Football Bears Conclude Spring Drills Saturday with Maroon & White Game
The Missouri State football team will conclude its 15-date spring schedule Saturday at 1 p.m. with its annual Maroon and White Game at Plaster Field. Admission and parking for the event are free.
The 78-player MSU spring squad will be divided into two teams, and the two sides will scrimmage at live, game-action speed for four quarters. Assistant coach Bob Montgomery will guide the White team with a staff that includes D.J. Vokolek, Sean Coughlin, Courtney Sanders, and graduate assistant B.J. Stotser, while John Scott will guide the Maroon side with assistants Rob Christophel, Rob Bolks, Michael Hunter, and student assistant Brandon Hilt.
MSU head coach Terry Allen, who will begin his fourth season as Bears' head coach this fall, returns 42 lettermen and 65 total squad members from 2008.
Last season, the Bears were 4-7 overall, but finished 3-5 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and 3-3 on the road. The squad's 2008 ledger matched its most conference victories since 1993 and equaled the program’s most road wins since 1996.
Missouri State kicks off the 2009 season on Saturday, September 5 against Arkansas in a game to be played in Little Rock, Ark., tentatively at 6 p.m. 2009 MSU season tickets are currently available by calling the Missouri State Athletics Box Office at (417) 836-7678 or (888) 476-7849.