WVU’s spring tradition raises funds for charity

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University is hosting its annual Gold-Blue Spring Football Game at 1 p.m. today at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

The Gold-Blue Game will conclude WVU’s spring football drills. The defense will make up the blue team, while the offense, who will be wearing white jerseys, will be on the gold squad.

The proceeds from the Gold-Blue Game once again will benefit WVU Medicine Children’s. Since 1984, the Mountaineers have donated more than $725,000 to WVU Medicine Children’s.

The Gold-Blue Spring Football Game will be televised across the state of West Virginia once again as part of West Virginia University’s partnership with IMG College. Locally, the game will be shown by WBOY in Clarksburg.

The television broadcast will kickoff with a special Mountaineer GameDay Gold-Blue pregame show at 12:30 p.m., followed by the game broadcast at 1 p.m.

The game will be streamed live online at WVUsports.com.

On Tuesday, WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen addressed members of the media at the Steve Antoline Family Football Practice Field.

The coach said this week’s practices had been “a lot of preparation for Saturday. Of course, Saturday we’ll try to get about 100 reps. The two scrimmages that we’ve had we’ve got about 100 each so the spring game is about the same thing. We’ll do it like we’ve done in the past. We won’t pick teams or any of that goofy stuff that some other teams do. Just like doing what we’ve been doing with the scrimmages because that’s kind of what they are used to and I feel like that’s the best way to get more work to close out the spring. This is the last one.”