Lionel Messi wins  unprecedented sixth Ballon d’Or
Dec05

Lionel Messi wins unprecedented sixth Ballon d’Or

In 2008, you were in grade school and Lionel Messi became recognized as the best soccer player in the world for the first time. In 2019, you are in college and Lionel Messi is still the best player in world. The Barcelona superstar, now 32, earned his record sixth Ballon d’Or, or Golden Ball, award at a ceremony in Paris on December 2. The Ballon d’Or is the highest individual award in world soccer, reserved for the best player on the...

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Myles Garrett is  getting off easy  because he’s really good
Nov21

Myles Garrett is getting off easy because he’s really good

Myles Garrett should face far worse than a six-game suspension. Instead he’s the latest to receive star treatment from the NFL. With eight seconds left in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 21-7 win over the Cleveland Browns last week, Cleveland’s Myles Garrett tackled backup Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph after the play. They kept at it as they got up and a slew of pushing and shoving ensued – typical behavior between fierce division...

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Underappreciated McKnight sets the tone for Seton Hall
Nov14

Underappreciated McKnight sets the tone for Seton Hall

Seton Hall’s talent has the nation’s attention – the Pirates are ranked 12th in the country and Myles Powell is a preseason All-American. But while he won’t make the highlight reel, Seton Hall would not be where they are without Quincy McKnight at the point. Last year, while Powell grabbed the headlines, McKnight cemented himself as the anchor of Seton Hall’s resolute defensive front. The Sacred Heart transfer earned a reputation as...

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No Powell, No Problem: Seton Hall finds a way to defeat Stony Brook without its star
Nov09

No Powell, No Problem: Seton Hall finds a way to defeat Stony Brook without its star

Myles Powell went down injured early, but Romaro Gill’s massive second half propelled No. 12 Seton Hall past upset-minded Stony Brook, 74-57. Powell was forced out of the game after just three minutes with what head coach Kevin Willard called a “pretty good ankle sprain.” The severity of the injury is uncertain – teammates said Powell was walking around and moving in the locker room, but Willard warned of a “prolonged” absence of...

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Consistency will make make or break men’s soccer season
Oct31

Consistency will make make or break men’s soccer season

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team has been riding a roller coaster since the beginning of the sea- son. The Pirates opened their season in August with a 6-0 win over Central Connecticut State, then failed to score from open play in four consecutive games as their creative struggles led to tight defeats. Head coach Andreas Lindberg’s side displayed tenacity in defense, giving up only five goals combined to then No. 18 Florida Gulf...

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Kevin Willard suspended two games by university
Oct29

Kevin Willard suspended two games by university

Ahead of the start of the 2019/20 college basketball season, Seton Hall men’s basketball head coach Kevin Willard received a two-game suspension. Willard will miss tonight’s exhibition match against Misericordia and the November 5 exhibition clash with Wagner following an NCAA investigation into allegations of transfer tampering. Assistant coach Grant Billmeier will take the helm during games until Willard returns from serving his...

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Sammie Staudt leading the charge for women’s golf
Oct02

Sammie Staudt leading the charge for women’s golf

Two personal-best results, two top-five finishes and one new Seton Hall record to start the season –Pirate golfer Sammie Staudt is locked in. The Pennsylvania native led Seton Hall as they topped a field of 13 programs at this weekend’s Princeton Invitational, held from Sept. 28-29. The Pirates’ one-under-par team score of 575 earned them top honors by seven strokes over host Princeton, followed closely by fellow Ivy League schools...

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Seton Hall defeats NJIT on road to curb slump
Sep25

Seton Hall defeats NJIT on road to curb slump

The struggling Seton Hall men’s soccer team knocked off the NJIT Highlanders, 4-1, on Tuesday night in Newark. The team hopes the win serves as a catalyst for Andreas Lindberg’s side. With the victory, the Pirates improve to 2-4-0 on the season. The Pirates, who entered Tuesday’s game having failed to score from open play since their first game and dropped their Big East opener 1-0 against Providence last Friday, broke the drought in...

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Men’s Soccer must find more ways to score
Sep19

Men’s Soccer must find more ways to score

Conference rivalries kick off across the Big East on Friday night, with Seton Hall hitting the road for a meeting with Providence. The Pirates’ four tune-up games have yielded a mixed bag in terms of both results and statistical analysis, but the numbers on offer provide hints at what the team can accomplish under second-year head coach Andreas Lindberg. Lindberg’s diverse squad – no fewer than 14 nationalities are represented on the...

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NASCAR, once an American pastime, is running out of gas
Sep11

NASCAR, once an American pastime, is running out of gas

On Sunday afternoon, veteran driver and former champion Kevin Harvick stormed to victory in NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a late battle with fan favorite Joey Logano. Late drama further back saw the final two playoff spots change hands in a crash-filled slugfest of a race, one of the sport’s feature events. The drivers did so in front of an estimated 60,000 fans at the racetrack, reversing the...

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Pirates’ golf star Lizzie Win competes with world’s best
Sep04

Pirates’ golf star Lizzie Win competes with world’s best

The Seton Hall women’s golf season takes a hiatus from late April until late September, but rising senior and team leader Lizzie Win kept busy competing this summer. Win, who earned Big East All-Tournament and All-Conference honors for the second straight season in 2018-19, played in the LPGA Marathon Classic from July 11-14. Win qualified for this year’s event by notching an even par-72 in a qualifying event earlier in that week,...

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Pirates storm back to defeat Xavier on the road
Jan02

Pirates storm back to defeat Xavier on the road

Myles Powell was the catalyst for another Seton Hall comeback on Wednesday, as the Pirates stormed back to defeat Xavier on the road by a final score of 80-70. Powell led all scorers with 25 points, adding six rebounds and a career-high eight assists. Forward Sandro Mamukelashvili also contributed 11 points and two blocks as the Pirates improved to 11-3 overall and 2-0 in Big East play. Both teams came out on fire in the first half....

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