Arkansas State will have closed practices for Memphis & UCA game weeks

JONESBORO (ASU) – While the majority of the Arkansas State football practices throughout the 2011 season remain open for those who wish to attend, the Red Wolves' have closed two separate weeks of practice dates to the public in preparation for two regional opponents.

During the week leading up to both the Memphis and Central Arkansas games, the public will not be granted access to the A-State practices due to the proximity of its opponents.  ASU will face Memphis on Sept. 10 and Central Arkansas on Sept. 24.  The Red Wolves held open practices throughout its fall camp and will leave its practices open to the public for all game weeks with exception of Memphis and UCA.

"We are extremely excited about our 2011 season and appreciate all the support we have received from the community," said ASU Head Coach Hugh Freeze.  "We welcome and encourage the public to attend the majority of our practices, but we felt the decision to close our practices leading up to the Memphis and UCA games was in the best interest of our football team at this time."

The Red Wolves will host Memphis the second week of the season in its home opener and start Sun Belt Conference play Oct. 1 at Western Kentucky.