MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD RUMORS & GOSSIP
Steward Butler ran for 151 yards on nine carries and scored three times, as Marshall blew out Gardner-Webb 55-0 on Saturday night.
Butler had scoring runs of 9, 46, and 13 yards and Marshall (2-0) amassed 224 yards on the ground, compared to 67 for Gardner-Webb. Leading 34-0 at halftime, the Thundering Herd added three touchdowns in the third quarter and were scoreless in the fourth...
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No. 72 West Virginia Mountaineers (7-6) Coach Dana Holgorsen (third season, 17-9 at WVU and overall) Returning starters: 9, 3 offense, 6 defense, 0 special teams Recruiting rank: 28 Strength of schedule: 54 Following a superb start to the 2012 season, the West Virginia Mountaineers dropped off quickly once they got into the meat of their Big 12 conference schedule. The 'Neers...
Name: Brandon Sparrow
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 289
VS. UAB, East Carolina, and West Virginia
Sparrow is a great run defender with huge motor. He controls the line of scrimmage very well with great pad level and strength. Sparrow is a relentless pass rusher who uses his great bull rush and quick...
Marshall QB Rakeem Cato (pictured) The 2013 Preseason All-Conference USA Team by College Football Universe is listed below. The Marshall Thundering Herd lead the way with five players on the first team, four on offense and one on special teams. Schools with the next most on the first team are East Carolina with four and Tulsa with three. Plenty of other worthy players made the honorable...
No. 66 Marshall Thundering Herd (5-7) Coach Doc Holliday (fourth season, 17-20 at Marshall, 17-20 overall)Returning Starters: 17, 8 offense, 7 defense, 2 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 61 If Marshall is going to contend for a C-USA title, the Thundering Herd must get better defensively. The Herd surrendered 43 points per game last year – a number skewed a bit from allowing 51...
A fifth year senior wide receiver from Marshall University, Antavious Wilson was a four-year contributor for the Thundering Herd.
We talked with the Marshall Thundering Blog about the Pahokee, Florida product.
Tale of the Tape
Height- 6’ 1”
Weight- 196 pounds
Can you give some background info on him and a quick overview of his career?
One of eight Pahokee High...
First there was Chad Pennington, then there was Byron Leftwich, and now there’s Rakeem Cato. Photo Credit: Mark Webb/The Herald-Dispatch Marshall fans have been waiting for the third coming and he has finally come. This season with the help of their slinger, a great receiving core, and former Marshall slinger and Assistant Head Coach Tony Peterson Marshall’s offense ranked...
Saturday wasn't a good day for the Marshall football team who got drilled by West Virginia, 69-34. It was an even worse day for Marshall linebacker, Cortez Carter, who was on the receiving end of two vicious blocks during Saturday's game.
With the 59th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Eagles select Vinny Curry, DE (Marshall). Natural pass rusher with potential at a number of positions in the NFL. Incredibly explosive, fires off the snap and chases around the field to make plays. Can bend off the edge, takes good angles to the action and displays a variety of moves with his hands to protect himself. Attacks...
Marshall football coach Doc Holliday has dismissed defensive back Phillip Warren and plans to discipline three other players following their weekend arrests outside a Huntington bar.
Holliday said Tuesday that Warren has been kicked off the team for an unspecified violation of team rules and policies.
A criminal complaint accuses Warren of striking a police officer who was assisting...
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April 24, 2012
Vinny Curry was a force as soon as he stepped onto the Marshall Campus. But playing in the ill-regarded Conference USA hurt his draft stock. He has the size at 6’4’’, 266 pounds and put up the numbers, but some worry that it wasn’t against top competition. In his freshman season, Curry made seven appearances, accumulating nine tackles and forcing a fumble. By his senior year...
Vinny Curry of the Marshall Thundering Herd has shown flashes of first-round potential as a three-year starter and should be selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft.
His athleticism and size at 6'4 make him a strong commodity for NFL teams but he could need some time to develop his skills as a 3-4 linebacker.
There was once a time in this great nation of ours where a fan knew what to expect from his or her sports. You knew the World Series would be in October and you knew the Super Bowl would be held somewhere around the third or fourth week in January, but not anymore. The World Series calls itself the Fall Classic, but more closely resembles a mid-winter classic ending darn near in...
Rakeem Cato threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns to help Marshall beat Florida International 20-10 in the Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl on Tuesday night.
Tyler Warner kicked a pair of field goals and Cato threw TD passes of 31 and 35 yards to Aaron Dobson, the latter putting the game away in the closing seconds. Warner's 39-yard field goal set up by a blocked punt snapped...
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December 21, 2011
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If you aren't looking (and probably most of our readers are not), Marshall could actually represent the East Division in the Conference USA Championship Game.
Now the 5-6 Thundering Herd still need some help and a win over East Carolina, and a very unlikely loss by Southern Miss against 2-9 Memphis to pull of the feat, but the slim hope is alive.
The reason Marshall is in...