|Colonels Football Media Day set for Aug. 24
RELEASED: Aug. 14, 2002
DANVILLE, KYThe 2002 Centre football team will field questions and pose for the cameras Saturday, Aug. 24, during the annual Football Media and Picture Day. The event takes place 10 a.m. at Farris Stadium.
The Colonels return to the field after one of their best seasons ever in 2001. Centre finished last year's slate with a 9-1 record, the most wins for a Colonels team since the famed 1921 team went 10-1.
The squad arrives on campus Aug. 18 when 85 players are expected to report. Andy Frye begins his fifth year as the head coach of the Colonels.
Centre graduated 16 seniors from last year's squadincluding several all-conference performers. The Colonels return five starters on each side of the ball, plus the team's starting kicker and punter.
"It's obvious we've lost some really good players and leaders from last year's team," said Coach Frye. "We do have the nucleus for a good team. Our line on both sides of the ball has experience, and our receivers have had some playing time. The corner position and the quarterback spot will truly be inexperienced."
One Web site has named junior defensive back John Ortega a first-team All-American (www.d3football.com/tow/02/preallamericans.htm).
The Colonels open the season at home Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m. versus Kenyon. They host Hanover in a scrimmage at 1 p.m. on Aug. 31.
Centre is a member of NCAA Division III and plays in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
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