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Athletes
Mike Bartrum, MU tight end during 1992 national title run
Deacon Jones, first-ballot NFL hall of famer
Byron Leftwich
Al Oliver, 7x MLB All-Star and Portsmouth, OH, native
Chad Pennington
Rick Reed, 2x MLB All-Star and Huntington native

Sports Journalists
Bob Costas
Rece Davis and Mark May
John Gregory, ESPN regional TV
Kirk Herbstreit
Lou Holtz
Hoppy Kercheval, Mountaineer Sports Network
Mike Tirico


The FM 88 Sports Report on...
Newscenter 88

Monday-Friday 5:20-5:25p ET

We deliver five solid minutes of sports during the 5 p.m. edition of Newscenter 88. Includes late-breaking sports news from Marshall University and the rest of the sports world.

 


Fridays 9p-Midnight ET (during basketball season)

Ryan Epling and various guest hosts spread the word about all the happenings of high school basketball in West Virginia, plus deliver scoreboard updates from around the state and take your phone calls.


Mondays 6-8p ET

James Collier talks Marshall sports, along with anything else creating buzz in sports. Plus you never know who will step into the octagon next.


Wednesdays 6-7p ET

Alec Hildebeidel and Braxton Crisp follow and keep you up to date on all the drama of soccer around the world from the week that was on FC 88.1, plus break down the coming week's action.

Sportsview
Wednesdays 7-8p ET

The hosts interview members of many Thundering Herd Sports programs live in the studio. Listeners can also call in: 304-696-3605.

Sportsbuzz
Wednesdays 8-9p ET

The FM 88 Sports Staff debates topics across Marshall Athletics and the entire world of sports in this winner-take-all format.

The Racer's Edge
Wednesdays 9-10p ET

Hosts Josh Rose and Josh Buchanan break down the world of motorsports, from NASCAR to F1 and everything in-between. Call The Racer's Edge toll-free hotline at 1-(855) 907-9344 to be a part of the show.

Herd Roundup
Fridays 5:30-6p ET

The hosts recap the past week in all of Thundering Herd athletics, not just the big sports.

C-USA Report
Fridays 6-6:30p ET (during football season)

The Conference USA Report is a Fall semester only program that previews all the football matchups involving Conference USA teams for the upcoming weekend.


Become a WMUL volunteer!
See the stories in the left column? Those could have your name by them. Even if you have no sportscasting experience, you can become an award-winning sports journalist just by volunteering at WMUL! We are more than happy to train newbies on how to make great programming. Here are two easy ways to get started:

1. Fill out an online application. We will contact you as soon as possible.

2. Attend the weekly sports meeting Mondays at 8pm in CB201. Need directions? Here's a station map.

Spring 2010

WMUL Sports Director Shipping Up To Worcester

Visit The Tornadoes Homepage

May 11 - Bobby Iddings, the Sports Director at WMUL, is spending the summer in Worcester, Massachusetts broadcasting games for the Worcester Tornadoes. The Tornadoes are members of the Can-Am Leauge, an indepentent baseball league based out of Durham, North Carolina.

Iddings will be returning to Marshall for his senior year in the fall. Listeners can continue hearing Iddings voice all summer long at the WCRN website.

Tom Herrion interviewed live on Sportsview

Listen to Bobby Iddings's report (2:15)

Listen to full interview (25:36)

Apr. 29 - WMUL sports director Bobby Iddings spoke one-on-one with Marshall's new head basketball coach Wednesday for the first half of the station's award-winning sports talk program.

Also, here's a liner Herrion cut for us last night. He did a handful of others for us as well, and you'll be hearing those on WMUL in the coming months.

Mitch Jacobs now second longest-tenured coach in C-USA volleyball

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:56)

Apr. 29 - The retirement of Houston's longtime coach has made ninth-year Marshall coach Mitch Jacobs the associate dean, if you will, of C-USA volleyball.

Baseball loss to Morehead State stops win streak at seven

Listen to Bobby Iddings's report (1:33)

Apr. 28 - One key fielding mistake in the 5th led to Marshall dropping back below .500 on the season, though the conference record still stands second best.

Baseball sweeps UCF

Listen to Aaron Payne's report (3:28)

Apr. 26 - After going 3-7 to start April, the Herd has won seven straight games and now sits in second in the C-USA standings.

