WISE — Virginia-Wise coach Dewey Lusk, his staff and more than 50 football players will begin spring practice on Monday.
The Highland Cavaliers will conclude spring drills with the annual Red-Gray game on Wednesday, April 16 at 8 p.m.
Their upcoming preparations will boost them toward a second season of Mountain East Conference play. The Cavs went 2-9 in their inaugural MEC campaign.
This season, Virginia-Wise will play 11 games, with 10 of them conference matchups.
The 2014 season will begin Sept. 6 at MEC rival Urbana University. Virginia-Wise Homecoming is Oct. 4 when the Cavs host Notre Dame College at Smith Stadium.
2014 Virginia-Wise Football Schedule
6—at *Urbana University, Urbana, Ohio, noon
13—*West Virginia Wesleyan, Wise, noon
20—at *University of Charleston, Charleston, W.Va., 2 p.m.
27—at Union College, Barbourville, Ky., 1:30 p.m.
4—*Notre Dame College, Wise, 1 p.m.
11—at *Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va., noon
18—*Glenville State College, Wise, 1 p.m.
25—at *West Virginia State, Institute, W.Va., 2 p.m.
1—*Concord University, Wise, 2 p.m.
8—at *West Liberty University, West Liberty, W.Va., 1 p.m.
15—*Fairmont State University, Wise, 1 p.m.
*—Mountain East Conference game