PHILADELPHIA - More than 100 members of the University of Pennsylvania football team checked into the Jack LeFort Football Office Complex in Weightman Hall on Monday to report for the start of preseason camp. The team
will have their first official practice Tuesday night.
After checking in with the coaching staff early Monday morning, players will report for physicals, be fitted for equipment, and go through a series of meetings as a team and with their respective position coaches.
There are 28 scheduled practices leading up to the season opener on Sept. 17. Preseason camp consists of daily practices and meetings as well as several intrasquad scrimmages leading into the first day of classes on Sept. 7. The team will be in full pads for the first time on Aug. 27.
Earlier this month, the Quakers were picked to finish first in the Ivy League media poll. Penn returns 32 letterwinners for 2011, including nine starters and eight All-Ivy honorees. Three starters will return on offense, four starters are back from the nation's top-ranked defense, and punter Scott Lopano returns for the special teams unit that lost the school's all-time leading scorer, Andrew Samson.
Individual and season tickets are available online at PennAthletics.com by clicking the link above or by phone at 215-898-6151. Season ticket holders receive a free ticket to the Villanova game in addition to a Franklin Field Illustrated game program at each home game, access to the ticket exchange program, and an E-newsletter with discounts on additional tickets and merchandise. Again this year, season ticket holders also have the opportunity to pre-purchase parking.
Tickets are also available at the ticket office located at Weightman Hall on 235 South 33rd Street. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during August, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 6.
its quest for the program's 16th Ivy League title on Sept. 17 against Lafayette
at Franklin Field. The first kickoff of the season is at 6 p.m.