The Slippery Rock University football team is back on the turf at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium in preparation for the 2016 season. The Rock finished the 2015 season with a 12-2 overall record, matching the best in school history. SRU won its second straight PSAC overall title, its third straight PSAC West title and its fourth PSAC West title in the last five years. The team finished the year ranked No. 7 in the American Football Coaches Association's national rankings. SRU enters the 2016 season under new leadership as longtime Rock assistant coach Shawn Lutz take the helm following the retirement of 28-year head coach George Mihalik at the conclusion of the 2015 campaign. SRU will open the 2016 season Sept. 3 at home against the University of New Haven. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.