BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Shortly after defeating Rice 41-14 in last week's Conference USA matchup in Joan C. Edwards Stadium, the Marshall University football team learned that FIU had beaten Middle Tennessee.
HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University women's basketball plays its first home game of the season Saturday against the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks in Cam Henderson Center.
UTSA: Head coach Larry Coker. Leaders: Passing, Austin Robinson 585 yards, TD; Rushing, David Glasco II 441 yards, 4 TDs; Receiving, Kam Jones 28-201. WKU: Head coach Jeff Brohm. Leaders: Passing, Brandon Doughty 3,507 yards, 31 TDs; Rushing, Leon Allen 1,179 yards, 11 TDs; Receiving, Jared Dangerfield 52-585, 6 TDs.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Marshall University's volleyball team concluded its 2014 season Friday, losing 3-0 to fourth-seeded Rice in the Conference USA Tournament. Scores were 251-18, 25-17 and 25-17.
My weekly Conference USA Power Rankings are a breath of fresh air.
UAB is a much improved football team. They have put up over 500 yards of total offense against Mississippi State, played extremely well and right up to the wire. They have done that a lot throughout the year. They have a receiver, (J.J.) Nelson, who is probably the fastest guy in our conference. I think he had 220 return yards against Louisiana Tech, which is a good team. They have a running back (Jordan) Howard, who will be the most physical running back that we have played all year. It will be a great challenge for us on the road.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Call it the Legion of Doom.
Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato continues to excel with decision-making and taking care of the football. The last time he was at Legion Field, he didn't play well and he wants to make amends for that loss. UAB quarterback Cody Clements leads Conference USA in completion percentage, but also has a tendency to throw interceptions.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Marshall's players are facing an intriguing concept.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The UAB Blazers are preparing for potentially one of their biggest games amid fears that the program will soon be eliminated.