Campus Corner

Missouri to start spring football March 11

Updated: 2014-02-20T22:43:32Z

By TOD PALMER

The Kansas City Star

Football season never really ends anymore.

After the games are finished, there’s the drama of recruiting, the NFL Combine, spring practices and the NFL Draft.

From there, it’s only a few short months until Southeastern Conference media days, followed closely by the start of preseason college camps and another 13-game march to glory or doom.

Unofficially, Missouri — coming off a 12-2 season that included an SEC East title and win against Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl — will begin its 2014 season March 11 when spring practice kicks off, according to a release Thursday from the SEC.

Spring football wraps up April 19 with the annual spring game.

Meanwhile, the Tigers’ pro day is scheduled for March 6.

Of course, seven former Missouri players — tackle Justin Britt, defensive end Kony Ealy, cornerback E.J. Gaines, running back Henry Josey, wide receiver Marcus Lucas, defensive end Michael Sam and wide receiver L’Damian Washington — are in Indianapolis this weekend for the NFL Combine.

Below are all the relevant dates for each SEC football program:

SEC spring football schedule

School Practice begins Spring game Pro day
AlabamaMarch 15April 19March 12
ArkansasMarch 16April 26March 5
AuburnMarch 18April 19March 4
FloridaMarch 19April 12March 17
GeorgiaMarch 18April 12April 16
KentuckyMarch 28April 26March 14
LSUMarch 7April 5April 9
MississippiMarch 5April 5March 3
Mississippi StateMarch 18April 12March 5
MissouriMarch 11April 19March 6
South CarolinaMarch 4April 12April 2
TennesseeMarch 7April 12April 2
Texas A&MFeb. 28N/AMarch 5
VanderbiltMarch 11April 12March 21

Note: Texas A&M canceled its spring game because of ongoing renovations at Kyle Field.

To reach Tod Palmer, call 816-234-4389 or send email to tpalmer@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/todpalmer.

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