BYU announced Monday morning that it will televise its spring scrimmage on Saturday, March 25. The press release can also be read below:
The scrimmage will be broadcast live on BYUtv at 1 p.m. MST. This is the first time ever that BYU has televised its spring scrimmage.
Athletic Director Tom Holmoe hinted in late February at possibly airing the spring scrimmage after feedback from BYU fans on twitter.
OK, OK, OK.... I hear you and am listening. https://t.co/KL8c54xtRa— Tom Holmoe (@TomHolmoe) March 1, 2017
Feedback flooded in asking Holmoe to air the scrimmage after Holmoe tweeted this:
BYU doesn't play a "game" like the other schools that broadcast their spring game in some fashion. Hard w/ missionaries coming and going? https://t.co/Pq4zoDfEaT— Tom Holmoe (@TomHolmoe) February 28, 2017
One factor into BYU finally airing its scrimmage is the depth that BYU is enjoying during spring ball. BYU has often lacked the bodies, particularly along the offensive line, to hold a formal scrimmage. This year is different, as BYU has avoided injuries and has multiple bodies to play a game.
BYU’s press release indicated that it will hold a “practice and scrimmage,” so it remains to be seen how much actual competitive football will be played.
Either way, BYU fans across the country (and world) will no doubt be ecstatic that they can catch some BYU football in March.
BYU will also be holding a public practice this Friday, March 17 in St. George for fans in the southern Utah area.