Hope Game Preview

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1948.
  • This year game will be the 3rd meeting.
  • Hope leads the series with 2 wins.
  • The last Hope victory came in 1949.
  • Hope Preseason Ranking was 112th/Monmouth 144th
  • They ended last season ranked 77th  in offense/Monmouth 42nd
  • They ended last season ranked 112th in total defense/Monmouth 127th
  • They return 15 Starters (7 offense, 7 defense, 1 Specialist)/Monmouth 18 (8 Offense, 8 Defense, 2 Special)
  • Looks like the weather will be perfect for Tailgating!!

Click below for hourly game day weather forecast

Saturday’s Hourly Forecast

Hope Roster

Hope Stats

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Scrimmage Time Change

Saturday’s Scrimmage Game Start Time Has Been Changed to 6 PM 

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The DIII Pre Season Poll

Below are rankings for the teams that the Fighting Scots will face this year and the teams in the other division of the conference. There are 244 teams in NCAA DIII Football.

Monmouth 114
Hope 112
Central 57
Carroll 135
Beloit 217
IC 75
LF 94
Cornell 137
Grinnell 202
Knox 223
St Norbert 77
Ripon 99
Macalester 207
Lawrence 231
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Coaches Pre Season Poll

The Rankings from the 2014 Midwest Conference Coaches Poll. The DIII national rankings will be out at the end of the month and I will post them as soon as I get them.

One note on the poll: In the last ten years the poll has accurately predicted where a team will finish only 22% of the time and has only predicted where the Fighting Scots will finish, 10% of the time.

2014 Midwest Conference Coaches’ Poll (1st Place Votes) Points
North
St. Norbert (8) 62
Ripon (2) 54
Carroll (2) 50
Macalester 35
Beloit 27
Lawrence 18
South
Illinois College (10) 65
Lake Forest (1) 47
Monmouth (1) 47
Cornell 45
Grinnell 26
Knox 16
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Parent/Fan Merchandise order form Open July 25th through August 6th

To order:

1. Open BSN Sports webpage www.bsnsports.com

2. Click on my team shop

My Team Shop

3. Click on login now

4. Enter access code fighti2YC

To view the order for Click on link MONMOUTH FOOTBALL FAN SHOP – MONMOUTH COLLEGE

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USA College Football Pre Season All Americans

The USA College Pre Season All American list posted

Congratulations to Kyle Vestal (3rd Team Offense), Jack Porter (2nd Team Defense), Jacob Wilson (Honorable Mention)

Full List can be found at http://www.usacollegefootball.org/14D3.htm

I have included a list of players that we will face this year.

First Team Offense

RB

Josh Osborn

Sr

Central (IA)

OL

Sam Cluck

Sr

Cornell (IA)

PK

Randy Hill

Sr

St. Norbert (WI)

RS

Kevin Shelon

Sr

Central (IA)

OL

Joe Droppers

Sr

Hope (MI)

Second Team Offense

QB

Michael Bates

Sr

Illinois College

WR

Brit Connor

Sr

Cornell (IA)

OL

Troy Bedard

Sr

Cornell (IA)

OL

Jerry Postlewaite

Sr

Illinois College

Third Team Offense

WR

Josh Gentile

Sr

Illinois College

OL

Kyle Vestal

Sr

Monmouth (IL)

OL

Cal Livingway

Sr

Hope (MI)

 

First Team Defense

LB

David Ternes

Sr

Grinnell (IA)

DB

Eric Larson

Sr

Central (IA)

 

Second Team Defense

DL

Jack Porter

Sr

Monmouth (IL)

LB

John Prston

Sr

Lake Forest (IL)

 

Third Team Defense

DL

Adam Hickson

Sr

Illinois College

LB

Matt Petersilka

Sr

St. Norbert (WI)

LB

Mitch Weissenhofer

Jr

Knox (IL)

Honorable Mention

Jacob Wilson, Sr – DB (Monmouth)

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Scrimmage Dates

The Scrimmage dates are August 23rd and August 30th at 1:00 pm

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Medical and Insurance Forms

The physical form, insurance form and Sickle Cell Trait forms are available on the Monmouth College Athletics department website.

http://www.monmouthscots.com/sports/2012/6/8/forms.aspx?tab=departmentforms

Each player must have a completed physical before reporting to camp on August 13th as well as a completed insurance form.

Read through the Sickle Cell Trait form and follow through with the correct documentation.

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The physical form, insurance form and Sickle Cell Trait forms are available on the Monmouth College Athletics department website.

http://www.monmouthscots.com/sports/2012/6/8/forms.aspx?tab=departmentforms

Each player must have a completed physical before reporting to camp on August 13th as well as a completed insurance form.

Read through the Sickle Cell Trait form and follow through with the correct documentation.

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URGENT: Required Monmouth Football Travel Gear for Players

Coach Bell wanted me to post the info for Team Gear. Your player should have received the same info in the mail.

The website for players to order their football gear opened on May 26th and closes on June 12th. You will not be able to access the online form after June 12th! The gear can only be ordered online and will be available for pick up on check-in day (the first day of camp on August 13th).

Note that some of the merchandise in the team shop is required as our travel gear for new players!!!  These items are designated with a Required item! next to them.  As well, our seniors have chosen to have everyone wear the same game socks which are designated with a Required item! next to them.

Important notes:      

-  All ordering is done online with a credit card!!!

-  A separate Online Merchandise Form with more items for parents/relatives/friends to order will be sent in the June newsletter!!! They can order off of either form.

To Order:

1. Go to BSN Sports website www.bsnsports.com

2. Click on My Team Shop (about the center of the page)

File-1374519518

3. Click on Log On Now

4. Enter fighti3NE as your access code

 * This is not run through the college, so please direct any questions to Coach Steve Bell.  (309) 457-2175

Thanks-

 Bart

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