Northwest Missouri State spring football game set for Saturday

The Northwest Missouri State football team enters its final week of spring practice at Bearcat Stadium prior to Saturday’s annual Green and White Spring Game at 5 p.m. The Bearcats will continue with practice Tuesday and Wednesday before taking Thursday and Friday off in preparation for Saturday night’s scrimmage.

Teams will be split into green and white squads via a draft and rosters will be announced in the middle of this week. The teams will play three quarters with a running clock and the fourth quarter will be played under regular season rules.

Several activities are planned Saturday throughout the afternoon on campus. The Bearcat Zone officially opens at 12 p.m., but will have a new location for this year’s Spring Game. Fans are encouraged to tailgate near Bearcat Field for Saturday’s softball doubleheader with Fort Hays State beginning at 12 p.m. Gates to the football stadium open at 4 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m. fans are invited on to Mel Tjeerdsma Field to interact with the football team prior to kickoff.

Throughout the game, fans will be randomly selected to participate in activities such as calling plays, kicking field goals and catching punts. Tickets to the Green and White Spring Game will be available for purchase on Saturday for only $5. Bearcat students can gain admission with the donation of a canned food item. All tickets and donations can be purchased or dropped off at the west entrance.

Fans will also be able to purchase the 2011 Bearcat Football Highlight DVD to relieve all the exciting action from last season. The DVD will be on sale on the concourse under the west grandstands for $20 courtesy of Mile Marker 8 Productions.

— NWMSU Sports Information —