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OSU Family Remembers the Ten

Several Cowboys and friends share thoughts and memories from that tragic day 20 years ago.




Today marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of 10 members of the Oklahoma State family. Several Cowboys, friends and family members have shared their thoughts and memories of the event, and these are some of the best and most memorable.

Let’s start with a family member of one of those victims.

Andie Hancock, the daughter of OSU media relations coordinator Will Hancock, wrote this poignant piece for the Tulsa World. I challenge anyone to read this and not be moved.

After the crash, the university made a promise: โ€œWe Will Remember.โ€ In the past two decades, people have made good on that promise every year without fail. This week, I know in the midst of all the pain my family and I will feel, countless people will reach out and help us through with their kindness, just as they have every year. And when the Pokes play Arkansas this weekend and everyone in Gallagher-Iba takes a moment of silence before the game, students will be upholding an oath made before many of them were even born. To me, a daughter who knows her dad only through the memories of others, it will always mean the world. [Tulsa World]

OSU’s Deputy Director of Athletics Chad Weiberg’s brother Jared was one of those Ten. He reflected on the tragic event and how much OSU lived up to that promise.

Mike Boynton was not yet a part of the OSU family but has embraced the importance of remembrance.

Scott Sutton was a few years removed from his playing career at OSU and was already the head coach at Oral Roberts when the plane crash occurred. And he, no doubt, saw the toll it took on his father.

Marshall Scott wrote about OSU wrestling head coach John Smith and his memories of the event. Here’s some video from Smith.

And a slew of other Cowboys (and others) shared their thoughts on social media.

Click this tweet and check out Doug’s full thread on each of the victims. Great stuff.

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