NASHVILLE --- The 2018 Tennessee State football squad will open camp on Friday, Aug. 3 in Hale Stadium. The Tigers will spend the first two days in helmets before putting the shoulder pads on during the third practice which is set for Monday, Aug. 6.
The Big Blue returns eight starters on offense from 2017 and five on defense, including three of the four starters in the backfield which finished second in the nation allowing just 146.5 yards through the air. Head coach Rod Reed enters his ninth season at the helm and has amassed the third most wins in program, behind John Merritt and Henry Kean.
The Tigers will kick off the season on Sept. 1, as the host Bethune-Cookman in the John Merritt Classic at Nissan Stadium. TSU will follow up with their annual matchup with Jackson State in Memphis at the Southern Heritage Classic before facing Hampton for the first time in 34 years.
All practices are open to the media and the public. Practice times are subject to change.
|Friday, Aug. 3||Practice (Helmets)||4:00-6:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Aug. 4||Practice (Helmets)||4:00-6:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, Aug. 5||Team Pictures||Closed to the Public|
|Monday, Aug. 6||Practice (Shells)||4:00-6:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Aug. 7||Practice (Full)||4:00-6:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Aug. 8||Practice (Full)||4:00-6:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, Aug. 9||Practice (Full)||4:00-6:30 p.m.|
|Friday, Aug. 10||Practice (Full)||9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, Aug. 11||Scrimmage||9:15-11:15 a.m.|
|Sunday, Aug. 12||DAY OFF|
|Monday, Aug. 13||Practice (Full)||9:15-11:45 a.m.|
|Tuesday, Aug. 14||Practice (Full)||9:15-11:45 a.m.|
|Wednesday, Aug. 15||TSU Freshmen Move-In|
|Thursday, Aug. 16||Practice (Full)||9:15-11:45 a.m.|
|Friday, Aug. 17||Practice (Full)||9:15-11:45 a.m.|
|Saturday, Aug. 18||Scrimmage||9:15-11:15 a.m.|
|Sunday, Aug. 19||DAY OFF|
|Monday, Aug. 20||CLASSES BEGIN|
|Practice (Full)||7:45-9:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Aug. 21||Practice (Full)||4:00-6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Aug. 22||Practice (Full)||4:00-6:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, Aug. 23||Practice (Full)||4:00-6:00 p.m.|
|Friday, Aug. 24||SENIOR LUNCHEON||11:00 a.m.|
|Millenium Maxwell House|
|Practice (Full)||4:30-6:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Aug. 25||FAN DAY||12:30 p.m.|
|MOCK GAME||5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, Aug. 26||DAY OFF|
|Monday, Aug. 27||GAME WEEK|