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The hosts recap the past week in all of Thundering Herd athletics, not just the big sports.
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The Conference USA Report is a Fall semester only program that previews all the football matchups involving Conference USA teams for the upcoming weekend.
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April 22- The wide recieving corps has not been healthy so far this spring, will injuries to key players like Aaron Dobson. That may not be a bad thing however. The playing time the backups are getting against the starting defense will make the whole position deeper.
April 21- Th final spring scrimmage before the Green White game went well for Marshall's Thundering Herd. Questions about the starting quarterback position still go unanswered, but reciever Troy Evans stepped up in a big way.
Baseball Defeats Eastern Kentucky in "Home" Opener
April 20- Marshall's baseball team is one of the few major sports that doesn't have a stadium on campus. The team plays its home games at Appalachian Power Park,but due to recent weather has had to play as far away as Beckley.
April 13- Coming off a year in which he recorded 94 tackles and 12 sacks, Vinny Curry is looking to improve. The junior also expects the same from the rest of his team, and plans to do his best to make sure that happens.
April 12- Marshall softball got swept by the Memphis Tigers over the weekend, losing the fist game by a score of 10-3. The game featured a more than four hour delay. On Sunday, Marshall fell by a score of 7-4. The Thundering Herd was leading by a score of 1-0 in the second game before the dead stop time hit, cancelling the game. In the two complete games, Marshall had 10 errors.
April 7- Quarterback prospect Conelius Jones has been moved to the Wide Reciever postion ealry this spring. The move comes after several WR's have gotten injured, including 2010 top reciever Aaron Dobson.
Also among the news announced, Safety Donald Brown has lost his starting spot to freshman Evan McKelvey.
March 30- After starting QB Brian Anderson graduates this spring, the Thundering Herd will be left without a quarterback on the roster who has signifigant playing time. The two candidates are red shirt sophomore A.J. Graham, and true sophomore Eddie Sullivan. Both saw playing time last year.
Baseball Opens Conference Play with Series Loss against UAB
March 28- Marshall's baseball team lost it's series with UAB, losing the first game on a 9th inning wild pitch by a score of 3-2. The Herd got its revenge in the second game, winning by a score of 3-2, also on a wild pitch. The final game was a nailbiter, going 14 innings before UAB scored a run to win the game by a score of 2-1.
March 18- Marshall's annual Body Shots event was Vampire themed this year. The event gives women a chance to talk about their bodies in a non traditional way. The event combines poetry, monologues and other stage presentations together.
March 18- Alysia Hively is one of just a few in state players on Marshall's softball team. The redshirt Sophomore started the year on the bench but thanks to hard work, hustle and a few timely hits, has gained the starter spot at the Designated Player position.
Victor Gomez: Breaking Records and Staying Focused
March 17- Despite being only a little under a month into the new season, baseball star Victor Gomez is breaking records right and left. The senior already holds the records for most home runs, RBI, and total bases.
March 16- Marshall fell in the opening round of the CIT to the Ohio Bobcats by a score of 64-62. Despite getting 18 points from senior Tirrell Baines, and 19 rebounds from Nigel Spikes, the Herd could not overcome Ohio in the final minutes of the game.
March 14- Bad weather that has plauged the area caused Marshall to play 4 games in 2 days against the Ohio Bobcats. The Herd got solid starting pitchin and a career high 8 rbi from Isacc Ballou in game 2, but failed to win more than just 1 game.
Marshall Fans Support Team During Conference Tournament
March 9- Marshall's Softball team split its doubleheader in Athens, Ohio, losing the first game 5-2 and winning the second by a score of 6-2. Victoria Marvin and Bri Ana Hope each homered in the win for the Herd.
Marshall begins conference play this weekend against Tulsa.
March 7- The fans came out in droves to see the Herd defeat the former Head Coach Donnie Jones led UCF Knights. It was the first sellout for the season for the Herd, who finished with a record of 21-10
March 7- The annual MU Invintational Tournament was marred by rain delays, snow and cancellations. That didn't stop the Thundering Herd from posting a 3-1 record in the tournmant, in the softball home opener.
March 4- Marshall defeated Southern Methodist 70-55 in the regular season finale. For Tynikki Crook, the lone senior on the squad, it was the last chance to play at the Cam Henderson Center. The Marshall star scored 15 points in the victory.
Februrary 28- Marshall's women's basketball team lost to the ECU Pirates by a score of 48-44. Alaya Mitchell led the way for the Herd, scoring 13 points, while teammate Lateidra Elliot chipped in with 12.
The Herd next takes on Southern Miss on March 3rd in Senior Tynikki Cook's last regular season game.
February 28- Marshall's men's basketball team won its 5th game in a row by defeating SMU 64-62. Damier Pitts led the way for the Herd, scoring 19 points. The win was Head Coach Tom Herrion's 100th of his career.
February 25- The baseball season has already started for Marshall, and shortstop Kenny Scorro is excited to to conitue his development as a leader and a player. Scorro is closing in on becoming the 5th Marshall player to collect 200 hits in his career.
February 25- After winning two games in a row for its first win streak of the season, the Thunderin Herd's women's basketball was defeated at home by the Houston Cougers 72-54. Coming into the game, Houston was ranked 25th in the nation.
February 25- Fans of Marshall's men's basketball team have enjoyed how well the team has been playing so far this year, showing up in greater and greater numbers. A big part of pre-game ceremonies are the glowsticks. The team itself has noticed, and they are appreciative.
February 24- Marshall extended its current win streak to four games by defeating Tulsa 79-61. Senior Tirrell Baines stepped up big for the Herd, scoring a career high 26 points. Marshall started off hot, opening the game with an 18-2 run.
February 21- Marshall's women's basketball team won its second straight game by defeating conference rival Tulsa 53-46. The win gives the Herd its first win streak of the year. Tynikki Crook contiuned her climb up the career stat lists, moving into 4th all time in rebounds after grabbing 13.
February 18- While Marshall's football season may be over for the year, football fans in Huntington have a team to cheer for. The Huntington Hammer, one of the newest teams in the Ultimate Indoor Football League.
February 18- Marshall University's women's basketbal team snapped its recent losing streak when Tynikki Crook hit a jumpshot with 4.3 seconds left, to give the Herd a 58-57 victory. The victory is only the seventh of the year for Marshall.
February 14- Despite an estimate 714 in attendance, Marshall's Women's basketball team could not defeat UCF at home, losing 71-59. As she usually does, Tynikki Crook led the way for the Herd, scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Crook continued her climb up Marshall's all-time scoring list, and is now in 4th place.
February 10- Coming off a loss at the hands of Southern Miss, Marshall's Men's basketball team was looking for a win at home against UAB. Unfortunately that was not the case, as the Herd could not come back after falling early to the Blazers. Cameron Moore had 18 points and a game high 14 rebounds to lead UAB over Marshall 64-48. Damier Pitts led Marshall with 19 points.
February 4- Former Marshall football player Doug Legursky will be making the first start of his career during Super Bowl XLV. This will mark the first time in 2 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers that the center will start a game.
February 4- Marshall's Women's Basketball team has now lost seven games in a row, after falling 61-43 to the ECU Pirates. The lone bright spot was Tynikki Crook, who scored 15 points for the Herd. Crook is now the 5th all-time scorer for Marshall, with 1,340 career points.
February 1- For the first time in 59 years, Marshall has a victory over rival Memphis by defeating them 85-70. DeAndre Kane led the way with 20 points, while Tirrell Baines add 17 points and 8 rebounds.
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