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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
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.
J.C. Coleman didn't wait to hear from the trainers or coaches. After suffering a fracture in his right hand during practice Friday, Coleman made it clear he'd be available to participate full speed in Saturday's Virginia Tech football scrimmage at Lane Stadium.
Virginia Tech is in talks with Old Dominion about playing a football series, Hokies athletic director Jim Weaver said Friday, though the two sides do not have a contract or dates yet.
Kyle Fuller knows about the history of "Beamer Ball," the way Frank Beamer's Virginia Tech teams used to turn the tide of football games with blocked kicks and big returns.
Veteran players lamented the lost opportunity to perform for fans. Coaches complained of missed evaluation time, especially for the backups. But Saturday's cancelation of the annual Virginia Tech spring football game because of storms apparently did little to dampen recruits' enthusiasm for the Hokies' program.
Demitri Knowles apparently was one of the last Hokies to find out. Told that the maroon team, for which he'll be a wide receiver, will start Saturday's annual Virginia Tech football spring game at Lane Stadium down 21 points, the redshirt freshman was taken aback.
Virginia Tech's offensive football coaches have repeatedly called their unit a work in progress this spring and insisted the players are doing the work to improve.
Virginia Tech believes its defensive linemen can be giants. Or at least play like them.