s Conference USA record stands at 2-1. On Wednesday the Herd will be taking the field against the 6-6-1 Kentucky Wildcats in hopes to improve their record to 11 wins. Full story

Breaking down Herd women’s basketball schedule

> Marshall University women’s basketball begins the 2012-13 season under the helm of newly hired Head Coach Matt Daniel looking to build from its 16-14 record last season. Marshall also looks to improve within its conference after a disappointing record of 7-9. Full story

MU women’s coaching staff is new, young

> In 1971 “The Young Thundering Herd” was a tagline for the mostly all freshmen football team. In 2012, “The Young Thundering Herd” is about to have a different meaning for women’s basketball. Its about transition; rebirth; rebuild. First year head coach Matt Daniel is accompanied by three assistant coaches, also in their first season with the Herd. Full story

Thundering Herd heavy schedule

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> It’s that time of the year again. That time when free throws can make or break you, fans are waiting to see their favorite big man posterize someone in the paint and buzzer beaters in the 4th quarter are a gift from God. That time of the year when everyone has their sights set on the madness of March and which players will make their claim to fame. Full story

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In the paint with Herd center Robert Goff

> The 2011-2012 Marshall men’s basketball team had an anchor in the paint. Robert Goff, who transferred from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, immediately had an impact on the program. Goff finished the 2011-2012 season fifth on the team in scoring and third in rebounding. Full story

New season, same expectations

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> Do you remember it? Because I do. That was the score of the Conference-USA Tournament final between Marshall and Memphis last season. I remember watching last year’s magical run through that very same tournament. There was DeAndre Kane’s 40-point explosion during Marshall’s triple-overtime win against Tulsa. Full story

Women’s basketball coach discusses upcoming season

> At the age of 18, Arkansas’s Mr. Basketball and Player of the Year Matt Daniel chose to pass on an offer to play basketball at Marshall University, electing to accept an offer from the University of Colorado. Time has come full circle and Daniel now finds himself at Marshall, but not as a player, rather as a coach. Full story

Tinnon ready for final season with Herd men’s basketball

> The wait is over. Dennis Tinnon will officially wearing a kelly green uniform this basketball season. Tinnon, a senior forward, was awarded one more year of eligibility by the NCAA. The Green Bay, Wis., native was a junior college transfer before beginning his career at Marshall. Full story

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Lauren Rone ready to dive into senior season

> Lauren Rone has made a huge splash for the Marshall University Swimming and Diving team. A senior from Aurora, Colo., Rone has secured a first-place, all-time Marshall performance record in one-meter diving, and five additional performances that were good enough for the top 20 all-time Marshall lists. Full story

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Herd swimming and diving prepare for first meet

> The Marshall University women’s swimming and diving team will host the West Virginia State Games this weekend. The meet will be held at the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium at 4 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday. This will be the first meet of the 2012-2013 season. Full story

Thundering Herd Madness

> Marshall University men’s basketball program is set for Thundering Herd Madness Friday at 8 p.m. in the Cam Henderson Center. Head Coach Tom Herrion and the Herd team will be introduced to the fans through a variety of events.  Gates open at 7 p. Full story

Thundering Herd defense becoming more cohesive

> Bye weeks give coaches an opportunity to get players healthy and make adjustments to gameplans, and it couldn’t come at a better time for a struggling Marshall defense. The Thundering Herd defense has allowed an average of 44.5 points a game and has given up totals of 69 points to West Virgina in the season opener and 51 to Rice and Purdue in back to back games. Full story

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Marshall football using bye week to rest

> Bye week is in full effect for the Marshall Thundering Herd football team. A week that is normally used by teams to regain player’s health, will also serve as a regrouping stage for the 2-4 Thundering Herd. Marshall Head Coach Doc Holliday said the team is going utilize bye week to rest and also improve internally. Full story

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Valle’s last season in Herd uniform

> Jazmine Valle, Marshall’s third baseman, is one of six seniors playing softball this season for the Herd. Valle, a health care management major, is a Lake Elsinore, Calif., native and has attended Marshall since her freshman year in 2009. Valle said she many memories that were made during her time at Marshall. Full story

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Herd tennis competes at Tribe Invitational

> The Marshall women’s tennis team competed in the Tribe Invitational this weekend at the College of William and Mary. The Thundering Herd made the trip to Williamsburg, Va. without three of its top five players competing in the tournament. The Invitational included prestigious programs such as Harvard, Penn State, Kanasas and Penn University. Full story

Shuler, Dobson or Wilson: Pick one

> Tommy Shuler has been carving up defenses right and left this season. Well, until Marshall meet up with Tulsa on Saturday. The Golden Hurricane defense limited the sophomore wide receiver to just seven grabs for 28 yards, his lowest yardage of the season. Full story

Marshall volleyball defeats East Carolina in four sets, remains unbeaten at home

> Home court advantage has taken a whole new meaning. The Marshall Volleyball team remains undefeated in home matches, winning their eighth home match of the year on Friday evening. The 8-0 streak ties a record set in 2005. “It makes us all extremely proud to be able to represent Marshall and the Herd in such a cool way. Full story

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Thundering Herd defense strong at times

> A week after playing the Purdue Boilermakers and the 13th ranked scoring offense in the nation, Marshall University welcomed in the 14th ranked scoring offense in the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The Golden Hurricane were averaging 42 points per game, tops in Conference USA, entering Saturdays game. Full story

Why Kane should be preseason C-USA POY

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> The Conference USA office announced its Men’s Basketball Preseason Player of the Year and the All-Conference Teams as voted on the conference coaches on Thursday afternoon. Junior DeAndre Kane and senior Dennis Tinnon were named to the first and second teams respectively. Full story

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Marshall volleyball set to take on ECU

> The Marshall University volleyball team has won 11 of its last 12 games. The Herd will look to keep the theme of winning alive as it faces ECU Friday inside the Cam Henderson Center. Marshall is 14-5 overall, and the last three matches for the Herd have gone into five sets. Full story

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Fourth down and punt with Marshall’s Tyler Williams

> To the average football fan, the most overlooked position is the punter. Coaches, players and people are interested in the sport, will disagree. Another person that would argue the position’s value is Marshall University’s punter Tyler Williams. Standing 6-feet-tall 195-pounds, Williams, a true freshman from Fort Wayne, Ind. Full story

Thundering Herd to collide with Golden Hurricane

> Marshall University will cap off homecoming celebrations Saturday with a 3:30 p.m. football game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The game is important not only because it is a Conference USA game, but also because the Golden Hurricane presents a measuring stick for the Herd. Full story

Herd back to C-USA play

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> With the Purdue game in the books, Marshall football can now turn it’s full attention to Conference USA play. The Herd’s remaining seven games are against conference foes as it tries to compete for its first C-USA football championship becoming a member of the league in 2005. Full story

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Kerns putts home another award

> When an athlete finds their grove, it is not uncommon for them to fill their trophy cases with awards for their performances. If Marshall senior golf member Nathan Kerns stays in his grove, he will need a carpenter to expand his trophy case. Kerns was named Conference USA Golfer of the Week, an award the senior is very familiar with. Full story

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Sun sets on Sam Hood Field

> On an evening of an illuminated Huntington sky, Sam Hood Field closed the book to the end of an era. The “Hood,” as known by many, hosted its first match in 1996. Since the opening, it has undergone several improvements from new stadium lighting to new scoreboards. Full story

