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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2009 Preseason Camp Schedule
|Thursday, August 6||2 p.m.|
|Friday, August 7||2 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 8||2 p.m.|
|Sunday, August 9||No Practice|
|Monday, August 10||2 p.m.|
|Tuesday, August 11||2 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 12||2 p.m.|
|Thursday, August 13||2 p.m.|
|Friday, August 14||2 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 15||9:30 a.m. scrimmage|
|Sunday, August 16||No Practice|
|Monday, August 17||10 a.m.|
|Tuesday, August 18||3 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 19||7 p.m. scrimmage|
|Thursday, August 20||4 p.m.|
|Friday, August 21||1 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 22||9:30 a.m.|