Spartan spring game Saturday

Published 9:49 pm Thursday, April 28, 2011

EAST LANSING — Michigan State football concludes its 15 spring practices under fifth-year head coach Mark Dantonio with the Green-White intrasquad game on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.

For the fourth year in a row, fans will have an opportunity to purchase press box seats and enjoy the same view as the media that cover Spartan football.

Only 100 press box seats — priced at $50 each — are on sale for the spring game. (Note: Minimum age requirement is 12 for press box admission.) Proceeds from the sale of press box seats will benefit the George Webster Scholarship Fund. Fans may order press box seats online at The deadline to order press box seats is noon today.

Michigan State’s spring game will be streamed live on and replayed Saturday at 8 p.m. on the Big Ten Network, with Will Tieman and Jason Strayhorn calling the action.

The spring game also can be heard live on satellite radio: SIRIUS (Channel 122) and XM (Channel 143).

Prior to the spring game, MSU’s coaching staff and players will conduct a free youth football clinic (no registration required). Children, ages 8-12, are invited to attend the youth clinic from 10-11:30 a.m. on the grass practice fields behind the Duffy Daugherty Football Building, located at the corner of Chestnut Road and Shaw Lane. Clinic participants and their parents are requested to enter the practice fields through the gate on Shaw Lane. Over the last eight years, approximately 3,800 children have participated in the annual youth football clinic.

The purpose of the clinic is to introduce youngsters to the game by stressing fundamentals. No football gear is required. From 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., Coach Dantonio and his players will be available for an autograph session for clinic participants.

In addition, clinic participants will receive a coupon for a complimentary hot dog and soft drink to be redeemed at a concession stand in Spartan Stadium during the spring game.

Parking is free (in Lots T-79, S-56, P-39/40 and Ramp No. 5), and the stadium gates (Gates B, C, J and K) open at noon. Admission is free.