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Photo by Donald Watkins.
Photo by Donald Watkins.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Shaw University football will begin spring practices under fourth-year head coach Adrian Jones on Wednesday, Mar. 4, the program announced Tuesday.


The Bears spring slate will consist of 15 practices, culminating with the annual Garnet and White spring game on April 11 at 1 p.m. The location of the game is to be determined.


Practices are scheduled from approximately 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday during practice weeks and will be held at either Chavis Park or N.C. State. All practices are open to the general public and media. Practice times, dates and locations are subject to change.


Shaw will open the 2020 season on Saturday, Sept. 5 at N.C. A&T State in Greensboro, N.C. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.


2020 Shaw Bears Football Spring Practice Dates

Mar. 4                  Practice 1

Mar. 9                  Practice 2

Mar. 11                Practice 3

Mar.  23               Practice 4

Mar. 25                Practice 5

Mar. 27                Practice 6

Mar. 28                Practice 7

Mar. 30                Practice 8

Apr. 1                   Practice 9

Apr. 3                   Practice 10

Apr. 4                  Practice 11 (Scrimmage at Saint Augustine's)

Apr. 6                   Practice 12

Apr. 8                   Practice 13

Apr. 10                 Practice 14

Apr. 11                Practice 15 (Spring Game, location TBD)


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