LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming football team is beginning its spring drills.

The Cowboys hit the practice field Wednesday afternoon in Laramie. It is the first of 15 scheduled practices over the next month.

The spring schedule includes three scrimmages, which are open to the public. They are set for April 4, April 11 and April 21.

Quarterback Brett Smith will be held out of all contact during the spring camp while he recovers from hand surgery.