Kansas Football Opens Spring Practice Tuesday
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas head football coach David Beaty and the Jayhawks will begin spring practice on Tuesday, March 24, as KU will go through the first of its 15 allotted practices. The 2015 spring schedule will conclude with the annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 25. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m., in Memorial Stadium.
The Spring Game will be televised live on the Jayhawk Television Network in the state of Kansas and the Kansas City metro area and nationally on ESPN3. Additionally, the game will be broadcast live across the state of Kansas on the Jayhawk Radio Network, with an audio stream also available at KUAthletics.com.
Per NCAA rules, KU will hold 15 practices during the spring season. 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. The Jayhawks will spread out their spring practice dates over a five-week period spanning the last week of March and the month of April.
In addition to the spring game on Saturday, April 25, Kansas Athletics will host the fourth annual Train Like a Jayhawk Kid’s Clinic. 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.
Kansas will enter spring football returning 44 letterwinners, including 10 starters, from the 2014 season. The Jayhawks will have eight newcomers available for spring as the following players signed with KU in December and January and have enrolled for the spring 2015 semester: D’Andre Banks (OL), Bazie Bates IV (S), Jacky Dezir (DL), Chase Harrell (WR), Ke’aun Kinner (RB), Jayson Rhodes (OL), Will Smith (OL) and Brandon Stewart (CB).
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