Marshall-East Carolina postponed indefinitely due to pandemic

WOAY – Marshall football’s game at East Carolina has been postponed indefinitely, due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina.

Prior to the pandemic, the game was scheduled for early September, but was then moved to August 29 (Week Zero) to allow for a national television broadcast. Earlier this month, it was moved to September 12.

There were several activities planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Marshall plane crash. On November 14, 1970, the Thundering Herd was returning from a game at East Carolina when its charter flight crashed into a hillside near the Tri-State Airport. All 75 people on board died in the crash – five crew members and 70 passengers.

A potential make-up date is still being determined, and a decision has not yet been made on Marshall’s home game with Appalachian State, scheduled for September 19.

The Thundering Herd’s season opener vs. Eastern Kentucky is set for September 5, with a 1 PM kickoff. A limited number of fans will be able to attend.