In Game

The atmosphere at Marshall is incredible, just based on the fan support alone it’s hard to tell if you can call this a small school when the fanbase is so strong for every home game.  Marshall is located on the banks of the Ohio River in West Virginia and brings in the fans from all over on Saturdays. The fans are covered in green from head to toe and chanting out their signature WE ARE MARSHALL chant.  

The stadium’s layout enhances the crowd noise, as it’s horseshoe shape helps keep in the noise and echoes throughout.  The northern end zone is an especially great to sit as it puts you in the heart of the action. Sitting here allows you to be right next to where the team bursts onto the field before the game.

The Marshall band and cheerleaders also add to the gameday excitement as they provide some great in-game entertainment throughout the game. The band’s electrifying pregame and halftime performance riles up the crowd, while the cheerleaders’ constant enthusiasm ensure that everyone stays loud throughout the game.The love and devotion Marshall fans have for their team creates an unforgettable experience that will have you wanting to come back soon, so plan your trip to Marshall today.

The love and devotion Marshall fans have for their team creates an unforgettable experience that will have you wanting to come back soon, so plan your trip to Marshall today.

Things to check out

Marching Thunder

The Marching Thunder are the official Marshall marching band. They provide excellent entertainment throughout the game, as not only are their pregame and halftime shows legendary, but they also do a superb job of pumping up the crowd at key moments in the game.

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Marco the Buffalo

Marco is the official mascot of Marshall athletics and performs at every Marshall home game. He has been patrolling the sidelines since 1954 and has had many different looks. However, regardless of how his look has evolved over the years, he has always been at the games cheering on the Thundering Herd.

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Marshall Cheerleaders

The cheerleaders at Marshall play a significant part in the gameday experience and tradition. One of the most famous Marshall cheerleading traditions is that after every Marshall player scores, a male cheerleader will press a female cheerleader over his head as many times as the Thundering Herd has scored points. The tradition gets everyone pumped as the crowd goes wild during this routine.

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Thunder Clap

Marshall fans celebrate every Thundering Herd score by doing the Thunder Clap. To join in on this excellent tradition, all you have to do is raise your hands over your head and clap them together. Fans clap once for every point the Thundering Herd have scored up until that point in the game.

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Fight Songs

  1. WE ARE … MARSHALL Chant

    We are! Marshall!

    We are! Marshall!

    We are! Marshall!

  2. Sons of Marshall

    Fight Song

    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.

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