The University of South Carolina’s 2016 spring football practice dates and times have been set. The Gamecocks are slated to open their spring drills on Tuesday, March 15, and conclude with the annual Garnet & Black Spring Game on Saturday, April 9.

In addition to the spring game, two of the spring practice sessions will be open to the public. Those open sessions will be on Tuesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 31.

The weekday practices will take place at the new practice fields, located at the west end of Gamecock Park, beginning at 4:30 p.m. If inclement weather should arise, the practices may be moved into the new indoor practice facility. All dates and times are subject to change.

All fans and media attending the practice sessions at the practice fields are asked to stay behind the yellow rope. Parking will be available in Gamecock Park with access off National Guard Road. Video photography will be allowed during the flex (stretch) and first three periods only. Players will not be available for autographs before, during or after the practice sessions. Pets are not permitted on the practice fields.

The Garnet & Black Spring Game will begin at noon at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, April 9. Admission is free. More information regarding the spring game will be announced at a later date.

The annual Pro Timing Day is set for Wednesday, March 30, at the indoor practice facility. This event will be closed to the public.

In addition, Coach Muschamp will take part in a “Carolina Calls” radio show on Thursday, April 7, from 7-8 p.m. at Wild Wing Cafe in the Vista (729 Lady Street).

Here are the practice dates and times currently scheduled (all dates and times subject to change):

Practice #1: Tuesday, March 15, 4:30 pm (Helmets)
Practice #2: Thursday, March 17, 4:30 pm (Helmets)
Practice #3: Friday, March 18, 4:30 pm (Pads)
Practice #4: Saturday, March 19, 11:30 am (Pads)
Practice #5: Tuesday, March 22, 4:30 pm (Pads)
Practice #6: Thursday, March 24, 4:30 pm (Pads)
Practice #7: Friday, March 25, 4:30 pm (Shells)
Practice #8: Saturday, March 26, 11:30 am (Pads – Scrimmage #1)
Practice #9: Tuesday, March 29, 4:30 pm (Pads) – OPEN PRACTICE
Practice #10: Thursday, March 31, 4:30 pm (Pads) – OPEN PRACTICE
Practice #11: Saturday, April 2, 11:30 am (Pads – Scrimmage #2)
Practice #12: Tuesday, April 5, 4:30 pm (Pads)
Practice #13: Thursday, April 7, 4:30 pm (Pads)
Practice #14: Friday, April 8, 4:30 pm (Helmets)
Practice #15: Saturday, April 9, Noon (Pads) – Garnet & Black Spring Game

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