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Topic - Lane Stadium
Lane Stadium/Worsham Field is a stadium located in Blacksburg, Virginia. It is the home field of the Virginia Tech Hokies. It was rated the number one home field advantage in all of college football in 2005 by Rivals.comLane Stadium is located at the highest elevation of any Division I Football Bowl Series school stadium in the eastern United States, at 2057 feet above sea level.==History=====Beginning===In 1963, Stuart K. Cassell, namesake of Cassell Coliseum and a former school administrator, proposed building a larger stadium to replace Miles Stadium, a 17,000-seat stadium. Construction of Lane Stadium began in April 1964. It took a total of four years to complete construction. However, the first game in the new stadium was played in 1965, when VT beat William & Mary 9–7. At the game, only the west stands and center section of the east bleachers were completed. It wasn't until the summer of 1968 that construction was completed on Lane Stadium, with an official cost of $3.5 million. This brand new stadium seated 35,050 which featured a press box for guests, writers, stats crew-members, scouts and coaches. - Source: Wikipedia
The Terrapins' 27-24 victory over Virginia Tech was a season-salvaging event. Maryland had seen its 21-7 lead erased and overcame a pass interference call in overtime that led to a Hokies field goal when it appeared Virginia Tech would be held scoreless.
The loss damaged Virginia Tech's chance of playing for the ACC championship. The Hokies started the game knowing if they beat Maryland and then Virginia next week, and if Duke lost one of its three remaining games, they would win the Coastal Division and a spot in the championship game.
Weaver revealed in 2008 that he is battling Parkinson's disease, and in recent years and has undergone four back surgeries and a hip replacement. He says he's due to have both of his hips replaced in the near future.
The Hokies (6-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) rose three spots to No. 16 in their week off and will put their six-game winning streak on the line Saturday against the Blue Devils (5-2, 1-2) at Lane Stadium.
Tennessee and Virginia Tech will finally play a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway and expect to set a single-game football attendance record in what is being billed as the "Battle at Bristol."
The Panthers visit Lane Stadium this week as owners of a four-game winning streak against the Hokies. That includes last season's 35-17 shellacking at Pittsburgh that knocked the Hokies out of the top 25 and kept them out until this week.
Logan Thomas ran 2 yards for a touchdown and then ran for the 2-point conversion in the third overtime Saturday, as Virginia Tech overcame a sloppy performance and beat Marshall 29-21.
Saturday's game comes four days after the school marked the six-year anniversary of a shooting on campus that left 33 dead.
Previewing Saturday's D.C.-area college football.
Logan Thomas threw for two touchdowns — the second a 7-yarder to Randall Dunn in overtime — and ran for another score to help Virginia Tech keep its bowl hopes alive with a 30-23 comeback win over Boston College on Saturday.
By his own admission, Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer can't pinpoint one primary weakness that has held back the Hokies' sputtering offense this season.
Previewing this weekend's college football action.
A week ago, Pittsburgh was tougher than Virginia Tech. Logan Thomas wasn't going to let it happen again. Instead of ducking out of bounds at the end of an otherwise irrelevant 3-yard run in the second quarter, the Hokies' junior quarterback lowered his shoulder and barreled over Bowling Green defensive end Charlie Walker.
Jeff Williams wasn't turning off the TV. The Giles High School football coach and 1989 Virginia Tech graduate wanted to see the end of Virginia Tech's Monday night game against Georgia Tech. He wanted to see his alma mater pull out a key victory.
Virginia Tech's offense underwent an offseason transformation. Longtime receiving stalwarts Jarrett Boykin and Danny Coale graduated. Four offensive linemen departed. Tailback David Wilson turned pro and was selected at the end of the NFL Draft's first round.