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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

KU football spring game set for April 15

Team wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez (1) tears down the field for a touchdown during the Spring Game on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Memorial Stadium.

Team wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez (1) tears down the field for a touchdown during the Spring Game on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Memorial Stadium.

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In just a couple of months, fans looking for a sneak peek at David Beaty’s third Kansas football team will get their chance when the Jayhawks invite the public into Memorial Stadium for their annual spring game.

KU’s 15-practice spring schedule is set to begin in mid-March and the offseason sessions culminate with a showing for the fans, at 1 p.m. on April 15.

It will serve as the first chance for the program’s supporters to get good looks at new impact players, such as receiver Daylon Charlot and quarterback Peyton Bender, as well as check in on the various Jayhawks who broke through with strong seasons in 2016, such as receiver Steven Sims Jr., defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr., defensive tackle Daniel Wise and safety Mike Lee.

KU is scheduled to practice over a five-week span in March and April. Per NCAA rules, as a safety precaution, in two of the practice sessions players will be limited to helmets only. Additionally, in a third session players are only allowed to dress out in helmets and shoulder pads, as they are required to go through an acclimatization period. The remaining 12 practice sessions, players are able to wear full pads and participate in live contact drills for a portion of practice.

More information on the Train Like a Jayhawk Kid's Clinic, and all of the events surrounding the annual spring game, including times, locations and parking information, will be provided at a later date.

Comments

John Brazelton 5 months ago

Let's hope that KU's offense can get it together during the Spring and the defensive backfield can re-built so that all three phases of the game can get off to a quick start in pre-conference. It would be nice to have a winning record before the conference starts!

Matthew Roesner 5 months ago

Benton Smith/Matt Tait, any word on a new strength coach or what is being done during the search? Conditioning is such a critical element during the off season. Just wanting a glimpse as to where things stand right now. Thanks.

Randy Bombardier 5 months ago

Looking forward to an improved offense. Hopefully our defense will shore up losses and be as good as last year. We were very impressive on third down stops. It will be nice to see what we can do once we eliminate the frequent turnovers and put together sustained drives, giving the defense a break.

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