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Spring football primer: What you need to know for Saturday's Blue/White Game

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FB 09_10 UK_UL WEB TeamCoyle 003.jpgFor the final time this spring, helmets will clash and pads will collide. On Saturday at 1 p.m., the UK football team will hold its annual Blue/White Spring Game at Commonwealth Stadium. For those of you thinking about coming out, here is some last-minute information you might need to know:

Time: Saturday at 1 p.m.

Location: Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, Ky.

TV coverage: None

Radio coverage: Big Blue Sports Network, including WLAP in Lexington (630 on the AM dial), WHAS in Louisville (840 AM) and WCKY in Cincinnati (1530 AM)

Digital Coverage: Cat Scratches' live in-game blog

Game-time weather: 71 degrees with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms

Admission/Parking: Admission and parking are free on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking lots open at 8 a.m. and fans are welcome to tailgate. Stadium gates open at 11:30 a.m.

Season tickets: The stadium ticket office outside Gate 4 will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for current season-ticket holders to renew their tickets. Current season-ticket holders should receive their renewal forms in the mail this week.

Revised format: Because of some injuries at key positions, the coaching staff has decided to make the Blue/White Game offense vs. defense instead of a standard game format.

The scoring system for the offense features:
First down = 1 point
Field goal = 3 points
Touchdown = 6 points
PAT = 1 point

The defensive scoring system features:
Three and out (force punt on first series) = 3 points
Stop on downs (force punt during the series) = 1 point
Stop on fourth down = 2 points
Turnover = 6 points
Touchdown = 10 points

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