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PSU Viking Spring Practice Set to Begin
First-year Head Coach Nigel Burton will lead the Portland State football program into spring practice, beginning April 5 and running through the annual Spring Game, May 8, at Hillsboro Stadium.
Burton, who was hired to take over the Viking program last December, will begin implementation of new offensive and defensive schemes during spring practice. The Viking offense will change to the Pistol, currently featured at the University of Nevada where Burton was previously defensive coordinator. The Viking defense will transition to the same 4-3 scheme Burton employed at Nevada.
Portland State will have 48 returning letterwinners and 14 returning starters from the 2009 team. The Vikings also have 18 returning redshirts and should have at least four 2010 National Letter of Intent signees on campus for spring practice.
The practice schedule will consist of every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from April 5 to May 5. Practice time will be 1:45 to 4 p.m. at Stott Community Field. The Viking Spring Game will take place at Hillsboro Stadium on May 8 and is tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m.
PSU COACHES OPEN: Portland State Football will host the PSU Coaches Open Golf Tournament on May 7 at The Reserve and Vineyards Golf Club. For details, or to sign up, contact Director of Football Operations Ron Davis at 503-725-4700 or click here.
SEASON TICKETS: Portland State football season tickets are on sale now. Cost is $100 for reserved seats to all four Viking home games and includes a ticket to the Sept. 18 game at the University of Oregon. Call 503-725-5627 for details and to order your tickets or click here.
2010 Portland State Football Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time (PT)
Sat, May 08 Spring Game Hillsboro Stadium TBA
Sat, Sep 04 Arizona State at Tempe, AZ 7 p.m.
Sat, Sep 11 UC Davis at Davis, CA 6 p.m.
Sat, Sep 18 Oregon at Eugene, OR TBA
Sat, Oct 02 Idaho State * Hillsboro Stadium TBA
Sat, Oct 09 Montana State * at Bozeman, MT 12:35 p.m. PT
Sat, Oct 16 Montana * Hillsboro Stadium TBA
Sat, Oct 23 Weber State * at Ogden, UT TBA
Sat, Oct 30 Eastern Washington * Hillsboro Stadium TBA
Sat, Nov 06 Sacramento State * at Sacramento, CA TBA
Sat, Nov 13 Northern Colorado * Hillsboro Stadium TBA
Sat, Nov 20 Northern Arizona * at Flagstaff, AZ 2:05 p.m. PT
* Conference Games
A complete Viking spring preview will be released on March 30.
By Portland State University Media Relations