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BYU announces it will televise spring football scrimmage

BYU will televise spring scrimmage for first time ever

BYU Announces Independence in Football 2011 Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

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.

Feedback flooded in asking Holmoe to air the scrimmage after Holmoe tweeted this:

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.