2012-13 Mount Union Football News

April 27, 2013
Four Mount Union Football Players Sign NFL Free Agent Deals
Four former Mount Union football players in wide receivers Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) with the Miami Dolphins, Chris Denton (Plantation, Fla./South Plantation) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, linebacker Charles Dieuseul (Winter Haven, Fla./Lake Region) with the NY Giants and Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) with the Indianapolis Colts agreed to NFL free agent deals.

February 15, 2013
Mount Union to Host Football Senior Prospect Camp; Two One-Day Sessions This June
The University of Mount Union is offering a chance for upcoming senior football players to get a feel for what it would be like to play college football with the 1-day Senior Prospect Camp.

January 28, 2013
Celebrate Mount Union's 11th NCAA Football Championship at Raider Rally February 4
Celebrate the University of Mount Union Purple Raider football team’s 11th NCAA Division III National Championship with a “Raider Rally” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 4.

January 15, 2013
Driskill and Kehres Headline 2012 OhioCollegeFootball.com All-Ohio DIII Teams
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mount Union senior safety Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) and head coach Larry Kehres were named Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year and headline 16 Purple Raiders named to the 2012 OhioCollegeFootball.com All-Ohio Teams.

January 11, 2013
Mount Union to Host 2013 Larry Kehres Instructional Football Camps; Online Registration Open
The University of Mount Union will host the 2013 Larry Kehres Instructional Football Camps from June 10-12 and June 25-27 in Alliance, Ohio.

January 9, 2013
Mount Union's Jasper Collins to Play in East-West Shrine Game
Mount Union wide receiver Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) has been selected to play in the 88th East-West Shrine Game Saturday, January 19 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

December 20, 2012
Mount Union's Scott Mason Honored With 2012 NFF Faculty Salute Initiative
DALLAS, Texas -- University of Mount Union faculty athletics representative Scott Mason was one of 15 faculty athletics representatives to be honored honored by The National Football Foundation (NFF) as part of the 2012 NFF Faculty Salute Initiative, sponsored by Fidelity Investments, honoring the significant contributions of faculty athletics representatives across the nation.

December 15, 2012
Ten Mount Union Football Players Named All-Americans; Kehres National Coach of the Year
Mount Union had 10 football players named to the D3football.com All-America teams and three of those players also named to the AP Little All-America teams while head coach Larry Kehres was the D3football.com National Coach of the Year.

December 14, 2012
#1 Mount Union Wins Record 11th NCAA Division III Football Championship
SALEM, VA – No. 1 ranked Mount Union won its record 11th NCAA Division III national football championship with a 28-10 win over No. 3 ranked St. Thomas (Minn.) at the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Friday night in Salem, Va.

December 11, 2012
Mount Union's Nick Driskill Named to AFCA All-American Football Team
WACO, Texas - Mount Union senior safety Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-American Football Team.

December 10, 2012
GAME PREVIEW - #1 Mount Union and #3 St. Thomas Meet in Stagg Bowl XL
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union plays No. 3 ranked University of St. Thomas (Minn.) in the NCAA Division III National Championship Game -- the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl -- Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 pm at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va.

December 8, 2012
Sweet Sixteen - #1 Mount Union Rallies Past #2 Mary Hardin-Baylor to Advance to 16th Stagg Bowl
ALLIANCE, Ohio – Down 28-14 entering the fourth quarter, top ranked Mount Union rallied to defeat Mary Hardin-Baylor 48-35 in the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs to advance to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for a 16th time Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

December 8, 2012
#1 Mount Union Plays #3 St. Thomas (Minn.) in Stagg Bowl XL; Ticket/Bus/Party Information Here
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union plays No. 3 ranked University of St. Thomas (Minn.) in the NCAA Division III National Championship Game -- the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl -- Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 pm at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va.

December 7, 2012
GAME PREVIEW - #1 Football Hosts #2 Mary Hardin-Baylor in NCAA Semifinals Saturday
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union will host No. 2 ranked University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) in an NCAA Division III National Semifinal Playoff Game Saturday at 2 pm Saturday, Dec. 8 at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

December 6, 2012
Mount Union and Bethany Ink Football Deal For 2014 and 2015
The University of Mount Union and Bethany (W.Va.) College have inked a deal to play a home and home non-conference football series in 2014 and 2015.

December 5, 2012
Mount Union Sweeps North Region Special Awards; 12 Raiders Honored
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Mount Union seniors Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) and Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) earned D3football.com North Region Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year honors while head coach Larry Kehres was the North Region Coach of the Year.