Men’s golf finds success in Florida

> The Marshall University men’s golf team spent their weekend in Ft. Myers, Fla., at the Miromar Lakes Golf Course. The Herd competed in the Cobra-PUMA Invitational and finished with seventh place. The Herd, which practices at Guyan Country Club on Route 60, had to adjust to a different atmosphere in Florida. Full story

Herd fans strong on the road

> Located about two hours south of Chicago, Purdue University is no short trip from Huntington. But the 340-mile drive wasn’t enough to keep the Herd faithful from making the drive to watch Marshall take on Big 10 opponent Purdue on Saturday. A band of Kelly Green-clad Herd fans filled the northwest corner of Ross-Ade Stadium. Full story

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Shuler earns C-USA Offensive Player of the Week

> Tommy Shuler was awarded the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week award Monday. The Miami, Fla. native has been nothing short of spectacular this season. Shuler, in his sophomore season, has managed to break the single-game school record for receptions with 19, and leads the nation in receptions with 51. Full story

Marshall University’s Hoskins becoming threat in redzone

> Gator Hoskins, tight end for Marshall University, finished Saturday night’s game with four of Rakeem Cato’s 45 completions. It is not that he finished the game with four receptions that is impressive, but that three of them were for touchdowns. Hoskins’ three touchdown performance marked the first time a Herd receiver reached that feat since Josh Davis did it against Kent State on Oct. Full story

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Herd rally falls short, lose 51-41 to Boilermakers

> Two interception returns for a touchdown and a missed field goal proved to be too much to overcome for the Marshall football team on the road against Purdue, as the Thundering Herd fell to the Boilermakers 51-41 in West Lafayette. “I’m proud of our effort, but we came in and lost the football game,” head coach Doc Holliday said. Full story

Herd volleyball set for pair of weekend games

> The Marshall University volleyball team will take on the University of Central Florida Knights and the University of Southern Miss Golden Eagles this weekend. The Herd will face the Knights on Friday in the Cam Henderson Center at 7 p.m. The Herd will be right back in action when they take on the Golden Eagles Sunday at 12:30 p. Full story

Keys to victory--Purdue

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> So far through three weeks, the Purdue football team has yet to be tested by a truly explosive offense. That will change Saturday with a high-tempo Marshall offense coming to West Lafayette. The Thundering Herd tend to snap the ball quickly and run close to 90 plays a game. Full story

Keys to victory--Marshall

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> Four weeks into the 2012 season, Marshall football finds itself sitting at .500 after wins over Western Carolina and Rice and losses to West Virginia and Ohio. The Herd’s offense is centered around sophomore quarterback Rakeem Cato and a plethora of wide receivers, with running backs who show flashes of excellence. Full story

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Trio of Herd freshmen revive running game

> There is a youth movement that has taken effect in the Herd’s backfield. Last week against the Rice Owls the freshmen trio of Stewart Butler, Kevin Grooms and Remi Watson combined for 353 yards rushing and six touchdowns in the Herd’s 54-51 double-overtime win over the Rice Owls. Full story

Doc ready for tough Purdue defense

> Marshall Head Coach Doc Holliday gave his weekly press conference on Tuesday. Coach Holliday touched on subjects from the double overtime thriller at Rice last weekend, to this week’s match-up with Purdue. Purdue has a stereotypical Big 10 based offense. Full story

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MU softball falls to NPF All-Stars

> Cold weather and rain were just two of the visitors at Appalachian Power Park on Tuesday evening. The Marshall University softball team traveled up the road to Charleston for an exhibition matchup against the National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars. The NPF is the only professional women’s softball league in the United States. Full story

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Simsiriwong wins Cardinal Classic title

> The Cardinal Classic was held at The Players Club in Yorktown, Ind., with 12 teams competing, and Herd sophomore Korakot Simsiriwong came away with the individual title. This is Simsiriwong’s first win as a member of the Thundering Herd. She said she has improved during her time at Marshall. Full story

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Marshall softball to take on NPF ALL-Stars

> The Marshall University softball team will take the field for some fall ball Tuesday night. The Thundering Herd will face the National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars in an exhibition game at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p. Full story

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MU women’s goalkeeper productive in senior season

> Women’s soccer spent a weekend on the road... at home. The Thundering Herd traveled to Cabell Midland High School on Friday night and Hurricane High School on Sunday for ‘home’ conference match-ups against Colorado College and University of Texas-El Paso. Full story

Herd coach excited about new facility

> New athletic facilities are in the process of being built all around Marshall University’s campus.  The most recent athletic facility that will be built is the indoor track facility that should be finished by August of 2014. “We have been on the road for about seven or eight years now,” Jeff Small, head coach for the track and cross country teams, said. Full story

Shuler shining in second season with Herd

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> Marshall Sophomore wide receiver Tommy Schuler made a decision during spring practice to raise his standards after his freshman season. Finishing the 2011 season with only 14 receptions and 122 yards, Schuler decided it was time for a change after he realized he was just going through the motions. Full story

MU women’s soccer spilts pair of weekend games

> Marshall University women’s soccer team lost 2-1 to Colorado College on Friday, before returning the field Sunday to grab a 4-1 win over UTEP. The two games were Marshall’s first Conference USA games of the season. The Herd jumped out early against the Tigers of Colorado College as senior Chelsey Maiden scored in the (4’) minute to give the Herd an early 1-0. Full story

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Big win in Texas, defense still in shambles

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> The Thundering Herd edged out Rice University in a 54-51 double overtime victory Saturday at Rice Stadium. With the win, the Herd picked up their first win in the state of Texas. The team was previously 0-8 in the Lone Star state thanks to a healthy run game. Full story

Rahal making a name for herself

> Florida native Dorothy Rahal was awarded Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. In indoor volleyball, the libero is an important position. In layman’s terms, it means defensive specialist. To pronounce the term correctly, stress the “lee” sound. Full story

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Shuler making splash in Herd receiving core

> Sophomores Rakeem Cato and Tommy Shuler have been hooking up on the football field since the two played at Miami Central High School, so it should be no surprise the two connected 13 times for 121 yards last Saturday against the Ohio Bobcats. It almost appeared as if the two were back in Rockets jerseys. Full story

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Herd softball player dealing with death of close friends

> The Thundering Herd softball team fell to the University of Kentucky Wildcats 11-6 at Dot Hicks Field during their first game of the season. The Herd got off to a slow start, allowing the Wildcats to score five runs in the first inning alone. “We need to work on being more comfortable on the field and playing softball like we’ve been playing for several years,” senior Jazmine Valle said. Full story

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Herd football abandons run game

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> Rakeem Cato has improved drastically from his freshman campaign. His 1,222 passing yards so far this season rank first in the NCAA, and his eight touchdown passes rank 16th nationally. Cato has been slinging the ball around the field in a way not seen at Marshall since the days of Leftwich and Pennington. Full story

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Herd tennis solid in UVA fall invitational

> The Marshall University Women’s Tennis team made their season debut this weekend at the University of Virginia Fall Invitational. The tournament was on UVA’s campus in Charlottesville, Va. The Invitational played host to a decorated field of elite tennis programs such as UVA, Wake Forest, UNC-Greensboro, Old Dominion and Winthrop. Full story

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Herd fans continue cheering despite loss

> Marshall fans continued a long-standing tradition Saturday as they gathered in the parking lot of Joan C. Edwards Stadium to show their school spirit for the Thundering Herd football team. “My family has been coming to these games for years,” said Skyler Hunt, a sophomore at Marshall. Full story

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Cato breaks Herd record in emotional loss to Bobcats

