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Marshall-ECU game date moved, will honor 1970 crash victims

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Published: Feb. 20, 2020 at 6:09 PM EST
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Marshall University's Thundering Herd football season will kick off the new football season a week early next fall.

Marshall will play at East Carolina on Aug. 29th to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plane crash tragedy.

The 1970 Thundering Herd team plane went down following a game with East Carolina on November 14th 1970 in one of the worst disasters in U.S. sports history.

The game will be nationally televised as part of the 50th anniversary year tributes.

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