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Flames Set to Open Preseason Training Camp on Wednesday

July 29, 2013
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Malcolm Boyd and the Flames will open up preseason training camp on Wednesday morning.

Liberty's second preseason football training camp under head coach Turner Gill will begin on Wednesday morning at 9:15 a.m., jumpstarting a month of practices leading up to the Flames' 2013 season-opening game at Kent State on Aug. 29.

Players will return to campus tomorrow and following a series of administrative meetings will have their first team meeting of the 2013 season at 6:30 p.m. inside the Williams Football Operations Center.

In keeping with the NCAA's acclimation period policies, the Flames will hold two practice sessions in just helmets and two more in half pads before donning a full set of gear for Sunday's afternoon practice.

As he did during spring practice, Gill will open up all practice sessions to the media and the general public. All practices will take place in Williams Stadium and the two practice fields adjacent to the Williams Football Operations Center.

Video and still photography will be allowed only during the first 20 minutes of each of Liberty's daily workout sessions. No photography of any kind will be allowed following the stretching period of the team's daily practices.

Gill will be available for media interviews following each of Liberty's practices during preseason training camp. Liberty's players and assistant coaches will be available following each Wednesday and Friday practice sessions (July 31, Aug. 2, 3, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 and 23).

Media outlets planning on attending any training camp practices should contact the Athletics Communications office at least 24 hours in advance with interview requests and which practices they plan to attend.

Gill will hold his first weekly media press conference on Aug. 27 at 12:30 p.m., in the Donor Room of the Williams Football Operations Center.

Liberty Football Preseason Training Camp Schedule
7/31 (Wed.) - Practice #1 (Helmets) - 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
8/1 (Thurs.) - Practice #2 (Helmets) - 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
8/2 (Fri.) - Practice #3 (Half pads) - 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
8/3 (Sat.) - Practice #4 (Half pads) - 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

8/4 (Sun.) - Practice #5 (Full pads) - 3:15 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
8/5 (Mon.) – Players' Day Off
8/6 (Tues.) - Practice #6 (Full pads) - 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
8/7 (Wed.) - Practice #7 (Full pads) - 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
8/8 (Thurs.) - Practice #8 (Full pads) - 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
8/9 (Fri.) - Practice #9 (Full pads) - 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
8/10 (Sat.) - Practice #10 (Full pads) - 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Note: Scrimmage begins at 7:06 p.m.)

8/11 (Sun.) – Players' Day Off
8/12 (Mon.) - Practice #11 (Full pads) - 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
8/13 (Tues.) - Practice #12 (Full pads) - 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
8/14 (Wed.) - Practice #13 (Full pads) - 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
8/15 (Thurs.) - Practice #14 (Full pads) - 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
8/16 (Fri.) - Practice #15 (Full pads) - 7:10 p.m. - 9:10 p.m.
8/17 (Sat.) - Practice #16 (Full pads) - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Note: Flames Fan Fest/Scrimmage begins at 7:06 p.m.)

8/18 (Sun.) - Liberty Football Photo Day - 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Note: Team will hold a special teams practice from 8 to 8:30 p.m.)
8/19 (Mon.) - Players Day Off (Note: Liberty University First Day of Classes)
8/20 (Tues.) - In-Season Practice #1 - 3:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.
8/21 (Wed.) - In-Season Practice #2 - 3:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.
8/22 (Thur.) - In-Season Practice #3 - 3:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.
8/23 (Fri.) - In-Season Practice #4 - 5:10 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.
8/24 (Sat.) – Players' Day Off

8/25 (Sun.) - In-Season Practice #5 - 3:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.
8/26 (Mon.) - In-Season Practice #6 - TBA
8/27 (Tues.) - In-Season Practice #7 - 3:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.
8/28 (Wed.) - Travel Day to Kent, Ohio (Note: Walk Thru Practice at Dix Stadium during the afternoon)
8/29 (Thurs.) - Season Opener vs. Kent State - 6 p.m. (ESPN3) (Kent, Ohio/Dix Stadium)