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1970 Marshall University Football Team
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On the night of November 14, 1970, a Southern Airways DC-9 approached a foggy and rainy Tri-State Airport in Wayne County. The airliner slammed into a hillside just short of the runway and burst into flames. All 75 passengers were killed.

On board were nearly the entire Marshall University football team along with the head coach, athletic director, and 36 other fans, coaches, announcers, and crew members. It is still the deadliest sports-related air disaster in U.S. history.

Marshall Stadium Fire
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Officials say a fire that damaged electrical wiring at Marshall University's football stadium in West Virginia has been ruled arson.

The Herald-Dispatch reports state Fire Marshal's spokesman Tim Chastain says they're offering a $5,000 reward to those with information leading to an arrest in connection with the Sunday night fire at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Author J.D. Vance Discusses "Hillbilly Elegy"

Sep 2, 2016
West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly talks with author J. D. Vance.  His new bestseller is Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis and the quartet Darlingside is along with our Mountain Stage song of the week. 

That's on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

On West Virginia Morning, Clark Davis begins a look at the teams as college football season kicks on this weekend.  And Jessica Lilly, the host of Inside Appalachia talks with Mountain Stage host and artistic director Larry Groce about Appalachian music…along with our Mountain Stage song of the week.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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Former Marshall University football standout and assistant coach Phil Ratliff passed away on Sunday.

The Charlotte 49ers, where Ratliff has been coaching the past three years, made the announcement Sunday afternoon.

Herdzone.com

According to the Huntington Herald-Dispatch Marshall University running back Steward Butler was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with two counts of battery. 

Butler turned himself in Wednesday morning. The criminal complaint against Butler says on April 5th moments after witnessing two men kiss, Butler exited a passing vehicle and shouted derogatory comments toward the men before striking the face of both victims with a closed fist. One of the victims captured the incident on video.

Thundering Herd Plays Boca Raton Bowl Tonight

Dec 23, 2014
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Marshall University's Thundering Herd faces the Northern Illinois University Huskies in a Bowl game tonight.  Kick off is at 6:00 at the Florida Atlantic University Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. The game will be shown on ESPN.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, U.S. Senate candidates Shelley Moore Capito and Natalie Tennant speak to the state's Chamber of Commerce, Clark Davis has a preview of WVU and Marshall’s football openers tomorrow and in Pennsylvania Glynis Board reports from the famous Frank Lloyd Wright home in Falling water.

West Virginia Morning
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A report about The Block, a historical district in Charleston once the heart of the city’s African-American community and more state history from Hinton in Summers County.  From Wheeling,  a report on a community garden specifically designed to be tended by the visually impaired and Marshall University's football team is expected to do well this season. 

Marshall Football Receiving High Praise

Jul 25, 2014
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Marshall University Football is coming off a 10-4 season that has expectations through the roof for the upcoming season.

Before fall even starts Marshall’s football team is receiving more hype than it has in quite a while. Last season saw the Herd challenge for its first Conference USA championship after winning the east division. Marshall traveled to Rice for the conference championship, but fell to the Owls 41-24. The loss was just the second all year against a conference team, the other a loss to Middle Tennessee State.

West Virginia Morning
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Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power are asking the state Public Service Commission to approve a 17 percent rate hike for their West Virginia customers. Gov. Tomblin appoints a new head to the state School Building authority. A Marshall University player uses his failure to be drafted in the National Football League as motivation to make it in the pros in Canada and a southern West Virginia educators is teaching her students about the important connection between clean watersheds and clean drinking water.

Marshall’s Bazzie Playing Pro Football in Canada

Jun 30, 2014
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One Marshall University football player has found a unique route to a professional career.

West Virginia Morning
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Taking into consideration dermal and inhalation exposures, as well as ingestion, WV TAP researchers offer a screening level for MCHM eight times as stringent as the CDC's--still yet, they say levels of the chemical in the water below the federal agency's screening level is "safe." Mine safety professors have joined Sen. Joe Manchin in saying they were misrepresented by Don Blankenship's film Upper Big Branch - Never Again. A Marshall County high school senior wins a scholarship by creating a business plan to sell mushrooms.