Edward Aschoff, Carley McCord receive honorary spots in press box
There will be a hint of emotion in the press box Monday night as the College Football Playoff honors two late journalists.
ESPN’s Edward Aschoff died of pneumonia on Dec. 24. New Orleans-area sports reporter Carley McCord died in a plane crash on Dec. 28. Both were honored with seats in the press box during Monday night’s title game.
Two seats in the Superdome press box tonight have been reserved in memory of Carley McCord and Edward Aschoff.
Aschoff, 34, died on Dec. 24 after a bout with pneumonia. McCord, 30, died on Dec. 28 in a plane accident.
Both were widely respected and adored sports journalists. pic.twitter.com/FaMW3572zx
— Amie Just (@Amie_Just) January 13, 2020
Aschoff was a college football reporter for ESPN who was on his way up at the network. He passed away on his 34th birthday.
McCord’s death came as a shock to the LSU family. ESPN aired a feature that demonstrated just what she meant to the program.
As their team plays for a title, the LSU family also mourns.
Win or lose, Carley McCord’s spirit lives on. pic.twitter.com/2nSkh5ZzOK
— ESPN (@espn) January 14, 2020
While sad to think about their deaths, it’s a very nice touch to honor these journalists at a game they both would have been deeply invested in.