PVAMU_Panther_HeadAfter three weeks of training camp, the Prairie View A&M Panthers enter game week mode as the 2013 football season opener is only six days away.

The Panthers recently completed their third training camp under head coach Heishma Northern and broke camp full of enthuisam as the team focuses solely on SWAC rival TSU this week. This year’s camp had a different tone due to coaching changes on the defensive side of the ball while the offensive and special teams units focused on fine tuning their areas in addition to developing quality depth. Northern was pleased with what he saw during the final days of training camp.

“We’re paying attention to detail and the small things that we think Texas Southern will do on offense, defense and special teams,” said Northern. “The biggest thing is getting our defense on the same page. We’ve dramatically improved in terms of the checks they need to know while our offense needs to play with a little more effort and concentrate on catching the ball. Our kicking game has improved on special teams even though we’ve been pretty good but I think we have some guys that may be a little bit better or more suited to what we want to do.”

On Monday afternoon, Northern will kick off the annual Labor Day Classic game week with a noon press conference at BBVA Compass Stadium in Downtown Houston. On Wednesday, Northern along with several Prairie View A&M officials will speak at the annual Touchdown Club of Houston Luncheon at The Power Center at noon. Tickets to Wednesday’s luncheon are available by e-mailing houtdclub@att.net, or calling Neal Farmer at 713-849-9860.

The 29th annual Labor Day Classic takes place this Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium in Downtown Houston.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with tickets available at the PVAMU Bookstore (PV side only) in the Memorial Student Center, Wolfe’s Department Store (both sides), BBVA Compass Stadium Ticket Office and www.AXS.com.  All seats for this year’s game are reserved.

Courtesy: Prairie View Sports Information


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