Mizzou concludes spring practices

By John Guminski

A group of offensive linemen listen to Max Copeland (long hair) tell a story. Thursday’s practice was the last spring practice for the Tigers.

A group of offensive linemen listen to Max Copeland (long hair) tell a story. Thursday’s practice was the last spring practice for the Tigers.

James Franklin (1) performs a handshake with wide receiver Marcus Lucas (85) on Thursday, April 18, at the Dan J. Devine Pavilion.

James Franklin (1) performs a handshake with wide receiver Marcus Lucas (85) on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Dan J. Devine Pavilion.

Coach Gary Pinkel (facing camera) talks to the Tigers about the Black & Gold Game. The game is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Faurot Field.

Coach Gary Pinkel (facing camera) talks to the Tigers about the Black & Gold Game. The game is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Faurot Field.

The Missouri Tigers wrapped up their 2013 spring practice on Thursday afternoon at the Dan J. Devine Pavilion.

Players wore minimal padding during the practice; wearing only helmets. Gary Pinkel conducted a run-through of the pre-game ceremonies for the Black & Gold Game. The Black & Gold Game will be played at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Faurot Field. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. Admission to the game is $3 or three cans of food to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

Some other events for the weekend include:

10:30-11:15 a.m.: Ground breaking ceremony (East side of Memorial Stadium)

10:30-11:15 a.m.: Big Brothers/Big Sisters football clinic (Faurot Field)

11:30  a.m.: Former players reunion (Devine Pavillion)

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