FYI, the flight carrying the Marshall men’s basketball team back to Huntington had to make an emergency landing Sunday morning.
The team departed its Tulsa hotel at 4:15 a.m. and had a 6:30 a.m. flight out of Tulsa bound for Atlanta, but the plane immediately had directional issues and had to make an emergency landing in Memphis.
Obviously, finding a flight that could accommodate and entire basketball team, coaching staff, trainers, etc., is difficult, so Marshall decided to travel from Memphis to Huntington by land (for the second consecutive Sunday, too).
The issues were compounded by the fact that the staff could not find a bus, so the Herd is on its way back to Huntington in six Town & Country vans. Coach Tom Herrion is driving the lead van.
Marshall lost at Tulsa, 79-70, on Saturday night and will leave for Orlando on Tuesday for a Wednesday night matchup at UCF.
Marshall Athletic Director Mike Hamrick was also on the flight back from Tulsa, but he found another flight back to Huntington.