Victor Gomez walkoff gives Herd series win over UCF

Listen to Adam Cavalier's final call (0:48)

Apr. 24 - Down 5-3 after seven innings, the Herd rallied for three in the final two frames. And after former Marshall and Charleston baseball broadcaster Don Cook passed away Friday, there was no doubt that a dedication was in order.

Brandon Bullock drops weight

Listen to Bobby Iddings's report (1:35)

Apr. 23 - One of the first things Coach Doc Holliday noticed about the Marshall football team was a lack of conditioning. The defensive tackle been one of his major projects since his arrival.

Lee Smith looking to become major player

Listen to Bobby Iddings's report (2:15)

Apr. 23 - The junior tight end has been mentioned a few times in the media, but he says he wants 2010 to be his breakout season.

Men's Soccer considers spring season a success

Listen to Adam Rogers's report (2:24)

Apr. 22 - Players say their spring play has them confident that they can be just as successful as last season's second-place finish in conference.

Green & White Game details released

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:29)

Apr. 21 - We now know the basic format of this year's capper to the spring practice session. WMUL will have coverage starting Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Defense wins scrimmage, offense runs laps

Listen to Kyle Hobstetter's report (2:26)

Apr. 19 - Only five days remain until the Green and White Game, and that means players must give it their all with the time they have left.

Softball dominates Dayton

Listen to Bobby Iddings's report (1:57)

Apr. 19 - Marshall extended its winning streak to six games through an impressive display of offensive production...including a bomb that hit the warehouse on the fly.

Katie Murphree's on her game

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:28)

Apr. 14 - Teammates of the Marshall senior pitcher say her confidence in the circle is defintiely rubbing off on them.

Tom Herrion named men's basketball head coach

Listen to main story from James Roach (3:08)

Listen to full press conference (16:29)

Listen to Herrion's full interview with reporting pool (10:18)

View Herdzone press release

Apr. 12 - Herrion is known in Marshall lore as the Pitt assistant coach whom WVU fans hit in the head with a coin at a game this past season.

Softball swept by UCF at home

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:58)

Apr. 12 - Marshall has six nonconference games in the next couple of days before going to Southern Miss, the only team with a worse conference record than the Herd.

Volleyball gearing up for Fall campaign

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:44)

Apr. 8 - Marshall is installing a new offensive option that the team hopes will give it that needed edge over its conference foes.

Mano-a-mano drills build intensity at spring practice

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:44)

Apr. 7 - Forget walkthroughs and fundamentals...Doc Holliday is making 2010 spring practice all about bringing back the fire to Marshall Football.

Baseball begins home conference play against Memphis

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:49)

Apr. 2 - The Herd is trying to stop a skid of eight losses in its last 11 games. Listen to the entire three-game series on WMUL.

Doc Holliday conducts first spring practice

Listen to Bobby Iddings' report (1:39)

Apr. 1 - After all the hype surrounding his hiring--and after Marshall fans' need of a distraction from the disappointment of Donnie Jones' departure--everyone was eager to see how Holliday's Marshall career would begin.

Baseball falls at Eastern Kentucky 10-6

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:34)

Apr. 1 - Marshall outhit the Colonels, but Coach Jeff Waggoner is convinced this 3-8 skid is mostly psychological.

Donnie Jones resigns

View Herdzone official release

Listen to coverage from Monday's 5 p.m. news:
- Lead story with Adam Cavalier (1:21)
- Dave Traube and Bobby Iddings in FM 88 Sports Report (3:52)

Mar. 29 - Marshall's men's basketball head coach since 2007 is leaving town to join a C-USA rival. WMUL has reaction from players and students.

WMUL coverage of CIT Quarterfinal - Marshall vs. Appalachian St.

Mar. 22 - Due to contractual obligations with Fox College Sports, WMUL can only make the game available on 88.1 FM in the Tri-State region. FCS will stream the games live online but only on a pay-per-view basis.

Since we can't stream the game, here's something extra for you: Marshall's CIT opponents so far have been old familiar foes out of the Southern Conference. In the '80s and '90s WMUL traveled to the SoCon basketball tournament every year and broadcast every single game. In 1995 commissioner Wright Waters gave us the Commissioner's Award for our extensive commitment. Cliff Haddox, now a suburban Atlanta pastor, poses with the award. Click the photo to enlarge, or listen to how WMUL opened the 1995 championship game between UT-Chattanooga and Western Carolina.

