Kurt Budke 50, Oklahoma State women's basketball coach and assistant Miranda Serna die in plane crash.

Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna died during a recruiting trip Thursday when their small plane crashed in Perry County, Ark. The pilot and the only other passenger aboard the plane also were killed.

Oklahoma State has canceled the two games its women's basketball team was supposed to host against Grambling State on Saturday and Texas-Arlington on Sunday. Associate head coach Jim Littell will take over as interim head coach whenever the school decides to resume its season.

No school should have to endure a tragedy of this nature, but it's especially unfair that it's happening at Oklahoma State again. One of the school's three charter planes traveling back from a men's basketball game at Colorado crashed in 2001, killing 10 members of the Cowboys' traveling party including freshman guard Nate Fleming and junior guard Dan Lawson.