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WVU, Marshall bring spring practice to Greenbrier

Charleston Daily Mail photo by Tom Hindman Former Marshall standout Chad Pennington, former WVU standout Anthony Becht, WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen, WVU athletic director Shane Lyons and Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick listen as The Greenbrier’s Jim Justice speaks at a Monday news conference in White Sulphur Springs.
Charleston Daily Mail photo by Tom Hindman
Former Marshall standout Chad Pennington, former WVU standout Anthony Becht, WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen, WVU athletic director Shane Lyons and Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick listen as The Greenbrier’s Jim Justice speaks at a Monday news conference in White Sulphur Springs.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The West Virginia University and Marshall University football teams both will inhabit the AdvoCare Sports Performance Center at The Greenbrier this April. As far as the Mountaineers and Thundering Herd sharing the same football field on a future regular season schedule, that was a discussion to be left for another day.

Representatives from both athletic programs — athletic director Shane Lyons, football coach Dana Holgorsen and former star tight end Anthony Becht for WVU and AD Mike Hamrick and former star quarterback Chad Pennington for Marshall — were at the facility Monday morning to discuss the spring intrasquad scrimmages both teams will hold next month. Hamrick said Marshall coach Doc Holliday was away on a previously scheduled Florida fishing trip with his father.

The Herd will scrimmage first, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April 11. WVU will scrimmage at the facility, which housed part of the New Orleans Saints 2014 training camp, on April 18, at a time to be determined. Admission is free for both scrimmages, but transportation and parking tickets will be $10 per adult and must be purchased by the day before either event…

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