CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College football team will begin its preparations for the upcoming season on Friday, as players return to campus on Thursday. PC will take to the practice fields in shorts and helmets on Friday and Saturday, before adding shoulder pads for Sunday and Monday. The first full pads practice will take place on Tuesday. The team hits the field for the first time at 9 a.m. on Friday morning. The Blue Hose practice is scheduled for 9am-12pm from August 10-18 and the 20th. The team will transition to afternoon practices on the 21st and 22nd.

The Blue Hose are led by Tommy Spangler as he begins his 8th season at Presbyterian. He started his second stint a year ago and is 46-31 during his time at PC. PC returns 26 lettermen and nine starters from a year ago, including All Big-South second team representative DaShawn Davis. Davis led the team with 41 receptions and 490 yards last season with three touchdowns. On the defensive side Michael Fisher (45 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks) and Gyasi Yeldell (47 tackles, 2.5 TFL) return for their senior seasons for PC.

All five PC home games are currently slated for ESPN+ including a pair of Big South matchups with Monmouth and Campbell inside Bailey Memorial Stadium this fall. The Blue Hose matchup with Charleston Southern, Wofford and Gardner-Webb will be featured on ESPN+ with the game at Kennesaw State scheduled for ESPN3. 

Fan Day for the 2018 football season is slated for August 25th beginning at 9:30 a.m. with football practice scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on the 25th. 

PC opens the 2018 season in 29 days with a road trip to Austin Peay on September 8th before returning to Clinton to battle Stetson the following Saturday.

 

Football Practice Update:

 

Presbyterian College football team held its fifth practice of preseason camp on Tuesday which has progressed to featuring full pads for the Blue Hose. PC sits just 25 days away from the opening kickoff to the season.

“I like the veteran leadership from the guys who decided to stay in the program,” head coach Tommy Spangler said after practice. “I think we have a shot to have a solid top 22, but we are looking for the depth on both sides of the ball as we move the preseason.”

The Blue Hose worked in full pads and saw real contact for the first time over the last two practices on sunny mornings in Clinton. The team continues to work on being sound fundamentally in the early days of camp.

PC returns to the field over the next three days with practices from 9am-12pm before having their first scrimmage on Saturday which is slated for approx. 10am. Fans are encouraged to come out and get a glimpse of the Blue Hose preparing for the upcoming season.

The season opener against Austin Peay is now just 25 days away on September 8th in Clarksville, Tennessee.