The University of Central Arkansas Bears, 95 players strong, will begin their first preseason football practice under first-year coach Steve Campbell this weekend.

The Bears will report Friday and will have their first practice at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. The first day in full pads will be Wednesday. The first of three preseason scrimmages will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

UCA opens Aug. 30 against Texas Tech in Lubbock.

Further information in Friday's Log Cabin.