Women’s basketball announces three additions to 2018-19 roster
Nov13

Women’s basketball announces three additions to 2018-19 roster

On Nov. 13, the Seton Hall women’s basketball program announced that it had secured the commitments of three recruits for the 2018-19 season. Femi Funeus and Whitney Howell, both Florida natives, signed National Letters of Intent to join the Pirates as freshmen next fall. Victoria Cardaci will also come to South Orange as a graduate transfer after finishing her degree at Clemson University. Feneus, a six-foot-one guard from...

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Pirates enter season with a lot of hype, but it’s just noise
Nov08

Pirates enter season with a lot of hype, but it’s just noise

Despite the relative success Seton Hall men’s basketball has had the past two years, the preseason expectations and excitement never stretched far beyond South Orange. This season, however, the Pirates are ranked No. 23 in the AP Preseason Poll and were picked by Big East coaches to finish second in the conference. Providence coach Ed Cooley even had the confidence to give his first-place vote to the Pirates, affirming their place as...

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Flory and Reynolds: ‘Walking’ the road less traveled
Nov08

Flory and Reynolds: ‘Walking’ the road less traveled

For most college basketball walk-ons, practice is the extent of court time that they will see. If a walk-on is lucky, he might earn a few consolation minutes throughout the course of the season. The role can be thankless with little playing time to show for the work in practice, but a walk-on’s impact to the team is one that can take many different shapes. This year, that is the case for Seton Hall with two freshmen walk-on guards in...

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Women’s basketball tops Jefferson in exhibition tilt
Nov04

Women’s basketball tops Jefferson in exhibition tilt

In what was the team’s final tune-up of the preseason, Seton Hall women’s basketball defeated the Jefferson Rams 89-61 at home Saturday afternoon in Walsh Gym. The Pirates were led by impact transfers Donnaizha Fountain and Taylor Brown, who scored 22 and 16 points respectively. The two transfers also dominated the glass for the Pirates, with Fountain grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds. Brown made her mark on the glass with...

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ESPN further hurts itself with Barstool cancellation
Nov01

ESPN further hurts itself with Barstool cancellation

ESPN made headlines again on Oct. 23 by canceling “Barstool Van Talk,” a new show that had only aired for one episode. The move stirred controversy, as several ESPN employees were reportedly unhappy with the partnership despite the excitement it had brought. The show, hosted by Barstool employees Dan “Big Cat” Katz and PFTcommenter, was meant as a means to get new, creative content onto ESPN. Because of the nature of the show and the...

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Swim and dive steps up for Autism Speaks
Oct25

Swim and dive steps up for Autism Speaks

The Seton Hall swimming and diving teams showed their support for Autism awareness on Oct. 15, as 20 members stepped up and took part in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event at Nomahegan Park in Cranston, N.J. What started as an effort by a small number of teammates last year blossomed into an involvement which encompassed a large portion of the team. The increase in numbers helped the Pirate swimmers and divers double their amount of...

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New Prudential Center scoreboard revolutionizes fan experience
Oct18

New Prudential Center scoreboard revolutionizes fan experience

The fan experience for Seton Hall men’s basketball games just got a massive upgrade, as the Pirate home arena, the Prudential Center, recently unveiled a brand new video-board that takes the mantle of the largest in-arena scoreboard in the world. The scoreboard, which was unveiled on Oct. 6, was made by LED company Trans-Lux and is almost four stories tall. While the New Jersey Devils may be the arena’s primary tenants, the Seton Hall...

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New test for CTE could be end of the NFL as we know it
Oct04

New test for CTE could be end of the NFL as we know it

The political tension within the NFL is hiding a much larger problem for the league that, unlike debates about anthem protests, will not fade away. It has been and will continue to be the league’s ultimate problem: the aftermath of concussions and brain injuries. According to Boston University, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a “progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in people with a history of repetitive brain...

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Women’s Basketball schedule presents challenges – and opportunities
Sep27

Women’s Basketball schedule presents challenges – and opportunities

Following what was a rebuilding season for Tony Bozzella and the Seton Hall women’s basketball team in 2016-17, the Pirates are not afraid of challenges for the upcoming season. With the new schedule released Sept. 14, there are many opportunities for the team to improve on last year’s 12-19 record, provided it stays healthy. The non-conference schedule will present its challenges, but those games will allow the Pirates to play up to...

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‘Varsity Catholic’ helps SHU athletes connect with their faith
Sep21

‘Varsity Catholic’ helps SHU athletes connect with their faith

One group of athletes have taken advantage of Seton Hall’s deep-rooted Catholic foundation by pursuing bible studies, fellowships, and services. They are Varsity Catholic, an organization comprised of 25 Seton Hall student-athletes dedicated to growing in their faith and developing as both athletes and people. The organization is a division of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. FOCUS is at 138 campuses across the...

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Golf returns with both teams ready to answer questions
Sep13

Golf returns with both teams ready to answer questions

Big questions surround the men’s and women’s golf teams in the early weeks of September. The clear question on the men’s team is if and how it will be able to replace Lloyd Jefferson Go, a player Pirates’ head coach Clay White called “the eraser” because of his ability to make up for his teammates’ mistakes. Go left Seton Hall as arguably the best golfer to play for the Pirates, and according to White, replacing him will have to be a...

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LaMelo Ball has one shoe out the NCAA door
Sep06

LaMelo Ball has one shoe out the NCAA door

In the last year, LaVar Ball has single-handedly turned his family into the Kardashians of American sports. The father of the Lakers’ first round draft pick, Lonzo Ball, LaVar made waves in the basketball sneaker world after Lonzo rejected sneaker deals from every major brand. By choosing to create Big Baller Brand, the Ball family turned against the establishment, epitomizing the concept of “player empowerment.” The latest stunt by...

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