We Are Marshall

That phrase haunts NCAA college tongues since 1970.  That was the year that at 7:36 pm on November 14, 1970, the aircraft carrying the Marshall University football team crashed into a hill just short of the Tri-State Airport, killing all 75 people on board. 37 members of the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team, eight members of the coaching staff, 25 boosters, and 5 flight crew members. The team was returning home after a 17–14 loss to the East Carolina Pirates in Greenville, North Carolina.

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The accident is considered the worst air disaster in American sports history.

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Last night on the 43rd Anniversary of that tragic event, the Thundering Herd honored that team by wearing commemorative helmets in a game where they traveled to take on Tulsa. Marshall won 45-34.

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