The Gophers football team will open spring practice March 26, with the annual spring game coming April 27, the University announced today.

Teams are allowed to hold 15 spring practices. Iowa also plays its spring game this year on April 27 -- the latest date for any team in the conference, according to ESPN's Big Ten Blog.

Nebraska and Indiana open spring practice on March 2, the earliest date in the Big Ten. The Cornhuskers play their spring game April 6, and the Hoosiers play theirs on April 13.