IU football announces “Spring Football Saturday” in April

Indiana’s traditional spring football game is a thing of the past, but coach Tom Allen hopes he has something to offer that the fans will enjoy even more.

On April 15, the date of Indiana’s final practice session of the spring, the program is inviting the fans to attend.

Here’s what Indiana says to expect:

Join us at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 15 from 11am-1pm for IU Football’s first ever Spring Football Saturday. This event coincides with the final practice session of IU’s 2023 Spring Football season and will offer you the chance to get the first look at Coach Tom Allen’s 2023 Hoosier Football Team. You will also be treated to:

-Free Tailgate Party
-Games, giveaways, and IU Team Store Merch
-On field meet and greet with the IU Football Team & Coaches following practice

Last year Indiana didn’t have any kind of public event in the spring, and the pandemic took away the option the two years prior to that.

Allen hopes this model gives the fans a more up and close and personal look at his team before they start playing for real in September.

“We’ve kind of gone away from a true spring game model for various reasons, but I wanted our fans here, and wanted them to interact, see us scrimmage, and see us in person,” Allen said.

“I want the fans here, meet our players, sign autographs, take pictures with them and talk to them, and I want to do the same with them.  I just want it to be very interactive.  I want our fans to be able to see this team and watch our guys in the final preparation before we break to go into the summertime.”

Fans can register for the event at this link.

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