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MARSHALL RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
20 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
21 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
22 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
29 days ago  |  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

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

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

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

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

QB Rakeem Cato Leads Marshall to Victory in Military Bowl

The 2013 Military Bowl started off with a sky diver flying into the stadium, but the aerial assault did not stop there. Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato lit up the Maryland defense for 337 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Thundering Herd to a 31-20 win over the Terrapins.@cjzero/TwitterCato  got the scoring started off with a one-yard pass to Tommy Shuler to put Marshall on...
Via FatManWriting
December 28, 2013  |  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
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