Iowa State Honors Oklahoma State Coaches

A sign is displayed in front of the Oklahoma State band during a moment of silence Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, honoring Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna who were killed Thursday in a plane crash, before an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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By James Steward

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State observed 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.

Oklahoma State spokesman Gavin Lang said the Cowboys didn't display a remembrance of the victims on their uniforms because they didn't have enough time to do so.

Cowboys football coach Mike Gundy said in a statement that the team is saddened by the deaths of Budke and Serna. Gundy said the school's coaches are all very close and pull for each other.

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