Spurrier Sets USC Spring Schedule

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — The University of South Carolina‘s 2015 spring football practice dates and times have been set. The Gamecocks are slated to open their spring drills on Tuesday, March 17, and conclude with the annual Garnet & Black Spring Game on Saturday, April 11. All 15 of the spring practice sessions are open to the public unless determined otherwise. Most afternoon practices will take place at the new practice fields, located at the west end of Gamecock Park, beginning at 4:15 p.m. Saturday scrimmages will take place at Williams-Brice Stadium beginning at 10 a.m. All dates and times are subject to change. All fans and media attending the practice sessions at the practice fields are asked to stay behind the yellow rope. Parking will be available in Gamecock Park with access off National Guard Road. Persons with cameras will be permitted to shoot the first 30 minutes of each practice only. After that, no still or video photography will be allowed during the practice sessions without prior consent from the Athletics Media Relations department. Players will not be available for autographs before, during or after the practice sessions. Pets are not permitted on the practice fields. The Garnet & Black Spring Game will begin at noon at Williams-Brice Stadium. Admission is free. A celebration reunion, welcoming back every former Gamecock football student-athlete who played for head coach Steve Spurrier in the 10 years he has been at South Carolina, will be part of this year‘s Garnet & Black Spring Game weekend festivities. Head coach Steve Spurrier, along with his wife Jerri, will host an event for the players and their guests on Friday, April 10, and those in attendance will be recognized on the field at halftime of the spring game on Saturday, April 11. The annual Pro Timing Day is set for Wednesday, April 1, beginning at 10 a.m. The skills conducted on the Williams-Brice Stadium field will be open to the public. Should inclement weather arise, the event would move to the indoor practice facility and would be closed to the public. In addition, Coach Spurrier has a pair of spring Carolina Calls radio shows scheduled during spring practice. They will be Wednesday, April 1, and Thursday, April 9, from 7-8 p.m. at Wild Wing Cafe in the Vista (729 Lady Street). Here are the practice dates and times currently scheduled (all dates and times subject to change): Practice No. 1: Tuesday, March 17, 4:15 p.m. Practice No. 2: Thursday, March 19, 4:15 p.m. Practice No. 3: Friday, March 20, 4:15 p.m. Practice No. 4: Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. Practice No. 5: Tuesday, March 24, 4:15 p.m. Practice No. 6: Thursday, March 26, 4:15 p.m. Practice No. 7: Friday, March 27, 4:15 p.m. Practice No. 8: Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. (Scrimmage) Practice No. 9: Tuesday, March 31, 4:15 p.m. Practice No. 10: Thursday, April 2, 4:15 p.m. Practice No. 11: Friday, April 3, 4:15 p.m. Practice No. 12: Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. (Scrimmage) Practice No. 13: Tuesday, April 7, 4:15 p.m. Practice No. 14: Thursday, April 9, 7:15 p.m. Practice No. 15: Saturday, April 11, Noon (Garnet & Black Spring Game)

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