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> After a heartbreaking loss Saturday night in Huntington to Ohio University, Marshall Quarterback Rakeem Cato was focused on one pass attempt he wished he could have back. A game ending interception will overshadow this amazing accomplishment by Cato, as he broke a Marshall record that had stood for over a decade. Full story

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Eight members added to Marshall’s Hall of Fame

> The Marshall University Athletic Hall of Fame gained eight new members Friday night at the Hall of Fame Inductee Dinner.  The dinner took place in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center.  Eight outstanding athletes and coaches were recognized for their athletic achievements during their time at Marshall University. Full story

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Herd has dismal second quarter

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> Joan C. Edwards stadium was rocking Saturday night as 33,436 fans piled in to watch the Marshall Thundering Herd face off against the Ohio Bobcats. The Herd picked up where they left off against Western Carolina in week two. Well, for three quarters the team did. Full story

MU men’s golf star looks to carry momentum into the fall

> Nathan Kerns had an outstanding summer, and that is putting it lightly. The Ironton, Ohio native just began his senior season for the Herd and had arguably one of the best offseasons a collegiate golfer could ask for. The Ohio Amateur Championship, which is held on the outskirts of Columbus, plays host to the best players in the state every July. Full story

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Herd volleyball defeats EKU in three sets

> The Parthenon Marshall volleyball improved to 8-4 on the season with a three set sweep (25-14, 25-19, 25-15) on Tuesday against Eastern Kentucky. The team remains undefeated at home. Junior Laura Der led the Thundering Herd charge with 19 kills while only committing three errors. Full story

Withrow sits atop Marshall’s record books for career shutouts

> Senior Daniel Withrow is the starting goalkeeper for Marshall University men’s soccer team. Withrow has started and played in every game this season. A standout win for Withrow was the team’s fourth game against Liberty University. Withrow did not allow a goal, and in doing so he climbed up the record books. Full story

Doc Holliday talks Thundering Herd attendance

> Thundering Herd Students, I want to commend all of you on your tremendous participation at our opening football game versus Western Carolina on Saturday night.  Your attendance was remarkably noticeable, making the atmosphere at “The Joan” one of the best since I have been here at Marshall. Full story

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Thundering Herd receivers clicking on all cylinders

> Marshall University’s wide receiving core is one of the deepest positions in Head Coach Doc Holliday’s arsenal. The talented unit ranges from freshmen to seniors, and wide receivers coach Gerad Parker has everyone prepared when they step onto the field. Full story

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Evaluating Thundering Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato

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> Would you call me crazy if I said after two games the Thundering Herd leads the nation in total passing yards and the leading receiver is Aaron Dobson with 153 yards? Well, go ahead and do so, but it’s true. The Thundering Herd has put on an aerial onslaught with 843 yards through the air in two games. Full story

Honoring MU athletes through golf

> They were inseparable on the football field in the early 2000’s. One was an All American defensive end, the other an all-conference linebacker. Johnathan Goddard and J.T. Rembert are gone now but they still rally Herd fans even in their absence. The 2012 Johnathan Goddard Memorial Tournament was held Friday at Twin Silos Golf Course. Full story

Herd heading forward

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> The Herd is looking to rebound for its first win Saturday in its home opener, and its opponent, Western Carolina, is seeking its second win.  Saturday’s game will renew an old Southern Conference rivalry. They have not played each other since 1996. Full story

Herd lineman injured in season opener

> Milan Puskar Stadium was filled with 60,000 fans in Morgantown on Sept. 1. Marshall University had its last shot at defeating the West Virginia University Mountaineers during their season opener game. During the second play of the second quarter Thundering Herd offensive lineman Garrett Scott went down with a leg injury. Full story

Herd football opens home schedule against old SOCON foe

> After a 69-34 blowout loss to No. 11 West Virginia in the 2012 season opener, Marshall football returns home Saturday to rekindle an old Southern Conference rivalry with Western Carolina Saturday at 7 p.m. The Thundering Herd and Catamounts last met in 1996 in the very stadium the two will do battle in this weekend. Full story

Ex-Thundering Herd quarterback returns to Joan C. Edwards Stadium

> After the disappointing loss to in-state rival West Virginia this past weekend, the Thundering Herd looks to bounce back against Western Carolina for the season’s home opener Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The Western Carolina Catamounts hail from the Southern Conference and are located in Cullowhee, N. Full story

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MU volleyball defeates Morehead State in five sets

> Performing under “fire” seems like an appropriate statement for the Marshall volleyball team. Playing in front of the largest crowd since 2007, more than 2,000 fans and extreme heat conditions in the Cam Henderson Center, the Herd defeated the Morehead State Eagles 3-2. Full story

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MU, WVU fans mull continuation of football series

> There is little debate over which team had the best performance on the field at the 2012 Friends of Coal Bowl in Morgantown. The West Virginia University Mountaineers breezed past the Marshall Thundering Herd with a solid 69-34 win Saturday and moved up to the ninth spot in The Associated Press college football poll. Full story

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Herd falls to Campbell 4-2

> In their sixth game this season, Marshall women’s soccer suffered a 4-2 loss against Campbell University. The Herd went into the game with some confidence after coming off a 2-1 win against Saint Francis last Friday, however it was not enough to stop Campbell from scoring three goals in the first 15 minutes. Full story

Transitioning linebackers ready to take the field in Morgantown

> Under the leadership of Devin Arrington, Marshall’s young linebackers will look to shine against one of the most potent offenses in the country Saturday in Morgantown at the Friends of Coal Bowl. Arrington, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior from Portsmouth, Va. Full story

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Herd to take on 11th ranked Mountaineers

> Marshall University football opens the season on the road with the last foreseeable Friends of Coal Bowl game against the 11th ranked West Virginia University Mountaineers. Thundering Herd Head Coach Doc Holliday said he is well aware of the talent that his squad will be facing. Full story

Comparing recruiting of Snyder & Holliday

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> “He’s a premiere recruiter in college football and once you put all that together you’ve got a recipe for a good hire.” Athletic director Mike Hamrick said it best when he introduced Doc Holliday as the 29th head football coach at Marshall on Dec. 17, 2009. Full story

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Van first on ballot for starting running back job

> Day two of Marshall football practice wrapped Tuesday afternoon with a starting running back in the mind of position coach JaJuan Seider. That would be sophomore Travon Van, who is still recovering from a multitude of injuries that kept him out of spring ball action, but is working his way into midseason form. Full story

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Martinez returns to practice at 85 percent

> BY ADAM ROGERS SPORTS EDITOR After participating in a red non-contact jersey for the first two days of practice, junior running back Tron Martinez wore his normal white No. 2 jersey for Wednesday morning’s practice session. This comes as a surprise after running backs coach JaJuan Seider said Tuesday Martinez wouldn’t return until sometime next week. Full story

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Martin more than just a 3-point shooter

> 3-point shooting. That is what many people will say sophomore guard Chris Martin does best, especially after he tells you he shot 57 percent from beyond the arc in high school. Come the start of the 2012-13 Marshall men’s basketball season, fans might have to rethink their assessments. Full story

Herd’s Dobson receives five preseason awards

> arted yet, but one Thundering Herd player is already racking up the preseason awards. Senior wide receiver Aaron Dobson has received four preseason honors in less than a month and two in just under a week, bringing his total now to five. The Dunbar, W. Full story

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Thundering Herd men’s hoops in summer form

