STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut Blue-White Spring Football Game will begin at 5:00 p.m. this year, in a change from the traditional noon start. The game will be played on Saturday, April 16 at Rentschler Field and admission and parking are free. Parking lots will open at 2:00 p.m. with gates to the stadium opening at 3:30 p.m. “As we prepared for spring football and our annual Blue-White Game, we felt that moving the start of the spring game to 5:00 p.m. would make it more convenient and appealing for our fans,” says UConn Director of Athletics Jeffrey Hathaway. “It’s a busy time of the year with youth sports taking place and other spring time activities as the weather improves. “We are hoping that our fans can use the morning and afternoon of an April day and then join us at Rentschler Field for a kickoff at what we believe is a fan-friendly time. I encourage all fans to come out and support coach Paul Pasqualoni and our Huskies.” A number of activities are planned for the spring game including a Select-A-Seat season ticket sale, autograph session, a Fan Fest and a post game on-field football toss . Further details will be announced as the game approaches. “I am looking forward to seeing a large number of Husky fans come to our Spring Football Game,” says Pasqualoni. “I am thrilled to return to my home state to coach the UConn program and I can’t wait to get into Rentschler Field with my new team.”
WTIC NewsTalk 1080 and wtic.com will air play-by-play action of the Blue White game live following Red Sox Baseball.