April 10, 2012
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue football team will hold its annual Black & Gold spring game Saturday. The Ross-Ade Stadium gates will open at noon, with kickoff set for 1 p.m., but there are a host of other events that will happen before the game.
The Challenge 5K Run/Walk
The Challenge, the Purdue for Cancer Research 5K run/walk, will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Ross-Ade. People interested in participating may still do so by registering online. There will be on-site registration beginning at 7 a.m., as well. All proceeds go to help cure cancer.
Season Ticket Sales and Eastern Kentucky
The Athletic Ticket Office will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. During these hours only, fans can purchase tickets for the 2012 home opener against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 1 for just $10 apiece in the south end zone and $15 apiece in the north end zone. Season tickets also will be available. Additional satellite ticket offices will be set up on the plaza at the north end of Ross-Ade and in the Shively Club of Ross-Ade Pavilion for fans to order season tickets.
JPC Spring Football Café
The John Purdue Club "Ross-Ade Café" will be open from 11 a.m. through the end of the third quarter in the Shively Club of Ross-Ade Pavilion. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. In addition to a delicious tailgate-style meal - featuring choice of hamburger, cheeseburger, pulled pork and hot dog, plus pasta salad, potato salad and cole slaw - you will receive a complimentary ticket to watch the Black & Gold Game from the Shively Club seats. Space is limited, so register today by calling the John Purdue Club at 800-213-2239 or 494-3248 or via email .
With a high likelihood for rainy weather on Saturday, the hugely popular Family Fun Fest from 11 a.m. to noon will be moved inside the Mollenkopf Athletic Center across from Ross-Ade. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for registration. Family Fun Fest is open to all youth with adult supervision. Youngsters will be able to participate in the following six interactive stations run by current members of the football team:
Catching a pass from the quarterbacks
Kicking a field goal with the kickers
Accuracy throws with the wide receivers
Dummy tackling with the defensive backs and linebackers
Obstacle course with the offensive and defensive linemen
Inflatable bouncy house with the specialists
Meet Robbie Hummel
Basketball fan favorite Robbie Hummel will sign autographs at the Purdue Pride Team Store at the north end of Ross-Ade from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The store will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, a clearance sale tent will be set up outside the store at the northeast corner of Ross-Ade, with select merchandise discounted 25 to 75 percent. A trailer will be open beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the south end zone, as well.
Parking and Concessions
Free parking will be available in the R Lot, H Lot and Upper H Lot. Three concession stands will be open: C-3 (Section 123), C-13 (Section 115) and C-20 (Section 103).
Black & Gold Game
The game will consist of three periods. The first half will be 45 minutes long (running clock), followed by a 20-minute halftime. The third and fourth quarters will be 20 minutes (running clock) apiece, split between a five-minute break. The game is scheduled to end at 2:50 p.m.
Former Purdue football players will take part in a 15-minute flag football game, followed by the introduction of the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
End of Third Quarter
Returning Purdue football alumni will be in introduced by decade, followed by recognition of retiring director of sports medicine and long-time athletic trainer Denny Miller.
There will be an autograph session on the field following the final play of the scrimmage (approximately 2:55 p.m.).
Can't Attend? Want to Rewatch?
The BTN will stream the Black & Gold Game live, beginning at 1 p.m. ET on both BTN2Go and The Big Ten Digital Network. BTN also will have highlights and analysis from that day's Big Ten spring games on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET on B1G Tonight Spring Football Edition with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith.
The Black & Gold Game will air on BTN on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. ET. Tom Werme and Chris Martin will call the game. BTN's coverage includes the Big Ten Football Report every Tuesday night and B1G Tonight Spring Football Edition Saturday nights beginning April 14. BTN will offer a live television or internet broadcast for every Big Ten spring football game or final practice.
BTN2Go is a live 24/7 digital extension of the Big Ten Network that gives fans the ability to watch the network live wherever they are via computer, smartphone or tablet. Full online access to BTN2Go is available to subscribers of participating TV providers at no additional charge. As of March 23, Bright House Networks, Charter, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS offer BTN2Go to their subscribers. For more information, click here.
The Big Ten Digital Network, which is available via subscription, combines streaming audio and video content from games/events that are not televised live on BTN. Fans only looking for access to a single school's content can subscribe to just that school on monthly and annual renewing terms. If you are not already a subscriber to the BTDN, click here to subscribe and view the Black & Gold Game.