On Nov. 14, 1970, a plane carrying 75 people including Marshall's football team, coaches, staff, community members and flight crew crashed near the Huntington Tri-State Airport on a return trip following the Thundering Herd's game against East Carolina. All on board were killed.
Chad Pennington started at Marshall University as a quarterback in 1995. Since then, he has gone on to the NFL and played for the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins. Still, he finds time to come back to Huntington, which has benefited from donations from his 1st and 10 Foundation.
The 43rd Annual Marshall University Memorial Fountain Ceremony is held on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at the Memorial Student Center Plaza in Huntington. The annual memorial service honors the 75 victims of the 1970 Marshall plane crash.
"We Are Marshall" depicts the fight to maintain Marshall's football program following the 1970 plane crash that claimed 75 lives including Marshall football players, coaches, community members and flight crew.
Marshall University hosted a ceremony on Nov. 14, 2006, honoring the 36th anniversary of the deaths of 75 Marshall football players, coaches, staff, supporters and crew who died in a plane crash in 1970 while returning from a football game in Greenville, N.C.
Hundreds gathered around the Marshall University Memorial Fountain on Saturday in honor of the 75 lives lost in the 1970 plane crash.Saturday marked the 39th anniversary of the tragedy that killed most of Marshall’s football team.
"We Are Marshall" used several Marshall students as extras. In this scene, the students gather outside Morrow Library while actor Anthony Mackie attempts to convince the university's board to keep the football program. The scene incorporates the "We Are ... Marshall" chant.
Marshall University, with the help of several public officials and community members, rededciated the Memorial Fountain at the Memorial Student Center on April 9. The fountain received an upgrade earlier this year. The ceremony including turning the fountain on for the year.
Members of the 1971 Young Thundering Herd football team in town for the movie premiere gather Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, to have a group photograph taken at Gino's Pub, where the old Fairfield Stadium scoreboard was erected in the parking lot. The scoreboard shows the score of the Xavier game th…
A memorial service was conducted Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, honoring the 75 people who died on Nov. 14, 1970, when the plane carrying Marshall football players, coaches, staff, supporters and flight crew crashed into a mountain near the Huntington Tri-State airport.
Marshall University honors the 75 lives lost in the 1970 plane crash tragedy during the 48th Annual Memorial Service on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at the Memorial Fountain on the Memorial Student Center Plaza in Huntington, W.Va.
Actor Matthew McConaughey as former Marshall University Head Football Coach Jack Lengyel on Merrill Avenue Wednesday, April 19, 2006, during filming of "We Are Marshall." In this scene, Lengyel (McConaughey) steps outside to pick up the morning paper as he is greeted by cheering fans headin…
August 24, 1971: The Young Thundering Herd's first day of practice in pads -- three weeks before its season opener at Morehead State. Because the young squad was undermanned, contact drills were conducted lightly to avoid injury.
Marshall University (dark jerseys) beat Morehead State (white jerseys) 17-7 in the season opener Sept. 19, 1970, at Fairfield Stadium. The 1970 team had a 3-6 record under coach Rick Tolley. Team captain was Dave Griffith.