No. 15 Southeastern Lions open preseason football practice Aug. 3

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HAMMOND, La. – The preseason Southland Conference favorite Southeastern Louisiana University football team will open fall camp Wednesday.

The Lions will report to campus Tuesday. Southeastern will hit the practice field for the first time on Wednesday at 9 a.m. The first four days of fall camp will be split-squad workouts with one group practicing at 9 a.m. and the other half working out at 10:30 a.m.

Southeastern will practice Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. until the first day of fall classes, set for Aug. 17. Starting with the beginning of the fall semester, SLU will practice Monday through Thursday at 3:45 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. until the week of the Sept. 3 season opener at UL Lafayette.

“We head into the fall with a lot of excitement and positivity surrounding our program,” Southeastern head coach Frank Scelfo commented. “Our players have put in a lot of effort over the spring and summer. This is a brand new team reporting and we’re eager to get to work.”

The Lions, who have advanced to the FCS playoffs in two of the past three seasons, have been ranked in the Stats Perform FCS Top 25 for 26 consecutive weeks – the fifth-longest streak in the nation.

SLU, one of six teams to be ranked in the final FCS national polls each of the past three seasons, was tabbed No. 15 in the preseason College Football America Yearbook FCS Preseason Top 30, which was released earlier this week. Southeastern is one of two SLC schools in the poll, along with No. 14 UIW.

Southeastern opens the 2022 season at the Ragin’ Cajuns in a 6 p.m. contest. The home opener is set for Sept. 17 versus Central Connecticut State.

Southeastern Football Preseason Practice Schedule
Aug. 3 – 9 a.m./10:30 a.m. (Split-squad)
Aug. 4 – 9 a.m./10:30 a.m. (Split-squad)
Aug. 5 – 9 a.m./10:30 a.m. (Split-squad)
Aug. 6 – 9 a.m./10:30 a.m. (Split-squad)
Aug. 8 – 9 a.m. (First full team practice)
Aug. 9 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 10 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 11 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 12 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 13 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 15 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 16 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 17 – 3:45 p.m. (First day of classes)
Aug. 18 – 3:45 p.m.
Aug. 19 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 20 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 22 – 3:45 p.m.
Aug. 23 – 3:45 p.m.
Aug. 24 – 3:45 p.m.
Aug. 25 – 3:45 p.m.
Aug. 26 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 27 – 9 a.m.

2022 College Football America Yearbook FCS Preseason Top 30
1. North Dakota State
2. South Dakota State
3. Montana State
4. Montana
5. Sam Houston
6. Missouri State
7. Kennesaw State
8. Villanova
10. Southern Illinois
11. Sacramento State
12. Stephen F. Austin
13. Eastern Washington
14. UIW
15. Southeastern
16. Jackson State
17. Holy Cross
18. UT Martin
19. Chattanooga
20. Delaware
21. Northern Iowa
22. Weber State
23. Mercer
24. UC Davis
25. South Dakota
26. Florida A&M
27. Richmond
28. Rhode Island
29. Dartmouth
30. Jacksonville State

For ticket information, contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit Southeastern will continue offering mobile ticketing as the primary source for securing tickets for the 2022-23 season. All tickets will be available via e-mail or text message in a PDF format for fans to download on their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded to Apple Wallet.

For more information on Southeastern Football, follow @LionUpFootball and @Coach_Scelfo on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.

Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the football program are encouraged to join the Touchdown Club. Lion football alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letter winners.

All membership fees and donations to both the Touchdown Club and S Club (football) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern football program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at or (985) 549-5091 or visiting

Southeastern Athletics instituted a clear bag policy for all ticketed events, effective with the start of the 2018 football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit

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