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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Collection of coaches highlight Bartrum-Brown Camp

Marshall football fans are set up for quite a treat this weekend. The annual Bartrum and Brown Football Camp again will feature numerous former Thundering Herd standouts along with current and former NFL players. Making this year’s camp special, however, will be the sight of all-time Marshall coaches such as Jack Lengyel, Red Dawson, Jim Donnan and Bobby Pruett sharing the same field. Camps kick off at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Booker, Harvey, Thompson on track

Depth that was missing during spring practice already is being addressed. Linebackers Antwan Booker and Mario Harvey and wide receiver Travius Thompson are on track for academic eligibility and will join the team officially for August practice. Harvey and Booker are needed, while Thompson is something of a luxury, joining a deep group of tall, talented receivers.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Sciullo calls it a career

One of Marshall’s all-time greats has called it a career. Steve Sciullo attempted a final honest shot at professional football in NFL Europe, but the veteran offensive lineman retired this week. Sciullo hopes to remain in football, however, via coaching or in athletic administration, and certainly would welcome a return to Huntington. Beyond his football skills as a four-year starter, Sciullo ranked among the top team leaders in recent memory.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

QB Devine, OL Jones to attend NFL mini-camps

Derek Devine’s strong arm has earned an invitation to the Seattle Seahawks mini-camp. Devine, Marshall’s third-team quarterback last season, impressed Seahawks scouts during his pro-day tryout last month at the University of Oregon. Former Marshall right tackle Wesley Jones, meanwhile, has received a similar invitation to try out for the Washington Redskins. Kicker Ian O’Connor also is expected to receive a mini-camp invitation. The trio joins former Thundering Herd tailback Ahmad Bradshaw, a seventh-round NFL draft choice of the New York Giants, who will participate in camps this month.