What Does It Happen?

867 WordsFeb 7, 20164 Pages
What images flash into your mind when you hear the words, Monmouth University? If you 're a casual basketball fan, social media lover, or if you 're still watching ESPNs increasingly awful sports coverage, you probably think of the entertaining celebrations from the teams now famous bench. Hell, some political junkies probably think of the Monmouth Poll. Yes, this is the same college that calls you and asks, "Hello, may I have a few moments of your time to ask who you 're voting for in the upcoming elec-" don 't worry, the person polling you is probably used to being hung up on mid-sentence by now. Being known for polling and celebrations is cool, but being known for what happens on the actual hardwood may soon become a reality. The Head Coach of the Hawks, King Rice, is more than a man with an awesome name -- his team may be asked to dance with the NCAA. It was five years ago when that small University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, hired that basketball coach with the cool name. King Rice was an assistant under Vanderbilt Head Coach Kevin Stallings for five years before being handed the keys to a car that could barely make it out of the driveway. The basketball team was coming off of a 12-19 season the previous year, the 2011-2012 team wouldn 't fair much better. In Rice 's first year, The Hawks, who were in the Northeastern Conference at the time, finished with a 12-20 record. His overall record was 33-62 in his first three years at the school -- that record will

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