Leathernecks Return to Practice on Monday
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Monday 04/01/2013
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MACOMB, Ill. – Leatherneck Football returned to the practice on Monday afternoon (April 1) for the sixth session of the spring season. Western worked out for two hours, the first of four practices scheduled for this week.

LINEBACKER INTERVIEW: On the latest edition of Leatherneck spring football preview, linebackers coach Atiba Bradley gives his thoughts on the off-season and his transition of joining the coaching staff. Junior linebacker Kevin Kintzel discusses playing as a true-freshman and donating his hair.

GOLF OUTING OPENINGS AVAILABLE: The spring season will conclude on Friday, April 19 with the annual Bruce Craddock Memorial Spring Game, and there is a Leatherneck Football Golf Outing set for Saturday, April 20. Events surrounding the spring football game begin Friday night at 5 p.m. with a tailgate party at Hanson Field. Following the spring game – starting at 7 p.m. – a postgame social will be held. On Saturday, the Leatherneck Football Golf Outing will take place at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course. Lunch begins at 12:30 with a 2 p.m. start. The 4-person best ball scramble costs $60 per person, which includes a cart and 18 holes. A silent auction will take place following the outing, and awards will also be handed out following the event. For additional information or to sign up, log onto GoLeathernecks.com or call the athletics department at (309) 298-1190.

“We are going to try and situational scrimmage (during the Spring Game). It’ll be an offense versus defense type of spring event where it gives us an opportunity to really work on the things we focused on here this spring. I think it’ll be fun for the fans to look at the team the new system offensively,” said Nielson. “We certainly aren’t going to be ready to play a game yet but hopefully we’ve advanced enough to be sharp and crisp in our execution. It’s also a great opportunity to get alumni back and have them look at the future of Leatherneck Football and have a fun day of playing golf on Saturday.”

Spring 2013 Practice Schedule
Wednesday, April 3
Friday, April 5
Saturday, April 6
Monday, April 8
Wednesday, April 10
Friday, April 12
Monday, April 15
Wednesday, April 17
Friday, April 19 - Bruce Craddock Memorial Spring Game, 7 p.m.

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