Penn State sets date for spring practice
Penn State’s football team will be back on the field in less than two weeks.
Audrey Snyder of The Athletic reported that Penn State plans to begin spring practices on Monday, March 15. The Nittany Lions will have the opportunity to conduct 15 practices, as is the standard for FBS teams.
Last year, Penn State finished the season with a 4-5 record, despite being picked as the biggest challenger to Ohio State in the B1G. The team opened the year with a program-worst 0-5 record before winning the final four games.
Penn State is set to start spring ball March 15, which aligns with when they would normally start. No need to account for players returning from spring break this year though since there is no break.
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) March 3, 2021
Head coach James Franklin will be entering his eighth year in Happy Valley. Penn State is 60-28 under Franklin’s guidance, appearing in six bowl games, winning one B1G title and hitting the 11-win mark three times in the last five seasons.
The 2020 season was the first time Penn State had a losing record under Franklin’s guidance.
Penn State will find itself facing tough competition to open the 2021 campaign, traveling to Camp Randall Stadium to play Wisconsin on Saturday, Sept. 4.