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Football Set to Host Spring Game on Saturday

April 12, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty will conclude its spring practice slate on Saturday with its annual spring football game at 1 p.m., inside Williams Stadium.

Liberty will conclude its spring practice slate on Saturday with its annual spring football game at 1 p.m., inside Williams Stadium.

Liberty has four spring practice workouts remaining this week, culminating with its annual spring football game on Saturday afternoon, inside Williams Stadium.

Kickoff for the game is slated for 1 p.m., and the gate will open at 11:30 a.m. Due to the Williams Stadium expansion project, all spring football game activities will take place on the east side of the stadium (student side).

General public access to the stadium will be through the east gate (student gate), and fans are encouraged to park in the LaHaye Ice Center and Liberty Bookstore parking lots for the easiest access to the stadium.

LU Dining/Sodexho will be providing "lunch on the grounds" for all Liberty University students. The box lunch will be free to all students who are on a LU meal plan. For those not on the LU meal plan, including the general public, the box lunch can be purchased for $5.

The Liberty University Flames Club will be holding a catered meal inside of Williams Stadium for all current Flames Club members. The meal will be open to all current Flames Club members and will be located in the Flames Club tents that will be stationed in a private area on the east side of the stadium behind the concession stands.

Kickoff for the controlled scrimmage is slated for 1 p.m., which will pit Liberty's blue-clad defenders against its white-jerseyed offensive players. A unique scoring system will be used to determine a "winner" on the day.

The offense will receive points for first downs, extra points, two-point conversions, field goals and touchdowns. The defense can make its mark on the scoreboard by virtue of stops on downs, missed field goals, fourth-down stops, sacks, two-point conversion stops, takeaways, three-and-out series and touchdowns.

At halftime, Liberty will be honoring its 22-member senior class from the 2009 team, the winningest senior class in program history, who helped Liberty to three-straight Big South titles. During the break, Liberty will also name its Samkon Gado Award (most improved) and Luke 2:52 Award (whole-person development) winners, as well as head coach Danny Rocco's captains for 2010.

Following the annual spring game, Flames fans will be encouraged to make the trek over the hill toward Worthington Stadium, where the baseball team will be hosting VMI in the middle game of its weekend Big South series.

VMI and Liberty are two of the top teams in the Big South Conference, sitting in second and third, respectively. Both teams are coming off league sweeps last weekend. VMI, who is currently ranked No. 26 in the latest Collegiate Baseball national poll, is 28-5 on the season and 10-2 in Big South play. Liberty enters this week on a four-game winning streak and is 21-9 on the year and 6-3 in conference action.
First pitch for the contest is slated for 4 p.m.

Annual Spring Football Game Activities
10:00 – Tailgating parking lots open (Liberty Bookstore and LaHaye Ice Center parking lots)
11:30 – Kidz Zone open
11:30 – Lunch on stadium grounds (Free to LU meal-plan students ... $5 general public)
12:00 – Flames Club pre-game dinner
1:00 – Annual Spring Game Kickoff
Halftime – Annual Football Awards
Samkon Gado and Luke 2:52 awards and Team Captain announcement
4:00 – Baseball vs. No. 26 VMI