First FSU Football Scrimmage Set For Saturday

First FSU Football Scrimmage Set For Saturday

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team will hold its first official scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday (Aug. 21) morning at Top Taggart Field.

The Bulldogs, who opened camp with their first official practice last Friday, will have 10 practices under their belts prior to Saturday morning's scrimmage, which is scheduled for a 9:30 a.m. (ET) start.

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

Following Saturday's scrimmage, the Bulldogs are scheduled to practice all of next week, including three two-a-day sessions leading up to the final preseason scrimmage.

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).  FSU will then break from fall camp before beginning their typical game week schedule.

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.

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.