2013 Mount Union Football News

February 21, 2014
Football: Mount Union's Vince Kehres, Kevin Burke and Mike Maier Honored at NFF Banquet March 4
Mount Union head football coach Vince Kehres along with quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) and safety Mike Maier (Twinsburg/Twinsburg) will be honored at the 26th Northeastern Ohio chapter of the National Football Foundation banquet Tuesday, March 4 at LaCentre in Westlake, Ohio.

December 20, 2013
Burke Named National Offensive Player of the Year; Three Named to D3football.com All-America Teams
SALEM, Va. -- Mount Union junior quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward), was named D3football.com National Offesnive Player of the Year while he and senior defensive tackle Matt Fechko (Twinsburg/Twinsburg) along junior wide receiver Luc Meacham (Toledo/Toledo Central Catholic) have all been named to the D3football.com All-America teams.

December 20, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Falls To #5 UW-Whitewater at Stagg Bowl; Raiders First Loss Since 2011
SALEM, Va. – No. 1 ranked Mount Union suffered a 52-14 loss to No. 5 ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater in the NCAA Division III National Championship game – the Stagg Bowl Friday in front 5,371 fans at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va.

December 19, 2013
Mount Union's Hank Spencer Wins NCAA Elite 89 Award
SALEM, Va. -- Mount Union sophomore linebacker Hank Spencer (Greencastle, Ind./North Putnam) has been award the NCAA Elite 89 Award Thursday at the NCAA Division III Football Championship in Salem, Virginia.

December 19, 2013
Mount Union's Matt Fechko and Kevin Burke Named to AP Little All-America Team
Mount Union senior defensive lineman Matt Fechko (Twinsburg/Twinsburg) and junior quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) have been named to the Associated Press Little All-America Team.

December 18, 2013
Mount Union's Kevin Burke Wins Gagliardi Trophy
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. -- University of Mount Union junior quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) has been awarded the Gagliardi Trophy given to the top all-around football player in NCAA Division III.

December 16, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Takes on #5 UW-Whitewater Friday at Stagg Bowl XLI For National Title
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union plays No. 5 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the NCAA Division III National Championship Game -- the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl -- Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 pm at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va.

December 15, 2013
Matt Fechko Named to AFCA All-American Team
WACO, Texas -- Mount Union senior defensive lineman Matt Fechko (Twinsburg/Twinsburg) has been named the American Football Coaches Association All-American team.

December 14, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Rallies and Returns to Stagg Bowl for Ninth Straight Season With 41-40 Win Over North Central
ALLIANCE, Ohio – Quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) threw a touchdown pass with just over a minute to play to rally No. 1 ranked Mount Union to a 41-40 win over No. 4 North Central (Ill.) in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs on a snowy Saturday at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

December 14, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Plays #5 UW-Whitewater in the Stagg Bowl Friday Night; Ticket Information Here
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union plays No. 5 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the NCAA Division III National Championship Game -- the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl -- Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 pm at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va.

December 10, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Plays #4 North Central in NCAA Semifinals Saturday
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union will host No. 4 ranked North Central (Ill.) College in an NCAA Division III National Semifinal Playoff Game Saturday at 12 pm Saturday, Dec. 14 at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

December 10, 2013
Mount Union's Kevin Burke One of Four Candidates For 2013 Gagliardi Trophy
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. -- University of Mount Union junior quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) has been selected as one of four finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy given to the top all-around football player in NCAA Division III.

December 9, 2013
Football: Burke Named North Region Offensive Player of the Year; Eight Raiders Named All-Region
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Mount Union junior quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) has been named D3football.com North Region Offensive Player of the Year. Burke is one eight Purple Raiders selected to the All-North Region teams.

December 8, 2013
#1 Mount Union Hosts #4 North Central in NCAA Football Semifinals; Ticket Information Here
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union will host No. 4 ranked North Central (Ill.) College in an NCAA Division III National Semifinal Playoff Game Saturday at 12 pm Saturday, Dec. 14 at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

December 7, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Holds Off #14/15 Wesley To Reach Semifinals For 19th Straight Year
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- #1 Mount Union ran out to an early lead then held on defeat #14/15 Wesley (Del.), 62-59 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs Saturday at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

December 3, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union and #14/15 Wesley Meet Saturday in NCAA Quarterfinals; Third Playoff Game Between Teams Since 2009
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union hosts No. 14/15 ranked Wesley (Del.) College in the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Division III Football Playoffs Saturday, Dec. 7 at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

November 30, 2013
Football: Burke's Six Scores Sends #1 Mount Union to NCAA Quarterfinals For 22nd Straight Year
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) threw for five scores and ran for another to lead top ranked Mount Union to a 56-21 win over #10/12 Wittenberg in the second round of the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

