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November 1- Expectations have not been as high as they are now for the men's basketball team in quite some time. The team will look to its three senior players, Dago Pena, Damier Pitts and Shaquille Johnson to steady the team in the coming months.
October 31- Coming into the weekend series with only five wins on the year, Marshall's volleyball team was looking for some success at home against Southern Miss and Tulane. They did just that, defeating both teams to improve to 7-16.
October 26- When Coach Holliday made the change from Rakeem Cato to A.J. Graham at quarterback, many fans wondered why the Herd would pull Cato, who hadn't been playing that bad. The majority of those critics have been silenced after the play of A.J. Graham has shut them up.
October 24- Marshall's Women's Soccer team split its weekend games, losing against Houston by a score of 2-1, and defeating the Rice Owls by a score of 1-0. The win kept the Herd's slim playoff hopes alive, and came in the last home game for seniors Angela DeSumma, Freya Holdaway, Katie Ball, and Megan Tabler.
October 19- With all the talk of realignment in college footbal that has been going aroundl, it was only a matter of time before it affected Marshall. It was revealed in a press conference last weekend that C-USA and the Mountain West conferences will be merging.
October 19- Vinny Curry, the anchor of the defensive line, had one of the best games of his career this past weekend despite the personal tragedy that he was facing. Curry's mother recently died of cancer, giving Curry the extra motivation he needed.
October 17- Thundering Herd Madness, an event designed to stir up excitement for the upcoming basketball season, was this past weekend. Fans came out to get their first look at the team that has put itself on many national radars.
October 17- Making his first start of his career, A.J. Graham led the Thundering Herd to a 24-20 victory over the Rice Owls. Graham finished 12-23 with 110 yards passing and 136 rushing yards, as well as two touchdowns. Senior defensive lineman Vinny Curry finished the game with 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
October 14- Omar Brown, Marshall's starting safety, has been one of the most consistant players for the Thudering Herd so far this season, breaking up many big plays while providing a spark by making his own.
October 13- While Kase Whitehead has been names C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week several times this season, Reciever/Running Back/Kick Returner Andre Booker may be the most talented player int he unit.
October 10- After failing to record a win in its previous seven games, Marshall's Women's Soccer team defeated Southern Miss by a score of 2-0. Angela DeSumma and Casey Walsh scored for the Herd, who improved its record to 3-8-3.
October 10- Marshall's Volleyball team lost in both matches against the Rice Owls in the weekend series between the two C-USA rivals. The Herd lost in the first contest by a score of 3-1, and fell in the second by a score of 3-0. Marshall now has a record of 3-14 including 2-5 in conference play.
October 7- Having won its last four games, Marshall Fallball is looking to finish the season strong, with the final four games this weekend. The recent streak is an indicator of a veteran team that only has one freshman on the roster.
)ctober 4- Marshall's Women's Soccer team opened the weekend against the 6th ranked team in the nation, Memphis. The Tigers handled an early onslaught from the Thundering Herd, and ultimately won ther game by a score of 1-0. Marshall then took on the visiting UAB, with the game ending in a tie, 1-1.
October 2- Marshall's Volleyball team split a pair of matches this past weekend, losing to the UTEP Miners 3-1, but then rebounded with a 3-0 victory over UCF. The Thundering Herd is now 3-12 on the season, but improves to 2-3 in conference play. Senior Cameron Yoho lead the way for the Herd, recording 32 kills over the weekend.
October 2- A late interception by Tyson Gale led to a four yard touchdown pass from Rakeem Cato to C.J. Crawford that put the Thundering Herd up for good, as Marshall defeated the Louisville Cardinals by a score of 17-13. The victory was the first win against a BSC team since 2003.
September 30- Marshall's Men's Golf Team has found early success, finishing in the top 6 in its last 2 tournaments. The team has been led by senior Boston Miller, who has finished over par just one time during the season.
September 26- Coming off a disappointing season last year, Marshall University's softball team will look to senior shortstop Alliana Telles to right the ship for them this year. Telles, who is also returning from an injury, will look to have a better offensive year as well.
September 22- After four straight losses in which the team did not score a goal to start the season, the Thundering Herd's Men's Soccer Team has won their last three in a row, thanks largely in part to Tom Jackson. Jackon scored the first goal of the year for the Herd, and chipped in a hat trick against Winthrop.
September 19- After an underdog victory over Southern Miss last week, the Marshall Thundering Herd suffered an embarassing defeat at the hands of the Ohio Bobcats. Freshman QB Rakeem Cato threw four interceptions for the Herd, against only one touchdown.
September 9- After a lightning filled game versus West Virginia last week, Marshall is all set to take on Southern Miss in the 2011 home opener. Pregame coverage starts at 2:00 with an airing of the award winning C-USA Report.
September 3- Marshall University. West Virginia University. The two teams that have battled it out over the Governers trophy for years meet again for the first game of the 2011 season. Although just how important the rivalry is depends on which school is asked, this game means the difference between starting the season off on the right foot, or trying to figure out what went wrong before the next week.
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August 9- Marshall's football team is working hard to get ready for the beginning of the season, and WMUL has been right there with them. WMUL is working hard to get all the interviews and news about the the upcoming football year so you don't have to.
Marshall Softball: Perfecting the Art of the Dugout Cheer
May 23- Marshall's softball season may be over, but to anyone who has been to a game, the sounds coming from the home dugout will remain. Throughout the season, the softball team had many chances to perfect the art of the dugout cheer.
May 20- Last year the NCAA ruled that the bats used in college baseball needed to meet a new standard. That new standard has led to power numbers dropping across the board. Marshall's baseball team noticed the effects almost immediately. Last year the Thundering Herd hit 55 home runs in 58 games. This year, the team hit 37 in 51 games.
May 17- For the last several seasons, one of the constants with Marshall baseball has been Kenny Socorro starting at shortstop. Socorro played his last game at home for the Herd last weekend against Tulane. Marshall won the last game in fitting fashion, a walk-off base hit by Kenny Socorro.
April 22- The wide recieving corps has not been healthy so far this spring, will injuries to key players like Aaron Dobson. That may not be a bad thing however. The playing time the backups are getting against the starting defense will make the whole position deeper.