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Doug Smock: Paper-wad tosser should get four games
Doug Smock: Paper-wad tosser should get four games

AFTER ALL these years of following sports, whether for a paycheck or as a paying customer, I’ve long shed the delusion that I’ve seen it all. I know something different is bound to happen every time I break out my laptop.

Now I...

Florida Atlantic rallies past Marshall 76-62

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Marshall’s streak of futility hit another agonizing milestone Saturday evening, as Florida Atlantic blitzed Marshall with a late 14-...

Herd, Florida Atlantic seeking first C-USA win

There are three winless teams in Conference USA league games entering today’s full schedule. Not long after nightfall, there will be two.

That’s because Marshall (4-13, 0-4) and Florida Atlantic (7-8, 0-4) meet in a battle of...

Marshall blows lead, falls to FIU in overtime

MIAMI — In a stark reversal of recent trends, Marshall took an 18-point lead Thursday night against Florida International.

All that did was make the end result even more horrifying for the Thundering Herd....

FIU-Marshall box

Florida International 66, Marshall 62

Marshall (4-13, 0-4)


Sane 33 1-3 0-0 4 0 2

Nikolic 34 3-9 0-0 7 6 6

Edmonds 34 5-13 1-2 6 2 15

Taylor 37 5-19 2-5 11 1 14

Loop 42 3-13 2-...

Marshall looks to end slide tonight at FIU
Marshall looks to end slide tonight at FIU

Something has to give tonight when Marshall’s basketball team comes calling at Florida International.

For one thing, the Panthers haven’t won a home game in more than a month.

You can look it up: On Dec. 2, FIU laid a 59-38...

Marshall’s Jasperse to play in Senior Bowl

Marshall center Chris Jasperse has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl, position coach Alex Mirabal tweeted Wednesday night.

Jasperse played last weekend in the Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, South Carolina. The Senior Bowl is...

Herd finishes in Top 25

The final validation of Marshall’s historic football season came in Tuesday morning, initially in the wee hours.

At about 2:30 a.m., the Associated Press came out with its final Top 25, with the Thundering Herd finishing 23rd. When the...

Elmore appears on Herd’s ‘doorstep’
Elmore appears on Herd’s ‘doorstep’

The unusual aspect of Jon Elmore joining the Marshall basketball program is this: The first contact between coach and player took place at about 8:30 Monday morning.

That’s it. No letters, no text messages, no home visits, no phone calls. ...

Another quarterback joins Herd program

It’s official: Marshall has a fourth entrant in its first legitimate quarterback competition in four years.

Chase Litton, a 6-foot-5 native of Tampa, Fla., followed through on his long-held commitment to join the Thundering Herd program...

Doug Smock: Hartley’s impact on Herd significant
Doug Smock: Hartley’s impact on Herd significant

I HAVE this vision of an 8-year-old Todd Hartley on Halloween night, taking his pillowcase and charging through a subdivision with parents in futile pursuit.

As a football coach and recruiter, he seemed to operate the same way. He saw an...

Henry, 49ers hand Herd another loss

BRIEFLY: Loop’s scoring average jumped a point to 11.6. He has recorded five double-figure games in a row, scoring 78 points in that stretch and hitting 19 of 41 3-point attempts (46.3 percent). … Removing Loop’s...

Former SC star Henry returns for last visit with Charlotte
Former SC star Henry returns for last visit with Charlotte

Pierria’ Henry, South Charleston High’s finest, remains one of the better defensive threats in Conference USA. As a 6-foot-5 point guard, he again leads the league in steals (33, 2.36 per game) and is on track to become...

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