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Spring 2011

Wide Reciever Corps Still Not Healthy

Listen to Will Vance's Story (1:41)

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.

Football Team Looks To Replace Mario Harvey

Listen to Jeremy Johnson's Story (2:04)

April 22- Last season Mario Harvey was the anchor that held the defense in place, recording 142 tackles and 8.5 sacks. Marshall's football team is looking for ways to fill one of its biggest holes.

Final Scrimmage of Spring Goes Well

Listen to Bobby Iddings' Story (1:55)

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

Listen to Aaron Payne's Story (1:44)

April 20- Marshall's baseball team got a big hit from Cody Ross and strong pitching from the bullpen to defeat the Eastern Kentucky Colonels by a score of 4-2.

Tha game was played at the Kennedy Center, which technically is one of Marshall's home fields. Due to rain and other circumstances however, Marshall had not played a game there until now.

Baseball Team Needs Stadium

Listen to Alianna Telles Story (1:32)

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.

Martinez Looking to Hold on to Football

Listen to Adam Cavalier's Story (2:28)

April 14- Last season running back Tron Martinez fumbled the ball at a key moment in the game against WVU. This year he is looking to change his fumbling ways, to avoid another scenario like that one.

Vinny Curry: Defensive Leader

Listen to Will Vance's Story (1:24)

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.

Errors Sink Marshall in Series Loss to Memphis

Listen to Adam Cavalier's Story (1:19)

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.

Brothers On the Field and Off

Listen to Will Vance's Story

April 11- Marshall's starting Free Safety, Omar Brown, may be playing with someone more familiar to him this upcoming season: his brother, incoming Freshman Evan Meckelvey, a cornerback.

Spring Practice Brings Surprising Roster Moves

Listen to Adam Rogers Story (2:21)

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.

Football Team Faces Quarterback Controversy

Listen to Will Vance's Story (2:55)

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

Listen to Aaron Payne's Story (3:49)

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.

Body Shots Gives Women an Outlet

Listen to Leigh Hinkle's Story (1:55)

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.

Alysia Hively Earns Spot with Hard Work

Listen to Daniel Francisco's Story (1:51)

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

Listen to Jeremy Johnson's Story (2:00)

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.

Men's Basketball Season Over With Loss to Ohio

Listen to Adam Cavalier's Story (1:50)

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.

Marshall Loses 3 of 4 in Athens

Listen to James Roach's Story (2:14)

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

Listen to John Roach's Story (1:46)

March 10- Despite Marshall playing hundreds of miles away, fans still came out to support the team. Marshall fans gathered in the Student Center to watch the team defeat the Houston Cougers.

Softball Splits Doubleheader with Ohio

Listen to Jarrod Clay's Story (1:24)

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.

Sellout Crowd See's Marshall Defeat UCF 83-69

Listen to Aaron Payne's Story (2:45)

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

MU Invintational Tournament Fights Weather

Listen to Tyler Kes's Story (1:57)

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.

Women's Basketball Wins on Senior Night

Listen to Aaron Payne's Story (3:06)

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.

Women's Basketball Falls to ECU

Listen to Aaron Payne's Story (2:31)

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.

Herd Hooligans Impress

Listen to Dalton Hammonds' Story (2:02)

February 28- Fans at Marshall games have noticed that the crowds seem to be growing with each contest. The Herd Hooligans, a school supported fan group, have much to do with that.

Marshall Defeats Conference Rival SMU

Listen to Jimmy Sanders Story (2:51)

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.

Kenny Scorro Leads On and Off the Diamond

Listen to James Roach's Story (2:12)

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.

Loss to Houston at Home Snaps Win Streak

Listen to Jeremy Johnson's Story (2:12)

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.

Glowsticks Power Basketball Team

Listen to Bobby Iddings' Story (2:01)

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.

Men's Basketball Extends Win Streak to 4

Listen to Will Vance's Story (1:54)

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.

Women's Basketball Wins Second Straight

Listen to Aaron Payne's Story (2:03)

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.

Football Lives on for Hammer Fans

Listen to Leigh Hinkle's Story

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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.

Women's Basketball Wins on Last Second Shot

Listen to Jimmy Sanders Story (2:04)

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.

Women's Basketball Loses at Home to UCF

Listen to Aaron Payne's Story (2:16)

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.

Jam the Cam X

Listen to Leigh Hinkle's Story (1:30)

February 11- Despite a lack of attendance when Marshall's Women's basketball team usually plays, the annual Jam the Cam event brings out the fans.

Marshall Falls at Home to UAB

Listen to Bobby Iddings Story (1:33)

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.

Softball Season Just Around Corner

Listen to Will Vance's Story (2:11)

February 4- Despite the colder weather, Marshall's Softball season is about to begin. The Herd will try to forget last season, where it went 24-30-1 overall, and just 3-20-1 in conference.

The first game of the year will be played on February 11 against USF in Florida.

Former Marshall Player Gets 1st Start in Super Bowl

Listen to Leannda Carey's Story (3:10)

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.

Loss Brings Women's Basketball Streak to Seven

Listen to Adam Cavalier's Story (2:06)

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.

Doc Holliday Has Succesful First Class

Listen to Bobby Iddings Story (1:54)

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February 4- Marshall Football Head Coach Doc Holliday's first recruitment class can be considered a success. The renowned recruiter brought in 29 recruits, including 12 three star recruits.

Marshall Gains Victory Over Memphis

Listen to Bobby Iddings Story (1:54)

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.