HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana University football team closed out its opening week of fall practice Saturday morning at Strawberry Stadium.
The Lions, the preseason Southland Conference favorite and one of six FCS teams to be ranked in the final FCS polls in each of the past three seasons, held their final split-squad practice on Saturday. SLU head coach Frank Scelfo has been pleased with his team’s efforts through the first four practices.
“We saw a lot of growth across the board at every position group,” Scelfo said. “We’re able to give everyone quality reps by splitting up practice into two sessions during this first week. We had good moments on both sides of the ball throughout the first week. Our defense did a good job creating turnovers, but our offense answered with some big plays.”
Monday’s 9 am practice will mark the first time the 2022 Lions come together as a full team during fall camp.
“When we bring everyone together, that’s when our team camaraderie develops,” Scelfo commented. “We’ll start to see how well our guys mesh and play as a unit, as well as which players are prepared to step up from a leadership standpoint.”
Southeastern will practice Monday through Saturday at 9 am until the first day of fall classes, set for Aug. 17. Starting with the beginning of the fall semester, SLU will practice Monday through Thursday at 3:45 pm and Friday and Saturday at 9 am until the week of the Sept. 3 season opener at UL Lafayette.
Southeastern opens the 2022 season at the Ragin’ Cajuns in a 6 pm contest. The home opener is set for Sept. 17 versus Central Connecticut State.
Southeastern Football Preseason Practice Schedule
Aug. 8 – 9 am (First full team practice)
Aug. 9 – 9 am
Aug. 10 – 9 am
Aug. 11 – 9 am
Aug. 12 – 9 am
Aug. 13 – 9 am
Aug. 15 – 9 am
Aug. 16 – 9 am
Aug. 17 – 3:45 pm (First day of classes)
Aug. 18 – 3:45 pm
Aug. 19 – 9 am
Aug. 20 – 9 am
Aug. 22 – 3:45 pm
Aug. 23 – 3:45 pm
Aug. 24 – 3:45 pm
Aug. 25 – 3:45 pm
Aug. 26 – 9 am
Aug. 27 – 9 am
For ticket information, contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net. Southeastern will continue to offer mobile ticketing as the primary source for securing tickets for the 2022-23 season. All tickets will be available via e-mail or text message in a PDF format for fans to download on their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded to Apple Wallet.
For more information on Southeastern Football, follow @LionUpFootball and @Coach_Scelfo on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.
TOUCHDOWN CLUB/S CLUB
Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the football program are encouraged to join the Touchdown Club. Lion football alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letter winners.
All membership fees and donations to both the Touchdown Club and S Club (football) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern football program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at [email protected] or (985) 549-5091 or visiting www.LionUp.com.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Southeastern Athletics instituted a clear bag policy for all ticketed events, effective with the start of the 2018 football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit www.LionSports.net/clear.