The Herald-Dispatch Marshall Sports RSS 2015-04-18T16:47:56-04:00 urn:uuid:c60d7202-9a58-46a6-9fca-f804879f5ebc Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. Chuck Landon: With time, Birdsong has learned to run offense CHUCK LANDON http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0418_0418_chuck_column 2015-04-18T00:12:01-04:00 <p> Much ado has been made about Mike Birdsong learning Marshall&#39;s offense.</p> <p> Too much.</p> <p> Sure, it&#39;s complicated.</p> <p> Yes, it&#39;s sophisticated.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Herd lineman comes back By GRANT TRAYLOR http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0418_0418_mu_football 2015-04-18T00:15:43-04:00 <p> HUNTINGTON - This spring it hasn&#39;t been rare to see Marshall University football assistant coach Alex Mirabal have a pointed discussion with offensive lineman Tyler Combs about technique, footwork and perfecting his craft.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Herd tops ODU with big inning to defeat Monarchs The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0418_0418_muroundup 2015-04-18T00:01:01-04:00 <p>The Herald-Dispatch</p> <p>NORFOLK, Va. - Marshall University had six of its nine hits and scored all of its runs in the fourth inning Friday to win a Conference USA baseball game against Old Dominion, 6-1, at the Bud Metheney Baseball Complex.</p> <p></p> Herd's 'Pitbull' pops pads By GRANT TRAYLOR http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0417_0417_mu_football 2015-04-17T00:08:44-04:00 <p> HUNTINGTON - There has been a running back in the Marshall University backfield this spring who has made a habit of trucking defenders and causing collisions.</p> <p> &#160;</p> MU meets UTSA in women's tennis The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0417_0417_muroundup 2015-04-17T00:01:01-04:00 <p>The Herald-Dispatch</p> <p>HOUSTON - Marshall University is set to meet UTSA in Friday's quarterfinals of the Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship.</p> <p></p> Marshall women add guard from Miss. The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0417_0417_muwomen 2015-04-17T00:01:01-04:00 <p>The Herald-Dispatch</p> <p>HUNTINGTON - Marshall University women's basketball signed Ama Arkorful, a 5-foot-7 guard from Vicksburg, Miss. ESPN HoopGurlz ranked Arkorful as the No. 31 point guard prospect nationally.</p> <p></p> Smith, Curraj battle to be MU kicker By GRANT TRAYLOR http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0417_0417_mu_notebook 2015-04-17T06:49:52-04:00 <p> HUNTINGTON - One of the blooming position battles that will be interesting to watch as Marshall University spring football practice wraps up is the kicking competition between Nick Smith and Amoreto Curraj.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Chuck Landon: Jean-Louis' switch to slot is no experiment CHUCK LANDON http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0416_0416_chuck_column 2015-04-16T00:22:18-04:00 <p> It seemed like an experiment.</p> <p> Or punishment.</p> <p> Or wake-up call.</p> <p> Or all of the above.</p> <p> Those were the conclusions when Marshall wide receiver Angelo Jean-Louis suddenly was shifted from his customary spot at &quot;Z-receiver&quot; to the slot.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Van Horn acts as coach By GRANT TRAYLOR http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0416_0416_mu_football 2015-04-16T08:48:32-04:00 <p> Veteran player steps in to serve as an extension of the coaching staff.</p> Dozic makes it official; forward signs with Herd By RICK McCANN http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2015+0416_0416_mubasketball 2015-04-16T00:01:01-04:00 <p>HUNTINGTON - Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball added a big man Wednesday, the first day of the National Letter of Intent regular signing period.</p> <p></p>