Marauders preparing for defense of Cup

Training camp for the defending Canadian Interuniversity Sport Vanier Cup champion McMaster Marauder football team will open at Ron Joyce Stadium on Monday (Aug. 20).

Daily practices are open to the public.

Training camp will run from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. daily with a special teams practice from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. until Thursday (Aug. 23).

Media are advised that in Week 1 of camp, players and coaches will be available for interview and photo opportunities during the period from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

The Marauders will practice from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday (Aug. 24) before travelling to Quebec City for their pre-season game against the Laval Rouge et Or. The Marauders will hold a joint practice with Laval the next day and then take the field for a rematch of the 2011 Vanier Cup teams on Sunday with a 1 p.m. kickoff.

The Marauders open the Ontario University Athletics conference season at home against the Guelph Gryphons on Labour Day, Monday, Sept. 3. Kick off at Ron Joyce Stadium is set for 1 p.m.