GREENSBORO – The North Carolina A&T's football team returned to the field for its first official practice on Saturday.
A&T practiced for two and a half hours in preparation for a 12-game 2014 schedule.
Twenty-nine days later the Aggies will open the season in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney at 11:45 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 31 at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, Fla. A&T's home opener is Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m., against FCS playoff quarterfinalist Coastal Carolina at Aggie Stadium.
The Aggies were 7-4 overall and 4-4 in the MEAC last season. The Aggies return five starters on offense and four players on defense. The Aggies have four preseason first-team All-MEAC players in reigning MEAC Rookie of the Year running back Tarik Cohen, fifth-year offensive lineman William Ray Robinson III, senior wide receiver Desmond Lawrence and fifth-year linebacker D'Vonte Grant.
MEAC head coaches and sports information directors recently projected a third-place finish for the Aggies.