Tailgating after the April 19th and April 25th Spring Practices

Following the Sunday April 19th and Saturday April 25th practices, the football team will be tailgating at the Peacock Memorial Athletic Park. The plan is to set up along the third base line behind the Monmouth Dugout. The Fighting Scots Baseball Team are playing Robert Morris-Peoria on the 19th and Illinois College on the 25th.

  • We need some volunteers to go immediately to Peacock and start cooking for the team. If you are willing to do this let Coach Mitch Russell know at mrussell@monmouthcollege.edu
  • The school is providing meat, chips and drinks for the team.
  • Coach Braun is asking parents to bring:
    • Food to grill along with the school provided meat
    • Side dishes to pass around
    • Drinks (alcoholic beverages are prohibited at Peacock)
    • Disposable plates, silverware, cups, condiments, etc.
    • Tables
  • Feel free to bring your own grill
  • If you plan on attending one or both of the tailgates please notify Coach Mitch Russell at mrussell@monmouthcollege.edu so they can get a head count.
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Spring Practice Schedule

2015 Monmouth College Fighting Scots Spring Practice ScheduleAll practices will be held at April Zorn Memorial Stadium

Wednesday April 8, 15, 22,29        3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Friday April 10, 17, 24,                     4 – 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 19                             12:30-2:30 p.m.

Saturday April 11, 25                    12:30-2:30 p.m.

***Sunday, April 19th    Tailgating Reception at Peacock Memorial Athletic Park immediately following practice!

***Saturday, April 25th  Tailgating Reception at Peacock Memorial Athletic Park immediately following practice!

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Urgent Message for Financial Aid

Hello Colleagues –  We’ve reached that time of year again……FAFSA season.  I need to ask each of you to do anything you can to communicate to students the need for them to file their renewal FAFSA for the 2015-2016 academic year right away.
There is a dangerous myth that one must have their 2014 taxes complete in order to file the FAFSA for 2015-2016.  This is entirely FALSE.  The FAFSA can and should be filed with estimated income numbers (by using 2013 taxes if necessary) and later corrected when the taxes are complete.  This is especially true for students from the state of IL  who are eligible for the IL MAP Grant!  (Approximately 60% of our campus.)  In the state of IL, students are considered for the grant if they have filed the FAFSA prior to the date on which the state grant funds are depleted.  This date has been consistently earlier and earlier each year.  Last year, the state of IL depleted all MAP grant funds by February 18th.  We anticipate it can be even earlier this year!  If a student files too late, they will sacrifice $4,720 for the coming academic year.  I don’t think I need to explain what this would do to retention if students lost this much funding.
Our office has always reached out to students in a number of ways and we are monitoring closely who has filed the FAFSA and who has not.
We are using such methods as:
        Letters sent home to parents
        Electronic Notifications on their MyMC login
        Emails sent to their MC email and their private email accounts
        Text messages sent through the MC Alert system
        Phone calls to their cell phones and home phones
        RA/HR contacts within the residence halls
In addition, in the past we have asked faculty to reach out to their advisees, staff members to reach out to their student employees, and coaches to reach out to their athletes.  In the next day or so, faculty/staff will begin receiving emails from my office with lists of advisees/employees/athletes who have not yet filed the FAFSA.  Please assist us in reminding the students of the importance of filing the renewal FAFSA.
Our office (in the lower level of the Admission Building) is equipped with six computers for student use.  We would love to see them come to our office where we can assist them in filing the renewal.
Thank you in advance for your time and assistance!
Jayne
Jayne Schreck

Director of Financial Aid
Monmouth College

700 East Broadway
Monmouth IL 61462-1998
309.457.2129 office
309.457.2373 fax
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Football Banquet January 15th at 2:00 pm

The Fighting Scots Football Banquet will be held on Sunday, January 25th at 2:00 pm. It will be held in the Main Dining Room of the Stockdale Center. Click on the link below for the invitation with the portion to be mailed in along with your check.

Ticket prices are $8.50 per person.  You will be able to purchase your ticket(s) at the Stockdale Center the day of the banquet.  The players’ meals will be charged to their meal card so you need not include them in your reservation.   Please return the portion below or give us a call at the athletic office (309-457-2176) so we may finalize the banquet plans.  We would appreciate knowing by January 21, 2015 how many people are planning to attend.

Football banquet invitation 2014

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Braun to Lead Scots Football

 

      MONMOUTH, Ill. – Longtime assistant Chad Braun will become the 31st head coach in the 122-year history of Monmouth College football.

      Braun will take the reins after serving as the defensive coordinator since 2000. Braun will continue to direct the defense in his new role.

      Under Braun’s direction, the Scots’ defensive units have been known as a swarming, hard-hitting group. During his tenure, the defense has rewritten Monmouth’s modern-era record book and been among the nation’s leaders in numerous categories, including turnover margin, interceptions, pass defense efficiency and total defense. In 2014, the Scots’ defense led the Midwest Conference in nearly every defensive category, including total defense (280.5 ypg) and interceptions (21).

      “This is a job I’ve always dreamed of,” said Braun of being named the head coach. “There’s no other place I’d rather be than at Monmouth. There are a lot of people to thank for this opportunity. My family has been very supportive and the administration at Monmouth is showing their faith and trust in me to continue the great tradition of Monmouth football.”

A 15-year veteran of the coaching staff, Braun is quickly building his supporting staff. He projects much to remain the same on the field.