> Marshall men’s basketball began its summer practice session last week and aside from roster changes everyone knew about, its business as usual. Or is it? Herd hoops practicing during the summer is brand new thanks to the NCAA. Last fall the governing body of college athletics passed a rule that allows college coaches to spend two hours per week training and practicing with their players so long as the players are enrolled in summer school. Full story

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Former Thundering Herd great J.T. Rembert dies

> A smile can brighten almost anyone’s day, and some people are very well known for their smile. Monday, another Son of Marshall began watching over the Thundering Herd community. J.T. Rembert, who was a linebacker for the Marshall football team from 2001-04, died while vacationing with his family in South Carolina. Full story

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Marshall soccer programs to play at area high schools, in Charleston

> Marshall men’s and women’s soccer schedules have been completed for the fall season, and include a combined 11 regular season matches, all away from Sam Hood Field. The Thunder Herd soccer programs will play those 11 matches at Huntington, Cabell Midland and Hurricane high schools, and Trace Fork Complex in South Charleston, W. Full story

Herd’s Tinnon should get extra eligibility year

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> I am not perfect. I occasionally procrastinate when it comes to important things. I have an overdue bill on occasion, I put off an assignment or two until the last minute, heck, I might miss a shower or two during a busy week. However, those things only affect me, no one else. Full story

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Former players discuss new Herd football season

> Marshall football is entering its third season with Doc Holliday leading the program. Holliday and the Thundering Herd finished last season with a bang following a 20-10 win over Florida International in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg. Expectations from former Herd players are high for the 2012 edition of the kelly green and white after claiming its second bowl win three seasons. Full story

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Two MU football seniors earn national attention

> Two Marshall football players have already received national attention before the Thundering Herd begins the 2012 season. Tuesday afternoon senior punt returner Andre Booker was named to the 2012 College Football Performance Awards Special Teams Watch List. Full story

Despite bad ratings, NHL doing fine

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> I originally sat down to write an article complaining about how no one was watching the Stanley Cup Finals, but like so many people on the Internet, my tune changed after doing a little of research. Yes, the ratings for the Finals are down nearly 30 percent from last year. Full story

Herd volleyball reloads for 2012 campaign

> The 2012 roster for the Marshall Thundering Herd volleyball team has undergone several changes from that of the 2011 club. Several players who regularly saw the floor that should return, are no longer there. “There are some drastic changes to the roster,” head coach Mitch Jacobs said. Full story

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Former Central Arkansas’ Daniel named new MU women’s basketball coach

> When thinking of Marshall University and the surrounding Huntington community, one seven letter word comes to mind to just about anyone that has lived or traveled through the area. Friendly. That was something the newly hired women’s basketball head coach Matt Daniel noticed once he arrived in the Jewel City. Full story

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Plans remain halted at Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse

> The tearing down of the Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse has been postponed because of the reviewing of the project by the State Historic Preservation Office. The State Historic Preservation is looking to restore the Fieldhouse to keep the historic significance in West Virginia. Full story

Marshall professor moonlights as official stat keeper

> Brian Morgan is an integrated science and technology professor by day, but when he’s not teaching students the ways of computer programming, he often finds himself in tight spaces — surrounded by people and TV monitors.   “I am a freelancer who gets recruited to work college football, basketball and baseball games,” Morgan said. Full story

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Marshall receivers lead the way through spring

> With just two practices remaining in the five-week spring season for the Marshall football team, one unit has stood out above the rest: The wide receivers. On any given day, Marshall’s receiving corps is deep in numbers, and when the entire group is healthy is into double figure. Full story

Marshall golf coach says goodbye after 40 years

> In today’s college sports world, it’s not the norm for a coach to stay at one school for more than decade, but Marshall’s Joe Feaganes is not the norm. The Marshall graduate has been coaching Marshall’s golf team for 40 years, and after this weekend’s Conference USA Tournament in Texarkana, Ark. Full story

Concussion awareness continues to progress in collegegiate athletics

> As awareness of concussions in sports rises, more time and effort is being spent on treating them. Injuries happen in all sports, but concussions receive particular attention because they involve damage to the brain. “It’s basically a mild trauma to the brain that creates transient confusion,” said Tom Belmaggio, Marshall’s head athletic trainer. Full story

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Baseball drops series to Houston

> It just wouldn’t be baseball season without a few heartbreak losses and nail-biting finishes thrown in the mix. On the plus side, the Marshall University Thundering Herd was able to snap their five game losing streak. On the downside, they lost two games this past weekend by just one run. Full story

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Tennis goes after C-USA supremacy

> The Marshall University Women’s Tennis team will play the University of Texas El Paso in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament Thursday in Memphis, Tenn. The Thundering Herd earned the fifth seed in the conference and finished with a 12-9 record including going 7-0 at home. Full story

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Spring practice leaves Herd feeling blue

> At the 10th of 15 spring practices, the Marshall University football team looked more like the walking wounded than it did a football team. The Herd had 25 players limited or completely inactive at practice with 17 players dawning blue jerseys and six dawning red, not counting the quarterbacks. Full story

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Morrone twins make golf a family sport

> Kristyn and Caitlyn Morrone were sophomores in high school when a friend of the family recruited them for their high school golf team — and from that moment on they were in love. The Morrones, junior exercise physiology majors originally from Fairmont, W. Full story

Baseball swept in weekend series against Rice

> Ask anyone who is a fan of the game, and they’ll tell you baseball is full of curses. For Marshall University’s Thundering Herd baseball team, a one-inning curse took place this past weekend. The Herd took on No. 9 Rice University this past weekend, and despite the results, played with incredible skill. Full story

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Cheerleaders grab third place in national championship

> In their third performance at nationals, Marshall University Cheerleading put their best routine on the mat and finished third. The Marshall cheerleading squad placed third out of 17 teams at the National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate Cheer Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla. Full story

Herd looks to reverse fortune against No. 9 Rice

> Rice stands for something more than an acronym for rest, ice, compression and elevation this weekend. The Marshall University Baseball team will take on nationally ranked conference rival Rice University today, tomorrow, and Sunday at Appalachian Power Park. Full story

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Herd soccer makes adjustments, improvements during spring season

> While the regular season is months away, the Marshall University men’s soccer team is working in full force in its spring season to prepare for the fall. The Thundering Herd is coming off an 8-7-1 record in 2011 with high aspirations for the 2012 campaign. Full story

Holmes finds home at ‘mike’ linebacker

> One of the defensive players who has been making a splash during the spring practice sessions is sophomore linebacker Jermaine Holmes. The Valdosta, Ga. native has been mixing in and out with the first team, and Holliday and Rippon are happy with the steps he’s taken since the end of the season. Full story

Despite slow start, men’s golf looks to conclude season on high note

> The Thundering Herd men’s golf team got out of the gate slow in its spring season, but with just two tournaments remaining, the team has started to find its groove on the golf course. The 2012 season started off rough for the Herd, as it finished last in its first two outings of the season. Full story

Women’s soccer begins spring practice

> While the regular season is not until fall, the Marshall University’s  women’s soccer team has hit full stride in its spring season. The Herd is coming off a 4-13-3 record in the fall of 2011, and is looking to build momentum in the short spring season to catapult them into the fall. Full story

Herd swept by Tigers, looks to rebound

> The Marshall University Baseball team looks to rebound from an off weekend in Charleston. Marshall was swept by conference rival Memphis with scores of 9-4, 7-0, and 11-2. “We need to get back to fundamentals of playing the game the right way,” Marshall Head Coach Jeff Waggoner said. Full story

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MU cheerleaders head to nationals

