Appalachian State University football officially begins preparations for its inaugural season in the Sun Belt Conference and NCAA Division I FBS when it opens its fall camp on Friday. Due to the excitement and anticipation surrounding Appalachian State’s first FBS campaign, head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Thursday that Mountaineer fans are invited to attend eight preseason practices, including Friday’s first practice of the season, which begins at 4 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium.



Other practices that are open to the general public are on Saturday, Aug. 2 (3 p.m.), Sunday, Aug. 3 (3 p.m.), Monday, Aug. 4 (4 p.m.), Tuesday, Aug. 5 (4 p.m.), Thursday, Aug. 7 (9:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.) and Friday, Aug. 8 (2:30 p.m.). All open practices are scheduled to be held at Kidd Brewer Stadium and admission is FREE.



The practice schedule is subject to change, particularly due to weather. Schedule changes will be posted at and on Twitter at @appstate_sports.



On Saturday, the Appalachian IMG Sports Network will broadcast LIVE from Appalachian State Media Day. David Jackson and Randy Jackson will have exclusive interviews with a plethora of Mountaineer student-athletes and coaches during the two-hour show, which airs live from 10 a.m.-noon at



An NCAA-maximum 105 student-athletes report for several meetings and the first team meal of the year on Thursday, although the majority of the Mountaineers have been on campus for much of the summer, attending class and participating in offseason team activities. The rest of the roster starts practicing with the team when Appalachian State’s academic year begins on Tuesday, Aug. 19.



Be sure to follow throughout fall camp for exclusive coverage of the Mountaineers’ preparations for the much-anticipated 2014 campaign!




Practices listed below are open to the general public. Admission is FREE.

All open practices are scheduled to be held at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Practice schedule is subject to change, particularly due to weather. Check and @appstate_sports on Twitter for updates.



Friday, Aug. 1 - 4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2 - 3 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 3 - 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 4 - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 5 - 4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 7 - 9:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 8 - 2:30 p.m.



Photo Courtesy: Scott Satterfield, App State Athletics