Players report for first weekend of preseason football practice

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham-Southern football team kicks off its 2009 preseason this weekend with the first practice of the year slated for later today.

"We had 130 players report on Friday," head coach Eddie Garfinkle said. "Saturday consisted of physicals, equipment issue and compliance meetings. Our first practice will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m., which will include our conditioning test. We plan on having two practices on Monday, one with the returners and one with the newcomers, and we'll do the same thing on Wednesday."

BSC's first game of the 2009 season is Sept. 5, on the road against LaGrange College, and the first home game is Sept. 12 against Campbell University at noon.