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November 14, 1970 ... Remembered

Memorial of the 1970 Marshall University Football Team Plane Crash

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Jeff Nathan was a junior from Parkersburg, West Virginia, who served as sports editor for The Parthenon, Marshall University's student newspaper. His column appeared as "Hoof Beats." Jeff loved being a reporter, often turning in six or more stories week. He was an optimist about the Thundering Herd. He'd predicted a win for almost every game and when he didn't, he'd write “I hope I'm wrong.” The East Carolina game would have been Hoof Beats' thirtieth story; the Parthenon left his column blank except for the number 30, the journalistic tag for "end of story".

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