March 19, 2014

Skyhawk Football Spring Insider

MARTIN, Tenn. –
The University of Tennessee at Martin football team starts its 2014 spring practice schedule this Friday, March 21 at Hardy Graham Stadium.

Friday’s practice is the first of 15 practices over the span of 34 days for the Skyhawks, who are coming off a 7-5 overall record with a 5-3 Ohio Valley Conference mark in 2013. UT Martin spent three weeks in the Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision national polls after posting the fifth winning season out of eight under head coach Jason Simpson.

The Skyhawks return six offensive starters, five starters on the defensive side of the ball and both specialists. UT Martin opens the 2014 schedule with a road game at Football Bowl Subdivision member Kentucky on Aug. 30.

During the course of its spring season, UT Martin will conduct three scrimmages, with Saturday, April 12 serving as the annual spring game. The three scrimmages are scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 3 (7 p.m.), Saturday, April 12 (10:30 a.m.) and Friday, April 18 (9 a.m.).

All practices are open to the public. Dates and times are subject to change. A complete spring practice schedule is listed below:

*Friday, March 21, 3 p.m.

*Saturday, March 22, 9 a.m.

*Monday, March 24, 3:30 p.m.

*Tuesday, March 25, 3:30 p.m.

*Thursday, March 27, 3:30 p.m.

*Monday, March 31, 3:30 p.m.

*Wednesday, April 2, 3:30 p.m.

*Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m. (scrimmage)

*Monday, April 7, 3:30 p.m.

*Tuesday, April 8, 3:30 p.m.

*Thursday, April 10, 3:30 p.m.

*Saturday, April 12, 10:30 a.m. (Spring game scrimmage)

*Monday, April 14, 3:30 p.m.

*Wednesday, April 16, 3:30 p.m.

*Friday, April 18, 9 a.m. (scrimmage)