Three major  letdowns from Week 1 of the NFL
Sep11

Three major letdowns from Week 1 of the NFL

The wait is over, and the 2019 NFL season has officially begun. While fans and franchises alike may have been chomping at the bit, not everyone looked to be in midseason form. Questions continued to hover over the Houston Texans and their offensive line during the offseason. Even after trading for Laremy Tunsil, experts should have diverted their concerns to several holes in Houston’s defense. With the departures of both Tyrann...

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Jets, Giants take necessary risks at NFL Draft
May01

Jets, Giants take necessary risks at NFL Draft

he New York Giants and New York Jets each entered the 2019 NFL Draft with glaring concerns. The teams made their respective selections with confidence over the course of the few days, but it remains to be seen how it will all pan out. For starters, general manager Mike Maccagnan and the Jets have prided themselves on taking the best player available when presented with options. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the Jets chose to...

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First five will shape 2019 NFL Draft
Apr24

First five will shape 2019 NFL Draft

While football enthusiasts may be forced to endure a stretch without meaningful football in the summer, there is an entirely different way to support the league’s franchises – the 2019 NFL Draft. Like clockwork, major networks round up their most well-known and charismatic personalities to pontificate each year’s draft board.However, as analysts and experts often find out, it is difficult to predict each year how the draft will shake...

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Selection Sunday snubs  always controversial
Mar20

Selection Sunday snubs always controversial

Just as basketball fans have come to accept Selection Sunday as tradition, the same can be said of the criticism and snubs that follow. Each year, the Selection Committee questioned about whether or not it has made the correct selections. Exactly 68 teams have been invited to “The Big Dance” and, for the most part, there is not a clear-cut snub for the media to protest over. Programs such as Alabama, TCU and Indiana all could have...

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Pirates end-of-the-year schedule favors tournament bid
Feb20

Pirates end-of-the-year schedule favors tournament bid

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team is now 16-10 after falling to Xavier on Wednesday night. Despite its recent string of success, three wins in its last four games, the team sits at 7-7 in conference play and is squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble. There are just four games left in the regular season, and all of those games will be Big East action. As it stands, experts are not sure that Seton Hall is a lock for March Madness....

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Winners and losers of the NBA trade deadline
Feb14

Winners and losers of the NBA trade deadline

The NBA Trade Deadline is now in the rear view mirror, the All Star break is set for this weekend and franchises have either bolstered their rosters for a playoff push or set their eyes on this upcoming offseason for the run coming up after.As always, not every general manager acquired “their guy” or positioned themselves for success. With that in mind, however, it is clear to see the winners and losers of the day, at least for the...

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Q&A with Lawson Barkley,  SHU Rugby
Jan23

Q&A with Lawson Barkley, SHU Rugby

Sports were everything growing up. From meeting best friends to playing in a final game, sports hold a special place in a person’s heart. So, why stop playing? Seton Hall offers more than just Division I sports; club sports are a great option for those who aren’t ready for their athletic career to end. Lawson Barkley, a SHU Rugby player, gave an insight into how the rugby program at Seton Hall rewards him as a student. For others, it...

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Conference championship games expose NFL rule flaws
Jan23

Conference championship games expose NFL rule flaws

Although the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams will face off in the Super Bowl this year, both teams were a rule change away from sitting at home instead. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints looked to be on the cusp of a game-winning drive in the closing minutes of the NFC Championship. Sean Payton elected to keep his foot on the gas by calling a first-down play for Michael Thomas – a pass that would fall short and stop...

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Poor shooting leads to rocky start for Pirates
Dec06

Poor shooting leads to rocky start for Pirates

Kevin Willard’s biggest challenge this season was replacing the production left behind by his four-star seniors, and it still remains a work in progress eight games in. The men’s basketball team has gotten off to a 5-3 start this season and begins conference play on Dec. 29. There were certainly expectations for a few players, such as Myles Powell and Michael Nzei, to rise up and perform this season, but the Pirates have seen a...

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Butler a worthy trade for 76ers
Nov14

Butler a worthy trade for 76ers

The Minnesota chapter of Jimmy Butler’s career has finally come to an end and while a reunion with Tom Thibodeau sounded the part, his longtime head coach decided that it was time for both parties to move on. After weeks of evaluating offers from a multitude of teams, the Timberwolves elected to pull the trigger on a deal that included young players with upside and draft capital. The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Butler and Justin...

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Thompson ready to make an impact at SHU
Nov07

Thompson ready to make an impact at SHU

It is not every day that a top-100 player out of high school lands in your lap. However, that is what happened when Taurean Thompson elected to withdraw from Syracuse to come and play for Seton Hall. After sitting out all of last season due to NCAA transfer rules, Thompson is ready to play a large role for the Pirates in 2018-19. After losing four starters this past offseason, Kevin Willard is hopeful that his new-look Pirates will...

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Pirates pick up crucial conference win over Butler
Oct25

Pirates pick up crucial conference win over Butler

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team completed a crucial come-from-behind victory, 2-1, on the road against Butler University on Wednesday night. The Pirates, though victorious, were playing from behind for almost the entirety of the first half of play. In the 4th minute, Butler found the back of the net and held the lead until the break. The Pirates wasted no time in the second half, though, as CJ Tibbling struck gold for the first time...

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