PHILADELPHIA - Tuesday marked the first spring practice of 2013 for the University of Pennsylvania football team. The Quakers will hold the traditional 12 spring practices during the next four weeks, including the annual Spring Game on April 6.
For live practice updates, video, pictures and exclusive interviews, follow along with Penn Football's twitter account (@PennFB). Members of the Penn football staff will be tweeting during practices and throughout the spring season.
For Al Bagnoli, the program's all-time winningest head coach, this marks his 22nd season of spring practice at Penn. It officially started Tuesday night at 8:15 p.m., with the program's first practice. The team will then practice 11 more times during the 25-day spring season.
The Spring Game on Saturday, April 6 is open to the public as fans will have their first chance to check out the defending champions. A full practice schedule can be found here. Multiple rain dates have been scheduled to ensure that Penn gets in all 12 practices.
The Quakers won their third outright Ivy League title in four years in 2012 - a feat which had not been accomplished since 1977-80, but has now been duplicated twice in a decade under head coach Al Bagnoli. Penn finished with a 6-1 league record and 6-4 mark overall. In 2013, Penn will be vying for an unprecedented fourth title in five years and has eight returners that were named All-Ivy last season, including two first-team honorees.
Here is a quick guide to the
ongoing coverage of Penn Spring Football:
Prospectus - Available at the link above, the
prospectus includes updated quick facts, the 2013 spring roster and
Penn’s top All-America/All-Ivy candidates for the upcoming season as
well as a complete review of the 2012 Ivy championship campaign in which
the Quakers captured the program's 13th outright Ivy title and third Ivy championship in the last four seasons. The
can be found archived throughout the spring and summer under the "History"
tab on the Penn Football homepage.
Practice Schedule - A full practice schedule can be found here.