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
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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

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Fach Rolls Perfect Game, 800 Series at 2014 USBC Open

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

UU Bowlers Qualify for Nationals

Mar. 18th, 2014

This past weekend, the Urbana University men’s and women’s bowling teams competed in the USBC’s Sectional Qualifying Tournament hosted in Smyrna, Tennessee. The tournament was a grueling 64-game format over two days of competition. On the singles side, the top six individual bowlers at the end of play advance to the USBC Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships. Senior James Tucker III, who also serves as the Student Body President at UU, was the only Blue Knight to qualify individually. Tucker III finished 6th in the field of 172 bowlers.

In the team competition, 20 different squads competed in the sectional qualifier. The top four men’s and women’s programs earned the right to advance to the National Championships. After 2 hard-fought days on the lanes, the UU women’s team finished in 9th place, 613 pins outside of an advancing position. The Blue Knight men, however, made program history by finishing in third place and earning a spot in the National Team Championships. It marks the first time in school history that a bowling team will represent Urbana University at the National Championships. Members of the men’s team include Tucker III, Graham Fach, Brock Finch, Andrew Allen, Kyle Mayberry, Dustin Johnson, Kyle Cook and Chase Carter. Read More

Lady Blue Knight Bowlers Win 1st Tournament

Jan. 30th, 2014

This past weekend, the Urbana University women's bowling team won the first tournament title in program history. The Blue Knights topped a field of 10 teams at the Buckeye Baker Classic in Columbus, Ohio. Urbana held off the runners-up from Victory College by just 5 pins (6,459 to 6,454). The rest of the team results from the Buckeye Baker Classic are below (along with the men's results).

The Blue Knight men finished 6th in the field of 14 at the Buckeye Baker Classic. Urbana's women climbed to #16 in the national rankings with the win. Urbana's men are currently ranked 7th in the country. Bowler Graham Fach leads all Blue Knights with an individual ranking of 5th and overall average of 218. Teammate Kyle Cook is currently ranked 15th in the country with a 213 average and Kyle Mayberry is close behind at 34th with a 210 average. Maude Demers leads the Blue Knight women with a 192 average, good for 32nd in the country. Read More