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Herd Men’s Basketball Blows Out NC A&T 95-71

Photo: Joshua Murdock/Downtown Huntington The Marshall men's basketball team moved to 4-0 on the season after blowing out North Carolina A&T 95-71 on Monday night in front of another packed house at the Cam Henderson Center (even with the students gone for...

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Marshall Football Shuts Out UTSA 23-0

The Thundering Herd football team sent its seniors off in style with a 23-0 drumming of the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Saturday at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Now with a record of 7-3 (5-2), this was Marshall's last home football game of the 2018 season. The Herd...

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Herd Men’s Basketball Tops Hofstra 76-72

The Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball team notched their second win of the season in as many games before a near-capacity crowd at the Cam Henderson Center on Saturday. Prior to the game, Marshall's first home contest of the season, two new banners where...

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Herd Football Rolls Charlotte 30-13 On 48th Anniversary

The Marshall Thundering Herd scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to win against the Charlotte 49ers on the designated "memorial game," an annual remembrance of the plane crash that decimated the Huntington community and nearly wiped out the MU football...

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Marshall Football Defeats FAU 31-7 On Homecoming

While a quick look at the box score would make one think Saturday's matchup between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Owls of Florida Atlantic was close, it was anything but as the boys in green put on a show in front of a packed homecoming crowd of 23,825 at Joan...

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Marshall Football Falls To Middle Tennessee State 34-24

Despite missing a few starters, including quarterback Isaiah Green and running back Keion Davis, the Thundering Herd looked competitive Friday night against Middle Tennessee State on Military Appreciation Night...at first. Marshall had a lot to smile about in front of...

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Marshall Football Falls to NC State 37-20 (Again)

It felt like "deja vu all over again" for Marshall fans on Saturday night as, for the second season in a row, the Thundering Herd football team fell to the North Carolina State Wolfpack by a score of 37-20; this time before a packed house at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on...

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5 Best Movies To Get Hyped For Football Season

Written by Cody Lambert. Do you hear that, guys? That faint familiar sound echoing out there somewhere in the distance? It’s a smell as much as a sound – ribs and hot dogs cooking at a tailgate barbeque. It’s a feeling too, the feeling of heat and humidity...

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Rakeem Cato Returns To The Gridiron

Written by Justin Prince.  Former Marshall Thundering Herd star quarterback Rakeem Cato made his return to the gridiron over the weekend getting a start for the Richmond Roughriders of the American Arena League. Cato and the Roughriders picked up a victory over the...

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Herd Headed To San Diego For NCAA Tournament

Written by Justin Prince.  The 31-year NCAA Tournament drought is over for the Marshall men’s basketball team and so is the Herd’s destination and opponent for the round of 64. The selection committee seeded the Thundering Herd 13th in the East region and has matched...

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Herd Handles UTSA, Advances To Conference Semifinals

Written by Justin Prince.  The Thundering Herd advanced to the Conference USA tournament semifinals for the third straight season with a 95-81 win over the Roadrunners of Texas-San Antonio in a quarterfinal matchup on Thursday night. The win allowed Marshall to avenge...

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Herd Headed To Frisco For Conference Tournament

Written by Justin Prince.  The Marshall men’s basketball team wrapped up its regular season on Saturday with its first win over a ranked opponent since the Herd defeated West Virginia in 2011 and Marshall’s first win on the road versus a ranked team since downing...

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Final Two Games Most Important for The Herd

Written by Justin Prince.  Coach Dan D’Antoni’s team is heading in to what has traditionally been the toughest road trip in Conference USA since the league switched to a travel partner concept a few years ago. These travel pairings put the UAB Blazers and the Middle...

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Herd Tramples Charlotte On Senior Night

Written by Justin Prince.  It was senior night inside the Cam Henderson Center Saturday night and it was one to remember. The Thundering Herd jumped out to a 22-2 lead and never looked back in a 103-75 victory over Charlotte. It was the 20th win of the season for...

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Late Mistakes Cost Herd Against ODU

Written by Justin Prince.  This time was supposed to be different. The Marshall men’s basketball team was at home on the court of the Cam Henderson Center, the nation’s leading shot blocker Adjin Penava was in the lineup. The outcome however,...

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Jon Elmore Is Built For The D’Antoni System

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. Marshall basketball has had no shortage of notable players in the D’Antoni era; from Austin Loop to Ryan Taylor to James Kelly—and the 2018 team is no exception. Perhaps the flashiest standout on this year’s team is Jon Elmore, the junior...

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Herd Leaves North Texas With Last Minute Win

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. The Thundering Herd men’s basketball team defeated the North Texas Mean Green 74-72 on Saturday night, improving its record to 19-8 overall and 10-4 in Conference USA. The Herd is now in sole possession of 4th place in the Conference USA...

