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Monmouth athletic director lies, says Hawks would go to Division III if athletes got some of her $261,000 salary

Monmouth University athletic director Marilyn McNeil makes a lot of money—$261,000 a year, as of 2015. In exchange for that money, her job is to watch games, show up to fundraisers, and every once in awhile, hire someone. That’s a pretty great gig. And if you try to change that by giving her the option to pay labor? Well joke’s on you—she’ll get out of Division I athletics...
Via The Comeback
April 06, 2017  |  Discuss

11-year-old writes letters to NBA teams to tout Monmouth player

To say 11-year-old Erica Schaeffer is doing her part to raise the profile of Monmouth point guard Justin Robinson among NBA teams would be a drastic understatement.Schaeffer, of New Jersey, became a huge fan of Robinson’s play and fan-friendly demeanor while attending Monmouth games over the past year. And she wanted to make sure NBA teams were aware of many qualities possessed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Robinson, Monmouth top St. Peter's in OT for 9th win in row

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Justin Robinson hit four 3-pointers and scored 29 points and Monmouth beat Saint Peter's 71-70 in overtime on Friday night to tie a school record with its ninth win in a row. Robinson, who became the Hawks' Division I career-scoring leader in Monday's win over Marist, has scored at least 20 points in each of the last seven games. This is Monmouth's...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Monmouth Bench Mob gets special sand sculpture tribute

During the 2015-16 college basketball season, the Monmouth Hawks took the country by storm thanks to their great play on the court, but more importantly their amazing bench. The guys riding the pine decided to make the most of their time off the court by coming up with some hilarious celebrations, earning them the nickname “Bench Mob.” After the Hawks went 28-8, won the MAAC...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Monmouth celebrates National Puppy Day by dunking with puppies

The Monmouth Hawks and their infamous bench mob may not have made the NCAA Tournament this year and suffered an early exit in the NIT, but that hasn’t stopped them from celebrating today’s very special day. What? You didn’t know? Why, it’s National Puppy Day. Of course, Monmouth chose to celebrate by playing some basketball with a group of canine friends and in a video posted...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Monmouth posts 90-80 win over Bucknell in NIT

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Justin Robinson scored 23 points and Monmouth, snubbed by the NCAA Tournament, opened the NIT with a 90-80 victory over Bucknell on Wednesday night. Collin Stewart added 16 points and Deon Jones 15 for the No. 1-seeded Hawks, who hit 11 of 27 from the arc and will host George Washington on Monday. Monmouth (28-7), the regular-season champion of the...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Monmouth clinches MAAC title outright, beats Niagara 77-68

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Justin Robinson scored 25 points and Monmouth clinched the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title outright with a 77-68 victory over Niagara on Sunday. The Hawks (25-6, 17-3) have won 11 of their last 12, and will play the winner of Thursday's Rider-Quinnipiac game in the conference tournament quarterfinals Friday night. Niagara (7-24, 5-15) has...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Monmouth hits game winner, Bench Mob tries to strip

There is no questioning that the Monmouth Hawks have had one of the biggest trends of the college basketball season with their hilarious bench celebrations. Friday night, the team won a huge game over Rider to help their case for an At-large bid in the NCAA Tournament. They used a 17-2 run against their MAAC opponent to pull off the big win. The run was capped off by a three-point...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Monmouth (NJ) cruises to 91-67 win over Fairfield

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Austin Tilghman scored a career-high 16 on 6-of-7 shooting to lead seven Monmouth players in double figures as the Hawks cruised to a 91-67 win over Fairfield on Friday night. Monmouth has won five games in a row and 10 of its last 11. Chris Brady had 13 points, Justin Robinson and Deon Jones added 12 apiece, Micah Seaborn and Je'lon Hornbeak scored...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Colorado edges past North Dakota 71-70

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) Jordan Davis scored 17 points, and his game-winning jumper with 18 seconds left boosted Northern Colorado past North Dakota 71-70 Saturday night. North Dakota's Quinton Hooker missed a jumper with a second left. Drick Bernstine's basket gave the Fighting Hawks their last lead at 70-69 lead with 34 seconds to play. Bernstine hit back-to-back jumpers to put...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Robinson's 18 fuels Monmouth's 73-57 win over St. Peter's

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Justin Robinson scored 18 points and dished out six assists to help Monmouth beat rival Saint Peter's 73-57 on Saturday night. Collin Stewart hit four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points for Monmouth (17-5, 9-2 Metro Atlantic) which has won eight of its last nine and maintained a one game lead over Sienna in the MAAC standings. Quadir Welton scored...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Monmouth beats Siena 85-69 for 5th straight win

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Justin Robinson had 23 points, Deon Jones scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and Monmouth beat Siena 85-69 on Monday for its fifth straight win. Monmouth started the first and second halves with 15-4 runs - the latter for a 56-40 lead. Robinson, Jones and Micah Seaborn each made a 3-pointer during the second-half spurt. Je'lon Hornbeak chipped...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Iona player slaps Monmouth player, Hawks HC suggests he take up MMA

