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USU football opens spring camp on Tuesday

By Doug Hoffman, KSL.com Contributor | Posted - Mar. 27, 2012 at 12:45 p.m.



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LOGAN — Utah State football will open spring camp on Tuesday, March 27, hitting the turf of the Laub Indoor Facility at 6 a.m. Tuesday is the Aggies’ first of 15 practices of spring drills, which culminate with the annual Blue-White Spring Game, presented by Orbit Irrigation Products, on Saturday, April 28, at Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium.

Aggie head coach Gary Andersen will be starting his fourth spring at the helm of the USU program and will lead the squad inside the Laub Indoor Facility. The tentative practice schedule is Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:15-8 a.m., and Friday afternoons from 1:45-4:30 p.m. outside on the turf of Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium. All practice days, times and locations are subject to change.

Practices are currently open to the public, but are subject to change. When the Aggies are on Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium, fans must remain in the stands at all times, and when USU in the Laub Indoor Facility, fans must remain in the opening by the doorway.

Andersen and his staff are anxious to get the spring season underway.

“We’ve had a great offseason; the guys have done a great job in their workouts getting bigger, faster and stronger," he said. "There will be some competition at every position. Having the leadership develop as we go through spring football is an integral part of spring for our program.

"I believe that we have some very young, talented players in our program and spring ball will be their opportunity to show that they’re prepared to make plays at this level that will allow us to win football games,” Andersen said. “It’s an exciting time for Aggie football. We want to keep the momentum going that we gained with the bowl game last season, and we are all anxious to get rolling.”

The Blue-White Spring Game will be on Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. at Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium. Admission will be free to the public, and further details, along with events surrounding the Spring Game, will be released at a later date.

Utah State football season ticket renewals and new sales for the 2012 season are available at 2011’s prices until May 1. Renewals are available online at www.UtahStateAggies.com and clicking on the “buy/renew tickets” under the “tickets” drop down menu. Fans interested in new sales should contact the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or by phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305.

Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball or on the USU football blog at usufootball.wordpress.com. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.

2012 SPRING PRACTICE DATES/TIMES:

*** SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***

Tues., March 27 - 6 - 8 a.m.

Thur., March 29 - 6 - 8 a.m.

Fri., March 30 - 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Tues., April 3 - 6 - 8 a.m.

Thurs., April 5 - 6 - 8 a.m.

Fri., April 6 - 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Tues., April 10 - 6 - 8 a.m.

Thurs., April 12 - 6 - 8 a.m.

Fri., April 13 - 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Tues., April 17 - 6:15 - 8 a.m.

Thurs., April 19 - 6:15 - 8 a.m.

Fri., April 20 - 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Tues., April 24 - 6:15 - 8 a.m.

Thurs., April 26 - 6:15 - 8 a.m.

Saturday, April 28 - 2 p.m.

*** SPRING GAME ***

SPRING PRACTICE POLICIES

* All Tues-Thurs practices are tentatively scheduled for the Laub Indoor Facility with Friday practices tentatively scheduled for Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium, but are subject to change.

* All practices are tentatively open to the public, but viewers must remain off the field. When the Aggies are on Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium, fans must remain in the stands at all times, and when USU in the Laub Indoor Facility, fans must remain in the opening by doorway. All open practices are subject to change.

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

Doug Hoffman

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