SWOSU announces spring football dates

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SWOSU Sports
Doug Self, Sports Information Director

WEATHERFORD – Head Coach Dan Cocannouer has announced that SWOSU Football will open their spring practice season on Monday, March 20 at ASAP Energy Field.

The Bulldogs will practice 15 times over the course of the next month, concluding the practice season with their annual Blue & White Spring Game on Friday, April 14 at 7:00 pm. SWOSU will also hold a scrimmage on Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m.

“Our guys have been working unbelievably hard in the weight room this offseason and we’re really looking forward to seeing how that translates out on the football field,” Cocannouer said. “We have a lot of young kids coming back and some experienced upperclassmen so our staff is ready to see which kids are ready to step up this spring.”

SWOSU Football finished the 2016 season with a record of 5-6 which included victories over each of the other five GAC foes from the state of Oklahoma. The Bulldogs overcame an 0-4 start of the season to win five of their final seven games and the program is now 13-9 in the regular season over the past two seasons. Cocannouer announced a 53-member recruiting class on National Signing Day which includes 12 players who joined the team in January and will go through spring practice with the program.

Cocannouer is entering his ninth season as the head coach at his alma mater in 2017. During the 2016 campaign, he moved into fourth place in career wins at SWOSU with 34 and he enters the 2017 season just five wins shy of third place on the all-time wins list.

All spring practices will be held at ASAP Energy Field and they are open to the public. The full schedule is below, with times and dates subject to change depending on weather conditions.

2016 SWOSU Spring Football Practice Dates:

Monday, March 20: 3 pm
Tuesday, March 21: 3 pm
Thursday, March 23: 3 pm
Saturday, March 25: 2 pm
Monday, March 27: 3 pm
Wednesday, March 29: 3 pm
Friday, March 31: 3 pm
Saturday, April 1: 1 pm (Scrimmage)
Monday, April 3: 3 pm
Tuesday, April 4: 3 pm
Wednesday, April 5: 3 pm
Monday, April 10: 3 pm
Wednesday, April 12: 3 pm
Thursday, April 13: 3 pm
Friday, April 14: 7 pm (Blue & White Spring Game)