Baseball's RPI highest in program history

Listen to team report from Adam Cavalier and Adam Rogers (3:08)

Mar. 18 - Count Marshall among the top 64 teams in the country after a couple of wins against strong power conference teams.

WMUL coverage of CIT First Round - Marshall vs. Western Carolina

Mar. 16 - Due to contractual obligations with Fox College Sports, WMUL can only make the game available on 88.1 FM in the Tri-State region. FCS will stream the games live online but only on a pay-per-view basis.

Tennis loses two straight, no longer undefeated

Listen to Aaron Payne's report (1:47)

Mar. 12 - The 28th ranked Herd lost to two Top 50 teams over the weekend, but teammates say a certain "P" word is not about to find its way into the team's vocabulary.

Supporters welcome Men's basketball team back to town

Listen to Sam Turley's report (1:40)

Mar. 8 - Marshall has a first-round bye and a 4 seed in the upcoming C-USA Tournament in Tulsa.

Marshall finishes second in Holiday Inn-Vitational

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:46)

Mar. 8 - The Herd went 3-2 in the tournament it hosted, but coach Shonda Stanton says facing tough pitching was worth more to the team than the win-loss record.

EXCLUSIVE coverage of Women's Basketball at C-USA Tournament

Listen to all the games LIVE online

Go to C-USA Basketball Championship Central

Bobby Iddings will call all the action live from the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa. For men's tournament action, tune to the Thundering Herd ISP Sports Network.

WMUL coverage of Marshall Softball Holiday Inn-Vitational

Listen to all the games LIVE online

Listen to Adam Rogers's preview (1:27)

Mar. 5 - Check the full tournament schedule in the streaming schedule in the far right column, and hear every game right here on 88.1 and WMUL Online.

ECU downs Marshall on Senior Night

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (2:27)

Mar. 4 - The Herd lost seven of its last eight games down the stretch and goes into the C-USA tournament as a nine seed.

Women's Basketball takes on ECU during Senior Night

Listen LIVE online (beginning Wednesday at 6:30p)

Listen to Adam Cavalier's preview (1:39)

Mar. 3 - Not only is tonight's game the last home game of the season for four seniors, it is also the last regular season game before Monday's postseason tournament.

Men's Basketball falls to UTEP

Listen to Bobby Iddings's report (2:13)

Mar. 3 - The Herd had a seven-point lead at the half, but UTEP's fight proved to be more than what Marshall put up down the stretch.

WMUL coverage of Marshall Men's Basketball vs. (21) UTEP

Listen LIVE online (beginning Tuesday at 6:30p)

Mar. 2 - Senior Night. Top team in conference. Large crowd expected. These and many more compelling storylines form the perfect storm for tonight's penultimate regular season game.

Below, listen to the vignettes the FM 88 Sports Team has put together for the three seniors.

Tyler Wilkerson - Kyle Hobstetter (2:20)
Darryl Merthie - Bobby Iddings (1:53)
Chris Lutz - James Roach (2:19)


An Instant Classic: Marshall 121, UCF 115 in 3OT

Listen to Bobby Iddings' recap (3:57)

Mar. 1 - This game was so good, UCF's official release called the game "incredible" despite losing. Enjoy WMUL's unedited broadcast of the last part of regulation when UCF completed the comeback, plus all the overtimes.

Part I - Last 0:33 of regulation - Marshall up 76-71 (9:27)
Part II - First overtime (14:40)
Part III - Second overtime (22:13)
Part IV - Third overtime (20:00)


WMUL coverage of Marshall Basketball Doubleheader Saturday

Men's Basketball vs. UCF
- Listen LIVE online (beginning Saturday at 6:30p)
Bobby Iddings and Dave Traube sit courtside at the Cam as Marshall fights for a first-round bye.

Women's Basketball at UAB
- Listen LIVE online (beginning Saturday at 6:30p)
Adam Cavalier broadcasts live from Bartow Arena in Birmingham as both teams fight for a better seed in the conference tournament.


Women's Basketball loses to Memphis

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report from Memphis (2:08)

Feb. 26 - An 11-0 Tiger run halfway through the second half proved too much for the Herd to overcome.

