C of I to host Purple and Gold Game on Saturday

The College of Idaho will cap its spring football drills this Saturday, May 2, hosting the Purple and Gold Game at Simplot Stadium.

The intrasquad scrimmage game, set to begin at 11 a.m., will pit the Yotes’ offense against the defense in a scripted four quarter contest, with special teams segments breaking up the quarters.  

Admission to the Spring Game is free and open to the public. The game also will be broadcast live on 1350 KTIK-AM with Dave Tester and Kelly Barbour.  

Key details for fans attending the Purple and Gold Game include:

-          Gates at Simplot Stadium will open at 9:30 a.m., with ticket staff available for fans to complete the renewal of their 2014 reserved season tickets (no general admission or new season ticket sales will be available until mid-May).

-          Limited parking will be available at Simplot Stadium – fans are asked to park in either the J.A. Albertson Activities Center lot or behind Simplot Stadium off of Stock Trail Road (signs will direct fans to parking).

-          Tailgating will be permitted at its normal location in the J.A. Albertson Activities Center lot, however, it is first-come, first served and no assigned spots will be available (fall tailgate rules will be strictly enforced).

-          Concessions will not be available at Simplot Stadium, however (unlike the regular-season) fans will be allowed to bring food and drink into the game (glass containers, alcoholic beverages, or umbrellas will not be permitted). All bags and coolers will be subject to search.

-          Reserved seating (seat backs) will not be available. All fan seating is first-come, first-served.

-          Fans are asked to remain in the seating area of Simplot Stadium for the duration of the Spring Game. Fans will be allowed onto the field at the conclusion of the game.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. The C of I has a legacy of academic excellence, a winning athletics tradition and a history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. For more information, visit