Evansville holds memorial service 25 years after crash

Updated: December 14, 2002, 6:59 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

You can't be the coach of Evansville without knowing about the crash. You can't represent the school, live in the close-knit Indiana community without feeling the pain.

You can't ignore the calamity of the event. It was unfathomable. And it's hard to believe it was 25 years ago.

"Yet, it almost appeared like it happened yesterday,'' Steve Merfeld said Saturday, one day after the school held a memorial service on the 25-year anniversary of the plane crash that killed all 29 members ...

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