Friday, February 15, 2013
The university is moving out of the Northeast Conference, opening up more scholarship opportunities for athletes.
Monmouth University announced on Wednesday that in 2014, its football program will officially be a part of the Big South Conference. According to the Asbury Park Press, the Big South Conference opens up scholarship opportunities that were previously limited in the Northeast Conference “I thank the Big South presidents and the commissioner for their confidence in Monmouth,” President Paul Gaffney II said to the APP. “New horizons, new challenges, bring energy and excitement. The Big South is an opportunity for the Hawks to step up.” Schools in the Big South mostly hail from states like Virginia and North Carolina. The Press reported that as a member, Monmouth would be considered a "counter" school if its scholarship eligibility among …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Fan's attending Saturday's football game asked to wear pink
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Monmouth University’s chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha, and the Monmouth University Football team encourages all fans to wear pink to raise Breast Cancer Awareness during the Nov. 3 game against Central Connecticut State. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Kessler Field on the Monmouth University Campus. Fans will be able to support the Hawks as well as Zeta Tau Alpha's philanthropy, breast cancer awareness and education. Zeta Tau Alpha was founded on October 15, 1898, at Longwood College in Virginia. At Monmouth University, ZTA was installed as an official chapter of the national organization after having been colonized in 1998 This group of women has a long-standing record of achievement at Monmouth in their former existence as the Gamma …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Freshman running back and wide receiver are top freshman award candidates
Monmouth freshman running back Julian Hayes, of Middletown, Conn. and wideout Neal Starling, of Belmar, have been named finalists for the Jerry Rice Award, The Sports Network announced on Monday. The award is named after former Mississippi Valley State wide receiver Jerry Rice and is awarded to the nation’s top FCS freshman. Hayes and Starling join 18 other players as award finalists, and the only two nominated from the same school. The winner of the Jerry Rice Award will be announced at the National Awards Banquet on Jan. 6 in Frisco Texas. Hayes finished with 216 rushes for 805 yards and 14 touchdowns, the fourth most in a single season for a Hawk. Sterling finished the regular season first among all FCS freshmen in receptions with 57 …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Loss evens Monmouth's record at 2-2 (1-1 NEC).
Friday, September 30, 2011
The Hawks (2-1) will host Robert Morris (0-3) in its second NEC game of the season.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Monmouth University defeats Central Connecticut State 24-12
The Monmouth University football team is off to a solid start this year with impressive victories over quality opponents. On Saturday, the Hawks (2-1) snapped Central Connecticut State's (2-2) 15-game home winning streak with a convicing, 24-12 road win. Senior quarterback passed for one touchdown and ran for another and freshman quarterback Julian Hayes rushed for 79 yards and another score. Eric Spillane gave the Hawks an early 10-0 lead after kicking a 41-yard field goal. Monmouth's defense was dominant and only allowed 267 total yards to a Blue Devil team was was projected to win the the NEC this season. Monmouth will return home on Saturday, Oct. 1 and will take on Robert Morris for a 12 p.m. NEC contest. The game will be televised …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Monmouth will open NEC play with road test against Central Connecticut State
After a high-profile win at home against Villanova, the Monmouth University football team will begin NEC play on the road on Saturday. The Hawks (1-1) will play Central Connecticut State (2-1) at noon on Saturday at Arute Field in New Britain, Conn., and look to avoid a letdown after posting an impressive win against a Villanova team that won the National Championship in 2009 and reached the NCAA semifinals last year. Central Connecticut State is always one of the best teams in the NEC, as shown by the fact that the Blue Devils won a share of the NEC title in 2009 and 2010. They have also won 15 straight home games. For a full game preview, click here.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Monmouth tight end receives performance accolades
Monmouth University may have fallen against a difficult opponent on Saturday, but there was a bright spot in the game for the Hawks. Redshirt junior tight end Tyler George, of Berkeley Heights, has been named as a College Football Performance Awards Performer of the Week Honorable Mention after leading the team in receptions and yardage against Lehigh. George led the team in reception last season and had a career high eight catches for 72 yards on Saturday. Lehigh handily defeated Monmouth 49-24 on Saturday on the strength of a 346-yard passing performance by Mountain Hawks' senior quarterback Chris Lum. The Hawks have a bye week before travelling to No. 14 Villanova on Sept. 17.