Campbell Begins Preseason Camp Wednesday

campbell footballBuies Creek – Campbell begins prep work for the 2016 football season this week, with practice launching Friday, August 5 at Barker-Lane Stadium.

The Camels will report Wednesday, August 3, and will undergo conditioning tests Thursday.

The team’s -day preseason camp schedule includes 19 total practice sessions with three scrimmage dates, with the first coming on August 13 at Barker-Lane Stadium. The Camels’ second scrimmage will come on August 20.

CU’s third and final scrimmage will coincide with the team’s annual Fan Fest. The scrimmage begins at 6 p.m., with a meet the team event following.

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

Campbell kicks off the 2016 season Thursday night, September 1, hosting Bluefield at Barker-Lane Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Campbell returns seven offensive and five defensive starters, as well as 32 total letter-winners from 2015.

The Camels ranked fifth in the nation in total defense in 2015 (279.3 per game), standing third in team sacks per game (3.55) and ninth in scoring defense (17.7). The team shattered program records for all three categories, adding single season marks for tackles for loss (85.0) and total sacks (38.0).

Running back De’Shawn Jones, the PFL’s leading rusher in 2015, as well as offensive linemen Brian Stryffeler and Laurin O’Briant were named to the 2016 Preseason All-PFL team last week. Redshirt sophomore linebacker Jack Ryan also returns after being named the PFL’s Freshman Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.

2016 Campbell Football Training Camp Schedule

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Move-in day
Thursday, Aug. 4: Conditioning test, 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 5: Practice, 3:10-5:50 p.m.
Saturday: Aug. 6: Practice, 9:05-11:35 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7: Practice, 3:15-5:35 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 8: Practice, 9:15-11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 9: Practice, 9:05-11:35 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 10: Practice, 2:30-5:15 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 11: Practice, 9:05-11:45 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 12: Practice, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13: Practice, 9:25-11:58 a.m. (scrimmage)
Sunday, Aug. 14: No practice
Monday, Aug. 15: Practice, 9:25-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 16: Practice, 9:10-11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 17: Practice, 2:45-5:15 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18: Practice, 9:10-11:45 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 19: Practice, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20: Practice, 6:30-9:00 p.m. (scrimmage)
Sunday, Aug. 21: No practice
Monday, Aug. 22: Practice, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 23: Practice, 9:10-11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 24: Practice, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: Aug. 25: Fan Fest, 6:00 p.m. (scrimmage)

*Dates and times subject to change