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BSU's Coach Thorpe gives up her locks

BSU's Coach Thorpe gives up her locks
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - As far back as she can remember, Boise State softball coach Erin Thorpe has worn her hair long. But following Saturday's game against Fresno State, thorpe and a few softball players gave up their hair to Locks of Love.

A high school friendship between a Fresno State player and Boise State junior Rebecca Patton - whose mom is a two-time cancer survivor - helped bring the Bulldogs and Broncos together for this event.

Freshman Maddy Foster joined Coach Thorpe to take a little off the top ... .and then some. All to provide support for children who can't grow their own hair because of medical conditions.

"I've never had my hair this short and I wasn't planning on it being this short - I think they took off 15, not ten, but I was very glad that we were able to go out and make that contribution and hopefully it helps," said Thorpe.

After losing five of their first six conference games, Coach Thorpe tried to shake things up at Wednesday's practice by challenging the team with an obstacle course.

The Broncos host San Diego State in the first Mountain West Conference game played at Dona Larsen Park. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 3 pm (MTN).
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