MBU Football: The Inaugural Season

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This fall, MBU embarks on a new leg of the MBU Football journey — the first competitive season. With a roster nearing 100, the Spartans are entering the season with full force. Join us for game, follow along and be a part of this historic season.

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Inaugural Schedule

28- 6PM at Southeast Missouri State University

4- 7 PM at University of Saint Francis
13- 2 PM at Oklahoma Baptist University
20- 1 PM at home against William Penn University
27- at Lindenwood University – Belleville

4- at Southwest Baptist University
11- at Valparaiso University
18- at Tiffin University
25- 4 PM at home against Arizona Christian

1- 1 PM at home against Haskell Indian Nations University
8- 1 PM AWAY Campbell University

Meet the Head Coach:


Coach Jason Burianek is launching the first competitive season of Spartan Football after a successful career at the NAIA and NCAA level. After playing at University of Colorado under both Rick Neuheisel and Gary Barnett, Burianek graduated and became a Graduate Assistant coach. Shortly after joining the Colorado coaching staff, Burianek left  Boulder to take-on his first full-time coaching staff position at McKendree University.

Coach Burianek spent 2004 through 2007 as the Wide Receivers and Tight Ends Coach at McKendree before taking over as the Offensive Coordinator at Belleville West High School in 2007 through 2008.

Burianek returned to McKendree as the Quarterback’s Coach in 2009 through 2010, but stayed just one season before returning to Belleville West as the Offensive Coordinator in 2011. In 2012, Coach Burianek went back to McKendree as the Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coordinator before becoming the first coach in Missouri Baptist history in March of 2013.

History of MBU Football
Nov. 5, 2012 — MBU Trustees approve MBU Football proposal

March 5, 2013 — Official announcement of MBU Football, hiring of Jason Burianek as head coach

May 9, 2013 — MBU Football is accepted into the Mid-States Football Association

Sept. 28, 2013 — MBU Football hosts first public scrimmage

Jan. 29, 2014 — Release of inaugural schedule