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Alabama announces 2017 A-Day spring game date

Two days after falling in the national championship game, Alabama already is looking ahead to next season.

The school announced Wednesday that its 2017 A-Day spring game will be held on Saturday, April 22 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Television coverage and kickoff time will be announced at a later date. ESPN usually airs the instrasquad scrimmage with an afternoon start time.

(UPDATE: Alabama announced on Jan. 23 that kickoff is set for 2 p.m. CT. It will be on ESPN.)

Admission will be free to the public.

A-Day will mark Alabama’s 15th and final spring practice of the season.

The Crimson Tide’s four permanent captains for the previous season will be honored with a ceremony on the school’s quad before the game. Per tradition, defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, linebacker Reuben Foster, safety Eddie Jackson and left tackle Cam Robinson all will leave their hand and cleat prints in cement around Denny Chimes.

Last season, an announced crowd of 76,212 witnessed the Crimson team (first-team offense) beat the White team (first-team defense) 7-3.

Alabama lost 35-31 to Clemson on Monday.

The Crimson Tide will be entering its 11th season under coach Nick Saban in 2017.

Past A-Day crowds:

2016: 76,212
2015: 65,175
2014: 73,516
2013: 78,315
2012: 78,526
2011: 92,310
2010: 91,312
2009: 84,050
2008: 78,200
2007: 92,138

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