Names In The Game
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) _ Twenty-two years after its football team was wiped out in a plane crash, Marshall University paid tribute with a ceremony and wreath-laying.
On Nov. 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed near Tri-State Airport, killing all 75 players, coaches, students, fans, administrators and crew members aboard.
Several family members and friends were among 200 people who gathered Saturday at Memorial Fountain, which was built in the victims’ honor.
″This is something that is important. It’s something we will never forget,″ said Lou Peake, 46, of Huntington.
Peake, a student trainer for the ill-fated team, was to have been aboard for the trip to East Carolina University, but he swapped the assignment with fellow trainer Donald Tackett Jr.
Tackett, of Delbarton, died in the crash. It was left to Peake to take team medical records to the crash scene to help identify the plane’s passengers.
Peake is president of the Marshall Alumni Association.
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) - Former Syracuse quarterback Don McPherson has earned a reputation for thriving on pressure in the CFL.
″You can tell by the outcome of today’s game I like pressure,″ McPherson said after he rallied the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a 29-28 victory over Ottawa Rough in the Eastern Division semifinal Sunday. ″To me, it’s the best time to play football.″
Hamilton trailed 21-13 with 11 minutes to go when MacPherson replaced starter Damon Allen. Ottawa increased its lead to 28-13 before MacPherson threw two touchdown passes and set up Paul Osbaldiston’s game-winning field goal with 11 seconds to go.
″Everyone gets real tight, that’s when I get more comfortable,″ he said. ″I throw the ball better when I’m comfortable, when I’m calm, and I’m calm when there’s more pressure on me.″
BERLIN (AP) - Eric Wynalda scored two goals and moved into second place in scoring in the German Bundesliga as Saarbruecken beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 5-2 on Saturday.
Wynalda, a 23-year-old from Westlake, Calif., scored in the 22nd and 26th minutes of the first half, giving him eight for the season. That’s one less than Anthony Yeboah, the Ghanan international player on Eintracht Frabkfurt.