Cream & Crimson Spring Game Fan Guide
April 12, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana football team will close 2010 spring practice with its annual Cream & Crimson Spring Game on Saturday, April 17. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. and the event is free at Memorial Stadium.
The stadium will open at 5 p.m. and fans are asked to sit in the East stands. Parking and tailgating will be available for free in the Orange Lot beginning at 1 p.m.
Fans will have the option to cheer for the Cream or the Crimson this season. Two entrances - one for the Cream fans and one for the Crimson fans - will be open on the East side of Memorial Stadium.
The first 3,000 fans will receive a free Cream or Crimson T-shirt. Complimentary rosters will be available and the marketing department will be on hand to pass out the T-shirts, schedule cards and posters.
Additionally, Coach Lynch will address the crowd at halftime. The Athletic Ticket Office will also be on hand beginning at 3 p.m. on the East side of The Rock.
If you can't make it to The Rock, the game will be broadcast on WHCC 105.1 FM by Jeremy Gray.
Here is a list of activities scheduled for the Cream & Crimson Spring Game:
Student Athletic Board Alumni Reunion and Tailgate: The Student Athletic Board Alumni Association invites you and your family to the SAB reunion tailgate before the Cream & Crimson Spring Game. Come join past and current SAB members at the festivities, which begin at 4 p.m. The tailgate is free of charge for SAB alumni and their families and will be located at the North Entrance to Memorial Stadium. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bark in the Park: We encourage everyone to participate in "Bark in the Park," hosted by Indiana University Athletics. "Bark in the Park" is a promotion that allows IU football fans to enjoy the privilege of bringing their dogs into Memorial Stadium while they watch the game. The designated area for the "Bark in the Park" will be on the hill behind the South end zone.
Taste of The Rock: Come to Memorial Stadium early to enjoy a taste of Bloomington's finest restaurants as part of your football tailgate. Nick's, Moe's, Papa John's and HoneyBaked Ham will participate beginning at 3 p.m.
Little 500 Kickoff: A tradition like nothing else. Get Little 500 week off to a great start!! See all the participating houses in the 60th running of the Little 500.
Kick for Tuition: IU students, here is your chance to win FREE tuition for a year! One randomly selected student will be chosen from the crowd to attempt a field goal from the 40-yard line for free tuition. Make sure you are in the stands for this great opportunity!
Tour of the Henke Hall of Champions: Be one of the first to experience the Henke Hall of Champions, celebrating the achievements of IU Athletics over the years. Tours will be offered prior to the start of the game. Register at the entrance of the North End Zone to schedule your tour.
Kids Zone: Interact with IU student-athletes while getting your face painted, playing games and winning prizes.
Marching Hundred: The Marching Hundred will perform during the game.
Hoosier eCycle Day: Bring your tailgate supplies and your old electronics to the annual Cream & Crimson Spring Game! Support a good cause, get rid of your old electronic equipment, and enjoy a great day of Hoosier football and gameday festivities! Look for the IUAA Hoosier E-Cycle Day drop-off area on the Northeast side of Memorial Stadium from 3-6 p.m. Bring vintage desktop computers, laptops, keyboards, peripherals, cables, cell phones and accessories. Working merchandise will be rebuilt into usable units and donated to local non-profits. Unusable electronics will be securely recycled. Proceeds from this event will support the IUAA Monroe County Chapter scholarship program. For more information about the drop-off and all of the alumni and fan activities planned, contact Jamie Hunte, IU Alumni Association, (812) 855-4958.
Spring Green Pilot Game:
Carbon Neutrality - IU will offset the carbon produced by electricity use, transportation and food consumption during the game by trading 100W incandescent bulbs with the equivalent 23W CFL (you save about 800 pounds of carbon over the life of one bulb) in the Bloomington-area after the game
Random Prizes: Fans of both the Cream and the Crimson will have several opportunities to win prizes at random points during the game. Some of the prizes will consist of products from adidas, Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas, Inc., Logo Chair, Inc., and The Longaberger® Company.
In addition to the game, be sure to start your day by catching the Hoosier baseball team take on Iowa at 1 p.m., and the women's tennis team host Penn State at 11 a.m.
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