The Hawks’ football team fell victim of defeat by the hands of the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina, the newly-crowned top team of FCS play in the country, by a score of 52-21. MU’s record is now even at 5-5, 0-4 in Big South play, while Coastal Carolina improves to 11-0.
The Hawks’ football team’s pursuit of their first Big South win will have to wait another week after falling to the Liberty Flames, 34-24. With their third straight loss, the Hawks’ record drops to 5-4 (0-3 in Big South) while the Flames improve to 7-3 (3-0 in Big South).
The Hawks’ football team, going through somewhat of a re-creation as they enter a new conference, is clicking on all cylinders. Up to this point, the Hawks are 5-2, the first time they have been this successful since 2006 when they were members, and champions, of their recently departed Northeast Conference (NEC).
It came and it went. All it took was one play to make an early statement in the Hawks’ Big South opener, but lightning never strikes twice. MU’s football team (5-2, 0-1) dropped its Big South opener at Bailey Stadium in heartbreaking fashion to the Blue Hose of Presbyterian College (5-3, 2-1). The final score read 18-12.
With the first six games of the Hawks’ football season out of the way, this weekend’s contest against the Blue Hose of Presbyterian College (4-3, 1-1 Big South) will mark a first in the football programs history.
The University’s football team’s second half rally against the Dukes of Duquesne University came up short resulting in a 30-21 loss to their former Northeast Conference foe. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 2-1 while the Dukes improve to 2-2.
In a tough fought game, the Monmouth Hawks’ football team was able to close the deal on a victory over former Northeast Conference rival, the Wagner Seahawks with a final score of 21-16 thanks to the late-game heroics of freshman Mike Basile. With the victory, the Hawks improved to 2-0 for the season while the Seahawks fall to 1-2. The Hawks have now won three consecutive games against the rival from Staten Island.
The Hawks’ football team wrapped up their spring practices with their annual Blue/White scrimmage on Sunday afternoon.
The University men’s basketball team snapped a nine game losing streak by besting the Purple Eagles of Niagara University at the Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC), 75 – 50 on Friday, Feb 28 only to enter another losing streak as they fell to Siena College, 70 – 54 on Sunday, March 2.
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the University’s football team announced their recruiting class for the 2014 season. The class consists of 20 student-athletes from eight states, including the football program’s first signee from the state of Florida.