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.
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…
"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 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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
Marshall University (white jerseys) lost to Morehead State (dark jerseys) 6-29 in the season opener Sept. 18, 1971, at Morehead. The 1971 team had a 2-8 record under coach Jack Lengyel. Team captain was Nate Ruffin.
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.
The 42nd annual Marshall University Memorial Fountain Ceremony is conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the Memorial Student Center Plaza in Huntington. The annual memorial service honors the 75 victims of the 1970 Marshall plane crash.
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.
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…
Marshall University holds its 45th Annual Memorial Fountain Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at the Marshall Memorial Student Center Plaza in Huntington. The service honors the 75 lives lost in the 1970 plane crash.
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.