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Herd Uses Late Momentum To Put Away Rice

Written by Justin Prince.  The Thundering Herd men’s basketball team defeated the Rice Owls 93-80 on Thursday night improving its record to 18-8 overall and 9-4 in Conference USA. The 93 points were the most scored by Marshall since the team scored 91 in a win over...

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Eagles Name Marshall’s Press Taylor as QBs Coach

Written by Justin Prince.  When you win a Super Bowl, there is a pretty good chance that other teams are going to come calling for coaches on your staff to inject some of that championship mojo into their teams. The Philadelphia Eagles are no different. The recently...

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Herd Pulls Away from Owls

Written by Justin Prince.  The Marshall Men’s basketball team won its third straight as it dispatched Florida Atlantic 79-68 inside the Cam Henderson Center on Saturday night. Jon Elmore was his usual self stuffing the stat sheet to the tune of 22 points,...

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Herd Survives Late Comeback from Panthers

Written by Justin Prince.  The Marshall men’s basketball team improved to 16-8 overall and 7-4 in Conference USA with a 76-66 win over Florida International Thursday night. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The game was far from pretty with the Herd...

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Marshall Beats Out P5s for QB Transfer

Written by Justin Prince.  It’s not quite national signing day yet, but it appears that the Marshall football program has already beat out some Power 5 schools for a coveted player. That player is quarterback Alex Thomson, a graduate transfer who played last season at...

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Herd Claims Latest Super Bowl Win

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox.   When the Philadelphia Eagles clinched last night's Super Bowl LII victory with Vinny Curry on their roster, they locked in a dozen Super Bowl rings for Sons of Marshall. Here's a look at all 12. Troy Brown As part of the Marshall...

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Moss Headed To Hall of Fame

Written by Justin Prince.  Former Marshall University Football star and Rand, West Virginia, native Randy Moss has been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Moss, a 14-year NFL veteran most well known for stints with the Minnesota Vikings and the New England...

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Herd Completes Season’s First Texas Two Step

Written by Justin Prince.  The Marshall Men’s Basketball team completed its first of two trips to the state of Texas with a 74-65 win over the UTEP Miners. The victory in El-Paso came on the heels of an 81-77 loss to the UTSA Roadrunners where coach Dan D’antoni was...

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Marshall Football Names New Offensive Coordinator

Written by Justin Prince.  Earlier this week DowntownHuntington.net reported that sources had confirmed that Southern Mississippi offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson was in town and speculation was he was a front-runner for Marshall’s vacant OC position. Well, it...

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2018 Marshall Football Schedule Announced

Written by Justin Prince.  Marshall University’s full football schedule was officially released Tuesday as athletic director Mike Hamrick tweeted out the 12 game slate at noon. “The 2018 Herd Football Schedule has arrived,” Hamrick said in his tweet. “Excited for our...

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Herd Downs Blazers in Overtime Thriller

Written by Justin Prince.  After 40 minutes of basketball Saturday night, the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Blazers of Alabama-Birmingham were deadlocked at 76 and headed for overtime in a crucial Conference USA clash. Marshall had lead by as many as nine in the...

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Marshall Football: OC Search Nearing Its End?

Written by Justin Prince.  After nearly a month of searching, it appears that the Marshall University football program is getting close to making a decision on its new offensive coordinator. Around the water cooler, and on the message boards, several rumors have...

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Legends Of The Hardcourt: Tamar Slay

Written by Justin Prince.  Conversations between people usually have a theme, a central focus that the rest of the discussion takes place around. A conversation can be fluid, flowing it’s way around the main theme, but as a river’s water will always find its way back...

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Herd’s Litton Declares For NFL Draft

Written by Justin Prince.  The Marshall Thundering Herd was already looking to replace two coordinators and now it seems Doc Holliday will have to replace his starting quarterback. Chase Litton, a three-year starter for the Herd, officially announced his plans to...

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Herd Gets First Road Win of 2018 Over Charlotte

Written by Justin Prince.  No Penava, no problem. The Marshall men’s basketball team was without the services of the nation’s leading shot blocker, Ajdin Penava, Thursday night against the Charlotte 49ers following an injury to the big European in the team’s last game...

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West Virginia’s College Athletes Deserve Better

Written by Justin Prince. This is Downtown Huntington, not Downtown Morgantown, but I think this story is an important one to talk about for fans of college sports and as West Virginians. Saturday, on Facebook, former WVU quarterback Skyler Howard alleged that he was...

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Hilltoppers End Herd’s Home Winning Streak

Written by Justin Prince.  Murphy’s Law was in full effect from the opening tip-off inside of the Cam Henderson Center Saturday night for the Marshall basketball team and its fans as the Thundering Herd took on conference rival Western Kentucky. First, the game was...

