The college football media suffered a pair of tragic losses in recent weeks ahead of bowl games those reporters were likely to cover.

ESPN’s Edward Aschoff and Carley McCord, a sports reporter for New Orleans’ NBC affiliate WDSU, tragically died in the last month. Aschoff passed away following a bout with pneumonia, while McCord was one of several victims who died in a plane crash on the way to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. She was the daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger.

In the press boxes at the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl, media relations personnel prepared tributes to each person, with flowers and a press box seat reserved for Aschoff and McCord. It is a common practice done to honor media members, and often appreciated by their colleagues, such as ESPN’s Chris Fowler, who shared the gesture on Instagram.

Aschoff’s main service will be this Saturday in Atlanta. An additional memorial and celebration of life will be in Oxford, Mississippi on Jan. 18th.

McCord’s funeral will be Saturday at St. Jean Vianney Church in Baton Rouge. Visitation is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a funeral mass to follow.