Mercer University football to begin fall preseason camp

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Mercer University football team starts training camp on Friday, Aug. 2 at Five Star Stadium, per Mercer athletics.

The squad will hold 25 practices before their season-opener at Western Carolina on Saturday, Aug. 31. Out of those 25 practices, 15 of them will be held before fall classes start at the university on Aug. 20.

Also, the football team will hold a free scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 8:45 a.m. at Five Star Stadium.

The schedule

Below is a look at their 2019 preseason football camp schedule:

  • Friday, Aug. 2 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 3 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 4 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 5 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 8 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 9 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 10 | 8:45 a.m. (scrimmage #1)
  • Monday, Aug. 12 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 13 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 15 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 16 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 17 | 8:45 a.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 19 | 7:45 a.m.
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