NCAA shows true colors with UNC decision
Oct18

NCAA shows true colors with UNC decision

The NCAA had a chance to drop the hammer on a school that had been accused of a major academic scandal, but its own rulebook allowed the University of North Carolina to get off scot-free. By doing so, the NCAA let down student-athletes and universities across the country. The scandal, which was first uncovered six years ago, involved allegations of UNC offering sham classes in a “shadow curriculum.” Under this, students enrolled in...

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Still a Pirate, Whitehead living life in Brooklyn
Oct04

Still a Pirate, Whitehead living life in Brooklyn

Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall’s latest NBA product, has fully embraced the professional basketball world. Entering his sophomore year in the NBA as a member of the Brooklyn Nets, Whitehead has grown from the player that raised the Big East trophy at Madison Square Garden in 2016. Whitehead’s first year in his hometown as a Brooklyn Net was what some may call a baptism by fire. With starting point guard Jeremy Lin injured early in the...

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From WSOU to WFAN: Joey Wahler’s path to success
Sep21

From WSOU to WFAN: Joey Wahler’s path to success

When WFAN and CBS Sports talent Joey Wahler first came to Seton Hall as a freshman in 1986, the men’s basketball team experienced little success. Two seasons later, Seton Hall reached the NCAA championship game and Wahler reaped the benefits of the team’s success by covering it for The Setonian and WSOU. An anchor, writer and play-by-play man, Wahler’s passion for journalism has always been rooted in storytelling. As a member of The...

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NCAA should abolish rule that transfers must sit out
Sep13

NCAA should abolish rule that transfers must sit out

There is a clear-cut divide in college sports as to whether the NCAA should continue to enforce its rule of requiring transfer student-athletes to sit out a year before engaging in athletics at the school they transferred to. On one side, there are the coaches, who want the rule to stay in place because allowing immediate play after transferring would cause chaos in shifting rosters. On the other side, if the rule were changed,...

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Softball pitcher Strunk finds passion in special education teaching
Sep07

Softball pitcher Strunk finds passion in special education teaching

Softball pitcher Madison Strunk is, in ways, following the career path of her mom, even though her mom did not always want it that way. Strunk’s mother, Paige Sharp, is now a realtor, but when Strunk was growing up, her mom was a teacher of special needs children. Now, about eight years later, Strunk wants to teach special needs children as well. “I would always spend time [in her classes]. She would teach summer school and I’d always...

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Angel Delgado not expected to return to Seton Hall for 2017-18 season
May10

Angel Delgado not expected to return to Seton Hall for 2017-18 season

Seton Hall big man Angel Delgado is expected to sign with an agent and remain in the NBA draft, Adam Zagoria reports. This would mark the end of Delgado’s tenure with Seton Hall. Seton Hall does not expect Angel Delgado to return for his senior season, team source says. Not projected to be drafted per @DraftExpress — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 11, 2017 The news comes after Delgado announced he was entering the draft...

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New games, recruit on board for men’s basketball next season
Apr26

New games, recruit on board for men’s basketball next season

Over a month into its offseason, Seton Hall men’s basketball announced recent progress in regards to next season’s schedule and roster. From team honors to a new big man, here’s an update on what the Pirates have been up to. Non-conference schedule Seton Hall will travel to Kentucky to take on Louisville as part of next season’s non-conference schedule, according to Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press. The matchup pits Kevin Willard...

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Angel Delgado named 2017 Haggerty Award winner
Apr26

Angel Delgado named 2017 Haggerty Award winner

The Met Writers Basketball Association announced Wednesday that Seton Hall big man Angel Delgado is the 2017 All-Met Division I Haggerty Award recipient for Player of the Year. The Haggerty Award is given yearly by the MWBA to the New York area’s top men’s Division I basketball player. Delgado is the 12th Seton Hall player to receive the honor. Former SHU guard Isaiah Whitehead was the 2016 recipient of the award. In his...

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NCAA transfer rule should be consistent with players and coaches
Apr19

NCAA transfer rule should be consistent with players and coaches

It’s transfer season in NCAA basketball, and players and coaches alike are moving to new colleges trying to find a home for their talents. While coaches can move to a new school immediately, players who choose to transfer find themselves in a one-year gap where they cannot play for their new schools, due to NCAA transfer rules. The only exception to this rule is if a graduate student transfers, then he/she is immediately eligible. A...

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Pirate Blue to visit Isaiah Whitehead,  Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center
Mar29

Pirate Blue to visit Isaiah Whitehead, Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center

Seton Hall Athletics’ Pirate Blue Athletic Fund is hosting an event to watch former Pirate Isaiah Whitehead and the Brooklyn Nets take on the Orlando Magic on April 1 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Pirate Blue is selling tickets for Pirate Blue night, with the first 100 tickets sold including a chance to meet Whitehead following the game. According to the website to order tickets, it is sold out. “Isaiah is a favorite among...

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Much of Seton Hall’s offseason up in the air
Mar22

Much of Seton Hall’s offseason up in the air

The attention of Seton Hall basketball now shifts to the team’s future, as its season ended March 17 in a 77-71 loss to Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament. With a gaping hole in the starting lineup and the possibility of a starter or two leaving, here are four things that Seton Hall fans should keep an eye on this offseason. NBA Hopefuls After three years at Seton Hall, putting up 27 double-doubles and leading the country in rebounds...

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Collapse, controversial call boots Seton Hall from NCAA Tournament
Mar17

Collapse, controversial call boots Seton Hall from NCAA Tournament

Another Seton Hall game was defined in the final minute Friday, but this one was the Pirates’ last game of the season. The game result was a 77-71 Seton Hall loss to Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C. Building as large as an eight-point lead with 9:29 left in the game, Seton Hall was the victim of turnovers and foul calls down the stretch. A flagrant foul on Desi...

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