SLU set to open fall practice preparations for spring football season

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HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana football team will officially open fall practice on Monday at Strawberry Stadium.

With the competition season postponed to spring, the fall practice session will be similar to its normal spring practice schedule. Starting Monday, the Lions will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:40 p.m. and Fridays at 10:10 a.m. through Nov. 13.

“We’ve basically taken the fall semester and turned into the spring from a development and preparation stand point,” Southeastern head coach Frank Scelfo commented. “When the season was postponed to the spring, we shifted our focus to doing the things this fall necessary to help us compete for a championship in the spring.”

Southeastern, ranked No. 21 in the Stats Perform preseason poll, is coming off a 2019 season that saw the Lions earn a trip to the FCS playoffs and defeat No. 8 Villanova in a 45-44 first-round thriller. SLU finished 8-5 overall under Scelfo, the Southland Conference Coach of the Year, and was ranked in both the final Stats Perform (No. 19) and AFCA Coaches (No. 18) national polls.

SLU is scheduled to open its six-game, conference-only spring schedule on Feb. 27 at Sam Houston State. The Lions host McNeese on March 6 at Strawberry Stadium to open its home schedule.

For ticket information, please contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit SLU is scheduled to host McNeese (March 6), Northwestern State (March 13) and Lamar (April 3) this coming spring.

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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