The University announced that they will be adding swim teams for men and women beginning fall 2015. The additions were made official on Nov. 20.
The University’s recent move to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the Big South Conference for football, the announcement of a partnership with ESPN3, and revamped logos and letter marks are several of the actions that are intended to move the Monmouth University Athletic Department towards a new identity.
The University hosted a sports panel “College Sports: Upon Further Review,” discussing the turbulent nature of the current commercialization of college athletes in Pollak Theatre on Nov. 8.
The Hawk’s football team was shutout by the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, 27-0, on Saturday at a rain soaked Kessler Field. With the loss, MU drops to 5-3 (0-2 in the Big South) while Charleston Southern improves to 6-3 (1-2 in the Big South).
The Hawks’ football team edged the Leigh University Mountain Hawks 28-21, on Sept. 27 at Goodman Stadium. The win pushes MU’s record to 3-1 while Lehigh falls to 0-4 for the season.
In conjunction with ESPN, Monmouth University has announced that they will broadcast their home athletic contests live on ESPN3 starting later this year. The agreement was made official on Sept. 12.
Many people perceive that a college athlete’s sole responsibility is to perform well on the field. While there is undoubtedly pressure to maintain a certain level of performance in their respective sports, there are several off the field obligations that athletes must fulfill. In addition to coping with the rigors of their playing schedule, athletes are expected to perform academically and act in a respectful manner while representing their University off the field. College athletes must handle all of these expectations in order to embrace the role of being a student-athlete.
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The University football team was defeated by co-Northeast Conference Champion, the Duquesne Dukes, 33-23 in the final game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 23.
The Hawks field hockey team split their conference home games this week, beating the Sacred Heart University Pioneers, but falling to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats in the following game. This week’s games pushed the Hawk’s record to 6-10 overall and 3-1 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.