> The Marshall University Cheerleading team is taking part in the 32nd National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Alliance Championships. The competition will take place April 11-15, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Every team will get to perform twice with two chances to make the finals. Full story

Curry signs autographs at Huntington Mall

> At 6’5” tall and more than 240 pounds, Vinny Curry is a man of great stature. However, on Saturday, it was the love and support of his fans that made him stand tall. Curry, a Marshall alumni and prospect for the 2012 NFL Draft, signed autographs from 2 p. Full story

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Herd offensive line looks to improve from last season

> One of the most scrutinized areas of the Marshall University football team during last spring ­— and this season — was the offensive line. This year’s edition of the kelly green and white has seen some changes take place in the trenches. On February 8, head coach Doc Holliday announced the addition of Geep Wade to the Herd coaching staff. Full story

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Baseball to play host to Memphis at Appalachian Power Park

> Nothing like traveling an hour or more for a home game, right? The Marshall University baseball team will host its first “home” conference tournament of the year this weekend at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston. The Herd will take on the Memphis Tigers, who are 12-17 and 2-4 in conference play. Full story

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Men’s rugby readies for end of season

> Marshall University men’s Rugby team closes in on the end of tournament play with a sharp young roster. The Marshall men’s Rugby team has a 25-man roster and said they expect to have more men join the team in the following season. Going into next season, the team expects to have more recruits with larger numbers to add onto their roster. Full story

All eyes on Cato

> Since first stepping onto Marshall’s campus in the fall, quarterback Rakeem Cato has been the center of attention. The sophomore won the preseason position battle and became the first true freshman starter at quarterback since Marshall great Chad Pennington, but the glory would not last as Cato was stripped of his duties when A. Full story

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Herd comeback stifles Liberty sweep

> The Marshall University baseball team faced Liberty University this past weekend and finally snapped its five-game losing streak. In game one, the Herd fell behind  4-0.  Gray Stafford doubled in two runs, and Alfredo Brito also hit a double, bringing in another run and putting the Herd within one. Full story

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Women’s tennis team stays hot

> nis improved to 11-7 on the season after a win vs. Old Dominion University over the weekend. The Herd was led by strong singles play by junior Kara Kucin and sophomore Maria Voscekova. Kucin, broadcast journalism major from Belleair, Fla., is 11-6 on the season and has won eight straight matches. Full story

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Small senior class leads Herd through spring

> To say the Marshall University football team is lacking seniors would perhaps be a gross understatement. The Herd boasts just four seniors on the spring roster practices beginning this week. But for head coach Doc Holliday, young does not necessarily mean green. Full story

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Herd prepares for Liberty

> The Marshall University baseball team will be traveling to Beckley this weekend for a “home” series against the Liberty University Flames. This matchup will be the final non-conference weekend for the Herd. The Herd enters the series on a three-game losing streak –– having lost six of the last nine games. Full story

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Softball team to face University of Texas-El Paso

> After getting swept for the first time this season, the Marshall softball team returns to the diamond as it hits the road for a three-game series at the University of Texas-El Paso. The Herd is coming off a stretch of nine games in just seven days. The Herd won five of the first six before losing the final three to the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Full story

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Softall coach close to eclipsing career win number 400

> Marshall University Softball coach Shonda Stanton is only three wins shy of 400 for her career. Stanton is in her 13th season as head coach for the Thundering Herd. Her 397 wins are the most for any coach in Marshall softball history. Stanton played softball collegiately at UNC Greensboro. Full story

Spring practice begins for Herd

> Spring has sprung. How do I know that, you ask? No, it’s not the glorious warm weather we’ve been enjoying. Hell, that’s been here all winter. It’s not the sinus allergies leaving me sounding like Kermit holding his nose, either. Nor is it the nagging feeling of post-spring break sluggishness. Full story

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Herd stays hot over spring break

> For the girls of the Marshall softball team spring, break was anything but a break. The Thundering Herd played nine games in a seven -day stretch including a six game road trip to start off the spring break week. The Herd started its road swing in Memphis, Tenn. Full story

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Thailand native takes route from Mississippi to Marshall

> Korn ‘Gone’ Simsiriwong is a freshman biological sciences major from Narathiwat, Thailand. Important factors about Simsiriwong are her extracurricular activity and where she comes from. Simsiriwong is a member of Marshall University’s women’s golf team. Full story

Herd weekend at a glance

> Baseball Where: Beckley, W.Va. Who: St. Bonaventure What: The Thundering Herd will play its first games in the state of West Virginia on the season — a weekend series against the Bonnies. The games will be played at Linda K. Epling Stadium. Marshall currently sits at 7-9 on the season. Full story

Thompson finds her stride

> Strong determination and motivation to do what she loves drives Rachel Thompson, sophomore women’s golfer, to overcome any challenge she may face while on the green or in the classroom. “I played every sport when I was young, and golf was the sport that challenged me the most,” Thompson said. Full story

Williamson turns transfer into triumph

> Marshall University junior softball player Andi Williamson is a major reason why the Thundering Herd is leading Conference USA with a 12-10 record. Williamson, originally from Harts, W.Va. attended the University of Tennessee to start her collegiate softball career. Full story

Herd comes up short

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> There was an intense moment with just under 12 minutes left in the first half of the Marshall University basketball team’s opening round NIT game against Middle Tennessee State. The Blue Raiders looked as though they were the other university in the center of the state. Full story

Marshall baseball ends winning ways

> The Marshall University baseball team tried to take their weekend success into Morehead, Ky., on Tuesday, but came up short. The Thundering Herd rallied back from an eight-run deficit, but couldn’t find the final power to finish things off against the Morehead State Eagles Tuesday. Full story

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Parthenon picks: 2012 NCAA Tournament

> Toughest region JC: South — Kentucky is the number 1 overall seed. You also have strong teams in Duke and Baylor. Even the 9 and 10 seeds UCONN and Xavier are teams that could make a run in the tournament. This bracket also has 3 “darkhorse” teams.. PW: East — solid JS: The West region scares me. Full story

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HERD BASEBALL IMPROVES TO 7-8

> The Marshall University baseball team added its own momentum to the excitement surrounding the athletic department this weekend. The Thundering Herd visited Boiling Springs, N. C. to sweep Gardner-Webb’s Runnin’ Bulldogs in a three-game set.   In the first game, sophomore Aaron Blair achieved a Conference USA milestone for the Thundering Herd. Full story

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Herd stays positive, makes first NIT appearance since 1988

> Marshall University men’s basketball might have been snubbed from receiving its first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 25 years, but the Thundering Herd players are still excited to play in a large postseason national tournament. Head coach Tom Herrion and his troops will be making their first appearance in the National Invitational Tournament for the first time since 1988, when it lost 81-80 to Virginia Commonwealth University at home in the first round. Full story

Herd fans deserve answers

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> Dear NCAA and NIT selection committees, Could you do Thundering Herd fans a favor? After the atrocities that happened during Selection Sunday, I think you owe us that. Explain to the thousands of Marshall fans watching eagerly Sunday why the Herd was so blatantly snubbed in two different directions. Full story

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Herd fans hit the road

> Hundreds of Kelly green shirts stood out in the sea of blue that was Saturday's C-USA championship. After Marshall defeated Southern Miss 74-56 on Friday, the allotment of tickets held for Herd fans sold out within hours. The eight-hour drive to the FedEx Forum did not stop many from supporting the men's basketball team. Full story

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Thundering Herd falls to Tigers in C-USA Championship

