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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Thursday night/Friday update - withy my prediction - MU football - over the hump? SHU's Henley hurt again/Your thoughts/predictions

Can the Hawks get there, they badly need a win vs. Sacred Heart.


I just spotted this on the NEC Web site.. it affects MU football (this week) and men's basketball...it is from the Stamford, Conn. Advocate..

FAIRFIELD - Sacred Heart University's hopes of advancing to the Northeast Conference men's basketball championship game for a second straight year was thrown for a loss last weekend when senior Joey Henley suffered a football injury that will likely sideline him for the 2007-08 basketball season.

According to SHU men's basketball coach Dave Bike, Henley, a wide receiver on the Pioneers' football team, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the Pioneers' 18-15 loss at Wagner. The 6-4 Henley was expected to start at either power forward or center for Bike's team.




"We've already put in our votes for the NEC coaches preseason poll and I believe people will be expecting good things from us this year," Bike said. "I don't know if we would be picked as high if they knew Henley will not be playing. It hurts any time you lose a player of his caliber."

This marks the second time a football injury has kept the three-sport athlete off the basketball court for an entire season. Henley, an NEC All-Rookie pick in basketball as a freshman, missed the 2005-06 season with an ankle injury. The rugged forward/center was SHU's leading scorer (12.1 ppg) and rebounder (5.7 rpg) as a sophomore in 2004-05.

Though Henley, a member of SHU's track and field team, has used up his football eligibility, SHU is hopeful of getting a NCAA waiver so that Henley can perhaps return in 2008-09 to complete his four years of basketball eligibility.

Henley played in 31 of SHU's 32 basketball games last season as the Pioneers assembled a Division I-best 18-14 record and advanced to the NEC title game, where they were beaten by Central Connecticut. Henley scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the 74-70 loss to the Blue Devils. He averaged 11.1 points, the second-best figure on the team, and 4.5 rebounds.

Losing Henley complicates Bike's frontcourt situation as there is a possibility that junior backup center Liam Porter may be red-shirted. Senior Bryce Brooks is expected to start at center with junior Ryon Howard, who sat out last season with an injury, and 6-9 freshman Mehmet Sahan the other options at power forward and center.

Ok..now back to the football game ..


Monmouth enters into the
Sacred Heart game looking
to avoid starting the season 0-5
for the second time in school history.
Monmouth is looking for its
first win after facing No. 12 Delaware
on the road last weekend.

Seems to be if MU is going to avoid like a 2-8, etc. season, they need to get a win here. Cerainly appears to be a winnable game.


SHU schedule

Date Opponent Result/Time
08.30 at Assumption (D2) W, 41-20
09.08 LA SALLE W, 54-14
09.15 at Iona L, 10-34
09.22 DUQUESNE L, 23-30 (OT)
09.29 at Wagner* L, 18-15
10.06 MONMOUTH* 1 p.m.
10.13 at Albany* 4 p.m.
10.20 MARIST 1 p.m.
10.27 ST. FRANCIS (Pa.)* 1 p.m.
11.03 at Central Connecticut St.* 5 p.m.
11.10 at Robert Morris* 1 p.m

My prediction record 3-1.
My prediction - MU is going to win sooner or later and I think it'll be sooner. SHU is certainly beatable. Sinisi should carve up most NEC defenses. Hawks just have to stay away from key mistakes.

BUT..weather is supposed to be warm and Sinsi - for a while - seemed to be affected by the heat (cramps anyway) vs. Robert Morris.

The score: - MU 28, SHU 16

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony,

I believe this game has the potential of starting the turnaround. SHU's only two wins were against very subpar opponents. MU should be 3-1 right now. If MU can't beat SHU then it's time to rethink the schoolies that have been given out!

8:10 PM, October 03, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monmouth wins, I would like to see San Miquel get a few more touchs.

8:27 PM, October 03, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we have a win here. Sinsi will have a great game and the defense will come together.

9:08 PM, October 03, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you mean rethink? Play more of them? Also it hard to get San Miguel the ball esp. the deep ball seems like the only that works is those screens. i think they turn it around this week

9:17 PM, October 03, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think that the delaware game helps them out since they played at that level theres no reason why they cant win this game..

9:19 PM, October 03, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say they can do it. I also say we as a collective group of fans that attend the games need to be much LOUDER!!!!! We are the 12th man on defense so let's get it going this weekend! Let our guys know that we are behind them 200% on Offense and Defense. LET'S GO HAWKS!!!!!!

8:39 AM, October 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAWKS!!!!!! The season starts NOW!!

12:51 PM, October 04, 2007  

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