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Herd’s Heater Headed To Maryland

Written by Justin Prince.  Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick and head football coach Doc Holliday were already in the market for a new offensive coordinator to replace Bill Legg after he stepped down from the position. Now, Hamrick and Holliday will be shopping...

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The Ultimate Thundering Herd Roster Of The Last 30 Years

Written by Justin Prince. Marshall basketball hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1987 and has only been to the National Invitation Tournament twice (1988, 2012) in that time span. It’s been 30 long years for a passionate basketball fan base in Huntington, West...

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Herd Duo Active For Packers Regular Season Finale

Written by Justin Prince.  When the Green Bay Packers take the field for the final time in 2017 against the Detroit Lions today, they’ll be doing so with a few faces that will be familiar to Marshall fans. Tight end Emanuel Byrd and receiver Michael Clark will both be...

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Herd Downs Bulldogs

Written by Justin Prince. The Marshall men’s basketball team wasn’t just battling the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech Saturday night; it was also battling the flu. A few nights after the flu bug kept C.J. Burks on the sidelines the illness severely limited...

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Short-Handed Herd Makes Short Work of Southern Miss

Written by Justin Prince.  The Marshall men’s basketball team tipped off Conference USA play Thursday night against Southern Mississippi without the services of two of its top seven players in terms of minutes. Freshman Darius George missed his second straight game...

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Herd Uses Energy to Run Away from EKU

Written by Justin Prince.  Marshall led the game for more than 38 minutes and lead most of it by double digits in a 91-71 win in its final non-conference basketball game of the season against Eastern Kentucky. In a game like that, there are plenty of things to talk...

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Cupboard Loaded For Next Herd OC

Written by Justin Prince.  It’s only been a day since Marshall football’s offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Bill Legg resigned, but fans are already beginning to speculate on who the team’s next OC will be. Some of the names fans have thrown around have been...

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Marshall Football’s Bill Legg Steps Down

Written by Justin Prince.  Embattled offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Bill Legg has resigned from his position on the Thundering Herd football team’s coaching staff Marshall University confirmed Thursday afternoon. Legg had been in charge of the Thundering...

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Marshall Basketball Wins OT Thriller Over Bobcats

Written by Justin Prince.  The Thundering Herd men's basketball team wasn’t about to let the football team out do them on Saturday night. Just hours after Doc Holliday and his football team claimed a victory over Colorado State 31-28 in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, his...

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Big Plays Carry Herd to 6th Straight Bowl Win

Written by Justin Prince.  For the first 15 minutes and 31 seconds of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl Marshall and Colorado State felt each other out. Like two boxers circling each other in a ring, trying to size the other up, the two teams traded jabs but neither offense...

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Marshall Bowl History By The Numbers

Written by Justin Prince.  The Thundering Herd has an interesting bowl history; below we will explore some of the numbers behind the bowl games in which Marshall has played leading up to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl against Colorado State. 14 Saturday will mark the...

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5 Things to Know About Colorado State Football

Written by Justin Prince.  When the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Colorado State Rams meet in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 16, it will be the first ever gridiron matchup between the two programs. To help Herd fans get familiar with the Rams here are...

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Watson Nearing Debut as Herd Prepare for Bobcats

Written by Justin Prince.  When Marshall University’s basketball team takes the court this Saturday night to take on old rival the Ohio Bobcats, the Herd’s rotation may look a little different. That’s because it’s anticipated that Wake Forrest transfer Rondale Watson...

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Herd Claims First Non-Conference Road Win Since 2011

Written by Justin Prince.  When two teams combine to score 180 points in a college basketball game, one would assume defense was not a big part of the final outcome. In the case of the Marshall Thundering Herd’s 93-87 win over the Toledo Rockets on Saturday night...

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Herd Guts Out Gritty Win Over UTC

Written by Justin Prince. The Marshall University men’s basketball team did not have one of its better offensive nights Tuesday against old Southern Conference foe the Chattanooga Mocs. In fact it may have been the worse offensive effort since the 2014-2015 season...

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Marshall Football 2017 Season Awards

Written by Justin Prince.   Now that the regular season is over for the Marshall football team its time to hand out some year-end honors to some of the team’s top performers. Offensive Freshman of the Year Tyler King – The 5-11 redshirt freshman missed the first...

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Marshall Football: Backing Into Bowl Season

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! What’s that sound? It’s the Marshall football team backing its way into the college football bowl season.

The Thundering Herd started the 2017 season on a hot streak winning six of its first seven games, many of those outcomes coming in blowout victories behind a stifling defense.

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