We Are Marshall

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The upcoming film "We are Marshall" tells a story that we felt you should be aware of - a story that we believe will resonate with fans of college athletics. It deals with the impact that sports has on all of our lives. It is what Rivals.com is about on many levels.

The movie tells the true story of how the town of Huntington, W. Va., dealt with great loss and devastation following the worst sports disaster in the history of the United States.

This isn't necessarily a football story. It's about getting back up when you've been knocked down, dusting yourself off and pushing forward through adversity.

It's a story about perseverance, one to which we can all relate.

Rivals.com Exclusive In-Depth Coverage:
Marshall crash still looms after 36 years
Reconstructing a team and a community
Dawson bridged gap from tragedy to rebirth
Bobby Bowden: Tragedy hit close to home for WVU coach
A film trying to capture the grief of a town
Marshall crash hits home for Huntington families
Marshall tragedy: What would happen today?
Unborn son inherits father's legacy
Safety makes final game a special one
Mother's intuition saves a life
Xavier found no silver lining in Marshall loss
College sports' most devastating tragedies
Yahoo! Sports: Dawson works though the pain

1-on-1 with Ashley Russell:
We Are Marshall Director McG
Matthew McConaughey
Matthew Fox
Kate Mara

More Rivals.com Exclusives:
Marshall rebuilds in wake of tragedy
Former Marshall QB Reggie Oliver

Anniversary Ceremony,
Nov. 14, 2006

Former assistant coach Red Dawson
We Are Marshall director McG

MORE MULTIMEDIA
Rivals Radio:
Former Marshall assistant Red Dawson
Current Marshall coach Mark Snyder

Photo Gallery:
Triumph Over Tragedy at Marshall

Earlier this month, the Scholar Athlete Awards, presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and Rivals.com, were given to six high school seniors from across the nation who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in athletics, academics and community service. A key component of the selection process was an essay in which applicants were asked to describe how participation in sports has helped them succeed in school and in life. In addition to receiving college scholarships, the winners were the guests of Warner Bros. Pictures at the Dec. 14 Hollywood premiere of "We Are Marshall."

Contest Winners

National Winner: David Rasicci, Weirton, W.Va.
Regional Winners:
Northeast: Ashley White, Thurmont, Md.
Southeast: Marshall Overton, Greensboro, N.C.
Midwest: Jessica Dick, Romulus, Mich.
Heartland: Chad Bauman, Spring, Texas
West: Paul Jones, Nyssa, Ore.


 

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