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Frank Masi/Warner Bros. Pictures Matthew McConaughey as Coach Jack Lengyel and Matthew Fox as Coach Red Dawson in "We Are Marshall" (2006).

MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia University played a key role in helping Marshall University rebuild its football program after a plane crash took the lives of 75 football players, coaches and community members in 1970, a report on the West Virginia University Library's site, www.libraries.wvu.edu, said.

WVU again played an important role in the retelling of the saga in the movie "We Are Marshall."

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