Blue Knight Football News Feed

Football Picked 6th Again in Preseason MEC Coaches' Poll

The Shepherd Rams have been picked to repeat as Mountain East Conference football champions after a vote conducted by the league’s coaches. Shepherd collected 95 points in the poll and was picked to finish first on seven ballots.

Concord was picked second with 91 points and collected three first-place votes. Charleston was chosen third with 84 points and received the remaining first-place vote. Glenville State placed fourth (67), followed by West Virginia Wesleyan (60) and Urbana (58). Notre Dame and West Liberty were predicted to finish in a tie for seventh with 44 points, and Fairmont State (33), UVa-Wise (15) and West Virginia State (14) rounded out the poll.

Urbana (7-4, 7-2) returns more than half of its starters on offense from last season, but will need to replace the MEC Offensive Player of the Year D.J. Mendenhall. Running back David Hill will lead the offense after rushing for 875 yards and seven scores in 2013, and receiver Alvin Busbee is back after catching 39 passes for 568 yards last year. The Blue Knights welcome back several key returners on defense, including D’Gary Wallace who led the MEC in tackles for a loss last year with 20, and Kevin Chapple who is the leading returning sack man in the league with nine in 2013. The Blue Knights were also picked 6th in last season's inaugural MEC Coaches' Poll. Urbana surprised much of the field, finishing 2nd. Their lone losses came at nationally ranked Shepherd by 7 points and on the road at West Virginia Wesleyan late in the year. Read More

2014-15 Ticket Prices Announced for UU Home Games

Aug. 4th, 2014

Ticket prices have been announced for the 2014-15 school year at Urbana University Athletics' home games. The cost for Urbana's 6 home football games remains the same at $8 for adults, $6 for youth and senior citizens. Also remaining the same is the cost to attend Blue Knight basketball games at $6 for adults, $4 for youth and senior citizens. New in 2014 is a $5 admission charge for home volleyball matches.

As always, current UU students, staff and faculty are free with a valid UU I.D. There is no charge for attending any other home sporting event on the campus of Urbana University. This includes home soccer matches, baseball and softball games, swim meets, golf tournaments and women's lacrosse games. Read More

MEC Football Media Day Set for August 8th

Jul. 30th, 2014

The Mountain East Conference football media day will be held on Friday, Aug. 8, at 1:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in Bridgeport, W.Va. Coaches and select players from each of the 11 schools will be present to meet members of the media. The MEC preseason poll will also be revealed on that day.

Each coach will make a few brief remarks to start the session before being available for one-on-one and television interviews. The 2014 football season starts with Notre Dame at Fairmont State on Thursday, Sept. 4, with the rest of the league in action on Saturday, Sept. 6. Read More

Wallace, Chapple, Hill Earn Preseason All-American Honors

Jul. 14th, 2014

USA Football Network, Inc. is proud to publish its 26th USA College Football Division II Pre-Season All-American Teams that are selected by a national panel including Head Coaches, Sports information Directors, members of the Football Writers Association of America, Metropolitan New York Football Writers Association, New England Football Writers Association and Philadelphia Football Writers, pro football scouts plus staff journalists of Lindey’s Sports Annuals, The Sports Network and USA Football News.

Urbana University landed 3 players on this year's Pre-Season All-American Teams. Blue Knight linebackers D'Gary Wallace and Kevin Chapple made the Pre-Season Second Team. As a sophomore in 2013, Wallace led the Blue Knights in tackles (114), tackles for a loss (20.0) and interceptions (3). He had 2.5 sacks, 3 pass breakups and 3 QB hurries. Chapple finished 4th on the squad with 67 tackles. His 9.0 sacks were a team-high and his 13.0 tackles for a loss were third. Fourth-year running back David Hill is Urbana's lone offensive representative on the Pre-Season All-American Teams this fall. Hill made the Third Team after leading the Blue Knight rushing attack with 875 yards and 7 TDs as a junior. Hill also added 14 catches for 133 more yards and a score in the passing game. Read More

Club 16 Set to Host Free Youth Football Camp on July 21 & 22

Jul. 8th, 2014

In association with the new Club 16, the Urbana University football team is set to host a free youth camp on Monday and Tuesday, July 21st and 22nd on the campus of Urbana University. The skills camp will be held for all offensive and defensive positions, as well as kickers and punters, for youth entering grades K-8. Registration is set for 5:30 p.m. Camp instruction will take place from 6:00-9:00 p.m. All interested youth are invited to attend this free camp.

The camp is sponsored by Club 16. Click Read More for more information on Club 16 and to pre-register for the Camp. If you have any questions, please contact Camp Director and Assistant Football Coach Jeff Smith at jsmith@urbana.edu or (937) 484-1361. Read More