November 30, 2013
No. 1 Mount Union to Host No. 14/15 Wesley (Del.) in NCAA Quarterfinals Saturday; Ticket Information Here
No. 1 ranked Mount Union will host No. 14/15 ranked Wesley (Del.) in an NCAA Division III Quarterfinal Playoff Game Saturday, December 7 at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

November 26, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Hosts #10 Wittenberg Saturday; Two Winningest Programs in NCAA Division III History Meet in Second Round Playoff Game
The two winningest programs in NCAA Division III meet when No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union hosts No. 10 ranked Wittenberg University in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Division III Football Playoffs Saturday, Nov. 30 at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

November 26, 2013
Mount Union's Kevin Burke Finalist For Gagliardi Trophy
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. -- University of Mount Union junior quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) has been named one of 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy given to the top all-around football player in NCAA Division III.

November 24, 2013
Kehres, Dartt and Fechko Headline All-OAC Football Teams
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Mount Union head football coach Vince Kehres, offensive coordinator Geoff Dartt and senior defensive tackle Matt Fechko (Twinsburg/Twinsburg) all earned special awards as part of the 2013 All-Ohio Athletic Conference Football teams selected by the conference’s 10 head coaches.

November 23, 2013
No. 1 Mount Union to Host No. 12 Wittenberg in NCAA Second Round Saturday; Ticket Information Here
No. 1 ranked Mount Union will host No. 12 ranked Wittenberg in an NCAA Division III Second Round Playoff Game Saturday, November 30 at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

November 23, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Freezes Washington & Jefferson For NCAA First Round Win
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 1 ranked Mount Union ran out to a 28-13 halftime lead then battled the wind and snow along with Washington & Jefferson in a 34-20 victory Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs at Mount Union Stadium.

November 20, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Starts NCAA Playoffs Saturday at Home Against Washington & Jefferson
No. 1 ranked University of Mount Union hosts Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Division III Football Playoffs Saturday, Nov. 23 at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

November 19, 2013
Football: Five Named Academic All-OAC
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Five University of Mount Union football players have been named Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference.

November 17, 2013
Mount Union to Host Washington & Jefferson in NCAA First Round Game Saturday; Ticket Information Here
No. 1 ranked Mount Union will host Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) in an NCAA Division III First Round Playoff Game Saturday at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

November 16, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Wins 25th OAC Title With 42-34 Win Over #9 John Carroll
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 1 ranked Mount Union finished an undefeated regular season and won the Ohio Athletic Conference title with a 42-34 victory over No. 9 ranked John Carroll in front of a sellout crowd of 8,104 Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

November 12, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Hosts #9 John Carroll For OAC Title Saturday
Two undefeated and nationally ranked teams meet with the Ohio Athletic Conference title on the line when top ranked Mount Union hosts No. 9 ranked John Carroll Saturday at 1:30 pm at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

November 9, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Beats BW, 30-7; Raiders Host #10 John Carroll Next Week For OAC Title
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 1 ranked Mount Union held Baldwin Wallace to 74 total yards in the second half on its way to a 30-7 Ohio Athletic Conference victory at Mount Union Stadium.

November 8, 2013
Mount Union's Hank Spencer Named Capital One Academic All-District Football
TOWNSON, Md. -- Mount Union sophomore linebacker Hank Spencer (Greencastle, Ind./North Putnam) was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Football Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

November 5, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Hosts Baldwin Wallace Saturday For Hall of Fame Game
Top ranked Mount Union plays its final two regular season games at home starting Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 pm against Baldwin Wallace.

November 2, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Beats #9 Heidelberg 44-34 in Tiffin
TIFFIN, Ohio -- No. 1 ranked Mount Union extended the nation's longest win streak to 23 games with a 44-34 win at No. 9 ranked Heidelberg in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Saturday in Tiffin.

October 29, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Travels Saturday to #9 Heidelberg in Key OAC Showdown
Top ranked Mount Union plays its final regular season road game Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1:30 pm at No. 9 ranked Heidelberg at Mayer Field in Tiffin.

October 26, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Blows Past Otterbein, 48-0
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 1 ranked Mount Union held Otterbein to 37 yards on 37 plays in a 48-0 Ohio Athletic Conference victory on a brisk, blustery Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

October 23, 2013
Former Purple Raider QB Jim Ballard Joins TV Broadcast Crew
Former Mount Union quarterback and College Football Hall of Famer Jim Ballard will join the television broadcast team as an analyst starting this Saturday, Oct. 26 against Otterbein.

October 22, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Hosts Otterbein For Homecoming
Top ranked Mount Union hosts Otterbein in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup for homecoming Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1:30 pm at Mount Union Stadium.

October 19, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Turns Over Capital, 58-3
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Top ranked Mount Union forced six turnovers and held Capital to 144 total yards in an 58-3 Ohio Athletic Conference football victory on a rainy Saturday at Bernlohr Stadium in Bexley.

