Georgia Southern to open preseason practice on July 31

Georgia Southern to open preseason practice on July 31

A number of things will be different for the Georgia Southern Football team in 2014 as the Eagles begin their first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision. A new coach in Willie Fritz, new approach to the triple option offense, new mid-deck, new football operations center, new video board, new sound system and new opponents, are all a part of this most anticipated journey.

The Eagles crossing the bridge over "Beautiful Eagle Creek," will be the same, though their journey to the practice fields from the football operations center now will include an almost daily ride on the yellow buses. Georgia Southern begins preseason camp Thursday, July 31st with practice beginning at 8:15 a.m. for the first of 29 sessions leading up to the 2014 season opener at N.C. State August 30th. The first scrimmage will be held August 9th at Paulson Stadium.

Practice dates and times for the first several days are as follows:

Thursday, July 31
– 8:15 a.m.,  Eagle Creek Practice Complex

Friday, August 1 – 8:15 a.m., Eagle Creek Practice Complex

Saturday, August 2 – 8:15 a.m., Eagle Creek Practice Complex
followed by the Little Eagles Camp at Paulson Stadium at 11 a.m.

Sunday, August 3 – 8:15 a.m. Eagle Creek Practice Complex

Monday, August 4 – 8:15 a.m. Eagle Creek Practice Complex

Tuesday, August 5 – TWO-A-DAY – 8:15 a.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Morning-Eagle Creek Practice Complex, Night-Paulson Stadium

Dates, times and locations subject to change and may be impacted by weather conditions. Practices are open to the public, but any filming, recording or photography is limited to members of the media only.

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Season tickets for the Eagles' first campaign in the Sun Belt Conference and FBS are on sale online now at and weekdays 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS. For those Eagle fans who want to review seating or parking options in person, the Athletics Ticket Office is temporarily located on the second floor of the Bishop Field House.