Football begins spring practice March 21, Spring Game set for April 8

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell begins its spring practice period on March 21 at Barker-Lane Stadium.

The Camels' first of 15 sessions will kick off spring practice at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21.

Campbell will host its annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 8 at noon. Details for the game will be announced at a later date.

All practices will be held at Barker-Lane Stadium. View the team's full 2017 spring practice schedule below.

In addition, Campbell will host its 2017 Pro Day on Monday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m.

Campbell begins the 2017 season Thursday, August 31, hosting Methodist.

Barker-Lane Stadium ranked among the highest attended FCS venues in the country in 2016. Campbell was one of just four programs to average its capacity, averaging 100.42 capacity percentage, joining Mercer (110.17), Montana State (100.73) and Montana (100.63).

The Camels set program highs for average per game (5,523) and total attendance (33,138). Barker-Lane Stadium's top two attendances in its nine year history came in 2016, including a record 6,673 on Oct. 22 against Stetson. 6,610 witnessed Campbell's overtime win over Butler on Sept. 24.

Campbell went 5-5 on the year and ranked third in the PFL in rushing offense this season, standing 19th nationally at 209 yards per game, as well as 17th in the country in total defense (322.1 yards per game) under fourth year head coach Mike Minter. Sophomore wide receiver Aaron Blockmon also led the PFL in receiving yards (1,038) and touchdowns (10), headlining a group of 11 Camels that earned all-conference accolades.

CAMPBELL FOOTBALL 2017 SPRING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, March 21 5:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 23, 5:00 a.m.
Friday, March 24 5:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 25, 7:00 a.m.
Monday, March 27 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 28, 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 30, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 1, 7:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 4 5:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 6, 5:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 8, 12:00 p.m. (Spring Game)
Monday, April 10, 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11, 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 13, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 7:00 a.m.