The Huskies return to spring practice at 1 p.m. Saturday, and given the improved weekend weather it could be that the largest crowd yet will take Steve Sarkisian up on his y'all-come invitation to attend.
Practices so far have run a little over two hours. Admission to Husky Stadium is free, but normal parking rules -- which are generally relaxed on weekends -- apply. Fans should enter though the northeast entrance near the softball stadium. No video or still photography is allowed, and cell phones must be turned off.
All spring football practices are open, leading the the spring game on April 25.
And on Friday, the university released additional information on other events associated with the game.
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The Purple and Gold game -- which Sarkisian said will be "as much of a game as our personnel will allow -- will begin at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast live on KJR 950-AM and online coverage at GoHuskies.com.
Other April 25 events will include a 10 a.m. athletic department surplus sale; 11 a.m. Big "W" Club will have a special tailgate for its members and their families; a season-ticket open house; a pregame youth clinic on the Husky Stadium turf; and performances by the Husky Band during the game and at halftime. After the game, coaches and players will meet fans on the field.
Unlike previous years, the annual "Spring Fling" has been moved to a different day: Saturday, May 2. That's when fans can receive free admission to the 10 a.m. Windermere Cup, the 2 p.m. baseball game against USC, the 3 p.m. softball game against Oregon, and the all-day track & field dual meet against Washington State.
Details are available at GoHuskies.com.