Camels Football Preseason Camp Underway

Season begins Aug. 30 at home against Chowan.


Campbell kicked off its 2018 preseason camp last week at Barker-Lane Stadium.

In their first day on the field, Aug. 1, the 2018 Camels practiced in helmets through a non-contact early morning session, beginning around 8.

The team’s full preseason camp schedule includes 20 total practice sessions with four scrimmage dates. The first day was Monday at Barker-Lane Stadium. CU’s second scrimmage will be held Saturday, with a third Thursday, Aug. 16, and the fourth Thursday. Aug. 23.

The team will participate in two team building sessions away from campus, Friday at Blaylock Farms and Thursday, Aug. 17, at Kersey Valley, also taking part in mental toughness training and hearing from several special speakers throughout camp.

The Camels will host their annual Fan Fest Saturday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m., closing out preseason camp.

Follow the 2018 Camels throughout preseason camp at, as well as on social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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

The Camels enter their second decade following their second winning campaign, matching school records for overall, six, and conference victories, five, in 2017. Offensively, Campbell also set school records for passing touchdowns, 21, and passing yards per game, 207.8, a year ago, while hitting the 50 touchdown mark for the second time in the program’s 10 seasons. The Fighting Camels defense further established itself in 2017, ranking among the nation’s leaders, 10th, in takeaways, 27, aided by a school record 19 interceptions.

Campbell enters its first season as a member of the Big South Conference on the football field in 2018.

The Camels return 44 letter winners, including 18 starters (eight offense, seven defense, three special teams), from their 2017 squad.

Campbell kicks off its 2018 schedule Thursday, Aug. 30, hosting Chowan at Barker-Lane Stadium. The Camels open Big South play Oct. 20 at Monmouth.

Campbell Football 2018 Preseason Camp Schedule

Aug. 7: 7 a.m. (full pads)

Aug. 8: 7 a.m. (full pads)

Aug. 9: 7 a.m. (full pads)

Aug. 10: Walk-thru 7:30 a.m.

Aug. 11: Scrimmage 7 a.m.

Aug. 12: No practice

Aug. 13: 7 a.m. (full pads)

Aug. 14: 7 a.m. (full pads)

Aug. 15: 7 a.m. (no pads)

Aug. 16: Scrimmage 7 p.m.

Aug. 17: No practice

Aug. 18: 7 p.m. (full pads)

Aug. 19: 4 p.m. (full pads)

Aug. 20: 4 p.m. (full pads)

Aug. 21: 3:30 p.m. (helmets)

Aug. 22: Walk-thru 4 p.m.

Aug. 23: Scrimmage 6 p.m.

Aug. 24: No practice

Aug. 25: Fan Fest 7 p.m.


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