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Hot-shooting Herd cruises by FIU

HUNTINGTON — Marshall won its fifth home game in a row, shooting an even 50 percent in pounding Florida International 87-69 Thursday night at Cam Henderson Center.

Austin Loop led the Thundering Herd with 20...

Herd’s Kambola big contributor on offensive boards
Herd’s Kambola big contributor on offensive boards

HUNTINGTON — Of Marshall’s seven remaining regular-season games, five are rematches of earlier Conference USA contests.

That includes the Thundering Herd’s next bout, 5:30 p.m. Saturday against...

Marshall baseball opens at Florida A&M

Don’t fret about Marshall’s baseball team as it begins its season today — the weather forecast is much better for its weekend series at Florida A&M.

It’s what February is all about in college baseball. While everybody ...

WKU brings hoops heritage to C-USA

Its latest results notwithstanding, Western Kentucky has shown itself to be a worthy final invitee to the modern-day Conference USA roundball dance.

When the Hilltoppers entered the league last July 1 as the final piece of the realignment puzzle,...

Goebbel returns to Herd football coaching staff

Todd Goebbel, who served on previous coach Mark Snyder’s staff, has returned to Marshall to join Doc Holliday’s staff. Goebbel will coach tight ends and serve as recruiting coordinator, the tasks performed by the departed Todd Hartley....

Doug Smock: Herd’s Fla. flavor and basketball observations
Doug Smock: Herd’s Fla. flavor and basketball observations

NO, IT is not true: Marshall could not field a separate major-college football team composed entirely of Florida natives.

That team would need a dedicated center and another lineman. Otherwise, the Thundering Sunshine Herd could slip into a bowl ...

Streaking Herd picks up edgy win over Mean Green

HUNTINGTON — During Saturday night’s bout between Marshall and North Texas, everybody was on edge.

That started early in the game, when the Mean Green’s Jeremy Combs was hit in the side and...

Marshall-North Texas box

Marshall 80, North Texas 73

North Texas (9-13, 3-7)


Voss 30 8-15 1-1 8 2 17

Taylor 35 3-8 0-0 0 3 9

Williams 30 8-17 5-6 2 2 23

Aniefiok 34 1-4 0-0 9 2 2

Flannigan 23 1-6 3-...

Up-and-down North Texas visits Marshall tonight

HUNTINGTON — If you’re going to face a Jekyll-and-Hyde bunch such as North Texas, you might as well play consistently.

In other words, like Marshall played Thursday in its 69-55 win over Rice, and in...

Mitch Vingle: WVU, MU recruiting; hoops and lips

The views from here:

n As soon as the Super Bowl was over, college football recruiting became a hot topic.

Now that topic is cooling. But let’s take a beat first and reflect.

One reader told me...

Defense carries Herd to 3rd win in 4 games

HUNTINGTON — Marshall’s quick, decisive throttling of Rice on Thursday night was even more impressive if you remember the Owls led much of the first half.

Eventually, the Thundering Herd took Rice out...

Marshall-Rice box

Marshall 69, Rice 55

Rice (6-15, 3-6)


Gearhart 34 3-11 0-0 3 4 9

Drone 22 4-4 3-4 8 0 11

Guercy 36 5-8 0-0 3 4 10

Mency 29 4-15 1-4 1 0 13

Jackson 30 1-9 2-2 2 1 5

Peera 14 1-2 0-...

Winfield’s Lawman wins Gatorade soccer honor

Winfield’s Jayne Lawman was named the Gatorade West Virginia girls soccer player of the year for the second year in a row.

The 5-foot-9 senior forward led the Generals to a 22-0-3 record and a third straight Class AAA state championship...

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