Check Out the 2014 Spring Game Events

March 12, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's annual Blue-Orange Spring Game is scheduled for April 12 (Saturday), and will begin at 5 p.m. This year's simulated game will feature a "Boise" team and a "Broncos" team.

The Boise team will go toward the North End Zone that reads Boise State, while the Broncos squad will play to the South End Zone that reads Broncos. Traditional game scoring will take place.

"This will be a great opportunity for our fans to get a chance to see first-hand how hard our players have worked in winter conditioning and spring practice," Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin said. "What we really want is to simulate a real game experience to wrap up spring ball for our guys. The best way to do that is to get at least 20,000 fans to help us set a Boise State spring game record."

A series of kids and family activities throughout the afternoon will also highlight the Spring Game day at Bronco Stadium.

Optimist Youth Football registration will take place at the Caven-Williams Sports Complex Indoor Practice Facility from 1-4:30 p.m. All Optimist players are encouraged to be at the stadium at 1 p.m. to participate in the Bronco Youth Experience, which allows kids from kindergarten through eighth grade to go through interactive stations on The Blue with all of the current Bronco football players. The Youth Experience runs until 2:20 p.m.

Coach Harsin will address the Optimist players and parents at 2:45 p.m., inside the indoor practice facility, where select Bronco players will also be available for autographs from 3-4 p.m.

On the Allen Noble Hall of Fame Plaza at the southwest corner of Bronco Stadium will be a family fun zone, which will be open from 3-5 p.m. Activity stations for kids of all ages will be set up on the plaza, with an emphasis on teaching youth about exercise, eating right and healthy living. Prizes for kids who finish all the stations will be available, along with guest appearances by former Bronco football stars. The event is a coordinated effort between Boise State Athletics and the St. Luke's FitOne program.

One of the traditional Spring Game day events, the Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run and Walk, will not take place this year. Boise State Football and the Boise State Campus Rec Center are currently working on a new race concept and name, along with potential dates to continue the event, which benefits student scholarships at Boise State.

Boise State started spring practices on Monday, and will hold 15 practices during March and April.


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