December 4, 2012
Mount Union's Nick Driskill Named Capital One Academic All-American of the Year
TOWSON, Md. – University of Mount Union senior safety Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) has been selected as the winner of the Capital One Division III Academic All-America® of the Year award for football as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

December 4, 2012
Allen and Driskill Academic All-OAC Football Selections
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union seniors Dan Allen (Mason, Mich./Mason) and Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) are Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference football selections.

December 3, 2012
Kehres Named AFCA Regional Football Coach of the Year For Record 17th Time
WACO, Texas -- University of Mount Union football coach Larry Kehres has been named American Football Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year for a record seventh-straight season and record 17th time overall.

December 2, 2012
#1 Mount Union Hosts #2 Mary Hardin-Baylor in NCAA Football Semifinals; Ticket Information Here
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union will host No. 2 ranked University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) in an NCAA Division III National Semifinal Playoff Game Saturday at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

December 1, 2012
Football: #1 Mount Union Blasts Into 18th Straight Semifinal With 72-17 Win Over Widener in NCAA Playoffs
ALLIANCE, Ohio – No. 1 ranked Mount Union generated 753 yards of total offense in a 72-17 rout of No. 9 ranked Widener (Pa.) in an NCAA Division III Football Quarterfinal Saturday at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

November 26, 2012
GAME PREVIEW - #1 Mount Union Meets #9 Widener in NCAA Football Quarterfinals Saturday
No. 1 ranked Mount Union will host No. 9 ranked Widener (Pa.) University in an NCAA Division III National Quarterfinal Playoff Game Saturday at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

November 24, 2012
Collins Catches Five TD's as #1 Mount Union Moves Past #15 Johns Hopkins to NCAA Quarterfinals
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) caught five touchdown pass from Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) to lead No. 1 ranked Mount Union to a 55-13 win over No. 15 ranked Johns Hopkins (Md.) in the second round of the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

November 24, 2012
#1 Mount Union Hosts #9 Widener in NCAA Football Quarterfinals; Ticket Information Here
No. 1 ranked Mount Union will host No. 9 ranked Widener (Pa.) University in an NCAA Division III National Quarterfinal Playoff Game Saturday at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

November 20, 2012
Mount Union's Nick Driskill Finalist For Gagliardi Trophy
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. -- University of Mount Union senior safety Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) was named one of 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy given to the top all-around football player in NCAA Division III.

November 20, 2012
GAME PREVIEW - #1 Football Hosts #15 Johns Hopkins in NCAA Second Round
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union hosts No. 15 ranked Johns Hopkins University in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Football Playoffs Saturday, Nov. 24 at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

November 18, 2012
Football: #1 Mount Union Hosts #15 Johns Hopkins in NCAA Second Round; Ticket Information Here
No. 1 ranked Mount Union will host No. 15 ranked Johns Hopkins (Md.) University in an NCAA Division III Second Round Playoff Game Saturday at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

November 18, 2012
Four Earn OAC Football Awards; Raiders Place 15 on All-OAC First Team
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Four Mount Union football players in seniors Antonio Tate (Cleveland/Villa Angela St. Joseph), linebacker Charles Dieuseul (Winter Haven, Fla./Lake Region), safety Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) and sophomore quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) each earned Ohio Athletic Conference special awards and were four of 15 Purple Raiders named to the All-OAC First Team by the conference's 10 head coaches.

November 17, 2012
Football: #1 Mount Union Blows Past Christopher Newport in NCAA First Round
ALLIANCE, Ohio – No. 1 ranked Mount Union scored 28 first quarter points and never looked back in a 72-14 victory over Christopher Newport (Va.) in the first round of the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs Saturday at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

November 13, 2012
GAME PREVIEW - #1 Football Starts Second Season Against Christopher Newport
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union hosts Christopher Newport University in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Football Playoffs Saturday, Nov. 17 at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

November 11, 2012
Mount Union to Host Christopher Newport (Va.) in NCAA First Round Game Saturday; Ticket Information Here
No. 1 ranked Mount Union will host Christopher Newport (Va.) University in an NCAA Division III First Round Playoff Game Saturday at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

November 10, 2012
Burke Has Career Night to Lead #1 Football to Perfect Regular Season with 59-17 Win at John Carroll
UNIVERSITY HTS, Ohio – No. 1 ranked Mount Union wrapped up a perfect 10-0 regular season with a 59-17 Ohio Athletic Conference win at John Carroll Saturday night.

