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Lindy’s Ranks VUU Football #25 in Pre-Season Poll

June 03, 2019

Virginia Union University’s football team is ranked 25th in the nation in the pre-season NCAA Division II poll by Lindy’s Sports Magazine, it was announced on Thursday, May 30.

This marks the first time in program memory that the Panthers, who finished 8-2 last season, have cracked the Lindy’s Pre-Season Poll.

“We’re extremely excited for what’s to come in the 2019 season,” said VUU Head Football Coach Dr. Alvin Parker.  “We want to thank Lindy’s for the respect that they have for the direction of our program. We understand that preseason rankings are great, but we must meet that expectation every Saturday this fall. Right now our focus is on completing summer workouts, followed by a great fall camp and our first opponent.”

Parker is entering his second season at the helm of the VUU football program, and the eight wins in 2018 were the most by any first-year Virginia Union football coach.

Virginia Union is the only CIAA school listed in the Top 25 poll.

VUU will open the 2019 season at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, when the Panthers face Hampton University in Hampton, Va.

2019 Season Passes are now in sale in the VUU Athletic Department for $75, which creates a savings of one free home game.

Lindy’s Pre-Season Division II Poll

1. Valdosta State

2. Ferris State

3. Notre Dame (Ohio)

4. Minnesota State

5. Northwest Missouri State

6. Ouachita Baptist

7. Slippery Rock

8. Lenoir Rhyne

9. Grand Valley State

10. Tarleton State

11. Indianapolis

12. Colorado School of Mines

13. Texas A&M Commerce

14. Colorado State Pueblo

15. West Chester

16. Harding

17. Wingate

18. Minnesota-Duluth

19. Fort Hays State

20. Central Washington

21. Hillsdale

22. MSU Texas

23. West Georgia

24. Azusa Pacific

25. VIRGINIA UNION