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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
May 06, 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 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
May 06, 2015  |  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
April 28, 2015  |  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

Rakeem Cato leads Marshall over Northern Illinois in Boca Raton Bowl

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- 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...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 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

Rakeem Cato leads Marshall beat Northern Illinois 52-23

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rakeem Cato leads Marshall to dominating victory in Boca Raton Bowl

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- 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...
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 AP on Fox
December 22, 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 The Student Section
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

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-N. Illinois Preview

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 Tuesday night in...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall wins C-USA title game 26-23 on late TD

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Rakeem Cato passed 5 yards to Deon-Tay McManus with 1:50 remaining to lift Marshall over Louisiana Tech 26-23 on Saturday for the Thundering Herd's first Conference-USA championship. Cato rolled out to his right and hit McManus in the back corner of the end zone to give Marshall its first lead of the game. On the first play after the ensuing kickoff, Neville...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 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

No. 19 Marshall looks to end regular season 12-0

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm figures his team's best chance at ending No. 19 Marshall's perfect season will come from forcing Thundering Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato to throw. Brohm doesn't want to risk allowing Marshall's running game to get untracked Friday. The Thundering Herd's Devon Johnson has 1,573 rushing yards, including 642 in his last three...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

W. Kentucky-Marshall Preview

Although a College Football Playoff berth is out of reach, Marshall still has a chance to advance to a major bowl if it can remain unbeaten. The 19th-ranked Thundering Herd, who finally cracked the CFP's Top 25 this week, will try to complete a perfect regular season by topping Western Kentucky on Friday. While it's one of two unbeaten FBS teams in the CFP rankings along with No...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 18 Marshall faces UAB, trying to stay perfect

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Marshall is fighting to earn its way into a New Year's Day bowl. UAB is just trying to become eligible for any bowl while waiting to learn the program's uncertain fate. The 18th-ranked Thundering Herd (10-0, 6-0 Conference USA) enter Saturday's game at Legion Field looking to make another good impression on the College Football Playoff committee. The panel...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall-UAB Preview

Marshall is one of two remaining unbeaten teams in the FBS and ranks among the nation's best on both sides of the ball. None of that has been enough for the 18th-ranked Thundering Herd to impress the College Football Playoff committee, but they're not about to fret over their national standing as they prepare for a visit to UAB on Saturday. "I have no idea about the bowls or the...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 21 Marshall throttles Rice 41-14

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Rakeem Cato threw four touchdown passes, Devon Johnson rushed for 199 yards and a score and No. 21 Marshall beat Rice 41-14 on Saturday. Marshall improved to 10-0 for the first time since it finished 13-0 in 1999. The Thundering Herd (6-0 Conference USA) limited Rice to 180 yards and ended the Owls' six-game winning streak. Cato had scoring tosses of 2,...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice-Marshall Preview

Marshall didn't need one of the top rushers in the nation to help it remain undefeated last weekend. However, the Thundering Herd will certainly welcome back Devon Johnson to face Rice's stingy run defense Saturday. The junior will be available as No. 21 Marshall looks to deny the visiting Owls a seventh consecutive victory in this rematch of last season's Conference USA title game...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 23 Marshall winning big with little attention

Marshall has rolled through its schedule this season in impressive fashion, winning eight games by an average of nearly 30 points and scoring the third-most points in the country. National respect has proven much harder to obtain. No. 23 Marshall (8-0, 4-0 Conference USA) is one of three remaining undefeated teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision - along with No. 1 Mississippi State...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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