Marshall Football History
- NCAA Division I-AA 1992
- NCAA Division I-AA 1996
Bowl Game Victories:
- Motor City Bowl - 1998
- Motor City Bowl - 1999
- Motor City Bowl - 2000
- GMAC Bowl - 2001
- GMAC Bowl - 2002
- Little Caesars
Pizza Bowl - 2009
- W.Va. Athletic Conference 1925
- W.Va. Athletic Conference 1928
- W.Va. Athletic Conference 1931
- Buckeye Conference 1937
- MAC 1997
- MAC 1998
- MAC 1999
- MAC 2000
- MAC 2002
Coach Bobby Pruett
- Pruett left an indelible mark on Marshall football
- 1996: The greatest season
- 1997: A great I-A beginning
- 1998: Herd takes giant step
- 1999: Commanding respect
- 2000: MAC champions, again
- 2001: Miracle in Mobile
- 2002: A year of inspiration
- 2003: Herd's MAC reign ends
- 2004: Season of discontent
- Timeline of MU Coach Bobby Pruett's life and career
- TIM STEPHENS: Pruett turned losses into life lessons
- ANTHONY HANSHEW: One August afternoon told the rest of the story
- ERNIE SALVATORE: Easygoing Pruett a sportswriters' dream
MU Football History
1971: Young Thundering Herd beats Xavier Marshall rose up on Sept. 25, 1971, to defeat Xavier in its first home game following the plane crash. Reggie Oliver passed to Terry Gardner for a touchcown on the final play of the game in the 15-13 triumph.
Published Jan. 1, 2000 HUNTINGTON -- The dark days of Marshall University football, like these days of immense glory for the Thundering Herd, never will be forgotten. Not by this generation, at least.
Published Nov. 13, 2005 HUNTINGTON -- Joe Williams, his wife, Shirley, and some friends traveled to Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 26, 1970 to watch the Toledo Rockets roll to a 52-3 win over their Marshall Thundering Herd.
Published Nov. 13, 2005 HUNTINGTON -- Bob Marcum could sense a turn in the Marshall football tide. It was early November 1970, and the Thundering Herd was in the stretch run of a fifth consecutive losing season. Marcum, a Huntington native and 1959 Marshall graduate, was visiting his hometown for a Friday night Huntington East High School football game.
The following Q&A session was conducted in April 2005 after Mark Snyder was announced to take retiring Marshall coach Bobby Pruett's place. There's been little down time for Mark Snyder since his April 14 hiring as Marshall University's football coach. To say the least, the former Thundering Herd All American isn't complaining.
1928: Fairfield Stadium construction is finished. Its original capacity is 10,000. Marshall College shares the stadium with Huntington High School. OCT. 7, 1928: The dedication game sees Marshall beating Fairmont, 27-0.
FRANK "GUNNER" GATSKI Out of the West Virginia coal mines, Gunner Gatski rose to great heights. Born and raised in Farmington, he was recruited to Marshall by coach Cam Henderson with only the promise of someday getting a scholarship. In two seasons on the varsity squad Gatski started 17 straight games at center. The Pro Football Hall of Fame member never missed a practice or game in high school, college or the pros.
1986: A new stadium to replace Fairfield is proposed and plans begin. JAN. 16, 1986: Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr., in a meeting with area business and campus leaders, says money for a new football stadium is available if Marshall puts together a package asking for it.