Women's Basketball travels to Memphis

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report from Memphis (1:27)

Feb. 25 - Tulane and Memphis have separated themselves from the rest of the C-USA pack, but third through 12th is separated by only two games.

Tennis achieves highest national ranking in program history

Listen to Adam Rogers's report (1:34)

Feb. 25 - The #34 tennis team in the country has beaten WVU, Kentucky, Virginia Tech and Penn State en route to its current 10-0 record.

Men's Basketball taking on Rice in Houston

Listen to Bobby Iddings's report (1:40)

Feb. 24 - Marshall has won five straight after losing five straight, while Rice has won only one conference game all season.

Women's Basketball falls to SMU in nationally televised contest

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:59)

Feb. 22 - SMU's success from three-point land helped put the Mustangs atop the logjam in the middle of the pack.

Women's basketball ready for SMU

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:40)

Feb. 19 - Two 6-6 teams try to break up the logjam in the middle of the C-USA pack on national television Sunday at the Cam.

Baseball starts season at Sanford

Listen to James Roach's report (1:55)

Feb. 18 - Despite the team starting on a one-month road trip, coach Jeff Waggoner says he's looking forward to being competitive in C-USA.


Tyler Wilkerson having a spectacular February

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report, including reaction from Wilkerson, Chris Lutz and coach Donnie Jones (2:16)

Feb. 18 - Coming off an injury-riddled 2008-09 campaign, the senior has eclipsed his career high twice this month already.

WMUL's coverage of Marshall Men's Basketball vs. Tulsa

Listen LIVE online (beginning Wednesday at 6:30p)

Below, listen to the stories from our all MU hoops segment on today's 5 p.m. edition of Newscenter 88.

Bobby Iddings with the main preview (1:53)

Bobby Iddings on the matchup of seven-footers Jordan and Whiteside (2:00)

Adam Cavalier on Whiteside meeting all-time blocks leader Jean Francois Bro Grebe (1:36)


Tynikki Crook returns, Herd defeats UTEP

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:51)

Feb. 15 - The junior forward put in 15 points and six rebounds as Marshall broke a three-game losing streak.

Men's Hoops ready for UAB rematch

Listen to Bobby Iddings' report (1:48)

Feb. 12 - When they last played, Marshall and UAB were tied for first place in C-USA. Now, Marshall is fighting to stay above .500 down in Birmingham.

Softball starts season at Stetson Classic this weekend

Listen to Bobby Iddings' report (1:53)

Feb. 12 - Marshall won its first game of the season today against Michigan State 6-4, but all other games for the day were postponed due to rain.

Turnovers doom Women's Basketball's chances against Tulane

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:28)

Feb. 12 - True they played the number one team in the conference, but coaches say the team's several unforced errors led to the loss.

WVU once again not on Marshall's baseball schedule

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:54)

Feb. 9 - It's been more than a decade since the two have regularly played against one another.

Marshall blows out ECU 100-49

Listen to James Roach's recap w/clips from Chris Lutz, Tirrell Baines, Donnie Jones and ECU Coach Mack McCarthy (3:19)

Feb. 8 - Marshall scored 100 points for the second time this year and for the first time against a C-USA team.

WMUL's coverage of the Marshall 2010 Signing Class

View official press release from Herdzone

Feb. 5 - Below, listen to the FM 88 Sports team grab reaction from the Marshall coaching staff on the class of 25 strong.

Main story - Dave Traube and Adam Cavalier (4:06)
Doc Holliday speaks in-depth about recruiting strategy

DBs and Linebackers - Traube and Andrew Ramspacher (3:10)
Reaction from Holliday and Phil Ratliff

QBs and Running Backs - James Roach (2:39)
Reaction from Tony Petersen, JaJuan Seider and Ratliff

Wide Receivers - Jarrod Clay (3:04)
Reaction from Holliday and Ratliff

Tight Ends and Offensive Line - Adam Rogers (1:46)
Reaction from Ratliff

WMUL coverage of Marshall at Memphis: Whiteout III

Listen LIVE online (beginning at 7:30p)

Jan. 27 - A sea of white, 9,000 screaming Herd fans, and a battle to stay in the upper echelon of Conference USA. This is going to be a good one.

