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Spring football begins Friday

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 03/27/2014 15:36:06
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The South Dakota State University football team is scheduled to kick off its spring practice schedule Friday afternoon.

The Jackrabbits, who return 14 starters and a total of 40 lettermen, will practice without pads on both Friday and Saturday, followed by their first practice in full pads on March 31. SDSU will wrap up its allotted 15 practices April 26 with the annual Spring Game at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.

SDSU, coached by John Stiegelmeier, finished the 2013 season with a 9-5 overall record after making its second consecutive appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. SDSU ended the 2013 campaign ranked 13th in the Sports Network media poll and 14th in the FCS Coaches poll.

Following is a complete spring practice schedule — all weekday practices begin at 4 p.m.:
March 28 • no pads
March 29 • no pads (11 a.m.)
March 31 • full pads
April 2 • full pads
April 4 • half pads
April 5 • scrimmage (11 a.m.)
April 7 • full pads
April 9 • full pads
April 11 • half pads
April 12 • scrimmage (11 a.m.)
April 14 • half pads
April 16 • full pads
April 21 • full pads
April 23 • half pads
April 25 • makeup practice day
April 26 • Spring Game (11 a.m.)

 

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