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 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.
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 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.
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…
"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.
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 (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.
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 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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.