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Since 1898, Spot-bilt, the oldest division of the Hyde and Saucony footwear family, has focused exclusively on making athletic shoes for officials, coaches and players. In 1952, Hyde purchased the Illinois Athletic Shoe Company, makers of Spot-bilts, and continued the brand's long history of athletic shoe building. While some of the oldest football rivalries were played in Spot-bilt shoes, some of the most inspiring teams have also played in Spot-bilts, including the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team. On a fateful night in 1970, while traveling home on a plane from North Carolina, 75 members of Marshall's football team and coaching staff were killed in a plane crash. That story is now retold in We Are Marshall, a major motion picture from Warner Bros. (2006) that accurately outfits both the team's players and coaches in Spotbilt shoes. Spot-bilt also has a long history of individual sport greats, including professional players, coaches and officials who have written the sports history books in their Spot-bilts. They include NBA basketball legends Rick Robey, Lonnie Shelton and Clint Richardson, as well as former Yankees pitcher Ken Brett and former UCLA Coach John Wooden, who led the UCLA men's basketball team to 10 NCAA National Championships beginning in the mid 60's.