SUU Thunderbird Fall Football Camp Underway
The Southern Utah University Thunderbird Football team is gearing up for the upcoming season. The fall football camp opened this week with their first meetings ahead of the inaugural season as part of the United Athletic Conference.
With the schedule laid out before them, the team is prepared to make their mark on the brand-new football conference and look to make year two under Coach DeLane Fitzgerald a success.
The Thunderbirds are in for a challenge, facing some strong opponents with impressive records from the 2022 season. They will kick off the year on August 31st, 2023, facing a tough Arizona State team, a member of the PAC-12 with a competitive history. This first game will be a big test for Southern Utah, giving them a chance to see how they compare with a team from a historically great conference.
After the Sun Devils, the T-birds will head north to Provo for a match up with the BYU Cougars. This will only be the second time that these two teams will have played against each other. The first meeting, also up in Provo was in 2016 where the T-Birds suffered a 37-7 loss.
The first time fans will be able to see the Thunderbirds play at home won't be until September 23rd when the Leathernecks from Western Illinois will invade Eccles Coliseum. This will also be the Homecoming Day for SUU.
With the start of camp, you can often look forward to some preseason accolades and predictions. Southern Utah was well represented on the esteemed Phil Steele Preseason All-United Athletic Conference Team. This recognition highlights the talent, dedication, and hard work of these outstanding student-athletes. You can see the full list of the preseason team here.
This has the makings of a memorable season as the T-Birds look to leave a lasting impression on the new football conference. Single game tickets can be purchased now at tbirdtickets.com. You can also follow all the Thunderbird football action right here on KSUB.