The Eastern Kentucky University football team begins preseason practice Wednesday, and every Colonels practice and scrimmage will be open to the public.
EKU players report to campus Tuesday.
The Colonels will hold 15 practices and two scrimmages over an 18-day period at Roy Kidd Stadium in Richmond. The scrimmages are Aug. 15 and 22.
Eastern is ranked in the top 25 in several national preseason polls and has been picked to finish second in the Ohio Valley Conference this season.
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Eight starters return on both sides of the ball from a 2014 team that finished 9-4 and qualified for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
The Colonels open their season at home against Valparaiso on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.
Call the EKU Ticket Office at (859) 622-2122 to buy season tickets.
(Note: Dates and times are subject to change)
Aug. 5-7 — Practice, 4 p.m.
Aug. 8-14 — Practice, 7:30 a.m.
Aug. 15 — Scrimmage, 7:30 a.m.
Aug. 16 — Off
Aug. 17-21 — Practice, 7:30 a.m.
Aug. 22 — Scrimmage, 7:30 a.m.