While You Were Sleeping...

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: August 08, 2012
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The men's soccer team started a new tradition at Green Bay, kicking off its first practice at 12:01 a.m.

By: Jill Wunrow (@JillWunrow)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - If the first practice of the Green Bay men's soccer 2012 season is any indication of how the season will go, fans are in for an exciting year. First year head coach Dan Popik wants his players to have the mentality of being the hardest working team. With that, Popik kicked off the 2012 season with the team's first practice at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 8, the first day teams can start practicing.

"There are going to be some times this year where we're going to have to do things that might challenge us like have a 9:00 a.m. game at Oregon State as well as some other road games that we're going to have to adjust and overcome adversity," Popik said. "We have to get the mindset early that no matter what time it is, when, how or what, we are going to be ready to compete."

Green Bay opens its 2012 season with three home games, kicking off hosting Northern Kentucky Aug. 24. The Phoenix hosts UW-Parkside Aug. 16 and St. Joseph's Aug. 18 in exhibition play. All three contests mentioned begin at 7:00 p.m. at Aldo Santaga Stadium.

To watch a video of the first practice of the Green Bay men's soccer 2012 season, click below.

Sunday , August 28
Men's Soccer 
at Central Arkansas
2:00 PM
Springfield, Mo.
Friday , September 02
Men's Soccer 
at Eastern Illinois
Charleston, Ill.
Sunday , September 04
Men's Soccer 
vs. Fort Wayne (Welcome Back Students/Orientation)
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Saturday , September 10
Men's Soccer 
vs. Wright State (Green Bay Strikers Night)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Tuesday , September 13
Men's Soccer 
at Drake
3:00 PM
Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday , September 17
Men's Soccer 
at Oakland
6:00 PM
Rochester, Mich.
Saturday , September 24
Men's Soccer 
vs. UIC (FC Wisconsin North Night)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Wednesday, September 28
Men's Soccer 
at Western Illinois
4:00 PM
Macomb, Ill.
Saturday , October 01
Men's Soccer 
at Cleveland State
6:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
Saturday , October 08
Men's Soccer 
at Belmont
6:30 PM
Nashville, Tenn.
Tuesday , October 11
Men's Soccer 
at Wisconsin
7:00 PM
Madison, Wis.
Saturday , October 15
Men's Soccer 
vs. Valparaiso (Camper Appreciation Night)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Saturday , October 22
Men's Soccer 
vs. Milwaukee (Alumni Game/Chancellor's Cup)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
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Saturday , October 29
Men's Soccer 
at Detroit
12:00 PM
Detroit, Mich.
Friday , November 04
Men's Soccer 
vs. Northern Kentucky
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.



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