The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff football team began practices for the 2018 Saturday the Golden Lion practice facility.
Players will report on Aug. 4, for orientation and conditioning on the 5th, then the team will practice together for the first time on Monday, Aug. 6, at 1:30 p.m. The next day, the first media availability of the season will take place in conjunction with practice, also at 1:30 p.m.
UAPB will practice in pads for the first time on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 1:30 p.m. Because the NCAA no longer allows two-a-day practices, UAPB will practice together for nearly a full month prior to the team's opener, which is Sept. 1 at home versus Morehouse College. The Golden Lions are expected to exclusively use the practice field halfway through the month of August, after which Simmons Bank Field will be under renovation with the new artificial surface and jumbo digital scoreboard.
The Golden Lions will scrimmage twice before the team's season opener. UAPB's first scrimmage of preseason camp will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11, at approximately 2 p.m. at Simmons Bank Field. The second scrimmage will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18, also at approximately 2 p.m. at Simmons Bank Field. Both are closed to the public until further notice.