Blue Knight Football News Feed

MEC Football Media Day Set for August 8th

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

UU Football Completes Year of Community Service Projects

May. 13th, 2014

Each school year, the Urbana University football team breaks up into several smaller groups tasked with performing a major community service project in the local area. The 2013-14 community outreach projects included visits to the Mercy McAuley Center, the Springfield and Urbana YMCA's, The Sterling House, The Caring Kitchen, Urbana North, South and East Elementary Schools, and the Champaign County Library, as well as countless community service projects on the campus of Urbana University. Read More

UU Football to Host High School Camp on June 24th

Apr. 30th, 2014

The Urbana University football coaching staff announced today that they will hold their annual High School Football Instructional Camp on Tuesday, June 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Camp will be open to all positions and will be coached by the Urbana University Football Staff.

Participants must be entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year of high school. The cost for the camp is $35 for participants that pre-register. We would like you to pre-register by Wednesday, June 18th. Cost of the camp will be $45 for campers that register the day of the camp. Registration takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Warren G. Grimes Center on campus on Tuesday, June 24th. Check in here for a registration form. Contact Camp Director and Assistant Head Coach Paul Smith at psmith@urbana.edu or call (937) 652-6815 with any questions about the camp. Read More