SAU mourns the death of two students

By Shelby Lawrence

Published 08/25 2014 06:38PM

Updated 08/25 2014 06:50PM

Students at Southern Arkansas University mourn the loss of a star football player and a former student.

 Both were shot at a party early Sunday morning.

It happened at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Magnolia.


Police say 23-year-old Brandon Hobdy and 24-year-old Wayne Payton were taken to the hospital where they later died.


Hobdy was a senior wide receiver for the mule-riders.


SAU athletics director Steve Browning says the team practiced as scheduled today and players are counting on each other for support.

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