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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Q&A: The Arkansas Traveler previews Seton Hall vs. Arkansas
Mar15

Q&A: The Arkansas Traveler previews Seton Hall vs. Arkansas

With Seton Hall quickly approaching its NCAA Tournament game against Arkansas, The Setonian reached out to The Arkansas Traveler’s sports editor, Matt Vigoda, to get his view on the game.

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SHU’s Delgado ready for Big Dance date with Arkansas’ Kingsley
Mar15

SHU’s Delgado ready for Big Dance date with Arkansas’ Kingsley

With Seton Hall set to open the NCAA Tournament on Friday, Angel Delgado’s first test will be 6-foot, 10-inch, 230-pound Razorbacks senior Moses Kingsley.

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Seton Hall mentally preparing for NCAA Tourney after last year’s early exit
Mar14

Seton Hall mentally preparing for NCAA Tourney after last year’s early exit

An exit from the 2017 Big East Tournament may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Seton Hall. Last year, after the Pirates won the Big East Championship, March officially became madness. The team went from holding up the Big East trophy to hosting a Selection Sunday party to being on a plane to Denver, Co. in roughly 48 hours. It was a thrill, but not one that benefited Seton Hall once it was time to dance. In addition to a...

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Willard, players react to second straight NCAA Tournament bid
Mar12

Willard, players react to second straight NCAA Tournament bid

Instead of watching the NCAA Selection Show in Walsh Gym with fans as Seton Hall men’s basketball did last season, the players decided to gather in a more quaint setting of coach Kevin Willard’s home. “I think last year was more to celebrate the Big East Championship,” Willard said. “I think this year, the way the year kind of played out, as much of a grind as it was to get to where we got, I think these...

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Seton Hall going dancing, to face Arkansas as No. 9 seed in South Carolina
Mar12

Seton Hall going dancing, to face Arkansas as No. 9 seed in South Carolina

Seton Hall is going to the NCAA Tournament. The Pirates will play the No. 8-seed Arkansas Razorbacks in Greenville, S.C. on Friday, March 17 as a No. 9 seed. This puts the team in the South Region of the NCAA bracket. After exiting the Big East Tournament Friday in a 55-53 loss to Villanova in the semifinals, the Pirates currently hold a 21-11 record. Arkansas holds a 25-9 record on the season after losing to the Kentucky Wildcats in...

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Seton Hall drops heart-breaker to Villanova in Big East semifinals
Mar10

Seton Hall drops heart-breaker to Villanova in Big East semifinals

Ten seconds left, with Seton Hall down two and with the ball, Angel Delgado was fed down low. He put it on the glass, and the shot bounced off the basket. Delgado couldn’t get the rebound, and Seton Hall fell 55-53 to Villanova in the Big East semifinals. After leading for more than 34 minutes, Seton Hall failed to secure the win on Friday. Immediately, Delgado was face-down on the court, inconsolable. With all of his teammates trying...

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Pirates down Marquette in Big East quarterfinal, face Nova next
Mar09

Pirates down Marquette in Big East quarterfinal, face Nova next

The Pirates have plans this Friday night. After a slow start to the game and a tie at halftime, No. 5 seed Seton Hall surged in the second half to defeat No. 4 Marquette, 82-76 in Thursday’s quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament. Five Pirates in double-figures defined the game. No one had to be the hero. “I think everybody just kind of calmed down and took their time,” Khadeen Carrington said on the team’s turnaround. “The...

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Seton Hall overcomes late deficit to beat Georgetown in home closer
Feb28

Seton Hall overcomes late deficit to beat Georgetown in home closer

For Seton Hall, Tuesday night’s game against Georgetown was a whirlwind. In what was seen as a much-needed win for Seton Hall’s NCAA Tournament contention, the Pirates battled from a five-point deficit in the final minutes to beat Georgetown, 62-59, on Senior Night. With neither team scoring more than five three-point shots, the game came down to the wire because of what went on in the paint. Seton Hall held a 37-28 advantage on the...

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