The annual University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's Black and Gold Spring Football game will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Golden Lion Stadium. Prior to the game, from 11 a.m. to noon, there will be a meet and greet for the coaches and players to engage with the Golden Lions' football supporters.
Then, the start of the Alumni Flag Football game will be played at Golden Lions stadium a couple hours before kickoff of the Black and Gold Game. UAPB Head Coach Cedric Thomas encourages anybody that has "pride, entitlement the supporters and people in the community who just want to have a good time to come enjoy themselves."
"It means everything," Thomas said of the festivities for Saturday. "I want it to be a vessel from the community to the college. I'm inviting everybody to come support us and get to know these young men and who they are. If you have a true entitlement to the program, we want you there. I know when I was here in my playing days a lot of the fans came out and it was a staple of the community. I want to get it back to that. Come on out and fellowship with us, and we're going to have a great time. This is the future of the program as we transition."