Practice Set for August's Camp

June 15, 2009

Corvallis -

            The Oregon State University football team’s quest for a ninth bowl appearance in 11 years resumes Mon., Aug. 10 with the first official practice of the fall season.


            The first five days of practice are an NCAA mandated “acclimation period.” The acclimation period was put into effect by the NCAA in 2004 with the intent to lessen injuries and heat-related illnesses. The period is free of multi-practice days that were common in college football prior to the recent legislation.  Student-athletes will practice without pads until days three and four, and will first don full gear Fri., Aug. 14. 


            The first “two-a-day” is Sat., Aug. 15 beginning at 8 a.m. and then again at 6:30 p.m.  The OSU coaching staff tentatively has set game officials to be present Aug. 22 and Aug. 29.  In addition, the team will participate in several popular “team building” activities, including rock/paper/scissors, sumo wrestling, bowling, pool and swimming competitions.  Several guest speakers will also visit campus during the month.


            Practices are open to the public and generally are held at the Tommy Prothro Football Complex between the Sports Performance Center and the Truax Indoor Center.  The second practice of a double-day is located in Reser Stadium.


            The Beavers open the season at home Sat., Sept. 5 against the Portland State Vikings.  OSU has won 25 consecutive non-conference games at Reser Stadium. 


2009 Preseason Practice (subject to change)

Aug. 10 (helmets/no pads), 2 p.m.

Aug. 11 (helmets/no pads), 2 p.m.

Aug. 12 (helmets/shoulder pads), 2 p.m.

Aug. 13 (helmets/shoulder pads), 2 p.m.

Aug. 14 (full gear), 2 p.m.

Aug. 15 (full gear), 8:30 a.m./6:30 p.m. (helmets/shoulder pads)

Aug. 16 No practice

Aug. 17 (full gear), 8:30 a.m./6:30 p.m. (helmets/shoulder pads)

Aug. 18 (full gear), 2 p.m.

Aug. 19 (full gear), 8:30 a.m./6:30 p.m. (helmets/shoulder pads)

Aug. 20 (full gear), 2 p.m.

Aug. 21 (full gear), 8:30 a.m./6:30 p.m. (helmets/shoulder pads)

Aug. 22 (full gear), 2 p.m. – game officials

Aug. 23 No practice

Aug. 24 (full gear), 8:30 a.m./6:30 p.m. (helmets/shoulder pads)

Aug. 25 (full gear), 2 p.m.

Aug. 26 (full gear), 8:30 a.m./6:30 p.m. (helmets/shoulder pads)

Aug. 27 (full gear), 2 p.m.

Aug. 28 (full gear), 2 p.m.

Aug. 29 (full gear), 2 p.m. – game officials

Aug. 30 No practice

Aug. 31 (full gear), 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 1 (full gear), 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 2 (full gear), 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 3 (full gear), 6:30 p.m.


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