Carley McCord, sports reporter killed in plane crash, honored at Sugar Bowl

A seat was saved for late sports reporter Carley McCord at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Wednesday. 

McCord, 30, was one of five people killed in a plane crash in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday while she was en route to the Peach Bowl between LSU and Oklahoma in Atlanta. The Louisiana native worked as a reporter for local NBC affiliate WDSU as well as an in-game host for the New Orleans Pelicans. 

The Sugar Bowl, which is held annually in New Orleans’s Mercedes-Benz Superdome, paid tribute to McCord by reserving a spot for her in the press box that included a vase of yellow roses and a card featuring her name. 

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