Thundering Herd Madness Set for Oct. 12


Robert Goff was one of many Herd players to participate in the dunk competition last season.

Robert Goff was one of many Herd players to participate in the dunk competition last season.

Sept. 28, 2012

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - On Oct. 12, the Marshall men's basketball team will kick off the season with its annual Thundering Herd Madness event held at the Cam Henderson Center.

Fans will be introduced to third-year head coach Tom Herrionand his squad which finished last season with a 21-14 record and an appearance in the National Invitational Tournament. The gates will open at 7 p.m. and player introductions will kick off the event at 8 p.m.

The rest of the night will consist of a two-ball competition, slam dunk contest and a 20-minute scrimmage. There will also be several spectator competitions that will give several lucky Marshall fans the opportunity to win basketball season tickets, $500 worth of gasoline, a Marshall basketball gift package, along with cash.

"We are very excited to kick off the 2012-13 season with our annual Thundering Herd Madness," Herrion said. "This event gives our fans its first opportunity to see our team. Herd Madness will be the start of what I think will be a very special season for our team."

Upon the completion of the approximately 75-minute event, fans will have the opportunity to get autographs from the Marshall players and coaches. A special Marshall basketball promotional item will be distributed at the event for all fans.

Herd Madness serves as a fundraiser with proceeds going to the Marshall Tip-Off club (a division of the Big Green Scholarship Foundation). All tickets are $5 and seating is general admission throughout the entire arena. All Marshall students will be admitted free of charge by presenting a valid MU student ID at the student entrance located on the upper concourse level on the south side of the building.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 800-THE-HERD or by going online to www.HerdZone.com.

That same evening, the Marshall volleyball team will be facing Conference USA opponent Rice at 5:30. All fans who purchase a ticket to Thundering Herd Madness will be admitted to the volleyball game free of charge.


 

 

Marshall athletics will also be selling season tickets starting at 4:30 p.m. A select-a-seat process will be used for any remaining unsold season tickets.