MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon College football program
is expecting its largest turnout yet when players report on Wednesday.
Huntingdon athletic director Buzz Phillips said the Hawks
are expecting around 160 players to report.
“This marks the beginning of a new year for us and it is
always an exciting day for us,” Phillips said. “It’s going to be a busy day for
the football team. There will be a series of meetings, we’ll take care of the
physicals and paperwork and the team will get to work on Thursday.”
The incoming group, which is expected to include around 90
newcomers, will be the first to experience the football field’s new Sportexe
turf. The three-month long project was completed this week. The Hawks’ new turf
will be ready for the first practice on Thursday.
“This year we have something new to welcome the players
with,” Phillips said. “I know the football players, coaches and fans are
looking forward to the new field.”
The Hawks’ first practice is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on
Thursday. Practices are open to the public.
Huntingdon’s first game is Sept. 3 at Maryville College
(Tenn.) The Hawks’ first home game at Samford Stadium will be Sept. 17 against
The remainder of Huntingdon’s fall sports will report on
Sunday with volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country
Practice start times
(Most practices will
last around two hours but that is subject to change. Interviews will be available
at the completion of practice.)
Thursday: 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.
Sunday: 3:30 p.m.
Monday: 9 a.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Wednesday 8/17: 9 a.m.
Thursday 8/18: 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.