Spring Game to be Broadcast Online
April 18, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale football team's annual Blue-White spring scrimmage, to be held at Clint Frank Field on Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m., can be heard live online beginning at 2:45 p.m. The broadcast will be free of charge for all listeners, and can be accessed via:
Play-by-play announcer Ron Vaccaro '04 will be joined in the broadcast booth by legendary coach Carm Cozza and the Ivy League's top quarterback in 2005, NFL hopeful Jeff Mroz '05. In addition to the game, the comprehensive coverage will include an interview with the new captain of the Bulldogs, Chandler Henley '06, and an in-depth preview of the 2006 season.
This is believed to be the first time Yale or any Ivy League school has offered an online broadcast of its spring football game.
The game is scheduled to begin with two full quarters live, including all kicks. Two extra six-play drives are also scheduled, along with two two-minute drills (two minutes on clock, ball on 40, two timeouts, team trails by three) and two overtime periods. The Blue team is the home team and the White team will receive the opening kickoff.
Jack Embersits '58, a member of Yale's 1956 inaugural Ivy League championship team, and Hank Higdon '63, a member of Yale's unbeaten and untied 1960 Ivy League championship team, will serve as honorary coaches.
Scoring is as follows:
- first down by offense 1 point
- touchdown 6 points
- field goal 3 points
- extra point 1 point
- defensive stop 1 point
- defensive stop on 4th down 2 points
- fumble recovery 3 points
- interception 3 points