> In its first ever Conference USA championship game, the Marshall University men's basketball team was dominated by tournament host Memphis. Clinching its seventh conference title in eight years, the Memphis Tigers knocked out the Herd 83-57 in front of its home crowd. Full story

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Kane breaks records in Memphis

> In just his second year of eligibility, Marshall sophomore guard DeAndre Kane has become a star in Conference USA.     On his way to making the All-Conference USA second team, Kane finished second in the league in scoring with 16.6 points per game and also averaged 5. Full story

Thursday’s victory leaves the Herd one win away from finals

> Thursday afternoon turned into evening, as Marshall men's basketball and Tulsa (17-14) went to triple overtime inside FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. The Thundering Herd (20-12) advanced to the semifinals of the 2012 Conference USA Tournament with the 105-100 win in three overtimes to face the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (25-7). Full story

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Coach caught smoking marijuana

> The Marshall University swimming and diving coach resigned from his position March 1, amid reports that he was caught smoking marijuana on campus. Russell Hunt (LEFT) had been coach for a total of two complete seasons for the Thundering Herd. A Marshall University Police Department report states Hunt was caught smoking marijuana in Gullickson Hall on March 1 in the lower stairwell of the building. Full story

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Herd tramples Mustangs in first round of tournament, Tulsa up next

> Marshall men's basketball's Conference USA Tournament hopes are still alive after a dominating second half performance in a 74-56 victory over Southern Methodist University Wednesday afternoon from Memphis, Tenn. It was a back-and-forth affair during the first 24 minutes of the game from the FedExForum, which saw two lead changes and four ties. Full story

Herd begins C-USA tournament against SMU today

> After closing out the regular season with a win over Southern Miss, the Marshall men's basketball team now turns its attention to the Conference USA tournament. As the six seed in the tournament, the Thundering Herd will take on the 11th seeded Southern Methodist Mustangs in the first round of the tournament, a team the Herd defeated just weeks ago. Full story

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High school athlete continues to bring home national titles

> A Cabell Midland High School athlete is making history by using his speed to become West Virginia's fastest distance runner on the high school level. Jacob Burcham, junior cross country and track and field competitor, is known for his national and worldwide attention. Full story

Marshall softball senior Samantha Spurlock finds success playing the game she loves

> There are many things that make a person smile whether it's their friends,  family or jobs. For senior marketing major Samantha Spurlock, softball is what makes her smile. Spurlock, an outfielder and Huntington native, dreamt of playing for the Marshall University softball team since she was a child, watching games with her dad. Full story

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Herd baseball drops two against Wake Forest

> The Marshall University baseball team took cues from the strange winter weather this weekend. Both were sporadic and unpredictable. The Thundering Herd played a pair of two-game sets against the Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, winning only one of the four contests. Full story

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Herd seniors finish final game in Cam Henderson Center in winning fashion

> On senior night, it was a junior who led the way for the Marshall men's basketball team Saturday afternoon. Dennis Tinnon scored 22 points and snatched down nine rebounds  — leading the Herd to a 79-75 victory over Southern Miss. Tinnon was clutch in the final stretch, making six free throws in the final moments to ice the game for Marshall. Full story

Softball returns home for opener today

> After three consecutive weekends on the road, the Marshall University softball team will play its home opener Friday on day one of the Marshall Invitational. The Herd is coming off a 1-4 showing at the Citrus Classic. Marshall picked up an 8-0 win over St. Full story

Herd takes on Southern Miss in final game of season

> After losing its second consecutive game to East Carolina 69-68 in overtime, the Marshall University men's basketball team now turns its attention to its final regular season game. Marshall will look to avenge an earlier loss to Southern Miss and build momentum heading into the Conference USA tournament. Full story

Three players to be honored on senior day

> When the Marshall men's basketball team takes the floor Saturday against Southern Miss, it will not be like every other game this season. The contest is the Herd's final game of the regular season and serves as senior day — honoring the teams three seniors. Full story

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Marshall volleyball athlete shares her stories

> Sacha Byous-McConnell said she believes life is full of experiences. She took that motto to heart when she moved across the country and capitalized on the opportunity to visit China. Two years ago, Byous-McConnell, sophomore exercise science major from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Full story

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Herd drops road contest to East Carolina

> Forty minutes were not enough for the Thundering Herd men's basketball team in a road contest against East Carolina University, but the Herd came up just short in a 69-68 defeat. Marshall and the Pirates ended regulation locked in a 63-63 tie. At the end of regulation, Marshall had a chance to hit a game winner with less than 10 seconds to play, but an air ball resulted in a turnover. Full story

Basketball travels to Greenville for game against East Carolina

> The Marshall men's basketball team will hit the road for the final time this  season when it travels to Greenville, N.C. to take on East Carolina. The Thundering Herd is coming off an 87-67 loss to Memphis and looks to get back on track against the Pirates on Wednesday night. Full story

Former Marshall basketball star Baines works toward ultimate goal of NBA

> Former Marshall University men's basketball player Tirrell Baines is currently living out his dream playing in the NBA Developmental League. Baines, originally from Laurens, S.C., attended the Patterson School in North Carolina before coming to Marshall in 2007. Full story

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Herd softball finds help of veteran leadership

> Led by experience, the Marshall University Thundering Herd softball team looks to get back to its winning ways. The Thundering Herd softball team is full of upperclassmen. There are 20 players in total on the team: Seven seniors, eight juniors, two sophomores and three freshmen. Full story

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Curry takes another step toward NFL

> In his time at Marshall University, Vinny Curry was one of the most successful defensive lineman in Thundering Herd history, and he is now looking to make the jump into the NFL. Curry is one of the nation's elite collegiate football players who was invited to Indianapolis, Ind. Full story

Marshall softball uses stolen bases to race past opposition

> Speed kills. The Marshall University softball team knows that. The Herd is looking to improve upon last year when the team led the NCAA in stolen bases per game. Last year, the Herd fielded a team that had four players ranked in the top 100 in the NCAA in stolen bases. Full story

Softball heads to Orlando for Citrus Classic

> After a 4-1 start on opening weekend, the Marshall University softball team traveled to Charleston, SC for its second weekend of action. The Herd finished the weekend at 2-2, but day one was a struggle for Marshall dropping both of Friday's games to Charleston Southern (3-2) and Kennesaw State (4-3). Full story

Women’s basketball readies for senior night

> Hoping to get a win in their last home game, three Marshall University Women's Basketball players bid farewell to the fans. Sunday. Seniors Alaya Mitchell, Rashedah Henriques and Lateidra Elliott will play their last home games at the Cam Henderson Center. Full story

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Herd prepares for marquee matchup against Memphis

> After a thrilling victory over the Houston Cougars Wednesday night, the Marshall University men's basketball team has now turned its focus to its next challenge, the Memphis Tigers. Marshall comes into the contest at 17-10 (8-5 C-USA) after picking up two wins the past week in much different styles. Full story

Herd fans: Time to get up or shut up

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> There was a moment early in the second half of Marshall's 66-58 victory over Houston. Perhaps it was a defining moment. The Thundering Herd seemed to be sleepwalking through the game, and the crowd of 6,023 was not doing anything to help. In fact, the fans might have been lost in dreamland as well. Full story

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Herd looks for success in final four-game stretch

> With only four games remaining in the regular season, the Marshall University men's basketball team looks to continue its climb in the conference standings. After picking up a win at Southern Methodist, the Thundering Herd returns home to take on another Texas team, the Houston Cougars. Full story

