Newberry College football team reports to campus; Practice begins Thursday

Newberry College football team reports to campus; Practice begins Thursday
Wednesday, August 5, 2009

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Eleazer Arena was filled with energy as the 2009 Newberry College football team reported for the first preseason camp under the direction of head coach Todd Knight. Approximately 135 players checked in today in preparation for preseason practice, which begins Thursday.

"Having all of the kids back on campus is extremely exciting," said Knight. "Everyone from the president and athletic director down to the equipment manager is ready for camp to get started. Over half of the team called me and asked me if they could move into the dorms early, and I had to tell them no. I hope that enthusiasm carries over the next few weeks as we prepare for Valdosta State."

The preseason camp will consist of 15 practices over the next two and a half weeks, starting at 2 p.m. tomorrow. All practice sessions will be conducted on Setzler Field and are open to the public. Highlighting the practice sessions are scrimmages on Saturday, August 15, and Wednesday, August 19.

"Newberry College football and the Newberry College family are synonymous terms," Knight said. "We would love to see lots of fans at our practices during preseason camp and we encourage families in the Newberry community to come out and watch us. If we're going to represent not only this institution, but this town, then we have to do our part to make sure the community is a part of this too. We look forward to great support at our practices and our games this season."

The preseason camp comes in preparation for the season opener on August 29 at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga. The home opener is on September 19 against Cumberland (Tenn.) University. For ticket information, contact Tim Rath at (803) 321-5101 or

2009 Preseason Camp Schedule

Thursday, August 62 p.m.
Friday, August 72 p.m.
Saturday, August 82 p.m.
Sunday, August 9No Practice
Monday, August 102 p.m.
Tuesday, August 112 p.m.
Wednesday, August 122 p.m.
Thursday, August 132 p.m.
Friday, August 142 p.m.
Saturday, August 159:30 a.m. scrimmage
Sunday, August 16No Practice
Monday, August 1710 a.m.
Tuesday, August 183 p.m.
Wednesday, August 197 p.m. scrimmage
Thursday, August 204 p.m.
Friday, August 211 p.m.
Saturday, August 229:30 a.m.