WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University football team will report to campus for fall practice Tuesday, with practice for the 2016 season scheduled to start Thursday morning.

The players will report throughout the day on Tuesday, with the first practice scheduled for Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Civitan Park. The team’s Meet the Rams Day is scheduled for Saturday, August 20th. [easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”y” identifier=”B00EZSHX4O” locale=”US” tag=”hbcusports-20″]

Winston-Salem State returns seven starters on offense and six on defense from the 2015 squad that captured the program’s 11th CIAA Championships, and third since 2011. The Rams were picked to finish at the top of the Central intercollegiate Athletic Association again in 2016.

Three WSSU players were named to the preseason All-CIAA. The team’s first-team honorees were Jac’que Polite (OL), Tim Samuels (OL) and Will Johnson (K).

Winston-Salem State opens the 2016 season on Saturday, Sept. 3, when the Rams host UNC Pembroke. Kickoff for the contest is set for 6 p.m. at Bowman-Gray Stadium.

Tuesday, August 9th
Check-in                        2:00pm
Headshots                     3:00pm
Team Meeting                7:00pm

Wednesday, August 10th
Equipment issue             10:00am
Physicals                       1:00pm

Thursday, August 11th
Conditioning Test          6:00am
Practice #1                    9:30am

Friday, August 12th
Practice #2                    9:30am

Saturday, August 13th
Practice #3                    9:30am

Sunday, August 14th
Practice #4                    6:30 PM

Monday, August 15th
Practice #5                    9:30am

Tuesday, August 16th
Practice #6                    9:00am
Practice #7                    6:30pm

Wednesday, August 17th
Practice #8                    9:30am

Thursday, August 18th
Practice #9                    9:00am
Practice #10                  6:30pm

Friday, August 19th
Practice #11                  9:30am

Saturday, August 20
Meet the Rams Day        1:30-3:30pm
Practice #12                  6:30pm

Sunday, August 21st
Practice #13                  6:30pm

Monday, August 22nd
CLASSES START
Practice #14                  4:00pm

Tuesday, August 23rd
Practice #15                  4:00pm

Wednesday, August 24th
Practice #16                  4:00pm

Thursday, August 25th
Practice #17                  4:00pm

Friday, August 26th
Practice #18                  4:00pm

Saturday, August 27th
Practice #19                  6:00pm

Sunday, August 28th
Practice #20                  6:00pm

Monday, August 29th
Off Day

Tuesday, August 30th
Practice #21                  4:00pm

Wednesday, August 31st
Practice #22                  4:00pm

Thursday, September 1st
Practice #23                  4:00pm

Friday, September 2nd
Stadium Walk Thru

Saturday, September 3rd
vs. UNC Pembroke          6:00pm

(All practices are subject to change at any time due to weather and/or coach’s prerogative)

Courtesy: WSSU Athletics



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