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Stingers Start Practice

March 7, 2007 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Columbia Stingers News Release

Columbia, SC, March 7th, 2007 --- The Columbia Stingers new indoor football team has started their rigorous football practice, shaping up for their season opener on March 17th at 7:00 pm at the Colonial Center. Coach Corey Miller, former Gamecock and NY Giant linebacker is whipping his men into shape at what is described by players as "Camp Corey."

"I want to get these guys into great physical shape so they will be ready for our first game. Some of these guys won't be able to handle my training and they will be cut. I need top performance out on the field because I want a winning team," says Miller.

"Camp Corey" is described by some of the players as being "tough" and "hard" but the players are willing to go through it because they want to have a team that Columbia will be proud of.

"Practice is real hard but working hard will benefit us in the end. We disregard the pain because we believe in Corey Miller and that he will make us a winning team, says Brian Elam, a former Gamecock cornerback who played during the Lou Holtz era.

There are currently 40 plus players on Coach Miller's camp roster and cuts will be made because the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) only allows each to team to have a 30-man roster. Miller says he makes his practices tough because he wants to expose the disciplined, hard working athlete that will make the team; and the weak, exhausted athlete that will be cut.

"I want this team in top physical condition so they are ready for our first game which is right around the corner," says Miller.

Columbia Stinger's tickets are on sale now through the Colonial Center website, box office and by calling 1-866-4SC-TIXX. For more information about the team you can visit their website at

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