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2013 UCLA Football Spring Game Preview

The Bruins wrap up spring practice tomorrow night at the Rose Bowl

Sunset in the Arroyo Seco
Sunset in the Arroyo Seco

Tomorrow night, the Bruins finish up Spring Ball at the Rose Bowl with a scrimmage, series of drills and celebration of UCLA Football that coach Mora has referred to as a Spring spectacular. Per the official site, this has transitioned into the "Spring Showcase".

Per comments made by Mora earlier in the week, the plan on the field is for the team to begin the session with a series of situational and general drills. Those will be followed by a 60-play scrimmage, split into halves - shortened from the originally planned 100-play scrimmage due to injuries and the resultingly short depth chart.

For the hoped-for 50,000 Bruins making their way to Pasadena on Saturday, the off the field activities start with the noon opening of the Rose Bowl parking lots for tailgaters and others looking to make a full day of it - while admission to the game is free, parking will cost $15/vehicle. The Fan Zone will open at 1pm, with the same assortment of food vendors, UCLA merchandise and kids activities as we see during regular season games. According to the official site, there will be a pair of student bands playing in the fan zone throughout the afternoon, so look out for that.

The on-field activities start at 5pm. At halftime of the scrimmage, a few fans from the stands will picked to come on the field to compete in a variety of skills competitions for prizes. After the scrimmage, players will remain on the field to sign autographs and take photos with fans. The night will end with a fireworks show, expected to start around 7:45pm.

On the health front, Ellis McCarthy will sit out among other injured Bruins. Kylie Fitts will be active and participating after recovering from a sprained ankle.

[Update] - For people outside of Southern California or those otherwise unable to make it to the Rose Bowl, the spring game will be televised by the Pac-12 Network, starting at 5pm Pacific.