WEST LONG BRANCH - Monmouth University on the Jersey Shore has ushered in some changes over the past few months.

It has debuted a new logo. A new stadium is expected next fall. But the biggest change is that the school is now part of the Big South athletic conference.

It means the school's athletes and coaches will face new teams in new environments.

The school's football players are hoping the changes can translate to wins in the upcoming season.