Eastern Kentucky University’s football team reported to campus today will have its first preseason practice on Thursday.

 

Changes to NCAA rules has allowed teams to begin preseason practice a week earlier than in the past.  Teams are no longer to have two-a-day practices.

 

The Colonels will hold 18 practices over a 25-day period.  All practices are scheduled to be held at Roy Kidd Stadium and are open to the public.  Those who attend are asked to sit in the stadium seats.

 

Scrimmages are scheduled for August 5August 12 and August 19.

 

EKU will have 105 players in camp, the most allowed by NCAA rules.

 

The Eastern Kentucky University football program has won two national championships, 21 conference titles and has made 21 playoff appearances.  No other Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) team has won at least two FCS national titles and 20 or more conference championships.

 

The Colonels will open their 2017 season at Western Kentucky on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. ET.  Eastern’s first home game is slated for Sept. 23against Tennessee Tech.  For season ticket information, contact the EKU Athletics Ticket Office at 844-3-GOBIGE.

 

Preseason Camp Schedule

(Note: dates and times are subject to change)

Practice 1          Thursday          July 27              2:30 p.m.

Practice 2          Friday               July 28              2:30 p.m.

Practice 3          Saturday            July 29              3:45 p.m.

Practice 4          Sunday              July 30              3:45 p.m.

Monday                        July 31              OFF

Practice 5          Tuesday                        August 1           2:30 p.m.

Wednesday       August 2           OFF

Practice 6          Thursday          August 3           2:30 p.m.

Friday               August 4           OFF

Practice 7          Saturday            August 5           3:45 p.m.           (Scrimmage)

Practice 8          Sunday              August 6           3:45 p.m.

Monday                        August 7           OFF

Practice 9          Tuesday                        August 8           2:30 p.m.

Wednesday       August 9           OFF

Practice 10         Thursday          August 10         2:30 p.m.

Friday               August 11         OFF

Practice 11         Saturday            August 12         3:45 p.m.           (Scrimmage)

Practice 12         Sunday              August 13         3:45 p.m.

Practice 13         Monday            August 14         3:45 p.m.

Practice 14         Tuesday                        August 15         3:45 p.m.

Wednesday       August 16         OFF

Practice 15         Thursday          August 17         3:45 p.m.

Practice 16         Friday               August 18         3:45 p.m.

Practice 17         Saturday            August 19         3:45 p.m.           (Scrimmage)

Practice 18         Sunday              August 20         3:45 p.m.

 

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Kevin Britton

Assistant Athletics Director for Communications & Branding

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