Marshall Tribute

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

(AP) - Marshall's football team will wear the number 75 on its helmets at its next game in memory of the victims of the 1970 team's plane crash.

Marshall (6-3, 4-1 Conference USA) plays at Tulsa (2-7, 1-4) on Thursday night.

The Thundering Herd will have the usual "block M" on the right side of their helmets and a green 75 on the left.

Thursday is the anniversary of the Nov. 14, 1970 crash just short of Tri-State Airport near Huntington. The team plane was returning from a game at East Carolina. The crash killed 75 people.

Thursday's game marks the first road contest for Marshall on the plane crash's anniversary.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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