1) From Doug Smock of the Charleston Gazette, Marshall’s travel partner for men’s and women’s basketball has switched from ODU to UNC Charlotte. The 49ers will be the Thundering Herds only home and home opponent next season. Marshall will play every other Conference USA member once.
2) Next month C-USA’s board of directors is likely to approve a 16 team basketball tournament that will include every school in the league. With all 16 teams participating the basketball championships will be played over five days. For those of you familiar with the Big East tournament, C-USA will follow a similar format with the top four teams receiving a double bye into the quarterfinals.
3) Speaking of basketball, Marshall’s J.P. Kambola has joined Kentucky based ministry group Sports Reach for an 18-day tour of China.
4) Marshall men’s golfer Nathan Kerns will tee off at the NCAA Regional Tournament in Columbus Ohio at 10:10am Thursday morning. You can follow the three day event by clicking here.
5) Last but definitely not least, here is a schedule for this weekend’s NCAA softball regional in Lexington Kentucky. All games will be streamed online at ESPN3.
Game 1 - Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech - 5 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Game 2 - Kentucky vs. Marshall - 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Saturday, May 18
Game 3 - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 - 1 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Game 4 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 - 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Game 5 - Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 - 6 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Sunday, May 19
Game 6 - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 -1 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Game 7 - (If necessary) -3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)