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MARSHALL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Virginia signee T.J. Griffin headed to Marshall

After failing to qualify academically at Virginia, three-star cornerback T.J. Griffin will instead play this season with the Marshall Thundering Herd. Cavaliers head coach Mike London announced Griffin’s release via a statement, which was reported by John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. “We have granted T.J. Griffin a release from his letter of intent to allow...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

RB Devon Johnson looks for another great year at Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Marshall running back Devon Johnson believes blocking is still his best attribute. He may want to rethink that if he has another solid year carrying the ball for the Thundering Herd. Nicknamed Rockhead for his bruising style, the 244-pound Johnson's move to the backfield a year ago from backup tight end was intended to provide protection for quarterback Rakeem...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshall WR Angelo Jean-Louis dismissed from team

The Marshall Thundering Herd are surely going to have a tough time finding offensive production when the season rolls around this year. The team has lost yet another weapon and this time it may have been arguably their most athletic player on the team. Angelo Jean-Louis had a rough start to his college career. He was a four=star member of the Miami Hurricanes 2012 recruiting class...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft: Talented Yet Linebacker Davon Durant Moves from Arizona State to Marshall

Davon Durant went from highly-touted JUCO recruit for Arizona State University to being dismissed from the Sun Devils before participating in a single practice, all in the span of less than a year. Now the talented-yet-troubled linebacker has found a new team to play for – starting in 2016. Durant transferred to Marshall University, where he is expected to play for the Thundering...
Via Optimum Scouting
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshall Thundering Herd 2015 Preview and Prediction

A year after a near-perfect season, Marshall still hopes to be in contention for a Conference USA title. The Thundering Herd lost 67-66 to WKU in...
Via Athlon Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 07, 2015  |  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
May 06, 2015  |  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

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

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

ECU or Marshall: Are the Pirates Better Than the Thundering Herd?

The ECU Pirates’ loss to Temple cost them more than just pole position in the conference; it may have cost them a shot at a New Year’s Six bowl, something a top-ranked Group of Five team is essentially guaranteed if it is close enough to the Top 25. Last week, East Carolina was the only G5 team ranked in the Playoff Committee’s poll. This week, the Pirates have slipped out...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

In The Gang Of Five, It’s Marshall’s Bowl Bid To Lose, But Which Team Really Deserves The Opportunity?

The only Gang Of Five team that is taking care of business — doing everything that is within its control — is Marshall. Yet, the Thundering Herd’s schedule is as strong as a piece of cotton candy. Marshall’s 2014 slate is as imposing as the Detroit Tigers’ bullpen. This is a clear situation in that Marshall controls its fate more than anyone else at this point. However...
Via The Student Section
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Gate Crashers: Marshall Thundering Herd

The Marshall Thundering Herd may be the longest of shots that have been highlighted in this collection of potential teams that could grab the at large big in the major bowl games, more so than Louisiana-Lafayette. Marshall faces a difficult challenge that is their schedule. It’s not difficult in terms of whom they play, it’s difficult in terms of they have no chance for a win...
Via The Student Section
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Marshall Unveils Very Green New Uniforms

Expectations are incredibly high for the Marshall Thundering Herd in 2014. Led by a Heisman hopeful in quarterback Rakeem Cato, many think that the Conference USA power has the ability to run the table this season, and make choosing the first set of four teams for the College Football Playoff that much trickier.  Marshall will certainly look slick as they make their bid for an undefeated...
Via College Spun
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall Officially Launches Rakeem Cato’s Heisman Campaign With Catoin14.com

The Heisman Trophy is given to the nation’s best college football player according to his play on the field, but there is always a certain amount of politicking that goes on in the race. It is especially important for small schools that want to get their stars on the map. Marshall is starting early on quarterback Rakeem Cato’s Heisman campaign, and have launched a website all...
Via College Spun
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike D'Antoni Receives Inquiry From Marshall

Mike D'Antoni has received interest from Marshall on their head coaching vacancy. Sources said that the Thundering Herd have pursued D'Antoni before and made this latest inquiry because they "always sound him out" any time the position becomes available. Sources say D'Antoni is highly unlikely to end up at Marshall even if he's not retained by the Los Angeles Lakers. D'Antoni played...
Via RealGM
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Military Bowl Preview and Prediction: Maryland vs. Marshall

After both teams finished with a losing record in 2013, Marshall and Maryland have rebounded back into the postseason, and the Thundering Herd and...
Via Athlon Sports
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Photos: Marshall Will Be Sporting American-Themed Helmets For The Military Bowl

This Friday, Marshall will take on the Maryland Terrapins in the Military Bowl in Annapolis. To show some appreciation for the bowl and for the military, the Thundering Herd will don new American-themed helmets for the game — here are a few photos from Marshall athletics director Mike Hamrick: Herd Fans, take a look at the helmet we will be wearing for the #MilitaryBowl on Friday...
Via College Spun
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall RB Grooms suspended after domestic battery arrest

Marshall University says running back Kevin Grooms has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery and obstructing an officer. A booking officer at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville said the 21-year-old Grooms was being held there after his arrest early Saturday in Huntington. Police in Huntington could not be reached for additional...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall's Groom suspended after arrest in W.Va.

Marshall University says running back Kevin Grooms has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery and obstructing an officer. A booking officer at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville said the 21-year-old Grooms was being held there after his arrest early Saturday in Huntington. Police in Huntington could not be reached for additional...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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