Friday, November 18, 2011

A horrible day for Oklahoma State

Because it involved a women's basketball coach and a team not in a major media market, the death of Oklahoma State's coach Kurt Budke and three others won't generate the kind of media attention that it would have if higher profile coaches had been involved.

Nevertheless, as the Associated Press reports, today is an awful day for Oklahoma State because of a plane crash that took four lives.
Kurt Budke and Miranda Serna died in the accident Thursday afternoon in the Winona Wildlife Management Area near Perryville, about 45 miles west of Little Rock.
The pilot, 82-year-old former Oklahoma state Sen. Olin Branstetter, and his 79-year-old wife, Paula, also died when the plane spiraled out of control and nosedived into the forest.
There were no survivors.
"This is our worst nightmare. The entire OSU family is very close, very close indeed," OSU President Burns Hargis said at a news conference. "To lose anyone, especially these two individuals who are incredible life forces in our family, it is worse beyond words."
FOX Sports provides additional video from Stillwater, OK.

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