Women's Hoops gets 56-49 win at Tulsa

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report, including interviews with Kendra King and Alaya Mitchell (1:58)

Jan. 25 - The Herd gets a five-day break before its next game against Memphis, who is just 1/2 game ahead of Marshall in the conference standings.

2010 Capital Classic: Putting faces to names

Click the photo to see a larger image of the well-dressed crew. L-R: Adam Cavalier, women's play-by-play; Dave Traube, women's color commentary; James Roach, statistician; Bobby Iddings, men's play-by-play; and Andrew Ramspacher, men's color commentary. Some 640 people listened to these guys call the games, which was our third most successful Marshall sports stream of all time.

WMUL's coverage of the 2010 Capital Classic - Marshall vs. WVU

Listen LIVE online (starting at 6p)

6p - Pregame Show
Listen to an interview with Marshall Women's Basketball Head Coach Royce Chadwick.

6:30p - Women's Basketball: Marshall vs. WVU

8:30p - Pregame Show
Listen to an in-depth breakdown of both teams in the way you have come to expect from WMUL.

9p - Men's Basketball: Marshall vs. WVU


WMUL interviews Mike Hamrick, Donnie Jones and Bob Pruett live--all in the same day

Listen to Mike Hamrick's interview (11:26)
Listen to combination Bob Pruett/Donnie Jones interview (10:14)

Jan. 19 - To be honest, these interviews just kinda happened. We were broadcasting all five games of the high school basketball tournament at the Cam Henderson Center yesterday, and we happened to see all three men in attendance.

Among the topics discussed were the Capital Classic, the large crowd at the Tulane game and the overall state of the Marshall athletic program. The Hamrick interview was conducted by Andrew Ramspacher and Dave Traube. The collective Pruett/Jones interview was conducted by former WMUL Sports Director--and December graduate--Ryan Epling.


Doc Holliday addresses 7,000 plus at Marshall-Tulane game

Listen to an edited clip taken from our live broadcast (0:27)

Jan. 16 - Besides the basketball team winning the game, the largest Henderson Center crowd in two years went nuts after this.

Women's basketball loses heartbreaker at Rice

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report from Houston (2:01)

Jan. 16 - The Herd got a good look for the last shot, but Rice's many consecutive possessions late were too much to overcome.

WMUL to call all five Martin Luther King Classic games Monday

Listen LIVE online (Starting Monday at 11:50a)

Jan. 14 - From noon until roughly 10 p.m. on MLK Jr. Day, WMUL will have nothing but high school boys' basketball. The five games will feature three Top-10 teams in West Virginia and three out-of-state teams. Check out the full slate below.

12p - #7A Huntington St. Joseph vs. Teays Valley Christian

2p - Ripley vs. North Cross (Roanoke, Va.)

4p - #4AA Westside vs. Braxton County

6p - #1AAA South Charleston vs. Perry County Central, Ky.

8p - Huntington Prep Express vs. Christian Faith (Raleigh, N.C.)


Jam the Cam IX produces yet another entertaining game

Listen to Adam Cavalier's report (1:57)

Jan. 14 - Marshall Women's Basketball beat Southern Miss in this year's edition, but multiple lead changes once again captivated a national television audience.

Garbage Jargon Athletics premieres Wednesday night at 6

Jan. 11 - The show replacing the award-winning Trash Talk Sports on Wednesday night's sports block gets a three-week head start on the rest of the schedule. Andrew Ramspacher and Dave Traube host the new show, which will combine solid sports commentary with their goofy personalities.

On The Bench with Royce Chadwick returns to WMUL at 7 p.m. Wednesday, right before the team embarks on a weekend roadtrip to Rice and the University of Houston. Adam Cavalier will interview the coach live and take your calls at 304-696-3605.

Finally, we will replay the SportsBuzz Mark Snyder farewell show at 5:30 Wednesday, in which we feature "low"-light montages from each of his five tumultuous years.

(Live station for WBB)
2. Softball - 30
3. Baseball - 22
4. Men's Basketball - 19
5. Women's Soccer - 10
T6. Football - 9
T6. Volleyball - 9
8. Men's Soccer - 8

The station also broadcast 32 games from the 2009 Little League Baseball and Softball Southeastern Regional Tournament in nearby Kenova this past summer, bringing thousands of new listeners from all across the Southeastern U.S.