March 22, 2006

Football Team Begins Spring Practice On Saturday

March 22, 2006

GREELEY, Colo. - The University of Northern Colorado will officially begin the 2006 spring practice season at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25.

The spring season will culminate in the annual Northern Colorado Football Spring Game on Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. The Bears will play another scrimmage at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Littleton High School.

Practices on the Butler-Hancock practice fields during the weekdays begin at 3:30 p.m., while practices on the weekend begin at 11 a.m., except on Saturday, April 1, when practice begins at 10:30 a.m.

All practices are open to the public. All times are subject to change and should be checked with the Northern Colorado Athletic Media Relations office. Any media interested in covering the practices should first check with the media relations office.

The Bears went 4-7 in 2004 and will begin their first season under head coach Scott Downing on Sept. 2 when they host UC Davis.

Northern Colorado Spring Practice Schedule
Practice No. 1: March 25 - 11:00 a.m. (No pads)
Practice No. 2: March 27 - 3:30 p.m. (No pads)
March 28: PRO TIMING DAY - Nottingham Field (open to media, closed to public)
Practice No. 3: March 29 - 3:30 p.m. (Full pads)
Practice No. 4: March 31 - 3:30 p.m. (Full pads)
Practice No. 5: April 1 - 10:30 a.m. (Full pads)
Practice No. 6: April 3 - 3:30 p.m. (Full pads)
Practice No. 7: April 5 - 3:30 p.m. (Full pads)
Practice No. 8: April 7 - 3:30 p.m. (Half pads)
Practice No. 9: April 8 - 11:00 a.m. Scrimmage - Littleton High School (Full pads)
Practice No. 10: April 10 - 3:30 p.m. (Full pads)
Practice No. 11: April 12 - 3:30 p.m. (Full pads)
Practice No. 12: April 17 - 3:30 p.m. (Full pads)
Practice No. 13: April 19 - 3:30 p.m. (Full Pads)
Practice No. 14: April 21 - 3:30 p.m. (No pads)
Practice No. 15: April 22 - 11:00 a.m. Spring Game - Nottingham Field (Full pads)