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Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team has pushed back the start of its spring practice drills due to the wet field conditions at FSU's Top Taggart Field.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to open their NCAA-allotted total of 15 spring workouts on Tuesday, but will now wait to hold their first official practice on Thursday (March 31) if weather allows.
The spring slate remains subject to change pending the field conditions, but the Bulldogs hope to get back on schedule by holding additional workouts over the weekend if needed.
The Bulldogs are expected to return nearly 50 letterwinners for the 2011 campaign, including almost 19 full-time starters with nine on the defensive side of the ball and eight coming back offensively along with two kicking specialists.
FSU will generally conduct spring practices on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week in April at Top Taggart Field, but may move to the South Campus practice grass fields if weather allows. The spring schedule is subject to change depending on the weather.
Tuesday and Thursday practices are tentatively set to be held from 4:30 p.m. (ET) to 6:45 p.m. (EDT) with Friday practices running at the program's near normal seasonal practice time of 3:30 p.m. (ET).
The Bulldogs are also slated to hold a pair of scrimmages prior to the annual Crimson & Gold Spring game with the first coming on Saturday, April 9, at 8 a.m. (ET) prior to the Bulldog Track and Invitational the same day at Top Taggart Field. The second scrimmage is set for Saturday, April 16, at 1 p.m. (ET).
FSU's Crimson & Gold Spring Game will take place on Thursday, April 21, at Top Taggart Field starting at 6 p.m. (ET).
Spring Practice Schedule (REVISED)
Practice #1 - Thursday, March 31, 4:30 p.m.
Practice #2 - Friday, April 1, 3:30 p.m.
Practice #3 - Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m.
Practice #4 - Sunday, April 3, 11 a.m.
Practice #5 - Tuesday, April 5, 4:30 p.m.
Practice #6 - Thursday, April 7, 4:30 p.m.
Practice #7 - Friday, April 8, 3:30 p.m.
Practice #8 - Saturday, April 9, 8 a.m. (Scrimmage at Top Taggart Field)
Practice #9 - Tuesday, April 12, 4:30 p.m.
Practice #10 - Thursday, April 14, 4:30 p.m.
Practice #11 - Friday, April 15, 3:30 p.m.
Practice #12 - Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m. (Scrimmage at Top Taggart Field)
Practice #13 - Tuesday, April 19, 4:30 p.m.
Practice #14 - Thursday, April 21, 11 a.m.
Practice #15 - Thursday, April 21, 6 p.m. (Annual Crimson and Gold Spring Game)
NOTE -- All Eastern (ET) start times and locations are subject to change.