BYU football’s spring game to be aired on BYUtv

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Ari Davis
Butch Pau’u and other players dance during a timeout against Utah State. BYU announced it will be airing the spring football game. (Ari Davis)

After years of prodding and pleading from BYU football fans outside of Utah, the university announced this week that the Cougars’ spring football game will be broadcast on BYUtv.

The spring game will become a broadcasting event called The BYUtv Spring Football Special LIVE on Saturday, March 25.

BYU football doesn’t hold a traditional game like many other schools, mostly due to the tough transition of getting returned missionaries into the fold. But the practice/scrimmage will be broadcast live starting at 1 p.m. MDT.

The BYUtv Spring Football Special LIVE will cover the practice/scrimmage with analysis and commentary on the progress of the team, as well as interviews from BYU coaches and players.

The practice will also be broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network radi, which can be heard on KSL Newsradio 1102.7FM/1160AM. Beginning at noon, Greg Wrubell will be joined by analyst Marc Lyons and sideline reporter Nate Meikle to call the action. It will also feature interviews with the BYU football coaching staff and players, and will conclude with reactions and analysis following the scrimmage.

While the practice format has not been decided, the team typically conducts warmups, individual drills, 7-on-7 scrimmages and then an 11-on-11 scrimmage. This public practice is one of 15 sessions held by the football team for its spring practices, which conclude on March 31.

For fans wishing to attend the scrimmage, the gates of LaVell Edwards Stadium will open at noon.

Tailgating for fans will be held in the west parking lot of LaVell Edwards Stadium and begins at 8 a.m. MDT.

Parking is free and available in the west, south and southeast parking lots. Stadium gates 1, 3, 5, 6 and 11 are open for public entrance.

The BYU football team recently returned from a public practice and Fan Fest in St. George. The Cougars will finish up their spring sessions in Provo and won’t officially practice again until the fall semester.

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