Blue Gray Game Festivities Set For April 16
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April 15, 2011

Map of Tiger Lane

MEMPHIS, TENN. - Each year, the Blue-Gray Game signifies the end of spring practice, but it is also a chance for Tiger Nation to get together and show support for their hometown Tigers, and it's a perfect time to renew and purchase your season tickets.

The Blue-Gray Game is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. Most of the festivities surrounding the Blue-Gray Game will be set up on Tiger Lane, so fans are encouraged to get there early and set up for a day-long True Blue Tiger experience. Parking lots will open at 9 a.m., and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

As announced earlier, The Highland Hundred and the M Club are teaming up for a BBQ contest on April 15-16. The competition is open to both professionals and amateurs, and there will be trophies and cash prizes awarded for the winners in the ribs and shoulder category, and a cash prize for the best sauce. The winners will be announced at half-time of the game. All contestants must be registered by Friday, April 8. The $100 entry fee and entry form must be received by 5 p.m. on April 8. There will be no sign ups on site.

Rockasaurus Rex will be performing live on stage from 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., with a break in between sets for performances by the U of M band and spirit squads as well as a pep rally. There will be inflatables for children set up from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Tiger Football team will arrive at Tiger Lane at approximately 10:45 a.m., on Paul "Bear" Bryant Blvd. They will unload the buses and will sign autographs and take photos with fans from 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., Coach Larry Porter will lead Tiger Nation in a pep rally before the squad makes their way for the Tiger Walk to the locker room at approximately 11:45 a.m. Please note that the autograph session has changed from previous years, and will now be held prior to the game.

The Tiger Scholarship Fund, the U of M Alumni Association and the M Club will have tents set up for members and donors on Tiger Lane. The tents will open at 11 a.m.

The U of M Ticket office will be on-site at GATE 3 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., for fans who would like to purchase season tickets for the 2011 season, which includes six home games for as low as $100.

The concession stand located near section 120 will be open.

CLICK HERE for the BBQ contest entry form.

Check out the Spring Practice Blog to keep up with each practice.  CLICK HERE to go straight to the blog feed.

Blue/Gray Game Timeline


12 pm - 5 pmBBQ teams set up (South Side of Tiger Lane)
6 pmBBQ cooks' meeting (Pipkin Building)


9am-1pmKids' inflatables set up
Season ticket sales (Gate 1)
Radio remotes
10amBBQ turn-in/judging begins
10:45 amRockasaurus Rex performs 1st set
Team arrives, signs autographs
11:00 amTSF/M-Club tents open
11:45 amTeam walks to stadium
12 pmRockasaurus Rex performs 2nd set
12:45 amPre-game festivities end
1 pmKickoff
Post-GameAwards ceremony



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