Syracuse to have two open spring practices

Syracuse fans will have two opportunities to see the football team practice in April.

The Orange will travel to Rochester to practice at Sahlen’s Stadium on April 7, starting at 11:45 a.m. Syracuse will then play its annual Spring game on April 21 at the Carrier Dome.  Practice has been closed to media and fans for more than two weeks.

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“Going into spring practice, having made the changes that we have made in all three phases,” Syracuse coach Doug Marrone said in a statement. “I wanted to make sure we have a true understanding of it without any distractions from the outside.”

The NCAA allows teams to have 15 practices during the spring. Syracuse also held open practice in Rochester last year.

“We are trying to get this team ready,” Marrone said. “This has been the best spring that we have had. I feel comfortable with the direction we are going.”

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