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Fall Practice No. 9 -- Defensive Line Preview

As fall football camp continues, Joel Godett takes a closer look at a Ball State positional group that calls itself, simply, "The Squad."

The Ball State defensive line welcomes back an experienced group in 2013, one that includes returning starters Jonathan Newsome, Nathan Ollie and Nick Miles.

Ball State weathered the rain Thursday afternoon to work through its ninth practice of fall camp. The Cardinals will be back on the field Friday for two sessions before taking Saturday off for the annual Fan Jam event.

Ball State is building toward its season opener, set for Thursday, Aug. 29 against Illinois State at Scheumann Stadium.

Fan Jam, free of charge and presented by MutualBank, will be held Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Scheumann Stadium. Student-athletes and coaches from the Ball State football, women's volleyball and soccer teams will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs.

All Ball State football practices are open to the media and public throughout fall camp.  The remaining practice schedule is as follows:

* Fri., Aug. 9 – 8 a.m. (PRACTICE #10)
* Fri., Aug. 9 – 7:15 p.m. (PRACTICE #11)
Sat., Aug. 10 – 5 p.m. (FAN JAM)
* Sun., Aug. 11 – 8 a.m. (PRACTICE #12)
* Sun., Aug. 11 – 7:15 p.m. (PRACTICE #13)
Mon., Aug. 12 – 2:15 p.m. (PRACTICE #14)
* Tues., Aug. 13 – 8 a.m. (PRACTICE #15)
* Tues., Aug. 13 – 7:45 p.m. (PRACTICE #16)
Wed., Aug. 14 – NO PRACTICE
Thurs., Aug. 15 – 2:15 p.m. (PRACTICE #17)
Fri., Aug. 16 – 2:15 p.m. (PRACTICE #18)
Sat., Aug. 17 – 2:15 p.m. (PRACTICE #19)
Sun., Aug. 18 – 8 a.m. (PRACTICE #20)

*Two practices in same day

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