Fifty-six years ago this month, the sports world stopped.
On Nov. 14, 1970, 75 people, including 46 players and coaches on the Marshall University football team, were killed in one of the deadliest plane crashes in United States history. The plane was returning to Huntington, W.V., after the Thundering Herd's loss at East Carolina.
Over the last 46 years, victims of the crash and those who helped rebuild the football program have been honored countless times over, which will continue on Saturday when Marshall plays Middle Tennessee. They will wear special throwback helmet feature the same logo as the 1970 team.
— Marshall Equipment (@HerdEquipment) November 6, 2016