Marshall Rumors & News

  • Ex-Marshall University football player indicted for attack on gay couple

    OutSports.com "Steward Butler, a former Marshall University football player, was indicted by a grand jury on two felony civil rights violations in West Virginia following an alleged attack on two gay men he saw kissing. Butler ... allegedly hit the two men, Zackery Johnson and Casey Williams, on April 5,..." June 01

  • Marshall indefinitely suspends RB Steward Butler

    College Football Talk "At bare minimum, Steward Butler is temporarily separated from his Marshall football team. At worst, he’ll be separated permanently from the university. Earlier Wednesday it was reported that the running back was arrested on a pair of battery charges after he allegedly beat up two gay men after..." May 06

  • Marshall RB Steward Butler accused of assaulting gay couple

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Marshall running back Steward Butler turned himself into police Wednesday after being accused of assaulting two gay men. According to The Herald-Dispatch, Butler was charged with two counts of battery in connection to the alleged April 5 incident, which is said to have occurred after Butler saw..." May 06

  • Marshall's Michael Birdsong finishes spring practice as Herd's No. 1 quarterback

    The Score "Marshall entered spring practice in search of a starting quarterback with Rakeem Cato moving on. Cato, a four-year starter, threw for Marshall career records of 14,079 yards and 131 touchdowns. Finding a new quarterback was at the top of head coach Doc Holliday's to-do list this spring, and,..." April 28

  • Marshall’s Rakeem Cato sets NCAA record for consecutive games with TD pass

    College Football Talk "Marshall trailed early on the road against FIU on Saturday, but quarterback Rakeem Cato still led the Thundering Herd to a win to remain undefeated. He did so while making some history as well. Cato’s first of four touchdowns on Saturday set the NCAA record for most consecutive games with a..." October 20

  • Maryland transfer expected to join Thundering Herd

    The Herald-Dispatch "When Marshall University's football team takes the field Wednesday, expect a new player to make an appearance. And, he's a player who made national headlines previously in NCAA Division I. Former University of Maryland linebacker Shawn Petty, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound product out of Greenbelt,..." August 13

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Marshall RB Grooms dismissed after third arrest

    Metro News "Marshall Coach Doc Holliday has dismissed running back Kevin Grooms from the football team for a violation of team rules, according to a press release from the athletic department Saturday morning. Holliday took swift action against Grooms who was arrested Saturday by Huntington Police on a..." July 30

  • Marshall RB Kevin Grooms dismissed after felony burglary charge

    CBS Sports "After his third arrest in a span of 16 months, Marshall has dismissed junior running back Kevin Grooms. Per a report from the Charleston Daily Mail citing jail records, Grooms was arrested Saturday and charged with burglary, domestic assault by threat, petit larceny and fleeing by foot. The..." July 29

  • Marshall coach Doc Holliday receives two-year contract extension

    Charleston Dailymail "Marshall football coach Doc Holliday has received a two-year contract extension that includes a bump in incentives. MU athletic director Mike Hamrick announced the extension Monday afternoon. “Coach Holliday has made Marshall football relevant again,” Hamrick said in a press release. “With..." July 14

  • Herd hires former Wake star as RBs coach

    College Football Talk "Nearly a month after losing an assistant to a Big Ten program, Doc Holliday has filled the void in his Marshall coaching staff. Chris Barclay, the school confirmed Thursday, has been hired by the program and will serve as Holliday’s running backs coach. Barclay replaces Thomas Brown, who left..." March 14

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