JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 2, 2017) – With the start of the Buccaneers’ season set to begin one month from today, East Tennessee State University head football coach Carl Torbush released the fall camp schedule on Wednesday.
The Bucs, who return 22 starters (10 offense, nine defense, three specialists) from last year’s squad, report to campus this Thursday and open fall camp on Friday morning at 8 a.m. In total, the Blue and Gold will hold 21 practices during fall camp, which includes three scrimmages, and concludes on Saturday, Aug. 26.
“We are really excited about where things are heading and are ready to get fall camp started on Friday,” said coach Torbush. “We had a lot of players on campus throughout the summer going to class, and they have also taken advantage of being in the weight room. We several players returning for their third season, and we brought in an athletic and talented recruiting class. We are ready to get to work and start preparing for the upcoming season. Everyone is ready to see us play in the beautiful new stadium, and once we get approval to practice in our new home, we will take advantage of being on the turf.”
Below is the full Buccaneer camp schedule.
Thursday, Aug. 3 – Bucs report to campus
Friday, Aug. 4 – Practice #1
Saturday, Aug. 5 – Practice #2
Sunday, Aug. 6 – Practice #3
Monday, Aug. 7 – Practice #4
Tuesday, Aug. 8 – Practice #5 – FIRST DAY IN FULL PADS
Wednesday, Aug. 9 – Practice #6
Thursday, Aug. 10 – Practice #7
Friday, Aug. 11 – Practice #8 / MEDIA DAY, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 12 – Scrimmage #1; 10 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 14 – Practice #10
Tuesday, Aug. 15 – Practice #11
Wednesday, Aug. 16 – Practice #12
Thursday, Aug. 17 – Scrimmage #2; 10 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 18 – Practice #14
Saturday, Aug. 19 – Practice #15
Monday, Aug. 21 – Practice #16
Tuesday, Aug. 22 – Practice #17
Wednesday, Aug. 23 – Practice #18
Thursday, Aug. 24 – Scrimmage #3, TIME TBD
Friday, Aug. 25 – Practice #20
Saturday, Aug. 26 – Practice #21
Please note, practices and scrimmages are open to the general public. Practices will be held either outdoors at the ETSU Practice Fields, which are adjacent the Basler Center of Physical Activity (CPA), inside the MSHA Athletic Center (Mini Dome) or inside the ETSU Football Stadium. Practices are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., unless noted in the practice schedule that is listed above. Practices are subject to change; please follow @ETSUFootball on Twitter for schedule updates.
The Bucs open the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 when ETSU hosts Limestone in its new on-campus stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
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