OSU Cowboys

NewsOK | BLOGS

Tulsa-Marshall football game time moved to commemorate 1970 tragedy

by Erik Horne Published: November 14, 2013
Advertisement
;
Tulsa's Trey Watts (22) breaks away from East Carolina's Chip Thompson (1) for a gain during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Greenville, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Tulsa's Trey Watts (22) breaks away from East Carolina's Chip Thompson (1) for a gain during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Greenville, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

The University of Tulsa in coordination with Marshall has moved the time of its football kickoff tonight one minute.

The original kickoff time of 6:35 p.m. has been moved to 6:36 p.m. The change in time is to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the Nov. 14, 1970 Marshall football team plane crash.

On Nov. 14, 1970, at 7:36 p.m. (ET)/6:36 p.m. (CT), 75 people died in the worst sports related air tragedy in U.S. history, when a Southern Airways DC-9 crashed into a hillside on final approach to Tri-State Airport near Huntington, W. Va. The victims included 37 Marshall University football players, eight coaches and administrators, 25 fans and a flight crew of five. No one survived this horrific disaster.

In addition, a moment of silence will take place prior to the National Anthem at Thursday night’s game. The Marshall football team will wear the number 75 on its helmets in memory of the plane crash victims.

The Tulsa-Marshall game will be televised on Fox Sports 1 with the broadcast beginning at 6:30 p.m.


by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    A really bad time to take a selfie
  2. 2
    Where have all the pirates gone?
  3. 3
    Four-Time Deportee Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Young Girl In Texas
  4. 4
    Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi formerly a U.S. captive - Washington Times
  5. 5
    9-year-old girl dies from brain-eating amoeba after swimming
+ show more