SHU baseball alum closer to major league mound
Dec06

SHU baseball alum closer to major league mound

Former Seton Hall right-handed pitcher Jose Lopez was added to the 40-man roster of the Cincinnati Reds on Nov. 21. Lopez, a native of Cranbury, N.J., made his debut for the Pirates in 2012. He spent two seasons at Seton Hall as a relief pitcher before an injury derailed his junior campaign. Despite this, he was drafted by the Reds in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Since being drafted, Lopez has made 64...

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Rider no match for Pirates as Seton Hall improves to 3-1
Nov25

Rider no match for Pirates as Seton Hall improves to 3-1

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team dominated the Rider Broncs 85-49 in the opening game of the 2017 SHU Thanksgiving Classic this afternoon. The Pirates were fresh off an eight-day break from their most recent contest, an 85-83 loss to Princeton back on Nov. 16, and that extra time for rest and preparation certainly paid off. Seton Hall got off to a hot start in the first quarter, cruising to an 11-3 lead after just five minutes....

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Lessons learned after Elliott’s suspension case upheld
Nov15

Lessons learned after Elliott’s suspension case upheld

The Ezekiel Elliott saga has become one of the biggest headlines in a tumultuous 2017 season for the National Football League. Despite beginning his six-game suspension on Nov. 12 for domestic violence accusations, the running back for the Cowboys was originally punished back on Aug. 11. Five days later, he filed an appeal that was denied by the league office, which is where things start to get interesting. Elliott was able to play...

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Fountain and youth: Graduate-transfer set to lead Pirates
Nov08

Fountain and youth: Graduate-transfer set to lead Pirates

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team may be young, but a key addition in the offseason will bring a great deal of experience to this year’s team. Donnaizha Fountain, a graduate student, will make her debut in the Pirate uniform – and expectations are high. Fountain, a native of Roxbury, Mass., began her college career at Georgia Tech in 2013, where she saw little playing time as a freshman. She transferred to Temple University in...

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Yanchulis’ next stroke: The senior talks leadership and going the extra meter
Nov01

Yanchulis’ next stroke: The senior talks leadership and going the extra meter

For someone who has won the Big East Most Outstanding Swimmer award in back-to-back seasons, it is a surprise that Noah Yanchulis’ did not get into a pool until he tried out for a program on a whim in middle school. Growing up in Arnold, Md., Yanchulis participated in a wide range of sports, including baseball, lacrosse and football. He also played basketball until he was a freshman in high school. Yanchulis decided to take up...

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Fans need to advocate for accuracy rather than criticize officials
Oct25

Fans need to advocate for accuracy rather than criticize officials

Sports officiating is certainly a thankless job. So often a fan will hear “good call by the official” from broadcasters after a referee correctly calls a close play, but the praise just about ends there. More often than not, officials are the targets of blame for bad calls. There are small instances, like a called third strike that was slightly off the plate, or a missed holding call on an offensive lineman. And then there are the big...

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Win No. 100 cements Yaeger’s legacy in Seton Hall volleyball
Oct18

Win No. 100 cements Yaeger’s legacy in Seton Hall volleyball

In six seasons at Seton Hall, women’s volleyball coach Allison Yaeger has made a name for herself. With a 3-0 sweep of Providence on Sept. 30, Yaeger secured win No. 100, good for second all-time among Pirate head coaches. “I knew it was coming, and I felt like it was a long time coming because we had a little bit of a losing streak going,” Yaeger said. “But I knew going into that Providence game that it was a possibility.” Yaeger led...

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Nagai settling into role as a leader in 2017
Oct04

Nagai settling into role as a leader in 2017

Losing a program-altering golfer like Lloyd Jefferson Go would be a tough blow for any golf team. But, thanks to junior Gen Nagai, Seton Hall is handling it well. The Pirates have only played in two tournaments this 2017-2018 season, but Nagai has already earned a Big East Golfer of the Week Award. His 4-under-par, 71-69-72-212 performance at the Hartford Hawks Invitational on Sept. 18-19 was the sixth best out of 116 individual...

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Extended netting needs to be mandated in MLB
Sep27

Extended netting needs to be mandated in MLB

On Sept. 20, a foul ball off the bat of Yankees infielder Todd Frazier struck the face of a toddler sitting in the seats down the third-base-line at Yankee Stadium. Players and fans looked on in horror as a crowd formed around the child to make sure she was alright. Frazier fell to his knees, struggling to watch the aftermath. Play was temporarily paused as the entire stadium – and all those watching at home – looked on in disbelief....

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SHU way behind Georgetown, Marquette, Butler, in Big East
Sep21

SHU way behind Georgetown, Marquette, Butler, in Big East

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team is eight games into its 2017 campaign, yet it is still looking for its first victory. The problem has been clear for the Hall so far – it cannot seem to find the back of the net. But if this problem is already occurring in non-conference matches, the Pirates are in for a rude awakening once Big East play begins on Sept. 23, when they head to Chicago to play the DePaul Blue Demons. It is a rebuilding...

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Students get NFL fix
Sep13

Students get NFL fix

NFL Sunday Ticket is a streaming service that offers access to any out of market NFL game and Seton Hall students can now purchase it at a discounted price. Normally $69.99 a month, Seton Hall students can get NFL Sunday Ticket at a reduced package of $24.99 for four months. This significantly reduces the monthly price for the service to about $6.25 per month, saving students over $60 for a month’s worth of games – and saving over...

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With familiar faces gone, volleyball juniors are stepping up
Sep06

With familiar faces gone, volleyball juniors are stepping up

The Seton Hall volleyball team faced a tough road heading into the 2017 season, having lost the graduated the duo of libero Tessa Fournier and outside hitter Danielle Schroeder. But, after starting the season 4-2 it is clear this Pirates team is ready for the challenge. “Dani and Tessa brought a lot to this program,” head coach Allison Yaeger said. “They were kind of a one-two punch for the last couple of years. Losing them is a...

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