“We’re planning on retaining as many members of the coaching staff as we can,” said Braun. “My top priority is to take care of the offensive side of the ball. As a defensive guy, I’ll stay with my strength. Obviously, we’ll need to replace an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks and receivers coach. We’ll still run a fast-tempo, no-huddle offense. That won’t change. It will be the same on defense – we’ll be physical and disciplined. Fighting Scots football will be fun to watch.”

Braun has been a key part of the program that has won four conference titles and made four NCAA Tournament appearances since 2005. That success made for a short search process.

“When the head coach position became open this past week, we discussed whether or not to undertake a national search,” explained Monmouth President Clarence Wyatt. “We carefully considered all of the aspects and decided that the person we wanted to lead our football program was already here. Over his 15 years at Monmouth College, Chad Braun has displayed the qualities that we want in our head football coach – a person of integrity, a dedicated educator, a great role model, a skilled coach, and a highly effective recruiter.

“Chad and his wife Jen are both valued members of our community,” continued Wyatt. “I am grateful to Chad for taking on this new responsibility, and I am confident that he will make our football program an even more integral and successful part of the overall mission of Monmouth College.”

Braun’s dedication to excellence, both on the field and in the classroom, is obvious according to MC director of athletics Roger Haynes.

      “Coach Braun has a definite passion for the game and for Monmouth College,” said Roger Haynes. “Over the past 15 years, he has proven himself to be a hard-working coach, fully committed to Monmouth and to the improvement of his players on and off the field. Coach Braun will provide a seamless transition for the players and give us an immediate direction for the future of the program.”

      Braun received his undergraduate degree from Illinois College where he was also an all-conference performer. He earned his master’s degree in physical education/sports management from Western Illinois University. Braun and his wife, Jen, a lecturer in the college’s kinesiology department, reside in Monmouth with their four children.

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Championship Weekend is Here

Below is the line up for championship weekend. I have added the current respective strength of schedule in (_) following the schools name. Monmouth’s strength of schedule was as high as 7th among the 246 DIII football programs.

Macalester College (216) at Illinois College (173)
Carroll University (53) at Monmouth College (33)
St. Norbert College (30) at Cornell College (141)
Ripon College (36) at Lake Forest College (62)
Lawrence University (224) at Grinnell College (187)
Beloit College (74) at Knox College (210)

For Carroll University’s Take on Saturday’s Game click on this link

  • Carroll University is Currently 8-1 and 4-1 in conference play. There only loss was to Macalester
  • This year game will be the 17th meeting. Monmouth leads the Series 12-5
  • Carroll Preseason Ranking was 135th/Monmouth 114th
  • They ended last season ranked 140th  in offense/Monmouth 42nd
  • They ended last season ranked 66th in total defense/Monmouth 127th
  • They return 13 Starters (6 offense, 5 defense, 2 Specialist)/Monmouth 18 (8 Offense, 8 Defense, 2 Special)

Here are the Conference Rankings.

Carroll University

Monmouth College

Scoring Offense

2

3

Scoring Defense

1

3

Total Offense

2

3

Total Defense

3

2

Rushing Offense

2

4

Rushing Defense

6

2

Pass Offense

2

6

Pass Defense

1

3

Turnover Margin

3

7

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Knox Game Preview

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  • The first game of this series occurred in 1888.
  • This year’s game will be the 126th meeting.
  • Monmouth leads the series with 66 wins.
  • The last Knox victory came in 1998
  • Knox Preseason Ranking was 223rd
  • Knox ended last season ranked 214th  in total offense
  • Knox ended last season ranked 172nd in total defense
  • Knox return 14 Starters (7 offense, 6 defense, 1 Specialist)
  • They are 2-6 with wins over Eureka and Lawerence

Knox Roster

Knox Statistics

Saturday’s Hourly Weather

Monmouth Roster

Monmouth Stats

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Our Thoughts and Prayers Go Out to the Flynn Family

We lost one of our own this week. Timothy Flynn father of Tight End Jimmy Flynn (#84) passed away Sunday. His visitation will be Thursday in Bloomington, IL from 3-8 PM. If you would like to leave a message for the family click on the link below.

Timothy Flynn

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Grinnell Game Preview

  • This year’s game will be the 66th meeting. First game was in 1898!
  • Grinnell is currently 2-5 with victories over Knox and Lawrence
  • Monmouth leads the series 41-21-3, Last Grinnell victory was in 2012
  • Grinnell Preseason Ranking was 202nd/Monmouth 114th
  • They ended last season ranked 237th in offense/Monmouth 42nd
  • They ended last season ranked 193rd in total defense/Monmouth 127th
  • They return 13 Starters (7 offense, 5 defense, 1 Specialist)/Monmouth 18 (8 Offense, 8 Defense, 2 Special)
  • Click below for hourly game day weather forecast

Saturday’s Hourly Forecast

Grinnell Roster

Grinnell  Stats

Monmouth Roster

Monmouth Stats

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Cornell Game Preview

  • This year’s game will be the 71st meeting.
  • Cornell is currently 4-1 with victories over Grinnell, Ripon, Knox and St Norbert
  • Cornell leads the series 39-30-1, Last Cornell victory was in 2013
  • Cornell Preseason Ranking was 137th/Monmouth 114th
  • They ended last season ranked 41st in offense/Monmouth 42nd
  • They ended last season ranked 51st in total defense/Monmouth 127th
  • They return 16 Starters (9 offense, 6 defense, 1 Specialist)/Monmouth 18 (8 Offense, 8 Defense, 2 Special)
  • Click below for hourly game day weather forecast

Saturday’s Hourly Forecast

Cornell Roster

Cornell  Stats

Monmouth Roster

Monmouth Stats

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