Marshall University: Ashes to Glory

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Released 2000

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In one of the greatest and most inspiring comeback stories of all time, MARSHALL UNIVERSITY: ASHES TO GLORY chronicles how a grief-stricken football team rose from unfathomable ruin and despair to achieve one of the most remarkable and triumphant victories in the history of sports. It was the fall of 1970 when a chartered plane carrying Marshall University's Thundering Herd football team, coaches, and leading supporters across West Virginia crashed, leaving no survivors. In the face of crushing heartbreak, a young coach named Jack Lengyel took over the devastated program. Honoring the memories of those who died, Lengyel and the five players who were not on the doomed flight found the strength and courage to patch together a ragtag team that would overcome the odds and triumph despite catastrophe. Featuring recently found footage of the era and exclusive interviews with those close to the tragedy, ASHES TO GLORY captures the gut-wrenching emotion that afflicted an entire nation, and heralds the heroic comeback that brought Marshall back to life.moreless
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