Tomorrow is NAU Football’s Blue & White Spring Football Game. The game will take on a new feel this year as it will feature more a game-like atmosphere with many fan-friendly events. For more information click here or read below.
To prepare you for tomorrow’s NAU Blue & White Spring Football Game here is an inside look at how NAU Football prepares for a game. Enjoy!
2012 NAU BLUE & WHITE SPRING FOOTBALL GAME
TIME & LOCATION:
The 2012 NAU Football Blue-White Spring Game will start at 11:00 AM on the upper west practice field (across the street from the dome). The football team will hit the field at roughly 10:15 AM for stretches, warm-ups, and various drills in preparation of the game. The game will conclude at roughly 12:30 PM.
The parking lots outside of the dome will be open to tailgating beginning at 9:00 AM. Tailgating will be restricted to the dome parking lots as no vehicles will be allowed on the pathways around the practice fields. Tailgating for the Spring Game is absolutely FREE and unrestricted so feel free to come early and stay late afterwards!
The NAU Football Fan Festival will open at 10:00 am on the lower practice field and will feature inflatable rides, face paintings, live music, and various football activities for all fans, and various sponsor tables. There will be programs available which will feature the team roster, a scoring page, and an autograph page. The game itself will also feature various promotions and giveaways throughout. Finally, following the game there will be 15 Football Lumberjacks available for post game autographs, absolutely FREE of charge.
CONCESSIONS & NAU BOOKSTORE:
There will be a concessions booth on site that will offer a $5 meal special including a hot dog, chips, and a soda. The concessions stand will also offer popcorn and various candies. Be sure to bring money because the stand will only accept cash, and no credit or debit cards or checks. Since there will be a full functioning concession stand at the game this year, there will be no catered meal following the game. The NAU Bookstore will have a booth as well on sight and various Lumberjack gear and memorabilia will be available for purchase.
The 2012 game will feature six honorary coaches with two each coming from the areas of academics, media, and football alumni. The academic honorary coaches are Dr. James Reed from the department of Sociology and Social Work and Dr. James Bowie from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The media honorary coaches are Bill Harris who is the NAU Football beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun Newspaper in Flagstaff and Steven Gonzalez who is the sports director for NAZ Today Channel 4 News in Flagstaff. The Alumni honorary coaches are Bob Orrill who was a NAU Lumberjack offensive lineman from 1975-1979, was part of the 1978 Big Sky Championship team, and is currently the fire battalion chief in Flagstaff. The other alumni honorary coach is Steve Holmes who was a defensive lineman for the Lumberjacks from 1968-1970 and is the current owner of Steve Holmes Building Construction LLC in Flagstaff. The honorary coaches will roam the sidelines for their respective teams and might even call a play here or there!
The 2012 Blue-White spring game will pit the Defense (Blue) against the Offense (White). In doing so, a unique but simple scoring format has been developed to create competition, ensure a winner, and increase the game day atmosphere feel. The scoring system is as follows:
- Touchdown – 6 Points
- Field Goal – 3 Points
- A Run of 15+ Yards – 2 Points
- A Pass of 20+ Yards – 2 Points
- A First down – 1 Point
- A PAT or 2 Point Conversion – 1 or 2 Points
- Turnover – 7 Points
- Three and out – 3 Points
- Missed Field Goal – 3 Points
- Stopped Drive – 2 Points
- Sack – 2 Points
- Tackle for a loss – 2 Points
There will be a live in-game announcer, statistician, and scoreboard to help keep fans informed and involved.
We are truly committed to making the Blue-White Spring Game a pleasing experience to the fans and we expect a great turnout.