Members of Marshall University's Marching Thunder entertained the crowd Wednesday at the annual Paint The Capital City Green pep rally. (Photo by Rick Haye, Marshall University)

Marshall cheerleaders did their best to put the pep in Wednesday's rally.

Thundering Herd football Coach Mark Snyder spoke at the gathering.

New men's basketball Coach Donnie Jones also spoke Wednesday at Embassy Suites in Charleston.

CHARLESTON – Thundering Herd alumni, fans and friends stampeded into the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston on Wednesday to celebrate Marshall University athletics during the sold-out 10th Annual Paint the Capital City Green event.

The party, the nation's largest indoor pep rally for the university, featured a pep rally and tailgate spread with entertainment by Marco and the cheerleading squad, as well as music from members of the Marshall University Marching Thunder.

Fans also had the chance to meet MU President Stephen J. Kopp, football Coach Mark Snyder and other members of the university's coaching staff.

The event was sponsored by Friends of Coal and hosted by the Big Green Scholarship Foundation, the Marshall University Alumni Association, the Greater Kanawha Valley Alumni Club and the Charleston Quarterback Club. Event proceeds benefit the Big Green Scholarship Foundation and the Marshall University Alumni Association.

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