ATLANTA -- The Georgia State football team wrapped up its third week of spring practice with a scrimmage Thursday morning as the Panthers continue to build toward their April 7 Blue-White Spring Game at Georgia State Stadium.
"It's going to be nice to be down there at Georgia State Stadium on April 7. We're anticipating a great day and a great crowd," head coach Shawn Elliott said.
Admission and parking for the Spring Game are free. The day begins with a free youth clinic at 2 p.m., followed by the game at 3:30 p.m.
"I've seen lot of good individual progress out here," Elliott said after Thursday's workout. "Guys are working hard. It's been a tough three weeks thus far, but they're responding. Fundamentals is a huge emphasis for us, and we've got to continue to get better."
The Panthers will have four more workouts next week, scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, before the Spring Game.
"We put them through a lot of situations today," Elliott said. "One of the things I wanted to do today was get these coaches off the field and let the players communicate with each other. I want to see them take what they've learned in the meeting room onto the field without a coach standing right behind them."
Competition continues at the quarterback position, where four players--returnees Aaron Winchester and Jaquez Parks, redshirt freshman Jack Walker and junior college transfer Dan Ellington--are vying to replace AutoNation Cure Bowl MVP and two-year starter Conner Manning
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Travis Trickett said, "It's been good competition, and I expect it to go into the fall camp.
"It's been a very good spring overall for that position as far as how they have operated," Trickett continued. "I've seen improvement in all of them. Of course, we're not where we need to be yet, so we've got to keep pushing, but they all come with the right attitude and they're pulling for each other. It's a good room. They really care about their teammates and each other and they want what's best for the team. Whoever lines up for the first game, they're going to have the team behind them."
Tickets for the 2018 Georgia State football season are on sale now.
Season tickets for Panthers' the six-game home schedule at GSU Stadium begin as low as $100, with discounts available for GSU faculty and staff. Single game tickets range from $20 to $25 per game, while group ticket packages are available for groups of 10 more ranging from $10 to $15 per game.
Fans can purchase tickets online at GeorgiaStateSports.com/TIX, by calling the ticket office at 404-413-4020 (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), or in person at the Spring Game.