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Wallace Named Honorable Mention All-American by Hansen's Gazette
Harlon Hill Trophy winning quarterback Jason Vander Laan of Ferris State and Gene Upshaw Award winning defensive end Darius Allen of NCAA Division II national champion Colorado State-Pueblo headline a talented 2014 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Team. Vander Laan, who captured the Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II National Player of the Year honors, garnered Don Hansen Offensive Player of the Year accolades.
Urbana University junior linebacker D'Gary Wallace (Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar HS) was the lone Blue Knight named to the All-American teams. He picked up an Honorable Mention nod. Wallace previously earned First Team All-Super Region One honors from Don Hansen. This past fall, Wallace led the MEC in tackles, finishing with 115 in 11 games. His 68 solo stops were also a league-best and Wallace finished 2nd in tackles for a loss (18.5) and 6th in sacks (6.5). It's the second straight season Wallace has earned First Team All-MEC honors. His 40.5 tackles for loss through three seasons at UU already place him 5th all-time amongst Blue Knights. Read More
Football Welcomes 2015 Recruiting Class on National Signing DayFeb. 4th, 2015
The Urbana University football team began its climb back to the top on Wednesday's 2015 National Signing Day. The 2015 recruiting class is Head Coach Dave Taynor's eighth at his alma mater. It features 20 prep standouts and 1 transfer, all from the great state of Ohio, a football talent hot spot for the Mountain East Conference.
The 2015 Urbana University signees are listed here, along with some of their prep accomplishments and links to highlight videos. A few more may arrive over the next few days, so check back regularly for updates. Coach Taynor and the Blue Knight football staff would like to thank everyone who made the 2015 signing day a success, and remind Blue Knight Nation that the 2015 UU Football Home Opener vs. Glenville State is 212 days away! Read More
2015 Signing Day Updates @Coach_Taynor_UUFeb. 3th, 2015
Another National Signing Day is upon us. On Wednesday, February 4th, follow @Coach_Taynor_UU on Twitter all day long to get the latest updates on signees as the best of the best send in their National Letters of Intent to become Blue Knights in 2015.
Later in the day on Wednesday, a full list of new Blue Knight signees will be posted here as well. Read More
Wallace, Spivey Pick Up More All-Region NodsJan. 17th, 2015
The Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Region Committee has released the 2013 NCAA Division II All-Super Region One squad today (Jan. 16). 2014 Harlon Hill Trophy finalist Sean McCartney (QB- West Chester) was named the Super Region One "Offensive Player of the Year", while linebacker Justin Shirk (Bloomsburg) was selected as the Region "Defensive Player of the Year." Charleston defensive back and returner Torie Wagner was also chosen as the "Special Teams Player of the Year", Slippery Rock defensive end Marcus Martin earned "Freshman of the Year" and Concord head coach Garin Justice was tabbed the Super Region One Coach of the Year.
Urbana University landed two Blue Knights on the All-Region Teams. Junior linebacker D'Gary Wallace (Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar HS) earned 1st Team recognition, while senior tight end La'Velle Spivey (Newark, Ohio/Newark HS) landed on the Third Team Offense. Read More
MEC Announces 2015 Football SlateDec. 18th, 2014
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