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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
22 days ago  |  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

Bloody Monday: Monmouth and Valparaiso subject themselves to the tribunal

Monday, Bloody Monday. The Monmouth Hawks and the Valparaiso Crusaders, two teams with complicated mid-major resumes, could have reduced the size of the bubble had they won their respective conference tournaments. Given that the Wichita State Shockers failed to win the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament over the weekend, the bubble was already growing as March Madness gathered...
Via The Student Section
March 08, 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

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 16, 2016  |  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 Associated Press
December 15, 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

Most fun team in college sports? The Monmouth Hawks of course

No team in sports can be having more fun than the Monmouth Hawks men's basketball squad.Special thanks to the "bench mob." For proof, check the video above and enjoy the "Edward Scissor Legs."Monmouth, based out of West Long Beach, NJ, has to have the most fun bench in the country. The Metro Atlantic Athletic school recently played in several national televised games the past few...
Via FOX Sports
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Monmouth closes on 17-1 run to beat Fordham 87-78

Andrew Nicholas scored 30 points as Monmouth used a late run to beat Fordham 87-78 on Saturday. Monmouth (6-6) trailed 77-70 with 3-1/2 minutes remaining but scored 10 straight points and finished the game on a 17-1 run. Nicholas had eight points during that stretch while finishing 10 of 21 from the field and 6 of 13 from beyond the arc. Max DiLeo added 18 points and Deon Jones...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Robinson, Monmouth top St. Francis 73-58

Justin Robinson scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out nine assists and had three steals to lead Monmouth to a 73-58 win over St. Francis Tuesday night. After Sheldon Hagigal's jumper early in the first half gave St. Francis (5-5) a 13-10 lead, Monmouth rattled off 14 straight and never trailed again. Monmouth (4-6) closed the half with a 14-2 run and took a 43-22...
Via Associated Press
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Monmouth defeats North Carolina A&T 76-61

Deon Jones scored 27 points, Andrew Nicholas added 19 and Monmouth ran away from North Carolina A&T in the second half to win 76-61 Saturday night, concluding the Barclays Center Classic. Down 39-33 early in the second half, Monmouth (3-4) hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 17-0 run. Nicholas scored eight points, including two 3-pointers during the run. North Carolina A...
Via Associated Press
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Monmouth (NJ) escapes MVSU, 81-79

Deon Jones' layup as time expired propelled Monmouth (N.J.) past Mississippi Valley State 81-79 on Friday night. Monmouth led 79-77 with 14.3 seconds remaining, but missed two free throws that would have essentially sealed it. MVSU's James Currington made a layup with 6.1 seconds left to tie the game at 79 and that set up Jones for his last-second shot. Jones finished with 24 points...
Via Associated Press
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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