Two days after Marshall's football players donned special "75" helmets on the anniversary of the 1970 plane crash, the school announced it would use them the remainder of the season.The Thundering Herd wore the helmets in their 45-34 victory at Tulsa, the first time MU played a road game on Nov. 14 since the crash on that date 43 years ago. Athletic director Mike Hamrick said he was lobbied to keep the "75" logo, which appeared on the left side with the traditional block "M" on the right."Members of the team approached me, Coach [Doc] Holliday and our administration and asked if they could continue this tribute after playing the first Nov. 14 road game since the 1970 plane crash," Hamrick said. "I think this is an excellent idea, because it shows how important the history of our program is to our student-athletes."Marshall returns to action Saturday at Florida International. Kickoff time is at 6 p.m., with the game airing on Fox College Sports Central. nn
UC BASKETBALL: The University of Charleston men's team defeated Shaw University 66-61 Saturday in Raleigh, N.C.Denzel Douglas led UC (2-0) with 12 points and four assists while Tino DiTrapano chipped in 12 points off the bench.For the Bears, Curtis Hines, Andre Paulk and Jeffery LeGree scored 14 points each. The UC women defeated Clarion 74-55 Saturday at the Clarion Classic in Clarion, Pa.
UC junior guard LeAnne Ross poured in a game-high 22 points, connecting on six of her seven 3-point attempts. Junior guard Nichole Perry added 16 points and seven rebounds. nn
WVU WOMEN: The West Virginia women's basketball team defeated Washington State 88-66 behind senior center Asya Bussie's game-high 25 points in the second round of the Bank of Hawaii Wahine Rainbow Classic Saturday.WVU (2-1) began tournament play with an 86-56 victory over Ole Miss Friday and will face Hawaii at 10 tonight. The No. 24-ranked WVU cross country team received an at-large bid for the NCAA cross country championships set for Nov. 23 in Terra Haute, Ind. WVU finished fourth in the Mid-Atlantic Region last week and was one of two teams to qualify from the Big 12.nn
SCOTT MEET AND GREET: Scott High School will host a "Meet the Skyhawks" night at 7 p.m. Friday in the Scott High gymnasium. The event will showcase the varsity and junior varsity boys and girls basketball teams and cheerleading squads and include a 3-point and dunk competitions. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for adults, with proceeds going to help purchase a new public-address system for the gym.