Marshall University: Ashes to Glory
This Emmy-winning 2000 documentary, now out on DVD, looks at the 1970 plane
crash that killed 36 members of the Marshall football team and how its young
coach, Jack Lengyel (played by Matthew McConaughey in the upcoming movie We Are
Marshall) rebuilt the program.
No. 5 Ohio State
at No. 2 North Carolina
No, the Freshman Fifteen isn't the number of college hoops rookies who will
play in this game, but it's close. The Tar Heels and Buckeyes have the
country's two best freshman classes. Carolina's top newbie is swingman Brandan
Wright (14.3 points per game). The leader of Ohio State's so-called Thad Five,
the talented quintet recruited by coach Thad Matta, is point guard Mike Conley,
who is keeping the Buckeyes afloat until Greg Oden returns from wrist surgery
in January. ESPN 9 p.m.