August 8, 2013 - With just four weeks until the season opener, the Emporia State football team is set to report for the 2013 campaign this weekend.
The Hornets will begin the weekend with the Emporia State Women's Clinic 101 on Saturday. The players will report and undergo physicals and compliance meetings on Sunday. Emporia State will hit the field for the first time with practice number one on Monday, August 12 at 9:25 a.m. on Jones Field at Welch Stadium. Practices are free and open to the general public.
Emporia State will hold its annual Football Media Day on Sunday, August 18 in Welch Stadium at 3:30 p.m. The Hornets will host a Friday Night Lights Hornet Jam for Emporia State students on August 23 in Welch Stadium, with Autograph Day scheduled for Saturday afternoon, August 24.
Emporia State will look to build on last year’s ten win season and Kanza Bowl win with 14 returning starters and a total of 20 players that have started at least one game. Preseason All-Americans Chris Poston and Jordan Sanders anchor the defense while four of five starters return on the offensive line.
The Hornets will open the season on Thursday, September 5 at Ft. Hays State.
Single game and season tickets are on sale now. They can be purchased at a participating Ticket by Ticket sponsor or at the ID Office in the Emporia State Memorial Union, by calling toll free 877-341-NEST (6378) or on the internet at www.esuhornets.com.
ESU Football Training Camp Schedule
Aug. 10 Women's Clinic 101 8:30 a.m.
Aug. 11 Physicals/Compliance Meetings
Aug. 12 Practice #1 (Helmets) 9:25 a.m.
Aug. 13 Practice #2 (Helmets) 9:35 a.m.
Aug. 14 Practice #3 (Half pads) 9:35 a.m.
Aug. 15 Practice #4 (Half pads) 9:35 a.m.
Aug. 16 Practice #5 (Full pads) 9:35 a.m.
Aug. 17 Practice #6 (Full pads) 9:35 a.m.
Practice #7 (Full pads) 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 18 Media Day 3:30 p.m.
Practice #8 (Full pads/Booster Night) 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 19 Off Day (First Day of Classes at Emporia State)
Aug. 20 Practice #9 (Half pads) 6:30 a.m.
Practice #10 (Full pads) 3:40 p.m.
Aug. 21 Practice #11 (Full pads) 3:40 p.m.
Aug. 22 Practice #12 (Half pads) 6:30 a.m.
Practice #13 (Full pads) 3:40 p.m.
Aug. 23 Practice #14 (Full pads/Friday Night Lights) 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 24 Autograph Day 3:00 p.m.
Practice #15 (Full pads) 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 25 NCAA Mandated Off Day
Aug. 26 Practice #16 (Full pads) 3:40 p.m.
Aug. 27 Practice #17 (Full pads) 3:40 p.m.
Aug. 28 Practice #18 (Full pads) 3:40 p.m.
Aug. 29 Practice #19 (Helmets) 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 30 Practice #20 (Full pads) 3:40 p.m.
Aug. 31 NCAA Mandated Off Day
Sept. 1 Practice #22 (Full pads) 2:45 p.m.
Sept. 2 Practice #23 (Half pads) 3:40 p.m.
Sept. 3 Practice #24 (Half pads) 3:40 p.m.
Sept. 4 Walk thru 3:40 p.m.
Sept. 5 Game Day at Ft. Hays State 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 12 Offensive Line 1:00 p.m.
Aug. 13 Running backs/H-backs 1:00 p.m.
Aug. 14 Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers 1:00 p.m.
Aug. 15 Safeties/Corners 1:00 p.m.
Aug. 16 Defensive Line/Linebackers 1:00 p.m.