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QB Cole Carvin Leaving Marshall

Marshall rising sophomore quarterback Cole Garvin has announced he will leave the program to pursue other opportunities. Grant Traylor of the Herald-Dispatch reported the story. Marshall QB Cole Garvin confirmed through text message that he is leaving @HerdFB to pursue other opportunities. — Grant Traylor (@GrantTraylor) May 7, 2015 In his sole season for the Thundering Herd...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshall suspends Steward Butler following arrest

Following the news of running back Steward Butler being arrested and charged in the alleged battery of a gay couple, the Marshall Thundering Herd have handed down some punishment. Butler has been indefinitely suspended from the team. “We are aware of the situation … and are currently in the process of gathering all available information,” Marshall athletics spokesman Jason...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Steward Butler charged in alleged beating of gay couple

Marshall Thundering Herd running back Steward Butler has a legal issue, after being charged with two counts of battery relating to an alleged beating of a gay couple. According to the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Butler is alleged to have struck the couple after they showed a public display of affection. The report reads: The charges stem from the April 5 beating of two men, moments...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshall RB Butler reportedly charged in attack of two gay men

Marshall running back Steward Butler was charged with two counts of battery in an alleged beating of two gay men, The Herald-Dispatch (W. Va.) reported Wednesday. Butler turned himself in Wednesday morning but declined to comment to reporters at his arraignment, according to the report. He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bond. Butler was charged in an alleged April...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Birdsong Named Marshall’s Starting QB

Marshall Thundering Herd head coach Doc Holliday has named junior transfer Michael Birdsong as the team’s starting quarterback of the spring, according to a post by John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. A transfer from James Madison University of the FCS, Birdsong beat out three teammates for the starting quarterback’s position: junior Gunnar Holcombe and freshmen...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshall extends Doc Holliday through 2021

The Marshall Thundering Herd have reached an agreement with head coach Doc Holliday which will extend his contract through  June 30, 2021. Holliday’s new contract will raise his salary to $755,000 per year. The university announced the contract extension in a statement. “Doc has made Marshall football relevant again for the first time in a long time, with the success he has...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Boca Raton Bowl: Marshall Sets A Perfect Example For Other Bowl Teams To Follow

The story of any sporting event — the central measure of meaning found in one night’s athletic competition — is sometimes found in the how and the why of things. How did one team dominate the other? Why was one side able to establish leverage and seize opportunities? On other occasions, however, a given game’s central headline is not so much the how or why, but the what of...
Via Bloguin Best
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Boca Raton Bowl: Marshall Sets A Perfect Example For Other Bowl Teams To Follow

The story of any sporting event — the central measure of meaning found in one night’s athletic competition — is sometimes found in the how and the why of things. How did one team dominate the other? Why was one side able to establish leverage and seize opportunities? On other occasions, however, a given game’s central headline is not so much the how or why, but the what of...
Via The Student Section
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rakeem Cato Finishes Career at Marshall With Five Touchdown Game in Boca Raton Bowl

Marshall Thundering Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato needed a little time to get warmed up and in the zone against Northern Illinois in the Boca Raton Bowl, but in the end the record setting quarterback did what every player dreams of doing.He ended his college career in style. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cato adds to record collection as Marshall rolls in Boca Raton Bowl

  Rakeem Cato capped a record-setting career by tying an NCAA mark for touchdown passes and throwing for three scores to help Marshall beat Northern Illinois 52-23 Tuesday night in the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl. Cato extended his streak of throwing at least one touchdown pass to 46 consecutive games. That tied the NCAA all-division record set by Central Washington's Mike Reilly...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Boca Raton Bowl: Conference champs Marshall, NIU ready for showdown

Time: Dec. 23, 6 p.m. Though Marshall won't face a major-conference opponent as some of its fans had hoped, the school believes there's more to be gained from playing perennial Mid-American Conference power Northern Illinois. In the only non-"New Year's Six" matchup to feature a pair of conference champions, the Thundering Herd look to keep the Huskies from an eighth straight victory...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Boca Raton Bowl Begins With A Bang: NIU-Marshall Is Not A Typical Pre-Christmas Party

In the newly-expanded bowl lineup of 38 games, some of the four first-time bowls are what you’d expect in terms of the quality of matchup, especially since they’re all played before Christmas. It’s generally accepted that pre-Christmas bowls represent the undercard section of bowl season, with the matchups getting better after the final NFL Sunday of December. In the first...
Via Bloguin Best
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Boca Raton Bowl Begins With A Bang: NIU-Marshall Is Not A Typical Pre-Christmas Party

In the newly-expanded bowl lineup of 38 games, some of the four first-time bowls are what you’d expect in terms of the quality of matchup, especially since they’re all played before Christmas. It’s generally accepted that pre-Christmas bowls represent the undercard section of bowl season, with the matchups getting better after the final NFL Sunday of December. In the first...
Via The Student Section
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 22 West Virginia turns back Marshall 69-56

