Spring Game Set For April 13
Chapel Hill, N.C. - North Carolina will hold its annual Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at Kenan Stadium.
"We look forward to an exciting day of football activities," said Fedora. "This should be a fun day for the fans who can come out and enjoy everything Chapel Hill has to offer. I think the players will have a good time and our fans will be entertained. I look forward to seeing everyone at Kenan."
The Bell Tower Park adjacent to Kenan Football Center kicks off the day's events at 11 a.m. and feature live music from GrooveTown, the premier do it all, play it all party band. Food vendors, merchandise tents and interactive games will be set up in the park. Carolina new football uniforms will be on display and fans can take pictures with the new uniforms in front of the Kenan Football Center.
Carolina players will be available for autographs for one hour beginning at 12:45 p.m. near Gate 3.
The Tar Heels will play a four-quarter game with a normal clock in the first half and a running clock in the second. The coaching staff will determine the teams. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.com.
During the first quarter, Giovani Bernard will be honored by the College Football Performance Awards as the nation's top punt returner in 2012. Bernard averaged 16.4 yards per return and had two touchdowns, including a game-winning 74-yarder vs. NC State. Bernard rushed for 2,481 yards and 25 touchdowns during his career in Chapel Hill and is expected to be among the top running backs selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Admission is free to all events on April 13.
UNC Spring Game Schedule of Events
11 a.m. - Bell Tower Park Opens
• Food vendors
• Interactive games for kids of all ages, including inflatables and face painting
• Photos with the new Carolina football Uniforms, Rameses and the UNC Cheerleaders
• Official Carolina merchandise
• Live music on stage with GrooveTown and the UNC Marching Tar Heels
• 12:45 p.m. - Autograph session with Carolina football players, autographs cards will be given to the first 3,000 fans
• 3 p.m. - Spring Game Kickoff
Public parking for the Spring Game will be available on a first come, first serve basis in the following lots: Bell Tower Deck, Rams Head Deck, Craige Deck, Jackson Deck, Cardinal Deck, Boshamer Lot and Bowles Lot. Disability Parking will be available in the Rams Head Deck. All parking will be $5 per vehicle.