A-State Fall Camp kicks off Thursday

A-State Fall Camp kicks off Thursday

JONESBORO, Ark. (AStateRedWolves.com) – The Arkansas State University football team will begin official preseason preparations for the 2014 season this Thursday with the first of 18 scheduled fall camp practices.

The Red Wolves, under first-year head coach Blake Anderson, will hold daily practice throughout their fall camp. The three-week training camp period will not only feature practices and scrimmages, but also meetings, lifting, conditioning, testing and various orientation sessions. The practices, which are scheduled for 8:35 a.m. start times and are open to the public, will be held at Centennial Bank Stadium or the football practice fields on the A-State campus in Jonesboro. The annual Fan Appreciation Day event is slated for Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. inside Centennial Bank Stadium.

A-State, the three-time defending Sun Belt Conference (SBC) champions and two-time defending GoDaddy Bowl champions, returns 10 starters of which seven earned all-conference recognition from last year’s 8-5 team. Headlining the list of A-state returnees are senior linebacker Qushaun Lee, the 2014 SBC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, along with preseason first-team honorees in junior defensive end Chris Stone, junior defensive back Rocky Hayes, senior defensive back Sterling Young, and junior wide receiver J.D. McKissic.

The Red Wolves, who were picked to finish runner up in the 2014 SBC preseason football coaches’ poll, have won 28 games over the last three seasons to tie for the 20th most victories nationally during that span.

Season tickets for the 2014 campaign are on sale at the A-State Ticket Office, located at the Convocation Center’s lower red entrance. The ticket office can also be contacted at 870-972-2781 and tickets may be purchased online at tickets.astate.edu.

2014 A-State Football Fall Camp Practice Schedule

PRACTICE 1 -- (Thursday, July 31), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 2 -- (Friday, Aug. 1), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 3 -- (Saturday, Aug. 2), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 4 -- (Sunday, Aug 3), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 5 -- (Monday, Aug. 4), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 6 -- (Tuesday, Aug. 5), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 7 -- (Wednesday, Aug. 6), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 8 -- (Thursday, Aug. 7), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 9 -- (Friday, Aug. 8), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 10 -- (Saturday, Aug. 9), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 11 -- (Sunday, Aug. 10), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 12 -- (Monday, Aug. 11), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 13 -- (Tuesday, Aug. 12), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 14 -- (Wednesday, Aug. 13), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 15 -- (Thursday, Aug. 14), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 16 -- (Friday, Aug. 15), 8:35 a.m.

PRACTICE 17 -- (Saturday, Aug. 16): FAN APPRECIATION DAY, 10 a.m.

PRACTICE 18 -- (Sunday, Aug. 17), TBA

Note – All times are Central (CT) and subject to change.