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Colonels prepare for start of 2012 football camp

RICHMOND, Ky. – The 2012 fall collegiate sports season is almost here as Eastern Kentucky University football players are scheduled to report to campus this Wednesday. The team will hold its first official practice Thursday evening, Aug. 2, on the synthetic turf surface at Roy Kidd Stadium beginning at 7 p.m.

Around 95 players are on the preseason camp roster including a league-high 10 players who were named to the 2012 preseason All-OVC team. The first practice featuring pads will be Tuesday, Aug. 7.

All preseason practices are open to the public. Colonel supporters and media are more than welcome to attend.

Below are some more important football dates in August:
Thursday, Aug. 9 - Football Rally at Gillum's Sports Lounge (6 p.m.)
Thursday, Aug. 23 - Colonel Club Fish Fry at Roy Kidd Stadium (6:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 25 - Meet the Colonels Night at Roy Kidd Stadium (TBA)

EKU kicks off the 2012 schedule on Sept. 1 at Purdue. The season opener will be televised by the Big Ten Network beginning at 3:30 p.m. The Colonels’ home opener is scheduled for Sept. 8 against Morehead State at 6 p.m. Fans can reserve 2012 season tickets by contacting the EKU athletics ticket office at 859-622-2122.

***All times are tentative and subject to change.

2012 Preseason Football Practice Schedule (updated 7/30/12)
Practice # Date Time Location
1 Aug. 2 7-10 p.m. Roy Kidd Stadium
2 Aug. 3 7-10 p.m. Roy Kidd Stadium
3 Aug. 4 7-10 p.m. Roy Kidd Stadium
4 Aug. 6 6:45-9:45 a.m. Roy Kidd Stadium
5 Aug. 7 6:45-9:45 a.m. Roy Kidd Stadium

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