The Presbyterian College football team begins preparation for the 2011 season with its first practice taking place Thursday, August 4th at 6:30 p.m.  Practice, which will be held on the football practice fields near Templeton Arena on campus, is open to the public and will run about two hours.

"I'm really excited about the 2011 season as we approach practice," said Head Coach Harold Nichols, who begins his third season with the Blue Hose.  "I'm excited for our young football team.  We've had a great off-season and a good spring.  We have a lot of great energy on our team and some good senior leadership and I'm ready to take the field."

The team will practice for the first couple of days with shirts and shorts, before transitioning to helmets for several practices and then moving to full pads and two-a-days beginning early next week.  Friday's practice will begin at 6:30 p.m. as well.  Check for updated schedule information as it becomes available.

The 2011 season begins Saturday, Sept. 3 with a 1:30 kick-off against Wofford.  For ticket information please call 864.833.8240.

Coach Nichols and select players will be available to the media between 6 and 6:15 p.m. on the practice fields the day of practice.