UMD Football Team Adopts Cold Temps for Annual Spring Game

The Bulldogs await their season opener this fall, which is scheduled for Sept. 1 at home against Southwest Minnesota State.

DULUTH, Minn.– After four weeks of practice, the UMD football team took to the field for their annual spring game, as family and friends gathered at Malosky Stadium.

Training leading up to the spring game has been spotty at best, due to the unpredictable weather conditions of the past month.

“We’ve been training in the snow, sleet, rain, we’ve had some indoor grass training, so going out today it wasn’t as hot as it was yesterday, but we just dealt with the things that have been thrown at us all spring,” says cornerback Dayvia Gbor, “It’s just a great example of what we’ve been through all spring, but it’s important for our guys to know that, we live in Duluth We play in Duluth so the weather is always going to play a role.

The spring ball gives the team the opportunity to get ahead of the playbook before the start of the season.

Second-year tight end Sam Pitz says, “It’s also really good for the young guys too, including me, you know, just get live reps, it’s always different when you’re in a game, you get a little excited the energy flowing but that’s fine to get used to in live games.

Although few players entered the end zone, head coach Curt Wiese was pleased with their performance.

“Well, I thought they had a lot of energy and I think the execution of our young guys through the spring and certainly tonight was good. We have a lot of work to do between now and August, but we can’t wait to take some time off, allow our guys to finish the finals here and get back in the second half of our offseason,” Wiese said.

The Bulldogs await their season opener this fall, which is scheduled for Sept. 1 at home against Southwest Minnesota State.

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