November 9, 2012
Mount Union's Nick Driskill Named to Capital One Academic All-District Football Team
TOWNSON, Md. -- Mount Union senior safety Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Football Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

November 5, 2012
#1 Football Looking For Perfect Ending To Regular Season at John Carroll
No. 1 ranked Mount Union wraps up the regular season with an Ohio Athletic Conference game at John Carroll Saturday at 6pm at Don Shula Stadium in University Heights.

November 3, 2012
#1 Football Runs Past #15 Baldwin Wallace To Clinch 21st Straight OAC Title
BEREA, Ohio – T.J. Lattimore (Maple Heights/Maple Heights) ran for a career-high 131 yards and the Mount Union defense held No. 15 ranked Baldwin Wallace to 159 total yards as the top ranked Purple Raiders scored a 38-7 Ohio Athletic Conference victory in Berea.

October 29, 2012
#1 Football Heads to OAC Showdown at #15/23 Baldwin Wallace
No. 1 ranked Mount Union goes on the road for its final two regular season games starting next week at No. 18 ranked Baldwin Wallace at 1:30 pm in Berea.

October 27, 2012
#1 Football Alone In First Place in OAC After 33-14 Win Over #14/17 Heidelberg
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Sophomore quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) threw three touchdown passes and ran in another to lead No. 1 ranked Mount Union to a 33-14 victory over No. 14/17 ranked Heidelberg in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

October 23, 2012
#1 Football Hosts #14/17 Heidelberg in Key OAC Game Saturday
A pair of undefeated and nationally ranked teams meet in a key Ohio Athletic Conference matchup when Mount Union hosts Heidelberg Saturday at 1:30 pm at Mount Union Stadium.

October 23, 2012
Mount Union's Nick Driskill NFF Foundation Scholar Athlete Winner; Finalist For Campbell Trophy
DALLAS, Texas -- Mount Union senior safety Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) has been selected as of of 15 players in all levels of college football as a 2012 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award winner, presented by Fidelity Investments®.

October 20, 2012
#1 Football Blanks Otterbein 51-0; Raiders Post Sixth Straight Shutout For NCAA Record
WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- No. 1 ranked Mount Union matched an NCAA record with its sixth consecutive shutout as the Purple Raiders blanked Otterbein 51-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Saturday in Westerville.

October 16, 2012
#1 Football Travels Saturday to Otterbein
No. 1 ranked Mount Union plays at Otterbein in an Ohio Athletic Conference contest Saturday at 1:30 pm at Memorial Stadium in Westerville.

October 13, 2012
Great Scott; #1 Football Shuts Out Fifth Straight Opponent in 62-0 Win Over Capital
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union senior defensive back Isaiah Scott (Hamilton/Fairfield) returned two interceptions for touchdowns as the No. 1 ranked Purple Raiders posted their fifth-straight shutout in a 62-0 Ohio Athletic Conference win at homecoming at Mount Union Stadium.

October 9, 2012
#1 Football Hosts Capital For Homecoming Saturday
No. 1 ranked Mount Union hosts Capital for an Ohio Athletic Conference contest and homecoming Saturday at 1:30 pm.

October 6, 2012
#1 Football Takes Care of Business at Wilmington
WILMINGTON, Ohio – No. 1 ranked Mount Union scored on its first six possessions and the Purple Raiders posted their fourth consecutive shutout with a 66-0 victory over Wilmington Saturday.

October 1, 2012
#1 Football Hits The Road To Wilmington Saturday
No. 1 ranked Mount Union travels to Wilmington for an Ohio Athletic Conference contest Saturday at 1:30 pm.

September 29, 2012
#1 Football Has Special Day in Shutout of Ohio Northern
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 1 ranked Mount Union returned a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown, gained nearly 500 yards of offense and the defense posted its third straight shutout in a 54-0 victory over Ohio Northern Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

September 27, 2012
Mount Union's Nick Driskill Named Finalist for National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards
DALLAS, Texas - Mount Union senior safety Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) has been selected as one of the best and brightest from the college gridiron as The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the 147 candidates for the 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments®.

September 25, 2012
#1 Football Hosts Ohio Northern in OAC Game Saturday
No. 1 ranked Mount Union hosts Ohio Northern in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

September 24, 2012
Mount Union Football to Participate in Coach to Cure MD This Week
On September 29, 2012, the University of Mount Union, Ohio Northern University, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) will be part of Coach to Cure MD, a one-day, nationwide event designed to raise awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy .

