Saturday, April 22, 2006

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire

Marshall fan Jamie Marcum was in Edwards Stadium on April 11 enjoying a Thundering Herd practice when he suddenly saw a young man being chased up the stadium steps by an athletic department official. Marcum took interest in the chase and followed it to the concourse, where he said the man was struggling with Marshall officials. "He was trying to get away, swinging and tugging and trying to pull away," Marcum told the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. Although the buildup this week had been toward Saturday's reunion of the Thundering Herd's 1996 Division I-AA national championship team and filming for the upcoming movie "We Are Marshall," the topic Friday became the spy scandal involving rival West Virginia. Marcum, a Marshall season ticket holder, took note of the response of Mountaineer fans after the news broke. "The reaction today is West Virginia fans are trying to spin it," he said. "I think they should just accept the fact that they're less than perfect like about every other university and quit trying to hide from it. It did happen."

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