PROVO, Utah — BYU head coach Kalani Sitake has announced that Saturday’s spring scrimmage will be played in a Blue vs. White game format. Free to the public, gates open at 1 p.m. before the start at 2 p.m. at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
“We want to play a game format and make it exciting for the fans and for the team,” Sitake said. "With a limited number of offensive linemen available, we determined a way we could do that was to have our offensive line play for both offenses. We’re excited to see our guys play in a game situation at LaVell Edwards Stadium."
The team will conduct warmup drills at 2 p.m. before an extended period of 7-on-7 action prior to the start of the Blue vs. White game. Fans will be able to see quarterback Taysom Hill, who is still rehabbing an injury suffered last season, and others not able to play in the game portion during warmups and 7-on-7 drills.
The spring game is one of 15 practice sessions the team will conduct prior to spring drills concluding on April 1. Fans are invited to come get a first glimpse of the 2016 team as it continues spring preparations under the direction of a new coaching staff led by first-year head coach Kalani Sitake. The scrimmage is anticipated to conclude between 3:30 and 4 p.m.
Following spring practices the team will conduct offseason workouts before again resuming practice sessions in August in advance of the 2016 season opener against the Arizona Wildcats at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Sept. 3.
Additional details about the spring scrimmage are included below.
The Blue vs. White game will be broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network, which can be heard on KSL Newsradio 102.7FM/ 1160 AM and BYU Radio/Sirius XM 143. The Voice of the Cougars Greg Wrubell will be joined by analyst Marc Lyons and sideline reporter Nate Meikle to call the action. The broadcast begins at 1:30 p.m. MT featuring pregame interviews with BYU coaches and will conclude after postgame reactions and analysis at 4:30 p.m. MT.
BYU Sports Nation Special
A special BYU Sports Nation will air nationally on BYUtv from 4-5 p.m. MT to provide fans with reaction and highlights from the Blue vs. White game.
Gates & Concessions
Stadium gates 1, 3, 5 (west) and 11 (east) will open at 1 p.m. for the scrimmage and stadium concessions will be available throughout the event.
For fans wanting to enjoy some tailgating, the parking lot just west of the stadium will be open for tailgating starting at 8 a.m. Saturday morning.
Parking is free and will be available in the west, south and southeast lots next to the stadium.