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April 11, 2012

Spring Football Festival website

PITTSBURGH-- The Pitt Panthers will conclude spring drills with the annual Spring Football Festival and Blue-Gold Scrimmage presented by Chevrolet this Saturday, April 14, at North Hills' Martorelli Stadium.

Admission is free and includes the following activities:

  • A youth clinic (8th grade and under) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Boys and girls will receive personal instruction from the Pitt players and staff on football fundamentals right on the playing field.

  • The Blue-Gold Scrimmage at 1 p.m. Get an early peek at the new-look Panthers under first-year head coach Paul Chryst.

  • Live music, games, Pitt prizes and face painting.

  • Official Panthers merchandise and season tickets on sale.

  • A chance to win prizes from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which will have a tent on site to promote the upcoming enshrinements of former Pitt stars Curtis Martin and Chris Doleman. Prizes include the "Canton or Bust Sweepstakes," which gives fans the chance to win a trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival and a $1,000 shopping spree in the Hall of Fame store.

  • A "Meet the Panthers" session* right on the field following the Blue-Gold Scrimmage. Get up close and personal with players and coaches.

Stadium gates will open at 11 a.m.

Paul Chryst is in his first year as Pitt's head coach following an exceptional eight-year tenure at the University of Wisconsin (2002, 2005-11), where he gained acclaim as one of the country's finest offensive teachers and strategists. He was a finalist for the prestigious Broyles Award, annually presented to college football's top assistant, each of the past two seasons.

Pitt, which played in the BBVA Compass Bowl last year, returns 14 starters in 2012.

Link: Martorelli Stadium Parking Information

* Unfortunately, due to NCAA rules, the post-game meet and greet is closed to high school aged students and their parents and/or legal guardians. We welcome these individuals to the Spring Football Festival but they may not interact with our staff and student-athletes post-game. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2012 Pitt Spring Football Festival