Ferris State Football Continues Preseason Camp

Junior QB Tom Schneider calls out the play during practice this past weekend (Photo by Zeke Jennings, Big Rapids Pioneer)

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Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team continues to prepare for the 2010 campaign and the squad's season opener as fall camp rolls on in Big Rapids.

The Bulldogs, who opened camp with their first official practice last Friday, will have 10 practices under their belts prior to their first scrimmage this Saturday (Aug. 21) morning at 9:30 a.m. (EDT).

FSU will hold a total of 25 workouts along with two scrimmages prior to the team's season opener on Sept. 3.

The Bulldogs hold their first two-a-day practice session on Wednesday (Aug. 18) after a mandatory five-day acclimation period.  FSU's first practice in full pads takes place on Tuesday (Aug. 17) afternoon.

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

After Saturday's initial preseason scrimmage, the squad's final scrimmage will be held prior to FSU's annual media/photo day activities on Friday, Aug. 27. The final 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.

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(Photos courtesy of Zeke Jennings, Big Rapids Pioneer)

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