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Wallace, Spivey & Chapple Named All-MEC
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 FinaleNov. 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
Football Preview: Urbana @ CharlestonNov. 13th, 2014
A suddenly hot Urbana University football team (3-7, 2-7 MEC) expect to finish the season strong this Saturday as they travel to the University of Charleston (7-3, 6-3 MEC), the MEC’s third-ranked team entering the final week of the regular season. Saturday’s kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. at UC Stadium.
Check in here for a full game preview as well as links to LIVE COVERAGE on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Read More
Wallace Earns MEC Defensive Player of the WeekNov. 10th, 2014
T.J. Smith (Concord), D'Gary Wallace (Urbana) and Emmanuel Smith (Notre Dame) have earned Mountain East Conference Player of the Week honors for week 10.
Wallace, a junior linebacker from Dayton, Ohio, is the Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Blue Knights to 35-17 win over West Virginia Wesleyan. Wallace had a team-best eight tackles, including 4.5 for a loss, two sacks and a pass breakup. It's the 2nd straight week Wallace has earned Player of the Week honors after Beyond Sports Network named him a national linebacker of the week for his performance in a 35-16 non-conference win over Malone. BSN listed Wallace amongst the Honorable Mention Defensive Players of the Week after the WVWC win. Read More
Blue Knights Bag 35-17 Senior Day WinNov. 8th, 2014
Playing in front of the home crowd for the final time in 2014, Urbana University played inspired football on Saturday afternoon and sent its nine seniors out as winners in a 35-17 victory over the visiting Bobcats from West Virginia Wesleyan College.
The Blue Knights put together their most complete game of the season, dominating on both sides of the ball. Urbana outgained the Bobcats 534-202. After the visitors kicked a 47-yard field goal for the game’s first points, Urbana scored 21 straight points and never looked back. The Blue Knights possessed the ball over 36 minutes compared to WVWC’s 23 minutes, and Urbana ran 82 total plays to the Bobcats’ 59. True freshman quarterback Colby Speice threw 4 first half touchdown passes. He had 275 yards passing before the break and finished with his first career 300-yard game in just his second career start. Read More