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Herd coach likes extra week to prepare for ODU, Heinicke
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Herd coach likes extra week to prepare for ODU, Heinicke

HUNTINGTON — Having an open week can slice both ways: Does your team play its next game fresher and better prepared, or does it come out rusty and fall behind in a hurry, perhaps never catching up?

As coach...

Frank Giardina: Top 10 list of WVU and Marshall quarterbacks

College football fans in our state are seeing some outstanding quarterback play this fall at West Virginia and Marshall. Rakeem Cato and Clint Trickett have had excellent starts to the season.

Who are the top 10 quarterbacks to have played at...

Marshall notebook: Herd flagged for school-record 188 penalty yards in win

AKRON, Ohio — The penalties were so pervasive, even the coach committed one.

Marshall was receiving the Akron punt with a bit over 5 minutes left in the first quarter, and the ball took a serious...

Marshall-Akron statistics

Marshall 17 14 10 7–48

Akron 0 3 0 14–17

First quarter

Marshall–Cato 11 run (Haig kick), 9:48.

Marshall–FG Haig 24, 5:00.

Marshall–Jean-Louis 24 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 2:53....

 Herd mauls Akron, 48-17

AKRON, Ohio -- Rakeem Cato ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, and Marshall took advantage of four first-half turnovers Saturday to maul Akron 48-17 at InfoCision Stadium.

Much like it did last week against Ohio, the Thundering Herd...

Marshall ready for test at Akron

AKRON, Ohio — Marshall’s Mid-American Conference mini-tour concludes today with what likely is the largest speed bump of September, the Akron Zips.

Thundering Herd fans generally bristle over the...

Marshall-Akron game capsule

Marshall (3-0) at Akron (1-1)

2 p.m., InfoCision Stadium (30,000, Pro Grass), Akron, Ohio

n TV: ESPN3

n Crew: Michael Reghi play-by-play, Jerod Cherry analyst

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C-USA notebook: ODU ready for C-USA debut vs. Rice

Now being baptized into Conference USA football, the Old Dominion Monarchs.

And what a baptism it shall be. Today, the sixth-year program plays its first C-USA game at defending champion Rice. Next Friday, the Monarchs host Middle Tennessee, a...

Mitch Vingle: Worley, MU tickets and a Cannon
Mitch Vingle: Worley, MU tickets and a Cannon

The views from here:

n NFL officials have had their hands full with domestic violence issues.

Ray Rice punched his now-wife and dragged her from a casino elevator. Adrian Peterson allegedly severely whipped...

Akron defense stern test for Herd

HUNTINGTON — By all accounts, Marshall’s 10-yards-a-minute offense will face its toughest test to date Saturday when it lines up against Akron.

The Zips (1-1) have played only two games, but those show...

Loss a learning experience for Akron’s Pohl
Loss a learning experience for Akron’s Pohl

A three-point performance generally doesn’t bode well for an offense, but Akron quarterback Kyle Pohl partially begs to differ.

The opponent two weeks ago was Penn State, but the Zips didn’t get blown out of Happy Valley. The...

Herd getting first look at InfoCision Stadium

When Marshall last traipsed into Akron, Ohio, for the purpose of playing football, Election Day was a long weekend away and the Buckeye State was ground zero in the 2004 presidential race between George W. Bush and John Kerry.

The thought was,...

Marshall notebook: Plays down, yards up for Herd

HUNTINGTON — Not that it has mattered much on the stat sheet or the scoreboard, but Marshall isn’t running so many plays these days.

The Thundering Herd shocked the systems of many defenses in 2012,...

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