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Freshman defensive back Kevin Walton officially reports for fall camp on Thursday afternoon.
Courtesy: Appalachian State Athletics
Mountaineers Report for Fall Camp
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Thursday 08/02/2012 (ET)
BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University football officially reported for fall camp on Thursday, 30 days before the Mountaineers open the 2012 campaign at East Carolina.

Ninety-four of the 95 players on the camp roster have been on campus since early July, taking classes and participating in strength training, conditioning and player-led practice sessions. However, Thursday's report date marks the first opportunity for players to move into dormitories as well as the first full team meal and team meeting of the season.

Appalachian will hold the first of 29 practices leading up to the season opener at ECU on Friday. All practices are CLOSED to the general public, however, there are many ways for fans to follow the progress of the Mountaineers throughout fall camp:

• Practice updates will be posted regularly throughout camp at Updates will include news and notes, video features and interviews and exclusive photos from the practice field.

• The Appalachian IMG Sports Network will broadcast live from the Mountaineers' annual Media Day on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. The two-hour audio broadcast, hosted by the Appalachian IMG Sports Network radio crew of David Jackson, Steve Brown and Randy Jackson, will feature preseason analysis and interviews with key Mountaineer players and coaches and can be heard worldwide at

• Appalachian's annual Fan Fest will serve as the opportunity for fans to see the Apps in action before the opener at ECU. Set for Saturday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m., Fan Fest includes a meet-and-greet with Appalachian State players and coaches, the final intrasquad scrimmage of the preseason and a concert by NEEDTOBREATHE. Admission is FREE for Appalachian State students and season-ticket holders and costs just $10 for all others. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 7, in conjunction with the first day of single-game ticket sales.

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