Athletics

Former University of Mount Union head football coach inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

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NEW YORK, New York – On Tuesday, December 5th, the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame will host its 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown with former University of Mount Union head football coach and current athletic director, Larry Kehres, as one of the inductees.

Founded in 1947, the NFF and College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people.

Other members of the class include Bob Crable, Marshall Faulk, Kirk Gibson, Matt Leinart, Peyton Manning, Bob McKay, Dat Nguyen, Adrian Peterson, Mike Ruth, Brian Urlacher, Danny Ford and Steve Spurrier. 

Kehres is in his 42nd year at Mount Union. He returned to his alma mater in 1974 as an assistant football coach and as the first head coach of the swimming program. In 1985, Kehres was named director of athletics and in 1986 he added head football coach duties, which he continued until 2013. Now, he acts as an associate professor of physical education. 

Under Kehres, the football team has won 23 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships (1986, 1990, 1992-2012) while posting 21 undefeated regular seasons (1986, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995-2004, 2006-2012) and claiming 11 NCAA Division III National Championships (1993, 1996-1998, 2000-2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012). 

The University of Mount Union is top in Ohio on "50 Best Colleges for Female Athletes" list

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The University of Mount Union is on a list of "50 Best Colleges for Female Athletes" in a ranking done by niche.com.

The Purple Raiders were the highest ranked Ohio school at No. 28, three spots ahead of Ohio State.

The rankings are out of 703 colleges based on NCAA Championship appearances, percentage of female students participating in varsity sports, and over 200,000 student opinions from nearly 75,000 students.