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Monmouth to Re-Air Classics on ESPN+

FB 10.7.20 3Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures as Monmouth athletics has decided to bring something new to a deflated campus that is terribly missing their fall sports season. With the help of ESPN+ Monmouth will now be re-airing classic sporting events from the 2019-2020 athletics season starting on September 30th.

The schedule includes nearly two months of non-stop Monmouth action starting with men’s basketball versus Radford from last season and ending with men’s basketball versus Quinnipiac. The schedule includes a variety of men’s and women’s sports ranging from soccer to basketball to football to field hockey.

Each week ESPN+ will air three games starting at 3:00 p.m. sharply every single Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The links to these ESPN broadcasts will be provided on MonmouthHawks.com as well as the Monmouth Hawks Twitter page which will release schedule updates and news about these re-aired events.

Big South champion football leads the way with six games on the docket from their historic 2019-2020 season starting with the matchup from September 7th against Lafayette. They will also be airing the games versus Albany, Presbyterian, Gardner-Webb, North Alabama, and lastly Hampton which will be aired on November 6th.

Men’s basketball is also heavily featured in the Monmouth Classics with five games available starting with Radford and ending with Quinnipiac. The matchups being aired also feature Rider on October 21st, Albany on November 4th, and Iona on November 9th.

Arguably the most dominant team on the menu and easily the most important game on the schedule is the historic women’s soccer team who is featured in three contests including the only conference championship of the bunch. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Finals versus Fairfield will be re-aired on October 28. This was an enormous 6-0 shutout from the Lady Hawks who captured their fourth straight MAAC Championship at Hesse Field that night.

The ESPN+ schedule also features a national ranked field hockey team in their matchup from September 20th of last season against Drexel which will be aired on October 12th. This was a 5-0 shutout which saw four different Hawks score and a shutout from their goalkeeper Kate O’Hogan.

Lastly, but certainly not least women’s basketball is featured in four separate matchups starting with Saint Peter’s on October 19th and ending with Lafayette on November 11th. The other matchups being aired include conference battles against both Siena and Manhattan.

Associate Athletics Director for New Media and Communications at Monmouth University, Greg Viscomi, discussed the decision to bring this new content to Monmouth during a dry time for athletics.

“Once again our partnership with ESPN is bringing top quality Monmouth University content to our fans,” said Viscomi. “We know our fans, parents, students and alumni are missing Monmouth athletics events and this is a great way to have them relive some of our greatest games from last year.”

The broadcasts being shown are not just about the athletes on the field, but they are also showcasing the many students working behind the scenes with ESPN+ to put these broadcasts together for the viewing pleasure of all.

“Our student-run broadcasts continue to be a point of pride for us and we are excited to showcase not only the talent of the student-athletes on the field but also the students working on the productions as well,” said Viscomi. “Quite a bit of work went on and continues to go on behind the scenes to get this programming up and running and I applaud both the staff here at Monmouth and at ESPN for their efforts.”

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