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.
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.
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.
Some "We Are Marshall" actors attended the annual memorial service on Nov. 14, 2006. Keith-Albee green carpet premiere tickets went on sale Nov. 13, 2006. General movie premiere tickets went on sale Nov. 27, 2006.
Members of the Marshall community gather at the Marshall Memorial Fountain Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, during a ceremony honoring the 35th anniversary of the deaths of 75 Marshall football players, coaches, staff, supporters and crew who died in a plane crash near the Huntington Tri-State airport.
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.
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.
Actor Matthew Fox speaks about his portrayal of former Marshall assistant coach Red Dawson in the movie "We Are Marshall" during a news conference Friday, April 7, 2006, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington.
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.
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.
Listed No. 2 as Marshall's all-time top passer behind Chad Pennington is the player who followed him in the lineup -- Byron Leftwich. He was a first round NFL draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003. In 2007, he played three games with the Atlanta Falcons. In August 2008, he signed wi…
Marshall basketball player Mark Patton portrays a 1971 Marshall player asked to join the football team following the 1970 plane crash that claimed the lives of 75 community members including the football team. These scenes for "We Are Marshall" were filmed Tuesday, April 4, 2006, near Twin T…
"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.
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.