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.