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February 12th, 2009
Spring practice starts Monday for Bobcats

SUBMITTED REPORT

Coming off its first outright conference championship since 1983 and second appearance in the NCAA Division I-FCS Playoffs in the last four years, the Texas State football team opens its 2009 Spring Practices on Monday, Feb. 16. The practices continue through Thursday, March 12.

Texas State returns 14 starters from the 2008 season in which the Bobcats finished with an 8-5 overall record and won the Southland Conference championship with a 5-2 record under second-year head coach Brad Wright.

The Bobcats will hold 15 workouts this spring with practices on Feb. 16, 17, 19, and 20 the first week. Each practice begins at 3:45 p.m. and is open to the general public. Due to construction at Bobcat Stadium, fans are asked to sit in the East side stands and are not permitted on the field.

The practices resume on Feb. 23 and Texas State will have its first of three scrimmages on Feb. 24. The Bobcats also practice on Feb. 26 and 27 to conclude the second week.

The third week of spring drills will be held on March 2, 5 and 6, with another scrimmage on March 3.

The Bobcats will conclude practices on March 9 and 10 before holding its final scrimmage at 4 p.m. on March 12. Because of construction on the West Side of Bobcat Stadium, the press box is closed so will not be a Maroon-Gold game this season.

— FROM TEXAS STATE SPORTS INFORMATION/RICK POULTER

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