Colorado practices closed to public

Updated: April 9, 2009, 8:44 PM ET
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com

Colorado has decided to close a majority of its remaining spring practices after too much information from the workouts has surfaced on the Internet, school officials said.

Colorado officials had repeatedly asked fans at practices not to communicate by cellular phone technology from the practices and several "distractions" led to the school's decision, according to a school release. The school also said that misinformation from those reports also played a part in the decision.

Colorado coach Dan Hawkins said that Saturday's scrimmage will remain open with the final one on April 17 still to be determined. Hawkins said that if information shows up on the Internet after Saturday's scrimmage, he plans to close the final scrimmage as well.

The decision places the Buffaloes more in order with other Big 12 schools and its own fall policies, which close practices after the first two weeks in August.

The Buffaloes' April 25 spring game at Folsom Field remains unaffected and will remain open to all.

Tim Griffin covers college football for ESPN.com. You may contact him at espntimgriff@yahoo.com.