History of The Herd
The Marshall Thundering Herd is the intercollegiate athletic collection of teams that collectively represent Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Thundering Herd athletic teams compete in the Sun Belt Conference, which are members of the NCAA Division I. The school's official colors are kelly green and white. The Marshall Thundering Herd has won 3 NCAA national championships and one NAIA national championship.
College Sports Established
Huntington, West Virginia
1973 - Present / NCAA Division I
1949 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
2022 - Present / Sun Belt Conference
2005 - 2022 / C-USA Conference
1954 - 1969, 1997 - 2005 / Mid-American Conference
1976 - 1997 / Southern Conference
1949 - 1952 / Ohio Valley Conference
Thundering Herd - Initially, Marshall athletic teams used the nickname "Big Green" for much of its early history. However, Huntington sportswriter Duke Ridgley first used the phrase "Thundering Herd" in 1925 to describe the football team. The headlines of that football season, coupled with the popularity of Zane Grey's novel at the time, "The Thundering Herd", saw the nickname stick.
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Women's Basketball 0
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