Football preseason camp opens Wednesday

Ray Miller (ScarboroughPhotography.com)
Ray Miller (ScarboroughPhotography.com)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell begins prep work for the 2017 season this week, with preseason camp launching Wednesday, July 26 at Barker-Lane Stadium.

The Camels will report to Buies Creek on Wednesday, and will undergo conditioning tests Thursday.

The team's preseason camp schedule includes 24 total practice sessions with three scrimmage dates, with the first coming on August 3 at Barker-Lane Stadium.

CU's second scrimmage will come on August 10, with a third on August 17.

The Camels will host their annual Fan Fest on August 26 at 7 p.m., closing out preseason camp.

All practices and scrimmage dates and times are subject to change. All practices will be held at Barker-Lane Stadium.

Campbell heads into its 10th season on the gridiron in 2017 (modern era), bringing football back to the Creek in 2008 after a 58 year hiatus. 2017 will also mark the program's final season as a member of the PFL before heading to the Big South in 2018.

The Camels return 44 letterwinners, including 11 starters (six offense, five defense), from their 2016 squad that went 5-5 overall and 3-4 in PFL play, notching the program's second season at .500 or better in the modern era.

Campbell kicks off its 2017 schedule on August 31, hosting Methodist at Barker-Lane Stadium.

Campbell Football 2017 Preseason Camp Schedule
July 28: 7-10 a.m.
July 29: 7-10 a.m.
July 30: No practice
July 31: 7-10 a.m.
August 1: 7-10 a.m.
August 2: 7-10 a.m.
August 3: Scrimmage 6-8:30 p.m.
August 4: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
August 5: 7-10 a.m.
August 6: No practice
August 7: 7-10 a.m.
August 8: 7-10 a.m.
August 9: 7-10 a.m.
August 10: Scrimmage 6-8:30 p.m.
August 11: 8-9 a.m.
August 12: 7-10 a.m.
August 13: No practice
August 14: 7-10 a.m.
August 15: 7-10 a.m.
August 16: 7-10 a.m.
August 17: Scrimmage 6-8:30 p.m.
August 18: 8-8:45 a.m.
August 19: No practice
August 20: No practice
August 21: 4-6 p.m.
August 22: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
August 23: 4-6 p.m.
August 24: 4-6 p.m.
August 25: No practice
August 26: Fan Fest 7 p.m.