Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern football team will open up spring drills this Friday, March 30 with a 3:20 pm practice at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.
The Lions will practice in just helmets for the first three sessions, then transition into shoulder and thigh pads before moving into full pads later on in the practice schedule.
Southern will practice this Friday and Saturday and will take Sunday off. They will then practice Monday-Thursday next week with the weekend off for Easter.
The annual Green and Gold Spring Game is slated for April 21 in the stadium. Practices are always open to the public so please come out and get an early look at your 2012 Lions.