Spring Football Drills Begin for Bulldogs

    March 17, 2000

    FRESNO, Calif. - The defending WAC champion Fresno State Bulldogs will begin their month-long session of spring football on Monday, March 20, with an afternoon practice at the Fresno State practice facility at 4 p.m.

    "Our players are excited about the start of spring practice," Fresno State Coach Pat Hill said. "This is something we've pointed toward since the Las Vegas Bowl. We have some young players who are anxious to show the coaches what they can do and as a coaching staff, this is a time when we can give some individual attention to players. This is a time when we can coach with no other distractions and a time when we can accomplish a lot to prepare for the upcoming season."

    The 'Dogs will have 15 practice sessions, including three scrimmages and the annual spring game, which will be played April 14 at 6 p.m. at the practice facility. Two scrimmages will be held at area high schools. The first scrimmage is Saturday, March 25, at Hanford High School and the second will be Saturday, April 1, at Bakersfield High School.

    Fresno State finished the 1999 season with an 8-5 overall record and 5-2 Western Athletic Conference mark. The 'Dogs earned their first conference title and bowl appearance since 1993 last season. Fresno State lost to Utah 17-16 in the EA Sports Las Vegas Bowl.

    The Bulldogs will open the 2000 season at Ohio State on Sept. 2. The home opener is Sept. 23 versus California.

    Fresno State Spring Practice Schedule
    Date         Site                                Time        Practice Type
    March 20     Fresno State Practice Facility      4 p.m.      Shells
    March 22     Fresno State Practice Facility      4 p.m.      Shells
    March 24     Fresno State Practice Facility      4 p.m.      Half Pads
    March 25     Hanford High School                 noon        Scrimmage
    March 27     Fresno State Practice Facility      4 p.m.      Half Pads
    March 29     Fresno State Practice Facility      4 p.m.      Full Pads
    March 31     Fresno State Practice Facility      4 p.m.      Half Pads
    April  1     Bakersfield High School             noon        Scrimmage
    April  4     Fresno State Practice Facility      4 p.m.      Full Pads
    April  5     Fresno State Practice Facility      4 p.m.      Shells
    April  6     Fresno State Practice Facility      4 p.m.      Full Pads
    April  8     Fresno State Practice Facility      noon        Scrimmage
    April 10     Fresno State Practice Facility      4 p.m.      Half Pads
    April 12     Fresno State Practice Facility      4 p.m.      Full Pads
    April 14     Bulldog Stadium                     6 p.m.      Spring Game
    
    Scrimmages in Bold
     

     

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