Marshall basketball to host “Rock The Rec”

Event will tip-off 2016-17 Herd basketball

Staff Report

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – To celebrate the start of Marshall basketball season, the Thundering Herd will host “Rock The Rec” from 9:30 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Marshall University Recreation Center. Doors will open at approximately 9:00 p.m.

The event will feature introductions of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, practice drills, contests and more. Both teams will sign autographs for fans at the end of the night.

Admission is free for all to attend. The first 500 Marshall students to arrive with a student ID will receive a free limited-edition “Rock the Rec” T-shirt and free pizza. A few other students will have the opportunity to shoot a half-court shot to win a 60-inch television and free textbooks for a semester.

Marshall’s assistant coach, former Duke All-American and nine-year NBA veteran Chris Duhon will play one-on-one with a student to be a guest coach for a game this season.

First Sentry Bank will be sponsoring this year’s event.

To view the 2016-17 Thundering Herd men’s and women’s basketball schedules with times as available to date, visit

Season tickets for the upcoming 2016-17 season are on sale now through the Marshall Athletic Ticket Office for as low as $10.00 per game, and season ticket renewals have been mailed. For more information, call the Marshall Athletic Ticket Office at (800) THE-HERD or by email at [email protected]

For all the latest information about Marshall men’s and women’s basketball, follow @HerdMBB and @HerdWBB Twitter.
Event will tip-off 2016-17 Herd basketball
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