OSU men's basketball to retire jersey No. 10 to honor victims of plane crash

by John Helsley Published: January 25, 2013

With Sunday marking the 12-year anniversary of the plane crash that killed 10 members of the Cowboy basketball program, OSU will “Remember The 10” this weekend.

Coincidentally, the Cowboys will be re-retiring No. 10.

The number, officially retired in a ceremony recognizing the 10th anniversary during a home game against Texas in 2011, was unwittingly given to freshman Phil Forte this season. Only recently did officials realize the mistake, which will result in Forte switching to No. 13.

OSU will observe a moment of silence before Saturday's noon game against West Virginia inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The library carillon will toll 10 times at 6:37 p.m. Sunday, recognizing the time of the crash that took the lives of Kendall Durfrey (radio engineer), Bjorn Fahlstrom (co-pilot), Nate Fleming (player), Will Hancock (media relations coordinator), Dan Lawson (player), Brian Luinstra (athletic trainer), Denver Mills (pilot), Pat Noyes (director of operations), Bill Teegins (radio play-by-play), and Jared Weiberg (student assistant).

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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