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FILE- In this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, file photo, Marshall's Micah Abraham (6) celebrates after a Middle Tennessee turnover during an NCAA college football game in Huntington, W.Va. An unusual college football season has produced some unexpected unbeaten teams dotting the AP Top 25 with about a month left. Led by No. 7  Cincinnati and No. 8 BYU, five teams from outside the Power Five conferences have yet to lose.  (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP, File)

What's the ceiling for UC, BYU, Marshall, Coastal & Liberty?

Nov. 19, 2020 4:58 PM EST

Before the pandemic forced most schools to tear up their schedules, Marshall had an interesting September slate. The Thundering Herd was set to play rebuilding East Carolina and perennial MAC contender Ohio on the road and Pittsburgh and Boise State at home in Huntington, West Virginia. None of those games were...

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No. 16 Marshall wins 42-14 on plane crash's 50th anniversary

Nov. 14, 2020 7:11 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Quarterback Grant Wells grew up knowing the story of Marshall football. The 1970 plane crash. The university's decision to continue playing. The winning years that eventually would come. And the importance of representing the school and honoring the fallen on the crash's big...

White roses are placed along the edge of the Memorial Fountain to honor the 75 lives lost in the 1970 plane crash during the 50th Annual Memorial Fountain Service Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at the Memorial Student Center in Huntington, W.Va. Marshall commemorated the 50th anniversary of the worst disaster in U.S. sports history, when 75 people, including most of the football team, were killed in a Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash.(Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Marshall remembers lives lost in worst US sports disaster

Nov. 14, 2020 5:35 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University commemorated the 50th anniversary of one of the worst sports disasters in U.S. history Saturday, a plane crash that killed most of the football team. The solemn ceremony was held around a fountain dedicated to the crash victims on Marshall's Huntington campus....

Marshall running back Brenden Knox (20) pulls away from UMass line backer Mike Ruane (33) on his way to a 45-yard touchdown during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Marshall to mark 50th anniversary of plane crash vs. MTSU

Nov. 12, 2020 4:35 PM EST

Middle Tennessee (2-5, 2-3 Conference USA) at No. 16 Marshall (6-0, 3-0), Saturday at noon EST (CBS Sports Network). Line: Marshall by 24. Series record: Marshall leads 5-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Marshall will try to remain unbeaten as it commemorates the 50th anniversary of a plane crash that killed 75 people,...

A memorial plaque is displayed at the site of a 1970 plane crash that killed 75 people, including 36 Marshall football players Oct. 24, 2020, near Huntington, W.Va. The Nov. 14, 1970 crash remains the worst sports disaster in U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Raby)

Marshall game special for players on 1970 crash anniversary

Nov. 12, 2020 11:48 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Born some three decades after the worst sports disaster in U.S. history, Grant Wells and his Marshall teammates are well schooled in the history, importance and the honor of wearing a jersey that has been passed down to them. No. 16 Marshall hosts Middle Tennessee on Saturday on...

Marshall University athletic director Mike Hamrick speaks next to the Memorial Fountain on the school’s campus in Huntington, W.Va., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. The fountain is dedicated to the memory of 75 people killed in a Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash. Among the victims were 36 Marshall football players. (AP Photo/John Raby)

Marshall remembers worst US sports disaster 50 years later

Nov. 11, 2020 11:05 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — After a plane crash killed most of Marshall University's football team in 1970, school administrators could have resorted to the simplest choice — dropping the losing sport altogether. They didn't. They couldn't bring themselves to do it. From the 75 lives lost in the worst...

Wells, Knox, No. 16 Marshall outmuscle Massachusetts 51-10

Nov. 7, 2020 9:06 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Once Brenden Knox got the ball, No. 16 Marshall was off and running. Knox scored twice in the first quarter, Grant Wells threw three touchdown passes and the Thundering Herd stayed perfect, pummeling Massachusetts 51-10 on Saturday. The game was added to Marshall’s schedule...

Marshall's Darius Hodge (2) and Kyron Taylor (95) talk with friends in the stands as they prepare to take on Florida Atlantic during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

FBS independent Massachusetts takes on No. 16 Marshall

Nov. 5, 2020 5:24 PM EST

Massachusetts (0-1) at No. 16 Marshall (5-0), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EST (ESPN+). Line: Marshall by 45. Series record: Marshall leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Marshall's pandemic-interrupted season has turned into a special one and the unbeaten Thundering Herd want to keep any momentum going as it looks to secure a...

Marshall head coach Doc Holliday leads the players on to the field for a game against Florida Atlantic during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

No. 16 Marshall prepares for FBS independent Massachusetts

Nov. 5, 2020 9:56 AM EST

In the everyday challenges to college football teams during the coronavirus pandemic, Marshall coach Doc Holliday has seen a recurring problem — scouting opponents who have played only one game. It happened before No. 16 Marshall played Appalachian State and Florida Atlantic earlier in the season. On...

Marshall quarterback Grant Wells looks to make a throw downfield against Florida Atlantic during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Wells throws 2 TD passes, No. 22 Marshall beats FAU 20-9

Oct. 24, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Redshirt freshman Grant Wells showed some poise in the pocket when No. 22 Marshall faced its first deficit of the season. Wells threw two touchdown passes, including a 41-yard strike for the go-ahead score, and the Thundering Herd beat pandemic-depleted Florida Atlantic 20-9 on...