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Herd will hit the pitch for seven matches during spring

> Starting full-time practices, Marshall University's men's soccer team prepares for its spring season. Seven matches have been set for The Thundering Herd's spring season beginning with the University of Dayton on March 3 in Dayton, Ohio. Seniors Daniel Withrow and Tom Jackson have set their sights on a NCAA Tournament and will be using this spring to prepare for the fall season and a conference win. Full story

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Lacrosse kicks off new season

> Marshall University's lacrosse team is headed into a new season with its first game Saturday.  The team plays 10 to 12 games every season, coming to a close at the end of April. Calvin Britton, junior computer forensics major from Wesley Chapel, Fla. Full story

Herd stars over the years: Johnathan Goddard

> Over the years, Marshall football fans have come to expect the Herd to feature a dominating defensive end. Players like Billy Lyon, Albert McClellan and most recently Vinny Curry have made names for themselves getting after the quarterback and dropping the ball carrier in the backfield. Full story

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Herd hits road for second to last time

> Hitting the road for the next to last time in the regular season, the Marshall men's basketball team heads to Dallas for a Saturday showdown with Southern Methodist University. The Thundering Herd is coming off one of its hottest shooting performances of the season in a victory over East Carolina University and looks to carry that momentum into Dallas. Full story

Former basketball player finds success in fashion

> Former Marshall University Men's Basketball player, Jean Francois Bro Grebe, visited business classes Monday to speak about the relationship between personal image and style and success in the business world. Bro Grebe said personal image is everything in the business world. Full story

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Herd softball gets back to work

> In its first real competition since May of last year the Marshall softball team shined in the first tournament of the season going 4-1 in the "Kickin' Chicken Classic." The Herd traveled to Conway, S.C. to play in its first tournament of the season and started the weekend 4-0 before losing its final game to tournament host Coastal Carolina 7-3. Full story

A league of their own...

MWC and C-USA forming all-sport conference

> The Mountain West Conference and Conference USA held a teleconference in October 2011 to announce that the conferences unanimously decided to consolidate their football member programs into one association conference. But that plan has since changed. Full story

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Herd using week off to rest

> On a day when the Marshall University men's basketball team would ordinarily be preparing for a Wednesday night game, the Herd was just getting practice started for the week. After playing at least two games a week for the past three months, the Thundering Herd finally has a week off, and it comes not a moment too soon. Full story

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Hometown hero

> Legendary basketball player Harold Everett Greer, 82, better known as Hal Greer, has left a lasting impact at Marshall University and on the city of Huntington, W.Va. Greer attended Douglas junior and senior High School in Huntington. Greer attended high school during times of segregation, Douglas Junior and Senior High was built specifically for African-Americans in 1924. Full story

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Herd finds offensive rhythm, takes down Pirates

> Despite the absence of the Thundering Herd's top scorer, sophomore guard DeAndre Kane, the men's basketball team was able to outmatch East Carolina University on Saturday by a final score of 78-68. Kane was inactive for the game following the death of his father Tuesday, but the rest of the Herd put together its best shooting performance of the season, shooting 54 percent from the field. Full story

Pitts passes Greer on all-time scoring list

> n a weekend when Hal Greer was in town, Damier Pitts passed the NBA Hall of Famer on the Marshall University all-time scoring list. Pitts, senior management major from Charlotte, N.C., now ranks as eighteenth all-time leader in points at Marshall. Needing only 13 points to pass Greer, Pitts went 9-17 and scored 27 points Saturday, against East Carolina University in a game at the Cam Henderson Center. Full story

Herd baseball looks to overcome last place 2011 season, preseason predictions in Conference USA

> After finishing 2011 last in conference play, there were no surprises for Marshall head baseball coach Jeff Waggoner when Conference USA released its preseason rankings with the Herd at the bottom. In addition to finishing the season 20-31 (7-17 C-USA), the Herd also lost 10 players who were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. Full story

Herd athletes through the years: Hal greer

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> The Veterans Memorial Field House on Fifth Avenue this Saturday, which has hosted events including Marshall basketball since 1950, will host the Marshall Basketball Alumni Game. The game will be the last event taking place at the Field House before it is torn down to build the new Marshall soccer complex. Full story

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Herd looking to right the ship against Pirates

> Coming off a 67-60 loss to conference rival UCF, the Marshall men's basketball team returns home, looking to add a game to the win column against East Carolina University. The Thundering Herd seeks to get just its second win in the last eight games Saturday night when the  ECU Pirates come to the Cam Henderson Center. Full story

Thundering Herd softball kicks off spring season

> For players, the wait for opening day seems like an eternity. However, Marshall softball, the wait is all but over. The Thundering Herd will be heading south Friaday to kick off its 2012 campaign in the "Kickin' Chicken Classic" in Conway, S.C. hosted by Costal Carolina. Full story

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Thundering Herd falls on road to Knights

> The University of Central Florida was too much for the Marshall men's basketball team down the stretch, as the Knights outlasted Thundering Herd in the final minutes to grab a 67-60 win. Marshall trailed early in the game but rallied late in the first half to grab a four-point lead with 1:34 left in the half. Full story

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Herd and Knights get dirty

> Forget the boxing gloves, the bell and Michael Buffer. No, this game is nothing like a heavyweight boxing match. This game is something much more raw. It's the Hatfields vs.  the  McCoys. The Jets vs. the Sharks. Donald Trump vs. Rosie O'Donnell. Full story

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Thundering Herd hopes to take season series from Knights

> Marshall men's basketball hits the road again Wednesday night when it travels to Orlando, Fla. to take on the University of Central Florida Knights. The Thundering Herd is looking to sweep the season series from the Knights after a 65-64 win in Huntington earlier this season on Jan. Full story

One last night

> More than 100 Marshall University alumni will be in attendance for the last Marshall basketball event to be at the Veteran's Memorial Field House at 7 p.m. Friday. The Herd played its home basketball games in the Field House from 1950-1981 before moving to the Cam Henderson Center. Full story

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Second half comeback falls short

> The Marshall women's basketball team erased a 16-point first half deficit, but was unable to complete the comeback as the Herd fell 50-45 to the University of Alabama-Birmingham on Sunday. The Blazers dominated the first 16 minutes of the game, jumping out to a 24-8 lead before the Thundering Herd began to chip away. Full story

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Herd races past Rice

> BY KAYLA MARCUM THE PARTHENON Marshall women's basketball brings home the victory. Marshall women's basketball broke their five-game losing streak at home Thursday against Rice, claiming the victory at 65-57. The team came out of the gate strong with a 13-point lead less than five minutes into the first half and sustained a strong point advantage throughout the game. Full story

Sweetheart Clinic to honor women’s sports teams

> Marshall University will honor female athletes Sunday. The Marshall Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host the 15th annual Sweetheart Woman's Clinic. The clinic will be at the Marshall Recreation Center and is meant to honor the nine women's sports programs at Marshall, while also getting children from the community involved. Full story

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Herd lands 15 recruits on national signing day

> Fax machines inside the athletic department were working overtime Wednesday as Letters of Intent came flooding in from all over the country for Doc Holliday's third recruiting class as head coach of the Thundering Herd. National Signing Day brought 15 new student-athletes into Herd Nation, and with 15 more already enrolled, Holliday's 2012 class stands at 30 strong. Full story

Club sports to receive more recognition

> The Marshall University Student Government Association is bringing a Club Sports Council to campus in order to give those sports more recognition from the university. In 2011, the SGA created a new role within the executive branch titled the Athletics Liaison. Full story

