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Football team hosts 2014 Spring Game

In the 2014 spring game weekend, the men’s football team is hosting a number of “interactive” opportunities for fans, according to head football coach Chris Ostrowsky.

NW file photo The men’s football team opens its 2014 events with the Spring Showcase on Friday, April 11, followed by the spring game on Saturday.
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The men’s football team opens its 2014 events with the Spring Showcase on Friday, April 11, followed by the spring game on Saturday.

“If you are a student here or someone in the community, it’s a great time to really come and celebrate this football program and at the same time enjoy the college experience,” Ostrowsky said. “That’s really what…the spring game is all about. It’s going to be interactive.

“You’re going to get an opportunity to actually participate. If you’re a youth, we’re going to bring you on the field and you get to warm up with our guys and they’re going to clinic you. We’re going to have a contest to see who can throw the furthest, who can punt the best, [who can] kick field goals and then we’re actually going to bring you on the field during the game and let you participate in the play. It’s going to be a lot of fun; it’s going to be very interactive from the fan perspective, so it should be a great day.”

The weekend consists of a Spring Showcase Festival at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, where there will be a lift-a-thon, dunk contest and pie eating contest in the Vandament Arena.

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At 2:45 p.m. Saturday, April 12, the men are hosting a youth clinic, with the spring game to follow. The scrimmage is set for 4:30 p.m. in the Superior Dome.

Sophomore linebacker Levi Perry said the spring game weekend is a little fun thing the Wildcats put together in order to show off the team and raise money.

“It’s just a good event for us,” Perry said. “We just [take] everything we’ve been working on in the spring, put it all in one game, show it off to the fans and hopefully put on a good show.

“Why do I think people should come? We’re a family, it’s all NMU. It’s not just all the sports; it’s the whole campus. Everybody should support everybody, that’s how I feel, so, yeah, come out. Come out and support.”

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