Urbana University offers both men and women’s competitive bowling. Coached by Mr. Phil Baker, a Silver Level ABC coach and proprietor of Southwest Bowling Center, the Blue Knights began competing in October 2008. To learn more about becoming a Blue Knight bowler, please contact Phil Baker at (937) 215-1702 or email To request information, please fill out our Bowling Questionaire.

2014 Bowling Scholarship Tournament
April 26-27, 9:00 a.m. at Southwest Bowling Center
Download Application

2013-2014 Bowling Schedule

September 21-22
UNOH Racer's
West Gate Lanes, Lima, OH

October 9-10
Orange & Black Classic
Beaver-Vu Lanes, Beavercreek, OH

November 10-11
Raider Classic
Poelking Woodman/Capri Lanes, Dayton, OH

November 28-30
National Collegiate Team Match Games
St. Clair Bowl & Belair Bowl, Fairview Heights, IL (Tier 1)

December 17-18
Collegiate Shoot-Out    
Texas Station, Las Vegas, NV (Tier 1)

December 18-19
College Shoot-Out
Texas Station, Las Vegas, NV

December 20-21
Glenn Carlson Las Vegas Invitational
Sunset Station, Las Vegas, NV (Tier 1)

January 11-12
Hoinke Bearcat Open
Western Bowl, Cincinnati, OH

January 18-19
ISBPA - Kegel Midwest Collegiate Classic
Lincolnwood, IL (Tier 1)

January 25-26
Buckeye Baker Classic
Columbus, OH

February 15-17
Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic
Western Bowl, Indianapolis, IN (Tier 1)

March 14
USBC Intercollegiate Singles Qualifiers
Allentown, PA, Chattanooga, TN, Peoria, IL, Euless, TX

March 15-16
USBC Sectional Qualifiers
Allentown, PA, Chattanooga, TN, Peoria, IL, Euless, TX

April 5-6
Boom Apparel National Championships
Indianapolis, IN

April 15-18
USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships
Reno, NV

Read more about bowling on the USBC Website

Bowlers Edged by Lindenwood in National Title Match

It wasn’t supposed to end like this. The Urbana University men’s bowlers were the Cinderella darlings of the 2014 Intercollegiate Team Championships. The week started with Blue Knight Graham Fach bowling the first 300 game and 800 series of the 2014 Open Championships. Then, smallest school in the draw got hot and took down bowling Goliaths from Robert Morris University and Wichita State University.

Destiny seemed to be smiling on Urbana until a couple of tenth frames didn’t go the Blue Knights’ way in Friday night’s National Championship match with Lindenwood University. After losing the first two games by a total of seven pins, Lindenwood completed the three-game sweep in the best of five series with a 201-167 victory in the decisive game. Read More

Blue Knight Bowlers Advance to National Championship Match

Apr. 17th, 2014

On the brink of elimation and needing 3 strikes in the tenth frame to knock off top-seeded Wichita State University, lefty anchor Graham Fach rolled three perfect balls to send the Urbana University men's bowling team to the National Championship match on Friday. Fourth-seeded Urbana advances after a marathon day to meet the third-seeded Lindenwood Lions for the Men's Team Championship on Friday at 5:00 p.m. local time, 8:00 p.m. Eastern. The match will be a best 3 out of 5 format. There is no live video coverage of the Championship, but it will air on Tuesday nights throughout the month of May on CBS Sports Network. Follow @UUSports on Twitter or "Blue Knight" on Facebook for live updates on Friday night. Read More

Fach Rolls Perfect Game, 800 Series at 2014 USBC Open

Apr. 16th, 2014

From the time his flight landed in Reno on Tuesday morning, Graham Fach of Urbana, Ohio, was on the move, and that included a quick stop at his hotel, a to-go order at Denny's, a quick march down Center Aisle at the National Bowling Stadium and a record-performance at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships.

The 22-year-old left-hander barely had time to look around and admire the grandeur of the NBS before hitting the lanes at the one-of-a-kind venue for the first time, and three hours later, he polished off the ninth perfect game and first 800 series of the 2014 event. Read More

Tucker, UU Bowlers Begin Quest for National Title

Apr. 11th, 2014

College bowling's national champions will be crowned this week as the top individuals and teams in the country will descend upon Reno, Nev., for the XBowling Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships.

The Reno-Sparks Convention Center, with 44 specially constructed lanes, will play host for the pinnacle events of the college bowling season. The week begins with the Intercollegiate Singles Championships on April 14 and continues with the Intercollegiate Team Championships from April 16-18. Both events will culminate with nationally televised finals, airing on Tuesday nights in May at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS Sports Network.

Urbana University's men's bowling team will compete for the Team National Championship, while individual Blue Knight James Tucker III will compete for the 2014 Singles Championship. Read More

Bowlers Compete at Intercollegiate Club Championships

Apr. 8th, 2014

This past weekend, both the Blue Knight men’s and women’s bowling teams competed in Indianapolis, Indiana for the Boom Apparel Intercollegiate Club Championships. This was the first year for the tournament that is open to the top 25 non-NAIA college bowling programs in the nation.

Competing teams were split into different pools of 6 teams, much like the World Cup or Olympic hockey format. After pool play, the Blue Knight men finished with a record of 4-2. The team also owned the highest total pin fall after the 6 games in their pool which was enough to earn them a first round bye going into Sunday morning. The Lady Blue Knights finished their pool play with a record of 5-1, but there was no bye in the women’s division. Read More