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WSU marks anniversary of fatal crash

Published on -10/2/2013, 2:21 PM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- About 200 people attended a ceremony in Wichita to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the fatal Wichita State football plane crash.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/19YRMeD ) the ceremony Wednesday was led by WSU president John Bardo. The names of 31 people killed in the crash in Colorado were also read aloud. The victims included crew members, 14 players, their coach and athletic director.

Also attending the anniversary service were crash survivors and other members of the 1970 Shockers, who picked up the pieces from the Oct. 2, 1970, tragedy and resumed the season two weeks later in Arkansas. Many wore black shirts embroidered with the Shocker helmet of the era and the phrase, "Still a team."

The current Shocker baseball team and coaching staff, dressed in black, stood behind them.

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