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Derek Redd

Marshall beat writer

MARSHALL BASKETBALL: Sane tries to evolve in new system

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Marshall basketball feature

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd wants to keep hot starts going against Florida Atlantic

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Marshall football preview

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Major PR firm to help plead Herd’s playoff case

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Marshall’s football team will get the help of a major public relations firm in pleading its case for its spot in the College Football Playoff. Conference USA, of which Marshall is a member, has retained the Los An...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: FAU rebounding from rough start

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Few college football teams in the country experienced the dizzying highs and dreadful lows that Florida Atlantic University’s did in the span of a few months in 2013.

The Owls star...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: DL Samuel feels benefit of better conditioning

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Marshall football feature

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: ESPN to pay a visit to Herd practice

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Marshall football notebook

MARSHALL FOOTBALL; Herd defense continues its climb

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall defense made waves last season with a whiplash-inducing turnaround.

What was one of the worst units in college football became one of the best between the 2012 and 2013 seas...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Cato’s homecoming ends with record-setting day (with video)

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Herd QB broke NCAA record against FIU

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Johnson paces Herd with his hands and feet

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Marshall football notebook

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Cato sets record, Herd thumps FIU, 45-13

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MIAMI — The Marshall football team trailed for the first time this season in the first quarter of its game at Florida International University.

That didn’t last long. And didn’t happen again.

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: National record could be Cato’s vs. FIU

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Marshall football preview

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Big-play defense leads the way for FIU

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HUNTINGTON — Florida International University’s football team won just one game in 2013.

“And, quite honestly, I’m not sure how we won one,” FIU coach Ron Turner said.

Seven...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: McManus fills a void for Marshall

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Freshman’s move from tight end a big boost for Thundering Herd wide receivers

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Cato-Jasperse combo’s experience crucial for Herd

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Marshall football notebook

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd taking return to top 25 in stride

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HUNTINGTON — Marshall’s football team learned a little later than most Sunday afternoon that it had reached an important milestone.

As plenty of Thundering Herd fans sat before their computers hitting...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd back in top 25; passing game still rolling (w/game video)

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Marshall football notebook

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd takes Middle Tennessee game personally, pummels Blue Raiders, 49-24

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HUNTINGTON — The jawing between Middle Tennessee and Marshall’s football teams began on social media during the week. It continued as the Thundering Herd and Blue Raiders lined up Saturday afternoon at Joan...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd expects physical game with Middle Tennessee

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall’s football team has been raining blows on opponents through its first five games with little retaliation. The Thundering Herd’s 31.8-point average margin of victory is th...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd thinks Middle Tennessee defense better than its numbers

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Neither defense performed very well in last season’s scoring avalanche between the Marshall and Middle Tennessee football teams. Combined, the Thundering Herd and Blue Raiders allowed 1,...

Middle Tennessee giving Herd familiar look

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Marshall football notebook

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd secondary backing up ‘No Fly Zone’ nickname

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MU hosts Middle Tennessee on Saturday

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd’s fast starts sap opponents’ morale quickly

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MU makes habit of putting opposition in a hole early

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd defense serves up career-worst day for Heinicke

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MU forced ODU QB into bad spots all game

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd running game batters Old Dominion

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Johnson, Watson each run for 100 yards against Monarchs

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd cruises in C-USA opener, 56-14, over ODU

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NORFOLK, Va. — The Marshall football team’s 2014 Conference USA debut went no different than much of the Thundering Herd’s non-conference slate.

The Herd again exploded out of the gate held a 2...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Prolific QBs on display in Herd-ODU tilt

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MU’s Cato, Old Dominion’s Taylor Heinicke have produced jaw-dropping numbers

MARSHALL BASKETBALL: Serbian duo gets used to new environments

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Mijovic, Nikolic learned about MU from ‘We Are Marshall’

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Old Dominion QB putting up historic numbers

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The leading active passer in the Football Bowl Subdivision took the first scholarship offer that came his way his senior year at Collins Hill High School in Georgia.

Old Dominion senior q...

MARSHALL BASKETBALL: D’Antoni prepping for inaugural run as Herd head coach

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MU hosts hoops media day

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Balance carrying Herd offense

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Thundering Herd notebook

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd defense prepares for ODU passing attack

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MU visits Monarchs on Saturday

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Cato happy however Herd scores

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MU visits Old Dominion on Saturday

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Rowe makes surprising early impact

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HUNTINGTON — Marshall freshman defensive back Antavis Rowe quickly has become an integral part of the Thundering Herd football team’s secondary. Herd coach Doc Holliday just didn’t think he’d ...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Undefeated Herd sees plenty of room for improvement

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MU not ‘overlooking anything’ during week off

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd’s confidence grows after blowout win at Akron (Video)

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MU is off this week before opening Conference USA portion of schedule.

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd’s Leggett makes big plays in return from injury

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Redshirt sophomore missed MU’s last two games

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd streaks past Zips in 48-17 win (Video)

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AKRON, Ohio — The Marshall football team’s Mid-American Conference mini-tour ended with a perfect record.

The Thundering Herd scored the first 24 points of the game and its defense got stingy in the r...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd guards against letdown versus Akron

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Less than an hour after the Marshall football team’s 44-14 dismantling of Ohio, a rival that had beaten the Thundering Herd the three previous seasons, the victory party had begun to die...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Bowden leading Akron turnaround

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Terry Bowden is in the middle of his second act as a college football coach, trying to give a struggling Akron program a first act in winning consistently.

The Zips are in their 28th season as a Football Bowl Subdi...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd offense sometimes taking things slow

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HUNTINGTON — College football is moving faster than perhaps it ever has. CBSSports.com columnist Jon Solomon calculated that 22 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision are averaging at least 80 plays a game through...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd sees shades of own offense in Zips

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HUNTINGTON — As Marshall’s defense watches film of Akron’s offense in preparation for the Thundering Herd’s Saturday visit to InfoCision Stadium, they’ll see some familiar looks. They&#...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd defense keeps opposing QBs on the run

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall football team has faced a trio of running quarterbacks this season — whether those quarterbacks wanted to be considered runners or not.

The Thundering Herd’s d...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Allen, Jean-Louis lead resurgence for Herd’s outside receivers

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Receivers lead way in rout of Ohio

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd hammers Ohio, 44-14, to win “Battle for the Bell”

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HUNTINGTON — Three straight losses to the same rival can build up plenty of frustration. The Marshall football team, which hadn’t beaten Ohio in “The Battle for the Bell” since 2010, took that...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd tries to bring ‘Bell’ back to Huntington

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — After 57 games in a series that began in 1905, one could consider the “Battle for the Bell” with Ohio University among the top rivalries Marshall’s football team has.

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Bobcats trying to replace QB Tettleton

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HUNTINGTON — For the first time since 2011, Marshall’s football team will prepare for Ohio and the “Battle for the Bell” without Tyler Tettleton under center for the Bobcats.

“I t...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Ball security a big issue vs. Ohio

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall’s football team hasn’t just lost the turnover battle with Ohio in their last three “Battles for the Bell.” The Thundering Herd has been drubbed.

That ...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Offensive line depth on display

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall football team’s offensive line has put its depth, especially at left tackle, to the test over the first couple games of the season.

The Thundering Herd rotated three p...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Thundering Herd running game has been strong

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MU ground attack clicking on all cylinders so far

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd defense dominant in home opener

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — There was nothing fancy with what the Marshall football team’s defense did Saturday in the Thundering Herd’s win over Rhode Island. Vanilla was the only flavor necessary.

Ma...