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    Wildcats Announce Preseason Practice Schedule

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Nick Roach and the Wildcats head to Kenosha on Aug. 8.
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    Nick Roach and the Wildcats head to Kenosha on Aug. 8.
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    July 25, 2006

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- After reporting to campus Thursday, Aug. 3, Northwestern moves its preseason football camp to Kenosha, Wis., for 11 full days of practice, starting Aug. 8. This is the 15th straight year the Wildcats have held part of their preseason camp at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus.

    "Having experienced Camp Kenosha as both a player and as a coach, I can tell you the time spent away from everyday distractions and the ability to concentrate just on football is invaluable," said new head coach Pat Fitzgerald. "The accommodations, hospitality and the facilities provided by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside are second to none, which allows us to focus on becoming the best football team we can be for the upcoming season."

    Northwestern then returns to Evanston on Aug. 19 to prepare for its Aug. 31 opener at Miami University (6:30 p.m. CT, ESPNU). The following is Northwestern's Kenosha practice schedule. (All practices take place at UW-Parkside, unless otherwise noted. Closed practices are also noted.)

    The Wildcats will hold their first five practices in Evanston (starting at 4 p.m. on Aug. 4) before heading north.

    Aug. 9 8 to 10:45 a.m. & 4:45 to 6:45 p.m.RecapPhoto Gallery
    Aug. 10 9 to 11:45 a.m.RecapPhoto Gallery
    Aug. 11 8 to 11 a.m. (Open) & 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. (Closed)RecapPhoto Gallery
    Aug. 12 9 a.m. to NoonRecap
    Aug. 13 No Practice
    Aug. 14 8 to 11 a.m. & 6 to 7:30 p.m. (BOTH at Carthage College)RecapPhoto Gallery
    Aug. 15 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Closed)RecapPhoto Gallery
    Aug. 16 8 to 11:15 a.m. & 4:45 to 6:45 p.m.RecapPhoto Gallery
    Aug. 17 9 a.m. to Noon (Closed)RecapPhoto Gallery
    Aug. 18 Scrimmage -- 3 p.m. (at Carthage College)RecapPhoto Gallery

    All practice times and location subject to change

    Directions to UW-Parkside: Take I-94 WEST to Highway E. Go east on Highway E, approximately 4.9 miles, to County Highway JR (Petrifying Springs Road). Go left on County Highway JR (Petrifying Springs Road), approximately 200 yards, to the UW-Parkside athletic department. Football fields are located approximately 300 yards east of the athletic department.

    Directions to Carthage (Updated with new directions due to road construction): Follow the above directions to UW-Parkside. Instead of making the left to the UW-Parkside campus, follow Highway E to Highway G. At Highway G, go right. Turn left at 15th Street, which then turns into Birch Road. Follow Birch Road to Sheridan and then make a left. Carthage College's athletic facilities are on the right.