Panthers spring game set for Friday

CEDAR FALLS – The University of Northern Iowa football team will host its annual spring game at the UNI-Dome on Friday.

The Panthers will kick off the night with a pre-game tailgate at the Eldon Miller Plaza from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

The first 500 fans will receive a free pork chop sandwich and beverages will be available for purchase.

Also, the UNI’s play-by-play voice Gary Rima will host his hourly show “On Press Row” live on the plaza beginning at 5 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to drop off travel and/or full-sized toiletries and hygiene items to donate to the Salvation Army. Fans attending the game can drop off their items as they enter the UNI-Dome on Friday night.

There also will be an autograph session after the game outside the Panthers locker room. The 2014 UNI Panthers football schedule poster will be available for the autograph session as well.