Big day on campus tomorrow. The offense and defense has been going at it for two weeks. They have gone through grueling two-a-days. Some of them have gotten nicked up. We lost couple of talented players - Stokes and Kia - for the season. Well there is an outside chance Stokes could be back later this year but we will see. Starting next week I believe practice will be closed. So this Saturday we (well those members of BN who can get to campus) will have one last chance to see the team before the season starts on September 5th.
UCLA is having its Fall scrimmage tomorrow at the Drake stadium. The scrimmage will get started at 5 pm but there are lot of festivities on campus leading up to it. Jon Gold from the Daily News has the timeline:
AUGUST 22nd TIMELINE
UCLA Store Open: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Drake Stadium Gates Open: 4:00pm
Scrimmage Begins: 5:00pm, Drake Stadium
Scrimmage Ends: 7:00pm
ATV is all fired up about it and he wants everyone to come:
Please come support the Bruins football team of 2009 in our night scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 22nd. The live action scrimmage will test our progress this camp! It should be a good one and you will see speed and big plays made on both sides of the ball
To be fair, I think the scrimmage itself is going to pretty vanilla. Coaches are not going to show anything special. However, if I am in Southern California, I would get myself there in a heartbeat with all my friends and family. Especially if you have little Bruins, this is one of the best times to get them adequately brainwashed in blue and gold. More details on tomorrow's festivities after the jump.
Thanks to Gold for posting all the details on promotions:
MEET THE BRUINS
Following the scrimmage, fans will have an opportunity to Meet The Bruins. That event will be held on the north outside concourse of Pauley Pavilion, not on the Drake Stadium field.
FREE 2009 FOOTBALL TEAM POSTER
The first 2,500 fans will receive a free 2009 UCLA Football team poster. Posters will be distributed inside the main gate.
UCLA TICKETS ON SALE
2009 Football season tickets will be on sale at the Fall Scrimmage.
The first ten (10) fans who purchase a pair of new season tickets at the Fall Scrimmage will receive a complimentary Adidas prize pack (valued at $100).
WIN A $1,000 ADIDAS SHOPPING SPREE!
All fans may visit the BearWear section of the UCLA Store in the Ackerman Union between Aug. 22-Aug. 28 and enter-to-win a $1,000 Adidas shopping spree.
TICKET GIFT WITH ADIDAS PURCHASE
Fans who by $100+ official UCLA/Adidas merchandise (Aug. 22-28) at the UCLA Store, UCLA Store Tent at the Fall Scrimmage or online will receive two complimentary general admission tickets to the 2009 UCLA Football vs. California game on October 17th at the Rose Bowl (while supplies last).
Take lots of pictures. One note re. taking pictures. We have gotten a note from UCLA requesting that fans refrain from posting pictures that show formations. Although I think tomorrow we will probably see fairly vanilla formations, I think the request is reasonable. You can still take as many shots of our players, coaches, scimmage day atmosphere as you want. So go crazy.
So get down to Westwood tomorrow and let us know how it all went.