Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

April 25, 2014

College briefs: Hokies, Herd host spring games Saturday

BLUEFIELD —  The Virginia Tech Hokies will host its annual Maroon and White spring game on Saturday at Lane Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. Admission is free, and it can be viewed on ESPN3. Among the many questions Virginia Tech is looking to answer, at least somewhat in the spring, is a replacement for departed quarterback Logan Thomas.

The Marshall Thundering Herd football team will be hosting its annual Green and White spring game on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. Admission is $5 apiece. Several former Marshall stars will be on hand, including Byron Leftwich and Chad Pennington. Marshall is considered among the favorites in Conference USA in the fall.

 Alyssa Morris is just a sophomore, but the Concord slugger is just home run away from tying the school record for career long balls for the Mountain Lions. Morris, who hit her eighth home run of the season and 17th of her career against Virginia-Wise on Thursday, pulling her within one of the career mark of 18 held by Ashley Jackson (2003-06) and Crystal Kestner (1999-00)

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