Ferris State Fall Football Camp Is Underway

Head Coach Jeff Pierce and the Bulldogs held their first practice on Friday
Head Coach Jeff Pierce and the Bulldogs held their first practice on Friday

Big Rapids, Mich. - Fall camp is officially underway for the 2010 Ferris State University football team as the Bulldogs held their first official practice in helmets on Friday (Aug. 13) morning.

The Bulldogs' returning veterans reported to camp Thursday (Aug. 12) after the squad welcomed its incoming class on Wednesday (Aug. 11). FSU will hold a total of 25 workouts along with two scrimmages prior to the team's season opener on Sept. 3.

In addition to the practice, today's camp agenda also included testing, a shuttle run, team meetings, weight training and position/special teams meetings.  The second practice is scheduled for Saturday (Aug. 14) morning at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).

Ferris' three-week training camp period will not only feature practices and scrimmages, but also meetings, lifting, conditioning, testing and various orientation sessions. Practices will be held both on the FSU practice fields along with selected ones on the Mondo Ecofill artificial surface at Top Taggart Field.

FSU's initial preseason scrimmage is set for Saturday, Aug. 21, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT). The final scrimmage will be held prior to FSU's annual media/photo day activities on Friday, Aug. 27. The scrimmage will begin at 9 a.m. (EDT) with the media/photo day taking place at 1 p.m. (EDT).

Ferris State will kickoff its 102nd season of varsity competition Friday, Sept. 3, against the Hillsdale Chargers in a 7 p.m. (EDT) non-conference contest at HC's Muddy Waters Stadium in Hillsdale, Mich.

The Bulldogs then open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play the following week with their first home contest of the 2010 season versus Saginaw Valley State on Saturday, Sept. 11.  Kickoff for the "Honoring American Heroes" Day tilt is scheduled for 6 p.m. (EDT) with a variety of activities taking place throughout the day.

Tickets for all home games can be purchased at the game or for more information please contact the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at (231) 591-2888.