BOONE, N.C. — Scott Satterfield will conduct his first practice as Appalachian State University football's head coach when the Mountaineers hold the first of their 15 spring practices on Friday.
Below is a rundown of all of the information regarding spring football at Appalachian State.
WHAT IS SPRING FOOTBALL: NCAA Division I football programs are permitted to conduct 15 practices during the offseason. The 15 practices must be held during a period of 34-contiguous calendar days. The first three practices of the spring are non-contact with players wearing helmets and shorts.
WHEN WILL APPALACHIAN STATE HOLD SPRING PRACTICES?: Appalachian State's 15 spring practices will be conducted between Friday, March 22 and Saturday, April 20. Appalachian State's practices are CLOSED to the general public except for an open practice on Saturday, April 13 at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte and its Spring Game on Saturday, April 20 at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
Saturday, April 13 — Open Practice at Ardrey Kell H.S. (Charlotte, N.C.)
Time: 2 p.m. - the practice is scheduled to include an intrasquad scrimmage
Concessions: Concessions, provided by Southeast Food Vendors, will be available for purchase. Alcohol is not permitted in Ardrey Kell's stadium or parking areas.
Saturday, April 20 — Spring Game
Time: 2 p.m.
Club Seats and Suites: Club-seat and VIP suite patrons must call the Yosef Club at (828) 262-3109 by Friday, April 12 to gain access to Appalachian Athletics Center on game day. All confirmed club-seat and suite patrons will be presented with a wristband at the first- and fourth-floor entrances to the Appalachian Athletics Center.
Parking: FREE. Tailgating will be permitted in the Stadium and Greenwood lots (one spot per tailgate). All RVs must park in the Greenwood Lot.
Concessions: Will be available for purchase.
WHO WILL PARTICIPATE IN SPRING PRACTICE?: All student-athletes returning from Appalachian State's 2012 Southern Conference championship team as well as five newcomers that joined the program at the beginning of the spring semester (DB Anthony Covington, RB Eric Davidson, OL Brandon Hunter, P Ryan McGuirt and LB Denzel Ward) will participate in spring practice.
The only exceptions are three players — defensive back Dante Blackmon (knee), defensive lineman Davante Harris (shoulder) and quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson (knee) — that will not participate due to injuries sustained last season. Additionally, three more Mountaineers — quarterback Kameron Bryant (knee), wide receiver Tacoi Sumler (knee) and wide receiver Tony Washington (foot) — are expected to be limited in the spring due to injuries.
All six injured Mountaineers are expected to be at 100 percent in time for the beginning of fall camp in August.
Click HERE to view Appalachian State's full spring roster.
SPRING PRACTICE COVERAGE: GoASU.com will provide exclusive reports and photos from the practice field throughout the spring.