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Marshall Thundering Herd Football ticketsTeam:
Marshall Thundering HerdLeague:
Conference USAHome Games:
Joan C. Edwards StadiumHead Coach:
Doc HollidayAll-Time Greats:
Chad Pennington, Randy Moss, Byron Leftwich, Darius Watts, Sean Doctor, Mike BarberRivals:
Ohio, West Virginia, East Carolina
Marshall Thundering Herd Football TicketsMarshall's football team traces its origins to 1895. During the early era of Marshall football, the team was known for using the Tower Play in a 1915 game. This play saw one receiver lift another to complete a pass. In November of 1970, Marshall football faced the darkest time in team history. A plane carrying the team home from East Carolina crashed and killed 75 people. The casualties included coaches, 37 players and even friends and family members. The team's comeback from this incident was depicted in the 2006 film, We Are Marshall. Overall, however, Marshall football's story is one of triumph. The 1990s and early 2000s were a particularly productive time for the Thundering Herd. The 1996 team won the Division I-AA championship, and Marshall moved up to Division I-A the following year. Marshall's defeat of rival East Carolina in double overtime at the 2001 GMAC Bowl is considered one of the all-time great bowl games. StubHub is your source for Marshall Thundering Herd football tickets to see every exciting Marshall football game.
Where does the Marshall Thundering Herd play?Marshall Thundering Herd football games take place at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. This venue seats over 38,000 people and can be expanded to for larger events. The stadium and playing surface are named for Joan and James Edwards, a married couple who donated over $65 million to Marshall University in total. The Thundering Herd have a record of 140-25 at home, one of the best home-field advantages in all of college football.
Who is Marshall’s head coach?Marshall football is led by Doc Holliday. He's been the head coach at Marshall since 2010. Prior to his time at Marshall, Holliday was an assistant coach at West Virginia University. Holliday played linebacker at West Virginia in college. His overall record at Marshall is 70–46. The Thundering Herd is 45–27 under Holliday's leadership when it comes to in-conference games.
Who are some notable players from Marshall Thundering Herd Football?Four former Marshall players have been honored by the College Football Hall of Fame: Mike Barber, Cy Young, Jackie Hunt and Troy Brown. Frank Gatski and Randy Moss have been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Standouts from the 2018 Marshall squad include Levi Brown, Chase Hancock and Matt Beardall.
Does the Thundering Herd have any historical rivalries?The Marshall Thundering Herd has three traditional rivals. The Thundering Herd has had a friendly rivalry with East Carolina since the 1970s. Their matchup at the GMAC Bowl in 2001 set a record for scoring at a bowl with 125 total points on the board. Marshall won that game, 64-61, in double overtime. Though they're no longer in the same conference, they are committed to home-and-home series games in 2020 and 2021. Marshall had a longstanding rivalry with West Virginia University, but the teams have not faced off since 2012. Marshall traditionally had a rivalry with Ohio University, but in recent years this has fallen by the wayside. The teams will, however, be facing off in 2019 and 2020 as part of the Marshall Thundering Herd football schedule.
How is the tailgating scene at Marshall University?Marshall has a thriving tailgating scene. The largest tailgating area is the West Lot. Tents and canopies must be secured and must not obstruct walkways or additional parking spaces. Motorized scooters, four-wheelers and other methods of transport are not permitted. Tailgating can start up to six hours before game time, but never before 7 a.m. Marshall boosters also organize tailgates for away games meeting up at venues to get pumped up before the game.
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