Blue Knight Football News Feed

MEC Announces 2015 Football Slate

The Mountain East Conference today released the 2015 football schedule, highlighted by a 10-game, Thursday night “Game of the Week” package. The 2015 slate features an 11-team, 10-game, round-robin schedule for the third-consecutive season.

“We are excited about the 2015 football schedule, and particularly pleased about the opportunities a Thursday night package provides for our members,” said MEC Commissioner Reid Amos. “We strongly believe that having a consistent presence on Thursday night will greatly enhance our league’s profile while creating excitement on our campuses.” Read More

Spivey Named 3rd Team All-American by USACollegeFootball.com & BSN

Dec. 15th, 2014

Urbana University tight end La'Velle Spivey (Newark, Ohio) nailed down All-American honors from USACollegeFootball.com and Beyond Sports Network following a stellar senior season in the Royal Blue and White. Both organizations named Spivey to the Third Team Offense. Spivey's recognition comes a couple weeks after he became the first Blue Knight offensive player in program history to earn NCAA D2 All-Region honors after landing on the Second Team. Spivey also earned Second Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Region honors from Beyond Sports Network.

Spivey finished fourth amongst all Mountain East Conference receivers in TD receptions (9). He also finished top 10 in the MEC in receiving yards per game (56.5), scoring (54 points), and yards per catch (15.5). His 9 touchdown receptions are 3rd in the country amongst tight ends, and he ranked 7th in the country at his position in receiving yards (621). Spivey has more TD receptions (13) than any other tight end in program history. Read More

Wallace, Spivey Named All-Region

Dec. 3th, 2014

For the first time in program history, the Urbana University football team landed both an offensive and defensive standout on the All-Region teams. Senior tight end La'Velle Spivey (Newark, Ohio) earned Second Team All-Super Region 1 honors, and junior linebacker D'Gary Wallace (Dayton, Ohio) became the third Blue Knight defensive player to earn a First Team All-Region nod in the past five years.

A preseason Third Team All-American pick by Beyond Sports Network, Wallace is now eligible for the NCAA DivisioN II All-American ballot. Voting for the 2014 All-American teams takes place over the next two weeks with the winners expected to be announced on Wednesday, December 17th. Read More

Wallace, Spivey & Chapple Named All-MEC

Nov. 18th, 2014

Concord University's Calvinaugh Jones has been voted as the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, while teammate T.J. Smith is the league's Freshman of the Year. The University of Charleston's linebacker Justin Avery is the MEC Defensive Player of the Year, and Shepherd linebacker James Gupton is the conference's Defensive Freshman of the Year. Concord head coach Garin Justice has been selected as the MEC Coach of the Year.

Three Blue Knights were named All-MEC. Junior linebacker D'Gary Wallace landed on the First Team Defense. Senior tight end La'Velle Spivey earned Second Team honors and sophomore linebacker Kevin Chapple was named Honorable Mention. Read More

UC Outlasts UU in Football Finale

Nov. 15th, 2014

The 8-3 football team from the University of Charleston won a battle between conference foes fighting to end their regular season on a three-game winning streak. On UC’s Senior Day, the Golden Eagles soared past Urbana University 69-34 to finish third in the final Mountain East Conference standings.

Despite the loss, Urbana ended its season on a high note, winning two of the final three contests after a 1-7 start. The Blue Knights went toe-to-toe on the road with the conference’s third best squad on a frigid Saturday afternoon. A week after throwing for 275 yards and 4 TDs in the first half of a win, UU’s true freshman QB Colby Speice aired it out for 284 yards and 3 TDs in the first half against the Golden Eagles. He finished with his second straight 300-yard passing game in just his third career start. Speice was 16 for 26 for 356 yards and 4 TD passes. Read More