UPIKE football team set to open up spring practice


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PIKEVILLE – Warmer weather? Check. Sunny skies? Check. University of Pikeville football ready to get back on the practice field? Double check.

On Monday, the Bears will open a string of 14 practices over four weeks, culminating with the annual spring game at 6:30 p.m. on April 21 at the Hambley Athletic Complex.

The practices will be held at several locations, including Hambley, local high schools and one stop in Wheelersburg, Ohio. The locations are open to all high school coaches and prospects. For specific times and locations, contact the football office at (606) 218-5369 or email football@UPIKE.edu.

Head coach Allan Holland, Jr., will be entering his third season at the helm in 2017 and is coming off a 4-7 season that included a 3-2 mark in the ultra-competitive Mid-South Conference East Division. It was the second straight season that Holland, Jr., has posted a winning record in the league.

This spring is not only a time to get better, it’s also a time to get excited for what lies ahead, including a 2017 schedule that features three straight Thursday night contests. Included in that trio is a first-ever trip to NCAA Div. I FCS Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 8.

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