September 22, 2012
#1 Football Pounds Pioneers, 52-0; Raiders Defense Posts Second Straight Shutout
MARIETTA, Ohio – Defense was the best offense for No. 1 ranked Mount Union as the Purple Raiders scored a 52-0 Ohio Athletic Conference win over Marietta on a windy night in Marietta, Ohio.

September 17, 2012
#1 Football Goes To Marietta For Night Game Saturday
No. 1 ranked Mount Union plays its second-straight night game traveling to Marietta for an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup at Don Drumm Stadium Saturday at 7pm.

September 15, 2012
#2 Football Blanks Muskingum in Home and OAC Opener, 57-0
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 2 ranked Mount Union generated 619 yards of offense while its defense held Muskingum to 59 total yards in a 57-0 shutout Saturday night at Mount Union Stadium.

September 11, 2012
#2 Football Hosts Muskingum in OAC and Home Opener
No. 2 ranked Mount Union opens up Ohio Athletic Conference play hosting Muskingum Saturday at 7 pm at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

September 4, 2012
Chris Denton's Returns Net Player of the Week Honors
Mount Union senior wide receiver Chris Denton (Plantation, Fla./South Plantation) has earned player of the week awards from NCAA.com, OhioCollegeFootball.com and D3Football.com.

September 1, 2012
#2 Football Gets Win No. 700 at #13 Franklin in Season Opener
FRANKLIN, Ind. — No. 2 ranked Mount Union joined college football's 700-win club with an impressive 45-7 win against No. 13 ranked Franklin at Stewart "Red" Faught Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

August 30, 2012
Mount Union Stadium Renovation Project Underway
A two-phase project at Mount Union Stadium is underway to add two new locker rooms while renovating the press box and stands on the east side stands.

August 28, 2012
#2 Football Opens Season Saturday at #13 Franklin
No. 2 ranked Mount Union begins its 115th season of football against No. 13 ranked Franklin College this Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1:30 pm in Franklin, Indiana.

August 18, 2012
Football Team Visits Carnation Festival Days in the Park
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's football team spent Saturday night at the Alliance Carnation Festival Days in the Park at Silver Park.

August 8, 2012
Mount Union Tops OAC Preseason Polls at Football Media Day
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio--Mount Union's football team tops both Ohio Athletic Conference media and coaches preseason polls announced today (Aug. 8) at OAC Football Media Day at the Doubletree Hotel in suburban Cleveland.

August 6, 2012
OAC Football Media Day To Be Held Wednesday in Cleveland
The 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Football Media Day will be held Wednesday, August 8 at 10:30 am at the Doubletree Hotel in Independence.

August 2, 2012
Joe Tait to Receive OAC Bill Nichols Media Service Award at Football Media Day August 8
Joe Tait will receive the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Bill Nichols Media Service Award at the OAC's Football Media Day Wednesday, August 8 at the Doubletree Hilton in Independence, Ohio.

July 20, 2012
Nine Mount Union Alumni Football Coaches Work at Lauren's First and Goal Camp
WESTERVILLE, OHIO – Nine University of Mount Union alumni that are all college football coaches, recently joined more than 110 other college coaches for the third annual Lauren´s First and Goal Football Camp at Otterbein University. Nearly 500 high school student-athletes attended the camp, which raised more than $16,000 for pediatric brain tumor research.

July 19, 2012
Ready For Raider Football -- Season Tickets Available for 2012 Mount Union Football Season
2012 Mount Union Football Season Tickets are available now. Ticket plans start at $32 and ensure you the same seat to every home game and priority ordering for potential playoff games.

May 23, 2012
Mount Union Announces 2012 Football Schedule
Six regular season road games including a non-conference game against an in-region opponent for the first time in 11 years headline the 2012 Mount Union football schedule.

January 29, 2012
Mount Union's Larry Kehres Selected Ohio Coach of the Year Record Eighth Time; Awarded Voted on By College Football Coaches in State
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mount Union head football coach Larry Kehres has been named Ohio College Football Coach of the Year by the Columbus Dispatch. Each college football coach in Ohio votes on the honor.

January 15, 2012
Mount Union to Host 2012 Larry Kehres Football Camps
Mount Union to host 2012 Larry Kehres Football Camps. Two different sessions will be offered from June 18-20 and June 26-28.

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