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Hot Herd takes on Bowden-coached Akron next
Hot Herd takes on Bowden-coached Akron next

In a weird sort of way, it may be fitting for this year’s Marshall team to face a head coach named Bowden.

The last time that happened was 1999, when the Thundering Herd faced Tommy Bowden’s Clemson team and won a 13-10 slugfest.

 Herd spared wrath of Tettleton
 Herd spared wrath of Tettleton

HUNTINGTON — On one hand, Marshall is done with facing Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton.

The bad memories from three losses linger, but the Thundering Herd does not have to see him when the Bobcats arrive at...

Marshall notebook: Rouse only Herd player to taste victory vs. OU

HUNTINGTON — Just so you know: James Rouse had four tackles and a half tackle for loss in Marshall’s 24-23 win over Ohio in 2010.

Then sporting No. 92, Rouse was a redshirt freshman who started six...

Herd players vow to be ready for Ohio
Herd players vow to be ready for Ohio

HUNTINGTON — As Marshall players turn their focus to Ohio, the irritation builds. The aggravation festers.

Three losses in a row to a rival will do that. Watching opposing players ring a bell will do that, too....

Ohio coach not naming starting QB

When it plays Ohio this Saturday, Marshall players won’t have quarterback Tyler Tettleton to kick them around anymore.

After scoring 20 points in two weeks, the Bobcats aren’t sure which would-be successor will try to be the next...

Doug Smock: Butler looking to bounce back vs. Ohio
Doug Smock: Butler looking to bounce back vs. Ohio

HUNTINGTON — While most Marshall players were taking their one day — or maybe a hour — to bask in their 48-7 clubbing of Rhode Island, Steward Butler wasn’t in the mood to celebrate.


Slow-starting Herd sloshes to victory
Slow-starting Herd sloshes to victory

HUNTINGTON — Marshall easily overcame three turnovers and an ugly first half to pummel Rhode Island 48-7 Saturday night before 25,106 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

The Thundering Herd (2-0) outgained Rhode...

MU officials christen Cline Athletic Center

HUNTINGTON — His name permanently affixed to Marshall’s much-anticipated indoor practice facility, Chris Cline told a few stories on how it might bolster the Thundering Herd’s football program....

Herd hosts long-suffering Rhode Island
Herd hosts long-suffering Rhode Island

HUNTINGTON — A week after Marshall dealt with a third-quarter fizzle, the mission today is this: Make the third quarter irrelevant.

That could, probably should happen when the Thundering Herd opens its 24th...

Rhode Island-Marshall game capsule

Rhode Island (0-0) at Marshall (1-0)

7 p.m., Joan C. Edwards Stadium (38,227, AstroTurf GameDay Grass MTO), Huntington

n TV: American Sports Network (WVAH-TV, Channel 11 in Huntington)


Conference USA notebook: UTSA gave Arizona a scare

In the space of five days, Texas-San Antonio and its army of seniors have everybody’s full attention in Conference USA, and beyond.

Last weekend, the Roadrunners (1-1) turned Houston’s stadium dedication into a funeral procession,...

Mitch Vingle: Big 12, WVU, MU notes
Mitch Vingle: Big 12, WVU, MU notes

Ye olde notebook:

n In my Wednesday column we dealt with the strength of college football schedules as they relate to the current playoff era.

Well, the topic of conference strength will also be big as we...

Marshall notebook: Herd stayed away from panic button

HUNTINGTON — Maybe Marshall shouldn’t have let its last opponent regain life in the third quarter last weekend, but the Thundering Herd eventually closed out Miami (Ohio) in the fourth.

As the RedHawks...

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