TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology football team has reported to campus and workouts are underway for the upcoming 2013 season.
The Fightin' Engineers began official team practices under sunny and humid conditions at the Rose-Hulman Intramural Fields on August 19.
Rose-Hulman compiled its school record eighth consecutive season at .500 or above last fall with a 5-5 record and a 5-3 mark in HCAC play. The team finished tied for fourth in the HCAC standings last season.
The Fightin' Engineers return 47 letter winners and 18 starters to the 2013 football squad. The returnees include seven returning starters on offense, eight on defense and three on special teams. Head coach Jeff Sokol welcomed nearly 100 players for preseason workouts.
Rose-Hulman opens the 2013 football season with a trip to Kalamazoo College on Sept. 7. The Fightin' Engineers open their home schedule with a matchup against Centre College on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.