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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Which victory was bigger???

As I was gobbling down some pancakes this morning..this question ran through my mind..

Which win was the bigger in Monmouth U. school annals? The football win last year over Colgate or the men's soccer win Friday night over No. 16 North Carolina??????.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Hit a Free Throw said...

I believe that the UNC win is bigger than the Colgate win. Most people don't even know that Colgate has a football team let alone that they are any good. Most sports fans know the history of UNC sports and any time you can get a win over one of their team people will know it was a quality win. Don't get me wrong I think the Colgate win was quality but just not as big as last night.

11:20 AM, September 01, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people need to realize MU soccer is the real deal...football is 1AA..mens soccer competes with the best the country has to offer..and WINS....

1:07 PM, September 01, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to say it but the win over #16 UNC was a bigger win. Hopefully McCourt and company can do it again on Sunday against Wake.

1:43 PM, September 01, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great win for this program. I'm so proud of this team. This win over UNC is probably the biggest win in MU school history so far. I would take a win over a power house school like UNC anyday over Colgate. Big victories like this can only help boost the recruiting effort and put MU on the national map.

2:01 PM, September 01, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the administration just needs to pony up some money before they lose a good coach to Rutgers or some ACC school....


Hook' em Hawks.

6:17 PM, September 01, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCourt is the real deal,he is by far the best COACH of any sport at MU.His outstanding record in just a few years with a fifth of the money MENS BASKETBALL has to spend, he is the only COACH to ever land TWO high school all americans in one season.He should be the highest paid COACH and the students should be out in force to support his program.

9:22 PM, September 04, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re McCourt: He certainly has made the most instant impact of any MU coach I can remember since - Wayne Szoke -- who took MU men's hoops to the NEC final his first year..

But it's safe to say no MU team has mounted an upset the magnitude of what men's soccer registered this past weekend..

Comparing scholarship money between soccer and men's hoops is not relevant.

At least in the NEC there's nothing close to 13 full rides in men's soccer..though, from what I understand, MU is shy of the soccer money curently allocated at a few other NEC schools....though MU's figure I believe has been on the rise.

I would also doubt if men's soccer would ever bring its coach the highest salary among MU coaches..just the nature of the sport..though I don't think McCourt is going hungry.

Of Course if MU ever gets to the College Cup Final four - we may review this...

9:37 PM, September 04, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

It is interesting that with all the posting I did today (Tuesday) on a variety of MU subjects there has been more discussion on our blog about men's soccer than any other MU sport...

9:52 PM, September 04, 2007  
Anonymous Hit a Free Throw said...

Thats a good thing. Lets keep the discussion going. Its time that the blog talks about more than hoops and footbal. As much as I love the hoops talk, we need to open it up a bit.

10:23 AM, September 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To last poster on "desk jobs" which I am not publishing - Please read my post on blog decorum...

10:43 AM, September 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Friday MU hosts Manhattan, a 4-0 loser to Holy Cross, in MU's first 2007 men's soccer home game.

I would like to hear from soccer fans/students etc. of MU on:

1. Any promotion or talk on campus of the game?

2. Do you plan to attend?

3. If you attend, please issue a post game blog comment as many do for football, hoops, etc... I will publish a thread for it..

4. If you cannot attend, would you follow the game on Game Tracker..if so, please pass that along to Marilyn..and see if they `can get GameTracker out there...

11:04 AM, September 05, 2007  
Anonymous Hit a Free Throw said...

Tony,

I will definately be there. as far as promotion on campus there is a mass e-mail that goes out to employees and students regarding all of the events happening on campus. So the home game is mentioned. That's pretty much it. I'm sure there are people who still have no clue that we beat UNC and no one has really helped to promote the fact either.
Thanks for keeping the soccer talk alive!

12:04 PM, September 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monmouth track teams have had:
-17 NEC Championships
-10 athletes in the last 8 years qualify and compete at the U.S.A. Track & Field National Championships
-5 legit 1st team All-American athletes
-2 Olympic Trial Automatic Qualifers for 2008.

None of this is from a poll, or mag, but actual all-americans and performances. No other sport has done any of this to date, nor has a sport put up numbers like this on a yearly basis.

2:16 PM, September 05, 2007  

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