LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell football team announced its preseason schedule less than a week before players return to Lewisburg. 

Camp kicks off on Monday, July 31 at 5:30 p.m. with team testing. Most practice sessions begin at 11 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. and will last about two hours.

At the midpoint of camp, on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 3:30 p.m., the Bison will take part in a controlled scrimmage. Camp concludes on Saturday, Aug. 19.

All practices will take place at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.

The Bison open the 2017 campaign at home on Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. against Marist. They will also face Holy Cross (Sept. 9, 12 p.m.), Sacred Heart (Sept. 23, 6 p.m.), Monmouth (Sept. 30, 6 p.m.), Lehigh (Nov. 4, 12 p.m.) and Georgetown (Nov. 11, 12 p.m.) at home in 2017. For the first time since 2010, Bucknell is scheduled to play six games at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. 

The Bison return six All-Patriot League players in DL Abdullah Anderson, RB Joey DeFloria, CB Bryan Marine, K/P Alex Pechin, LB Mark Pyles and LB Ben Richard. Anderson, who has started every game over the past three seasons, is a three-time All-Patriot League selection while Pyles and Richard have each been honored twice.

Season tickets are on sale until Monday, Aug. 14. Single-game sales begin on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice or by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.

Schedule:
Monday, July 31 – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 1 – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 4 – 11 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 5 – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 7 – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 8 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 9 – 11 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 10 – 11 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 11 – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 12 – 3:30 p.m. (Scrimmage)
Monday, Aug. 14 – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 15 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 16 – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 17 – 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 18 – 2 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19 – 2 p.m.