August 19, 2011

First Football Fall Scrimmage On Saturday

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team will hold its first official scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday (Aug. 20) 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. 2. 

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. 26. 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 kicks off its 103rd season of varsity competition this fall by hosting Hillsdale in a non-conference matchup on Friday, Sept. 2, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Top Taggart Field.  FSU and Hillsdale are not scheduled to play each other as part of the GLIAC schedule this season.

The Bulldogs, who will play an 11-game regular-season schedule, open GLIAC action the following week at Saginaw Valley State in their first road contest on Saturday, Sept. 10, at SVSU's Wickes Memorial Stadium.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ET).

Season and single-game tickets for all home games can be purchased in advance thru Star Tickets or the FSU Athletics Ticket Office.  Click Here for more information or call (231) 591-2888.

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