In Game

Marshall University is a big part of the Huntington, West Virginia community and as a result, lots of fans from all over the area come out to support the Thundering Herd men’s basketball team. Even when the team isn’t doing so hot, you’ll find a good-sized crowd at the Henderson Center.

You’ll see green everywhere inside the Henderson Center. Everyone here is decked out in green, and you’ll hear chants of “We are Marshall!” echoing throughout the arena before, during, and after the game.

Not only is the Henderson Center home to some incredible fan support, but it also offers some nice tributes to past Marshall players and teams. The Wall of Fame honors the best players in Thundering Herd history, and you’ll see banners hanging above the court celebrating the program’s past accomplishments.

If you’re looking to grab something to eat or drink before or after the game, then make sure to check out Fat Patty’s. Fat Patty’s is a local favorite and is home to two happy hours making it the perfect place to grab a drink before or after the game.

 

The Thundering Herd are in the fabric of Huntington and the tight bond between the team and the community make a trip to Huntington a worthwhile experience for any big college hoops fan.

Things to check out

Banners

Take a moment before the game starts to check out the banners hanging from the rafters of the Cam Henderson Center. The banners showcase the school's NCAA Tournament appearances, conference championships, and NIT appearances, so take a minute remember all of your favorite Marshall teams of the past.

Wall of Fame

Stop by the Wall of Fame to see all of the best Thundering Herd players from the past. The Wall of Fame honors each player with a portrait of him and is a must-see for any college hoops fan.

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Marco the Buffalo

Don’t miss Marco the Buffalo when attending a Marshall basketball game. The beloved mascot is a big part of Marshall sporting events, and you never know what he’ll do next, so keep an eye out for him at the game.

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Free Throws

Support the Thundering Herd by taking part in the Marshall free throw gesture. During the first shot, fans will raise their arm and make a Hook ‘Em Horns sign with their hand. After the shot is made, bring your arm down and chant “swoosh!. Then for the second shot do the same thing only with both arms.

Cheerleaders

The Marshall cheerleaders do an excellent job of leading cheers throughout the game. Their routines get everyone on their feet and involved in the action, so join in on the cheers and show off your Marshall school spirit.

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Fight Songs

  1. Sons of Marshall

    We are the sons of Marshall
    Sons of the great John Marshall
    Year after year we go to Marshall U.
    Cheering for our team and gaining knowledge, too
    Proudly we wear our colors
    Love and loyalty we share
    Sure from far and near
    You’ll always hear
    The wearing of the green
    For it’s the Green and White of Marshall U.

    “Fight On”

    Show me a Scotchman
    Who doesn’t love a thistle
    Show me an Englishman
    Who doesn’t love a rose
    Show me a true-heart
    A son of dear old Marshall
    Who doesn’t love to win, Hey!
    M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L
    Fight, Fight for dear old Marshall U.

  2. Fight On

    Show me a Scotchman
    Who doesn’t love a thistle
    Show me an Englishman
    Who doesn’t love a rose
    Show me a true-heart
    A son of dear old Marshall
    Who doesn’t love to win, Hey!
    M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L
    Fight, Fight for dear old Marshall U.

  3. Alma Mater

    Marshall gracious Alma Mater,
    we thy name revere;
    may each noble son and daughter
    cherish thine honor dear.
    May thy lamp be ever bright,
    guiding us to truth and light,
    as a beacon o’er dark waters.
    This is for thee our prayer.

    May the years be kind to Marshall,
    may she grow in fame.
    May her children fail her never,
    true to her beacon flame.
    May her spirit, brave and strong,
    honor right and conquer wrong;
    this the burden of our song,
    ever her truth proclaim.

  4. H-E-R-D Let’s Go Herd!

    H-E-R-D Let’s Go Herd!

    H-E-R-D Let’s Go Herd!

    H-E-R-D Let’s Go Herd!

  5. M-U!

    M-U!

    M-U!

  6. Bring on, the Herd!

    Bring on, the Herd!

    Bring on, the Herd!

    Bring on, the Herd!

  7. Let’s go Herd!

    Let’s go Herd!

    Let’s go Herd!

    Let’s go Herd!

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