Friday, October 12, 2012

Marshall Basketball: New unis, Wilkerson waived, and preseason predictions

A few basketball related notes heading into Thundering Herd Madness, 8pm tonight in the Cam Henderson Center.

·    The Twitter feed of Marshall’s athletic equipment staff, @HerdEquipment released pictures of the Thundering Herd’s new home white uniforms yesterday. A few changes from last year, the jersey now has green trim around the arms and neck. Also, the side stripe has changed to white trim enclosed in black with green down the middle. On Marshall’s shorts, the school logo has moved from in front of the knee to the side. Comparison pictures below.

                                 (2012-2013 Home Uniform, picutre courtesy @HerdEquipment)     

(2011-2012 Home Uniform, picture courtesy the Herad Dispatch)

·     In his first NCAA Tournament bracket projection of the 2012-2013 season, Jerry Palm of CBS Sports sees the Thundering Herd as a 12 seed.

·     Former Marshall basketball player Tyler Wilkerson has been waived by the San Antonio Spurs. Wilkerson was invited to training camp after a strong performance with the Spurs summer league team in Las Vegas. In two preseason games Wilkerson averaged 2 points and 1.5 rebounds.

·'s Eamonn Brennan analyzed the out of conference schedules for each C-USA basketball team. Brennan ranked Marshall’s schedule one of the league’s toughest, with matchups against Kentucky, Cincinnati, Villanova, and WVU.

·    C-USA does not release a preseason poll for men’s basketball but, Athlon magazine has the Herd finishing second while Lindy’s places Marshall at third.  

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