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Oklahoma State University students, faculty and staff will gather Monday to remember two women's basketball coaches and two others who died when their airplane crashed into a wooded hillside in central Arkansas.
Kurt Budke's success coaching Oklahoma State University's women's basketball team was a testament to his work ethic and tireless preparation, but the women who played for him said it was the sense of family he fostered that they'll remember most.
Oklahoma State University officials will examine the school's travel policy in the wake of a plane crash that killed women's basketball coach Kurt Budke, an assistant coach and two other people in central Arkansas, a spokesman said Sunday.
It had been 10 years and 10 months since the plane crash that killed 10 people associated with Oklahoma State's men's basketball program _ long enough for the healing to begin but recent enough to rush old memories to the surface when news of another plane crash broke.
Federal investigators said Saturday that weather likely wasn't a factor in the plane crash that killed two Oklahoma State women's basketball coaches this week in Arkansas.
Oklahoma State's president is calling on the campus to pull together as a family as the university grieves the loss of the women's basketball team's head coach and his assistant.
Kurt Budke believed in Oklahoma State when no one else did, and he wasn't afraid to show it.
Oklahoma State University women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna were killed when the single-engine plane they were riding in during a recruiting trip crashed near a wildlife management area in central Arkansas.
Kurt Budke turned Oklahoma State's women's basketball team into a winner and hoped he'd found the place where he'd coach until he retired. Miranda Serna had passed up opportunities to leave his side, staying loyal to the man whom she had helped to win a junior college national championship and then rebuild a big-time college program.