|Located in the heart of Appalachia, Marshall University has
endured through adversity to become one of the most successful programs to make
the switch from NCAA Division I-AA to Division I-A football. The adversity came
in the form of nearly two decades of losing seasons from the 1960s through the
early 1980s. This was exacerbated by the devastating plane crash in 1970 that
killed over forty players and coaches, in addition to crew members and team
Beginning in 1984, the football squad experienced a
remarkable renaissance, posting 21 straight winning seasons. During the 1990s,
the Thundering Herd had the highest winning percentage of any NCAA Division I
program. The Thundering Herds' accomplishments during this time included two
Division I-AA national championships in 1992 and 1996.
In 1997, Marshall began competing in the Mid-American
Conference of Division I-A. Since then, the Thundering Herd have been to seven
bowl games, in which they have posted a 5-2 record. Marshall now competes in
Among the players that helped establish Marshall as a
conference and national presence were Randy Moss, Chad Pennington and Byron
The design of the Marshall Thundering Herd Fleece: Framed
Panel consists of the Thundering Herds' buffalo head logo within a half brown,
half green square over a green background. Underneath the square is printed "The
Herd". Each panel measures 60" wide by 50" long.
The Marshall Thundering Herd Fleece: Framed Panel is not
suitable for children's sleepwear. This polar fleece pattern has been licensed
by Marshall University and is for individual consumption only. Any other use of
the Marshall Thundering Herd Fleece: Framed Panel is prohibited and illegal.