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Marshall University History - November 14, 1970

Since this site is sorta the unofficial CUSA meeting grounds on SB Nation, I thought I'd post a little bit of information about November 14, 1970 and what it means for Marshall University and East Carolina University.

Today, we remember the 75 players, coaches, school administrators, fans and crew of Southern Airways Flight 932 that lost their lives in a plane crash on a hillside near Tri-State Airport on a foggy, rainy night 42 years ago. The Herd was on its way home from Greenville, NC after playing ECU earlier in the day.

From the ashes rose a football program that would become the winningest college football program of the 1990's. Two NCAA Division I-AA National Championships, 7 Bowl Championships, 12 conference championships and 3 Heisman Trophy candidates later, Marshall University still plays every game for the 75 lost that night.

There is nothing like November 14 to ground me and remind me that it's not about the wins or losses on our record any given year, but it's just about playing the game every week and honoring those no longer with us.

If anyone is looking for more information or would just like to browse pictures, articles, etc., this link is a really great location to go:

http://media.herald-dispatch.com/mucrash/index.php

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