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Boston College Spring Game Returns April 16

After a one year hiatus, the Spring Game will return

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Boston College announced its 2016 Spring Football schedule yesterday, as Steve Addazio and the Eagles prepare to get the 2016 season underway. Probably the most interesting tidbit in the Eagles' practice announcement is that the 2016 Spring Game was listed for April 16, a revival of an event that was canceled last season and has annually struggled to gain much traction for a variety of reasons.

Though the stated reason for canceling last year's game was depth issues on the offensive line that prevented being able to play out a game, many here (myself included) suspected that BC didn't necessarily think it was worth it to go through the hubbub of a spring game given the tiny crowds that come out. It will be interesting to see if the whole "family fun day" concept resumes or if things are done in a very low-key fashion.

Holding the game on April 16 should be better for weather than some other recent years, when the game has been held in either late March or the first/second weekend of April. The Spring Game date has often also notably coincided with important hockey game dates in the NCAA tournament (including the National Championship game), but this year's game is scheduled for a week after the season is fully complete.

One other important event whose date was announced yesterday was the Eagles' NFL Pro Day, which will be held in the Alumni bubble on March 16.

Other practice dates:

March 3, 15, 17, 21, 23, 29, 31
April 5, 7, 12, 14

Will you be attending the Spring Game when it returns this year?