The team is unbeaten, and it has a very strong connection to Marshall: its coach.
Gregg Marshall, Wichita State's head coach, was an assistant for the Thundering Herd from 1996-98 for Greg White.
There is, however, another tragic connection. Members of football teams from both schools were killed in plane crashes in 1970, just a month apart.
Playing for Asheville, Wilson played at Appalachian Power Park against the West Virginia Power on April 11, 2011. A second baseman that day, he went 2 for 4 as the No. 8 hitter. He was 0 for 4 the next evening and 1 for 3 the evening after.
Methinks he chose the right sport.
So here ya go.
Pepper is now 23 years old. He's leading the 5-13 Owls in scoring with a 17.9 average and is third in the American Athletic Conference, behind Louisville's Russ Smith and Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick.
Aaric Murray had 34 points for Texas Southern in a Monday victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Playing for ex-Indiana coach Mike Davis, Murray leads the team and Southwestern Conference in scoring with a 23.6 average. He's third in the league in rebounding, averaging 8.1.
Dan Jennings is now a senior at Long Beach State, where he averages 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds. He has 22 blocks on the season for the 7-12 Big West team.
Remember Volodymyr Gerun? He's now with Portland of the West Coast Conference. He has no starts in 19 games and is averaging 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds.
Pat Forsythe received a transfer waiver from the NCAA and is a sophomore center at Akron. He's started 17 of 19 games this season for the Zips and is averaging 5.5 points and four rebounds. The MAC team was 13-6 as of Tuesday.
Aaron Brown transferred to St. Joseph's, where he is sitting out with two years of eligibility left. Jabarie Hinds followed the path of former WVU transfers Jackie Rogers and Luke Bonner by moving to Massachusetts, where he'll have two years left.
The most interesting transfer to me, however, will be that of Keaton Miles, who will also have two years after transferring to Arkansas, where he'll play for coach Mike Anderson.
What former Dallas Cowboy is tied with two others for most career Super Bowl interceptions?
Answer: Wheeling native and ex-WVU standout Chuck Howley.
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