Football Spring Game Draft Held Wednesday
April 17, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - On Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium at the Clara Bell Smith Center, the two teams were drafted for Saturday's Green-White spring football game. The seniors, who were selected earlier by the coaches, drafted the underclassmen position by position until the rosters were completed.
To begin the draft, Maxwell (white team) beat Bullough (green team) in rock-paper-scissors for the first pick. The white team began the festivities by selecting center Travis Jackson.
The first selections at the other positions were cornerback Trae Waynes (green), running back Riley Bullough (green), defensive end Shilique Calhoun (white), safety Kurtis Drummond (green), offensive tackle Jack Conklin (white), defensive tackle Lawrence Thomas (green), wide receiver Keith Mumphery (white), fullback Trevon Pendleton (green), linebacker Taiwan Jones (white), kicker Kevin Cronin (green), tight end Andrew Gleichert (white) and quarterback Connor Cook (green).
Admission is free to Saturday's spring game and the stadium gates (Gates B, C, J and K) open at 1 p.m. Parking is also free (in Lots 79, 62W, 63E/W, 67, 56, 39/40, 41; Ramps 2 and 5; Lot 62E has been reserved for disabled parking).
Michigan State's spring game will be televised live by the Big Ten Network and streamed live on BTN2Go.com, with Kevin Kugler and Kirk Cousins calling the action and Lisa Byington reporting from the sideline. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Prior to the spring game, MSU's coaching staff and players will conduct a free youth football clinic (no registration required). Children, ages 8-12, are invited to attend the youth clinic from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on the grass practice fields behind the Duffy Daugherty Football Building, located at the corner of Chestnut Road and Shaw Lane. Clinic participants and their parents are requested to enter the practice fields through the gate on Shaw Lane. Over the last 10 years, nearly 5,400 children have participated in the annual youth football clinic (record 885 youth clinic participants last April).
The purpose of the clinic is to introduce youngsters to the game by stressing fundamentals. No football gear is required. In addition, clinic participants will receive Country Fresh ice cream as well as a coupon for a complimentary hot dog and soft drink to be redeemed at a concession stand in Spartan Stadium during the spring game.
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