The Herald-Dispatch Sports RSS 2014-10-23T03:56:26-04:00 urn:uuid:e063591d-bd8f-4c6d-b567-663e116be53c Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. ESPN profiles Herd GRANT TRAYLOR http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports_marshall/2014+1023_mu+football 2014-10-23T00:32:20-04:00 <p> HUNTINGTON -- All season, Marshall&#39;s football team has dominated the competition in an effort to catch the attention of national voters and earn a spot in the top 25 rankings, as well as the &quot;New Year&#39;s 6&quot; Bowls at season&#39;s end.</p> Herd only beat FAU by one point last year GRANT TRAYLOR http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports_marshall/2014+1023_mu+notebook 2014-10-23T00:00:00-04:00 <p>HUNTINGTON -- Last year's first-ever meeting between Marshall and FAU produced plenty of memories for both teams. </p> 'Madness' tips off MU hoops GRANT TRAYLOR http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports_marshall/2014+1023_mu+basketball 2014-10-23T00:00:00-04:00 <p>HUNTINGTON -- The wait of seeing Marshall head basketball coach Dan D'Antoni on the sidelines is finally over for Herd fans. </p> Injuries, missteps pushing Bengals back into Bungles JOE KAY http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports/2014+1023_bengals 2014-10-23T00:00:00-04:00 <p>CINCINNATI -- The Bengals won their first three games and, for a few hours, were the only unbeaten team left in the NFL. That's when the free fall started. </p> Chuck Landon: Marshall's Birdsong waits, must impersonate CHUCK LANDON http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports_marshall/2014+1023_landon+column 2014-10-23T00:33:43-04:00 <p> There aren&#39;t many collegiate quarterbacks like Jaquez Johnson.</p> No surprise in SEC: UK, Fla. picked 1-2 PETE IACOBELLI http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports/2014+1023_sec 2014-10-23T00:00:00-04:00 <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings believes the Southeastern Conference can play with any of the so-called best basketball leagues in the country. </p> Bailey retiring as Spring Valley coach TIM STEPHENS http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports_highschool/2014+1023_bailey 2014-10-23T00:00:00-04:00 <p>KENOVA -- Forget Mudville, there is Joy in Kenova. </p> Hackenberg holds key to Ohio State, Penn State game RUSTY MILLER http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports/2014+1023_buckeyes 2014-10-23T00:00:00-04:00 <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A year after the worst beating in Penn State's highlight-filled history, the Nittany Lions know they need to protect quarterback Christian Hackenberg if they want to avoid another lopsided loss to Ohio State. </p> Spring Valley, HHS to meet for soccer titles The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:2f64755b-b28d-4ac6-b8fb-1accb9a0b728 2014-10-22T07:07:07-04:00 <p> Spring Valley&#39;s Joey McSweeney scored the game-winning goal in the second shootout to give the Timberwolves a win over Cabell Midland in the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 2 semifinals at Huntington High School.</p> Marshall ties Charlotte The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports_marshall/2014+1022_musoccer 2014-10-22T08:04:58-04:00 <p> HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University&#39;s men&#39;s soccer team posted maybe its most impressive performance of the season Tuesday night, playing seventh-ranked Charlotte to a 0-0 draw in Conference USA action at the Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.</p>