This is the 25th year of University of Mary football.
That's still pretty young for the college football world but the Marauders this year will have a lot of returning experience to celebrate the milestone year.
Marauders media day was held this afternoon, and practice begins tomorrow morning.
This is the latest start the Marauders have gotten according to Head coach Myron Schulz.
He says this years fall camp will need to be efficient with no time wasted, because not only do you lose practice time, but precious off the field meeting time.
Quarterback Craig Bagnell says on paper this years schedule is the toughest in the history of the Marauders program.
3 of U Mary's opponents finished the season in the Top 25 in national rankings.
Luckily the Marauders have 9 returning starters on the defensive side of the ball and 6 returning starters on offense.
U Mary opens their season September 7th at home.
they face Minnesota State Mankato in game 1, the MSU Mavericks are picked to win the Northern Sun Conference, game time is 2:30 at the Community Bowl.