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Herd looks to get back to winning ways against Tulane following four straight losses

> In the midst of its longest losing streak of the season, the Marshall men's basketball team returns to the Cam Henderson Center against Tulane aiming to snap the four game skid. Thursday night the 13-8 (4-3 C-USA) Thundering Herd will play host to the Green Wave who have a record of 14-7 (2-5 C-USA), but are much better than what their record indicates. Full story

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Men’s hockey club begins second season, wins home opener

> The men's hockey club took home a 16-2 victory in its season home opener Saturday against West Liberty at the Memorial Ice Arena in South Charleston. The hockey club, formed last year, now has 18 members on their roster. The members range from having played hockey since they were little to just starting to skate. Full story

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Vinny Curry: NFL Bound

> Vinny Curry played his final collegiate level game, albeit an exhibition contest, in the 2012 Senior Bowl. The game featured the top senior football players from across the country, gathered together for one final chance to show National Football League scouts what they have got. Full story

Marshall softball team hosts banquet

> It was a night of "significance" Saturday for Marshall University's softball team as the team honored a legacy and left one of its own.   The team hosted an inaugural Softball Diamond Club Banquet: An ambitious leap from the customary spaghetti dinner. Full story

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Trouble in Herd Heaven

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> Four, cuatro, vier. Regardless of what language you speak, that is the number of games that the Marshall men's basketball team has lost in a row. Granted, three of the four losses have come to teams with a combined record of 49-16, and only one of the games during the losing streak has been at home. Full story

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Memphis downs Herd, Marshall loses fourth straight

> Senior guard Shaquille Johnson scored a season-high 21 points for the Marshall men's basketball team Saturday on the road against the University of Memphis, but the Thundering Herd came up short, dropping its fourth straight game. The Herd held a one-point lead at halftime after shooting 50 percent from the field. Full story

Herd athletes through the years: Mike D’Antoni

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> This week's former Marshall great came from humble beginnings in West Virginia and went on to showcase his skills not only at Marshall, but around the world from Italy to New York City. Mike D'Antoni was born May 8, 1951 in the small town of Mullens, W. Full story

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Marshall releases 2012 football schedule

> Entering the 2011 campaign the Marshall football team had one of the most difficult schedules in the nation, but surprised many when it won the Beef ‘O'Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg to finish out the season at 7-6. That 2011 schedule saw the Herd facing off against seven teams who made bowl games, including two teams which played in BCS Bowl games: West Virginia and Virginia Tech. Full story

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Coleman dismissed from men’s basketball team

> After dropping its third game in a row, the Marshall men's basketball team has suffered another loss, as head coach Tom Herrion announced that Justin Coleman has been dismissed from the program as of Thursday. Coleman, a 6'5" freshman guard from Richmond, Va. Full story

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Sophomore Woods juggles basketball, parenthood

> Erica Woods, sophomore sports management and marketing major, is a key piece to the 12-6 record the Marshall University women's basketball team has posted this season. Woods, originally from St. George's, Bermuda, has been living in the United States since 2007 and has attended Marshall since 2009. Full story

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Herd falls to UAB, drops third straight

> The Thundering Herd returned home Wednesday in hopes of breaking a two-game losing streak, but the University of Alabama proved to be too tough as the Blazers shut down Marshall in the second and extended the Herd's losing streak to three. UAB won the contest 56-49. Full story

UAB’s transfer troubles

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> As the Thundering Herd men's basketball team prepares to take on the University of Alabama-Birmingham on Wednesday, the Blazers will be missing a 7-foot, 250-pound player that has never donned a UAB uniform. That's because 22-year-old graduate student Todd O'Brien's appeal for a transfer release from Saint Joseph's University was denied one week ago. Full story

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Back home

The Thundering Herd men’s basketball team returns home to the Cam Henderson Center after a week on t

> After losing back-to-back games for the third time this season, the Marshall men's basketball team looks to return to its winning ways Wednesday night against the visiting University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers. In Marshall's last outing, it lost its first conference game of the season to Southern Miss but still sits tied for second in the Conference USA standings. Full story

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Back in time: A look at the 2012 Capital Classic

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> One week after the 2012 Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic, I thought it was time to look back at the splitting of the women's and men's games. The Capital Classic used to take place in one evening, with the West Virginia and Marshall women's basketball teams playing around 5:30 p. Full story

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Former UNC player brings basketball knowledge to Herd women

Women’s basketball assistant coach Ed Geth working to improve Herd post game

> The Marshall University women's basketball ball team has put together a strong start to the 2011-2012 basketball season. The team is 12-6 overall and 3-2 in Conference USA. One reason for the Herd's success is assistant coach Ed Geth. Geth, in his first season as an assistant for the Herd, spent the previous seven seasons working as an assistant coach for the  Wofford Terriors woman's basketball team. Full story

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Men’s basketball handed first C-USA loss

> Sophomore guard DeAndre Kane scored a game high 21 points, but it was not enough as the Thundering Herd men's basketball team fell Saturday in a road game at Southern Miss. The Herd (13-6, 4-1) trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half, but led a furious comeback in the final 10 minutes to bring the Golden Eagles (17-3, 4-1) within striking distance. Full story

Herd athletes throught the years: Troy Brown

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> Everyone has heard of former great Marshall athletes, including the likes of Chad Pennington, Byron Leftwich and Randy Moss. Their leadership, athleticism and raw talent have earned them a special place in Marshall sports history. Each Friday, I will be showcasing a Marshall athlete who deserves recognition by the Herd fans of today. Full story

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Herd hoops look to rebound against Golden Eagles

> The Marshall men's basketball team will head to Hattiesburg, Miss., to take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday, Jan. 21st. This game will mark the 12th meeting of the two teams, with Marshall leading the all time series six games to five. Full story

Nation’s top two offensive rebounders collide in capital city

> Wednesday night inside the Charleston Civic Center, the top two offensive rebounders in the country will square off for state supremacy.             Marshall junior forward Dennis Tinnon cleans up the offensive glass an average of 4. Full story

More demand means bigger atmosphere at Capital Classic

> The Marshall University men's basketball team travels to Charleston on Wednesday to take instate rival West Virginia University in the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic. Marshall 13-4 overall and 4-0 in conference USA is putting their four-game winning streak on the line against the Mountaineers who are 13-5 overall and 4-2 in the Big East. Full story

Men’s team gears up for Capital Classic

> Wednesday night, the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-4, 4-0) and the West Virginia Mountaineers (13-5,4-2), will meet up in Charleston for the 40th meeting between the only two Division I schools in the state. Last season, Marshall exploded in the first half to take a 14-point lead into the locker room. Full story

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Herd soars past Golden Eagles

Marshall advances to its first-ever Conference USA championship game

  In its first Conference USA semi-final game the Marshall men's basketball team punched its ticket to play in another first, the Conference USA Championship. The Thundering Herd clinched the championship birth Thursday night in a 73-62 victory over the second seeded Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Full story

Offense soars as Herd crushes RedHawks, 52-14

Offense soars as Herd crushes RedHawks, 52-14

Reigning Conference USA MVP Cato leads second-half rampage over Miami (Ohio)

The Thundering Herd offense came to life in the second half on Saturday, scoring 38 unanswered points to lift the Herd to a 52-14 win over the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks. Early on, the much-hyped Herd offense struggled. Reigning C-USA MVP Rakeem Cato managed only 72 passing yards on 9 of 16 attempts with a touchdown, but ran for 50 yards in the first half. Full story