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MARTIN, Tenn. – Serving as the winningest Ohio Valley Conference member in the state of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee at Martin football team has been the standard throughout the state for the past decade. The Skyhawks will look to its 15 official practices over the ensuing weeks to further the divide.

Winning 58 conference games over the past 11 years, the Skyhawks have won or shared the Sgt. York Trophy five times over the past seven seasons – including back-to-back outright titles in 2014 and 2015 along with its third consecutive title in 2016. UT Martin will use the team’s spring practices to not only refine its system, but continue to grow upon last season’s strides.

The Skyhawks will look to several key returners at the skill positions, highlighted by All-OVC honorees Robert Burleigh, Kahlid Hagens, Tae Martin and Londell Lee to improve upon the team’s second-place finish to nationally ranked Jacksonville State in the OVC. With the strong campaign which saw UT Martin go 6-2 in conference play, the Skyhawks ensured the program’s ninth season with an overall record of .500 or better since joining the Division-I ranks – seven of which have occurred under the direction of head coach Jason Simpson.

UT Martin will host its annual Pro Day on Thursday, March 23. Workouts are scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m. with check-in slated to begin at 8:30 a.m.

Fans can see the Skyhawks in their first spring scrimmage of the year on Saturday, April 8. The game will serve as the first of three planned scrimmages with another on Friday, April 14. Saturday, April 22 caps off the practice schedule and serves as the annual Navy/White Spring Game at 10 a.m.

All practices are open to the public. Dates and times are subject to change. A spring practice schedule can be found below:

Tentative Practice Dates

Practice #1 - Thursday, March 23 - 4 p.m.

Practice #2 - Saturday, March 25 - 9:30 a.m.

Practice #3 - Monday, March 27 - 7 p.m.          

Practice #4 - Wednesday, March 29 - TBA  

Practice #5 - Friday, March 31 - TBA

Practice #6 - Saturday, April 1 - TBA

Practice #7 - Tuesday, April 4 - TBA

Practice #8 - Wednesday, April 5 - TBA      

Practice #9 - Saturday, April 8 (Scrimmage) - 12:30 p.m.

Practice #10 - Monday, April 10 - TBA

Practice #11 - Wednesday, April 12 - TBA     

Practice #12 - Friday, April 14 (Scrimmage) - 9:30 a.m.

Practice #13 - Wednesday, April 19 - TBA

Practice #14 - Friday, April 21 - TBA

Practice #15 - Saturday, April 22 (Navy/White Spring Game) - 11 a.m.

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