Press Taylor, who quarterbacked Butler Co. (Kan) Community College to a national junior college championship last weekend, gave Marshall University a commitment on a visit this weekend, according to internet reports and Huntington's The Herald-Dispatch. Also committing on the weekend trip was Zakee Bashir, a linebacker from Walnut Ridge High School (Columbus, Ohio) who was also offered by Toledo.
December 15, 2008
HUNTINGTON - It was one of the best efforts of the season for the Thundering Herd but, much like the season, the result was a disappointment for Marshall and its fans. Tulsa and the Herd traded punches throughout the game that came down to a 22-yard field goal by Tulsa's Jarod Tracy with just 3:42 to play to give the Golden Hurricane a hard-fought 38-35 win over MU.
November 29, 2008
It's a rare doubleheader for Thundering Herd fans on Saturday, November 29. Well, maybe not so rare, as the Marshall men's and women's basketball teams also have a doubleheader on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. for the ladies (vs. UT-Arlington) and 7:30 p.m. for the gentlemen (against ETSU). But first, Saturday, ODU will face Donnie Jones' team at 11:30 a.m., followed by football vs. TU at 3:30 p.m.
November 28, 2008
Marshall's defense made the first half plays, and Mark Cann led the Herd to a touchdown on a 99-yard, eight minute drive to send Rice and the Herd to the locker room tied 7-7 at half. But Rice's Chase Clement and Jarrett Dillard hooked up for the 49th and 50th touchdown of their career together and the Herd fell, 35-10, and will finish with a fifth-straight non-winning season with a seventh loss.
November 22, 2008
Right from the start, MU was struggling. A new Marco outfit was met with an uneven response, then Kase Whitehead let a punt slip through his hands on the first series the Herd had and UCF took control of a game that Marshall never really threatened in. In the first loss at Homecoming since 1992, the Herd falls for the fourth consecutive time to UCF, 30-14, in a game where the Herd lacked offense.
November 15, 2008
Marshall was written off for dead after a stunning loss at UAB. But the Herd rallied and beat Houston, 37-23, at home in a game that wasn't that close. Although the Herd fell to East Carolina in a game that went overtime, 19-16, Marshall can still obtain a number of goals. With two wins in the next three games, the Herd will be bowl eligible for on a Conference USA's six bowls, or win out for 7-5.
November 11, 2008
Marshall broke out green game helmets, broke out the best game of 2008 and broke a three-game losing streak by stopping Houston's streak of wins at three by beating the Cougars, 37-23. The Herd improved to 4-4 and is now 3-1 in C-USA play. MU will be in first place in the East Division all alone until at least Nov. 2, when East Carolina takes on 1-2 UCF on a Sunday night game in Orlando on ESPN.
October 28, 2008
Marshall had a huge jump in talent and ability in opposing players when the Herd left the Mid-American Conference and moved to Conference USA in 2005. It appears the Herd would not be ready for a jump to the Big East at this point in the Mark Snyder era as MU was again dominated by Cincinnati Bearcats on Friday night, 33-10. The Herd falls to 3-3, while UC improves to 4-1 on the year.
October 3, 2008