The Monmouth Hawks and Iona Gaels had a great game that came down to the wire with the former coming out on top 110-102. The two teams got chippy towards the end of the game and it culminated in an all-out brawl that saw the two teams forcibly pulled apart. During the fight, Iona’s Jordan Washington smacked Monmouth’s Chris Brady across the fight in what is obviously going to...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Slap to face sparks Monmouth-Iona postgame scuffle (VIDEO)

The Monmouth Hawks have been tearing up social media with their hilarious sideline celebrations all season long but, on Friday, those slapstick antics sparked a confrontation complete with a real slap. The Hawks defeated the Iona Gaels 110-102, but it was what happened after the game that became the big story. Here are some clips of the incident, starting with one that shows center...
Via The Other Paper
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Iona, Monmouth fight after game

Jordan Washington will likely be facing discipline from the MAAC for slapping Chris Brady during a fight between Iona and Monmouth players after their game on Friday night. Monmouth knocked off Iona 110-102, and things got heated following the contest. Players from both sides mixed it up, with Washington taking it to a new level by slapping Brady. This video shows Washington's slap...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Seaborn scores 24, Monmouth beats Fairfield 86-74

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Micah Seaborn scored 24 points and Monmouth overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to beat Fairfield 86-74 Monday night. Seaborn was 9 of 16 from the field with four 3-pointers. Collin Stewart scored 15 points and Justin Robinson added 14 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Hawks (12-4, 4-1 Metro Atlantic), who shot over 53 percent and made 12...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Monmouth (NJ) holds off Rutgers 73-67

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Justin Robinson scored 14 points and Monmouth held off a Rutgers rally for a 73-67 victory Sunday. Deon Jones had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Hawks (8-3), who defeated Rutgers (4-7) for the first time after dropping the first nine meetings. Collin Stewart had 11 points, while Chris Brady added nine points and 10 rebounds. Corey Sanders had 16 points...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bench Celebrations 101: Monmouth basketball's bench mob creates instructional video

While the Monmouth Hawks men's basketball team (7-3, 3rd in MAAC) is a force to be reckoned with this season, the squad's bench mob has already established itself as the NCAA's preeminent bench celebration unit.They've celebrated with jousting, bench presses and recently a depiction of a Sistine chapel painting. The Hawks bench mob can do it all.Now they want to share the knowledge...
Via FOX Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Monmouth stuns G'town, bench continues to put on show

WASHINGTON — Je'lon Hornbeak scored 18 points, going 15 of 16 from the line, and Monmouth upset Georgetown 83-68 on Tuesday for the program's first win over a Big East opponent.Monmouth (7-3) got contributions all over the floor — Micah Seaborne, Deon Jones and Collin Stewart all scored 13 points and Justin Robinson added 12 points. The Hawks shot 50 percent (10 of 20) beyond...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Monmouth shocks Georgetown 83-68

WASHINGTON (AP) Je'lon Hornbeak scored 18 points, going 15 of 16 from the line, and Monmouth upset Georgetown 83-68 on Tuesday for the program's first win over a Big East opponent. Monmouth (7-3) got contributions all over the floor - Micah Seaborne, Deon Jones and Collin Stewart all scored 13 points and Justin Robinson added 12 points. The Hawks shot 50 percent (10 of 20) beyond...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA has no issue with Monmouth Bench Mob

The Monmouth Hawks are off to an excellent start this year, though their bench players going nuts after big plays has also gone viral. This enthusiasm has led them to being called the Monmouth Bench Mob and their party was reportedly about to be crashed by the NCAA, according to ESPN’s Jay Bilas. Source: NCAA currently discussing rewriting bench decorum rules to curtail celebrations...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Surprising Monmouth basketball winning and having fun

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Monmouth may have the most popular bench in America, and the guys playing on the court are also making quite a name for themselves. The Hawks reserves have gained national acclaim for their entertaining routines in reaction to big moments during games, shared quickly online through Vines and GIFs. There have been many during Monmouth's 4-2 start, as...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Fanta Report: Early Power Rankings; Monmouth Making National Noise

By John Fanta@John_FantaNearly three weeks into the college basketball season, one word comes to mind – parity. It’s everywhere thus far, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to die down at all. With that, my top ten could be taking shape in a much wider variety of ways than it did last year, as upsets have been flying left and right. Here’s five takeaways from this season to...
Via College Hoops Digest
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Monmouth bench keeps the hilarity going with each victory (VIDEO)

There aren't many college basketball teams that are having more fun than the Monmouth Hawks so far this season — and are they showing it. The unheralded New Jersey college basketball squad's antics on the bench started when they topped No. 17 Notre Dame on Thanksgiving. And after a loss to Dayton they ramped up the hilarious celebrations during a win over USC on Sunday. ...
Via The Other Paper
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Monmouth Mob was star of college basketball this weekend

Many of you have probably never heard of Monmouth University. It is a small school in West Long Branch, New Jersey, with an enrollment of 6,570, and it also happens to be the home of the Division I Monmouth Hawks, who play in the MAAC along with schools like Fairfield, Marist, Iona and others. It just so happens that the team has gotten off to a 4-2 start this season and had an amazing...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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