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The first regular season game of the 2015-16 season is Oct. 3 (photo: Melissa Wade).

On Tuesday, the 2015-16 season started to get real for Division I men’s teams.

When the calendar hits Sept. 15, coaches are allowed to direct full-squad practices for the first time, only in a limited capacity. Teams get two hours per week of skill instruction per week between Sept. 15 and the official start of the season, which this season is on Oct. 3.

(See the season’s composite schedule here.)

Here’s how Tuesday’s activities looked on Twitter:

At defending national champion Providence:

At Robert Morris:

 

At Western Michigan:

At Connecticut:

 

At Minnesota:

At Notre Dame:

 

At Michigan Tech:

At Michigan:

 

At Michigan State:

At Mercyhurst:

 

 

 

At Bowling Green:

Some coaches weighed in:

 

 

 

At Alaska-Anchorage, the players started getting used to their new locker room surroundings:

At Rochester Institute of Technology, workers added some noise:

 

And at home rinks around college hockey, new coats of paint were prepared: