The first spring of the Shane Beamer era is about to begin.

On Friday, South Carolina announced the dates for the program’s upcoming spring have been set as the Gamecocks are planning to hit the practice field for the first time this spring on Saturday, March 20.

The spring practice schedule, which is subject to change, looks like this: March 23, March 25, March 27, March 29, April 1, April 6, April 8, April 10, April 13, April 15, April 17, April 20, April 22 with spring concluding on April 24 with the latest Garnet & Black Spring Game.

Under Will Muschamp, certain players were restricted from meeting with the media and assistant coaches were given one opportunity to speak during camp.

Beamer plans to change those policies as no player will be off-limits to the media and each assistant is scheduled to meet with the media at least twice.