ATLANTA -- Looking to build on its first bowl victory, the Georgia State football team will open spring practice on Wednesday, March 7, with the Panthers' Blue-White Spring Game scheduled for Saturday, April 7.

The Spring Game will be held at Georgia State Stadium, with time and other details to be announced.

After posting a 7-5 record in 2017, capped by a 27-17 win over Western Kentucky in the AutoNation Cure Bowl, the Panther program enters its ninth season of play under second-year head coach Shawn Elliott.

The Panthers return 51 letterwinners from last year's squad that earned the program's first winning season at the FBS level, led by returning All-Sun Belt Conference performers in wide receiver Penny Hart, linebacker Michael Shaw, defensive end Marterious Allen and offensive guard Shamarious Gilmore.

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Wednesday, March 7
Thursday, March 8
Monday, March 19
Tuesday, March 20
Thursday, March 22
Friday, March 23
Monday, March 26
Tuesday, March 27
Thursday, March 29
Friday, March 30
Monday, April 2
Tuesday, April 3
Thursday, April 5
Friday, April 6
Saturday, April 7 - SPRING GAME (Time TBA)

Spring practices are scheduled for 9 a.m. at the GSU Football Complex (subject to change).

Practices are closed to the public.