October 15, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Heads to Capital Saturday
Top ranked Mount Union travels to Capital for an Ohio Athletic Conference game Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1:30 pm at Bernlohr Stadium in Columbus.

October 12, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Blanks Wilmington, 62-0 on Community Night
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 1 ranked Mount Union shut out Wilmington, 62-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference football game Saturday night at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

October 8, 2013
Mount Union to Host Community Day Saturday
To thank Alliance residents for their continual support of Mount Union and to show appreciation for the partnership between the University and the City of Alliance, Mount Union will host a Community Day on Saturday, Oct. 12.

October 8, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Hosts Wilmington For Community Night This Saturday
Top ranked Mount Union hosts Wilmington in an Ohio Athletic Conference football matchup for Community Night Saturday at 7 pm at Mount Union Stadium.

October 5, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Dominates Ohio Northern in 58-7 Win
ADA, Ohio – No. 1 ranked Mount Union dominated Ohio Northern with a 58-7 victory in an Ohio Athletic Conference football game in Ada.

October 1, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Plays Saturday at Ohio Northern; Raiders First Opponent on New Turf in Ada
Top ranked Mount Union travels to Ada for an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup with Ohio Northern Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1:30 pm. It is the first game for a new artificial surface at Dial-Roberson Stadium on campus.

September 28, 2013
Football: Burke Matches Career High With 5 TD Passes as Mount Union Beats Marietta 84-14
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) matched his career-high with five touchdown passes as No. 1 ranked Mount Union set school and conference records beating Marietta, 84-14 Saturday night at Mount Union Stadium.

September 25, 2013
Mount Union Football to Participate in Coach to Cure MD This Week
On September 28, 2013, the University of Mount Union, Marietta College, 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 24, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Hosts Marietta Under the Lights Saturday Night
Mount Union plays its first night game of the 2013 season hosting Marietta in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Saturday at 7 pm at Mount Union Stadium.

September 21, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Shuts Out Muskingum in OAC Opener, 37-0
NEW CONCORD, Ohio -- No. 1 ranked Mount Union beat Muskingum 37-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference opener Saturday at McConagha Stadium.

September 17, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Opens OAC Play Saturday at Muskingum
No. 1 ranked Mount Union returns after a bye week to open up Ohio Athletic Conference play against Muskingum Saturday at 1:30 pm at McGonagha Stadium in New Concord.

September 7, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Opens Vince Kehres Era With 30-27 Win Over #19 Franklin
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 1 ranked Mount Union survived a second half rally and scored the go ahead touchdown with 4:17 left in the game to beat No. 19 ranked Franklin, 30-27 at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

September 2, 2013
Pair of Purple Raiders Signed to NFL Practice Squads; Four Mount Union Players in NFL
Former Mount Union football players Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) and Kyle Miller (Elida/Elida) have been signed to NFL practice squads. Collins to the Cleveland Browns and Miller to the Miami Dolphins.

September 1, 2013
Football: #1 Mount Union Hosts #19 Franklin in Season Opener Saturday
No. 1 ranked Mount Union begins its 116th season of football against No. 19 ranked Franklin (Ind.) College Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1:30 pm at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

August 31, 2013
Football: Mount Union Inks New Deal With FSN SportsTime Ohio; Four Games to be Broadcast
The University of Mount Union and Fox Sports Network SportsTime Ohio have reached an agreement for four home games of the 2013 season to be broadcast on television.

August 6, 2013
Purple Raiders Picked at Top of Polls at OAC Football Media Day
CANTON, Ohio--Mount Union's football team tops both Ohio Athletic Conference media and coaches preseason polls announced today (Aug. 6) at OAC Football Media Day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

July 29, 2013
Pro Football Hall of Fame to Host OAC Football Media Day Tuesday August 6
The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, will be the site for the 2013 Ohio Athletic Conference Football Media Day Tuesday, August 6 at 10:30 am.

July 23, 2013
Get Your Mount Union Football Season Tickets TODAY; Order Online
Deadline for season ticket orders is August 1, 2013.

July 18, 2013
Mount Union's Kevin Burke Nominated for AFCA Allstate Good Works Team
WACO, Texas -- Mount Union junior quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) is one of 150 nominees for the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®. The award recognizes a select group of college football players who have made a commitment to enriching the lives of others while contributing to the greater good of their communities.

May 17, 2013
Mount Union Announces 2013 Football Schedule
Six home regular season home games headline the 2013 Mount Union football schedule.

May 8, 2013
Larry Kehres to Step Down as Mount Union Football Coach Remains AD; Vince Kehres New Head Football Coach
ALLIANCE, Ohio – University of Mount Union’s Larry Kehres has decided to step down as head football coach, but remain the director of athletics, while Vince Kehres has been named head football coach effective immediately.

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