Iowa State to honor Oklahoma State coaches
Friday, November 18, 2011
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State will hold a moment of silence before Friday night's football game with No. 2 Oklahoma State to honor Cowboys women's basketball coach Kurt Budke, assistant Miranda Serna and two others killed in a plane crash.
Budke, Serna, 82-year-old pilot Olin Branstetter and his 79-year-old wife, Paula, died Thursday when their single-engine plane crashed during a recruiting trip in Arkansas.
Cowboys football coach Mike Gundy says in a statement that the team is saddened by the deaths of Budke and Serna. Gundy says that Oklahoma State's coaches are all very close and pull for each other, adding that Budke and Serna always had encouraging words for them.
Iowa State says it also will hold moments of silence Sunday before its men's and women's home basketball games.