A Herd Homecoming


Marshall celebrates win, donation

Staff Report



Senior Justin Rohrwasser boots a career-long 53-yard field goal as time expires on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va.

Senior Justin Rohrwasser boots a career-long 53-yard field goal as time expires on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va.


Bryan Walters | OVP

Members of the Marshall Band celebrate at Saturday’s football game against Western Kentucky.


Bryan Walters | OVP

Senior Justin Rohrwasser moments after kicking the game-winning field goal Saturday during the matchup between Marshall and Western Kentucky.


Bryan Walters | OVP

HUNTINGTON — Homecoming weekend at Marshall University included a memorable kick with no time left on the clock and a $1 million donation from a famous alumnus to be placed towards the school’s new baseball facility.

It was reported over the weekend, Rick Reed, a former Marshall and major league pitcher made the donation. According to the Associated Press, “The contribution will go toward a ballpark scheduled to open in March 2021 in Huntington. Reed says Marshall has been in need of a new stadium for a long time and that he was happy to make the donation. The contribution was announced Saturday at a groundbreaking ceremony at the Chris Cline Athletic Complex. Reed is a Huntington native who pitched for Marshall in the mid-1980s and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986.”

On the football field Saturday, Emma Ellis and Parker D’Antoni were named Miss and Mr. Marshall, respectively. Homecoming parade co-grand marshals were NASA engineers Gary Ray and Bob Lang from the MU Class of 1967.

Saturday ended with Senior Justin Rohrwasser booting a career-long 53-yard field goal as time expired, allowing the Marshall football team to claim a thrilling 26-23 victory over visiting Western Kentucky in a Conference USA East Division matchup at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

For more on the game see inside this edition.

Senior Justin Rohrwasser boots a career-long 53-yard field goal as time expires on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/10/web1_MU-Homecoming.jpgSenior Justin Rohrwasser boots a career-long 53-yard field goal as time expires on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va. Bryan Walters | OVP

Members of the Marshall Band celebrate at Saturday’s football game against Western Kentucky.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/10/web1_Band-2.jpgMembers of the Marshall Band celebrate at Saturday’s football game against Western Kentucky. Bryan Walters | OVP

Senior Justin Rohrwasser moments after kicking the game-winning field goal Saturday during the matchup between Marshall and Western Kentucky.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/10/web1_Web-only.jpgSenior Justin Rohrwasser moments after kicking the game-winning field goal Saturday during the matchup between Marshall and Western Kentucky. Bryan Walters | OVP
Marshall celebrates win, donation

Staff Report