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Bria Holmes scored 16 points, Lanay Montgomery had 15 points and 14 rebounds as No. 22 West Virginia used a strong first half to beat Marshall 69-56 on Saturday. Averee Fields added 12 points and Teana Muldrow had 14 rebounds for the Mountaineers (9-1), who outrebounded the Thundering Herd 40-25. Leah Scott and Norrisha Victrum had 15 points apiece for Marshall...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Marshall Football Players Celebrating ‘December On The Beach’ With A School Logo Sand Sculpture

Marshall players may still be a bit disappointed that they couldn’t complete the undefeated season, but the 12-1 Thundering Herd gets to play fellow “Group of Five” power Northern Illinois in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday, December 23. There are worse places for a team to go for a bowl than the beach in Florida, and the Marshall players seem to realize that, based on this...
Via College Spun
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Know Your Candidate: Doc Holliday

One candidate that has stuck around as a potential head coach is Marshall’s Doc Holliday. While no name can be considered confirmed, the amount of smoke leads me to believe there’s a fire there. I do think the smoke is coming from Holliday’s camp and some of that desire is to stick it to WVU for not hiring him over Bill Stewart after Rich Rodriguez left. Hates WVU? Check! ...
Via Pitt Blather
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall And Colorado State Lose, Recalling Familiar Feelings For College Football’s Lower Classes

Late in a college football season, division and conference championships are won and lost. Prestigious bowl bids — life-changing achievements for the players and coaches at various programs — hang in the balance. The pressure of late-season college football is excruciating, and it’s precisely why 13-0 is one of the hardest feats in sports, no matter how soft the schedule. There...
Via The Student Section
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall And Colorado State Lose, Recalling Familiar Feelings For College Football’s Lower Classes

Late in a college football season, division and conference championships are won and lost. Prestigious bowl bids — life-changing achievements for the players and coaches at various programs — hang in the balance. The pressure of late-season college football is excruciating, and it’s precisely why 13-0 is one of the hardest feats in sports, no matter how soft the schedule. There...
Via Bloguin Best
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Western Kentucky Goes For 2 In OT, Knocks Off Undefeated Marshall

It’s official – there is now just one undefeated team (Florida State) left in FBS college football. Friday afternoon, Marshall, which had streamrolled its way to an 11-0 record and a national ranking, was finally upended. After matching the Thundering Herd’s touchdown in overtime, Western Kentucky decided to go for a two-point conversion to win the game. Brandon Doughty found...
Via College Spun
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall, WKU fight before game, then tally 91 points in wild first half

If you tuned in to No. 24 Marshall's game Friday against Western Kentucky, it was likely to see if the 11-0 Thundering Herd could stay undefeated and keep up their candidacy for the Group of 5 spot in a major bowl. What you've been treated to instead is the season's most incredible offensive showcase. The Herd and Hilltoppers combined for a whopping 91 points in the first half, easily...
Via Fox Sports
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

College football Best Against The Spread Teams in 2014

The Marshall Thundering Herd are a perfect 8-0 this season and are one of only three remaining undefeated teams in the country. Marshall has also been a reliable against the spread bet this season, and the team makes the list of college football's best ATS bets. The Best Marshall Thundering Herd (5-2-1 ATS, 8-0 SU) - Averaging 45.9 points per game on offense and 16.5 points...
Via OddsShark
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting To Know The Opponent: Marshall Thundering Herd

Marshall University is a coeducational public research university located in Huntington, West Virginia. Marshall was founded in 1837 and is named after John Marshall, fourth Chief Justice of these United States. Currently there are about 14,000 students that attend Marshall University. The nickname for Marshall’s athletic teams is The Thundering Herd, their buffalo mascot’s...
Via The Cardinal Connect
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall thunders past Savannah State 66-47

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Ryan Taylor scored 13 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots, helping Marshall easily defeat Savannah State 66-47 on Sunday. Shawn Smith scored 19 to lead the Thundering Herd (2-0) in points. Taylor also led with six assists. Khaleen Pinkett and Javaris Jenkins each scored 12 for Savannah State (0-2). Jenkins scored on his first shot, putting...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Marshall Will Wear Special Helmets This Week To Honor U.S. Army, Casualties In 1970 Plane Crash

Marshall football is going to have special helmets when it takes on Rice this weekend, according to a tweet sent out by athletic director Mike Hamrick. The undefeated Thundering Herd will wear lids that honor the 75 people who passed away in the 1970 plane crash that was carrying members of the school’s football team, coaches and boosters. The helmets will also pay homage to members...
Via College Spun
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall Thundering Herd at Southern Miss Golden Eagles: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Not long ago Marshall was ranked. A week off and they have fallen out of the top-25. On Saturday, Marshall (8-0) will look to crack back into the top-25 with a win over Southern Miss (3-6). Coverage of the game between Marshall and Southern Miss will air locally beginning at 7:00 pm ET from M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, MS. The Odds: Marshall enters this contest as a 26...
Via Tireball.com
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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