News and notes from 2017-18 Seton Hall Media Day
Oct30

News and notes from 2017-18 Seton Hall Media Day

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team has had a lot of excitement around it heading into the regular season, and it showed Monday afternoon as the team held its annual preseason Media Day. More media members attended the availability than in recent years, looking for the latest team thoughts and final preparation before the season kicks off. Head coach Kevin Willard was made available for questions, along with the rest of his...

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Seton Hall secures commitment from 2018 G/F Jared Rhoden
Oct28

Seton Hall secures commitment from 2018 G/F Jared Rhoden

Seton Hall men’s basketball received its second commitment in the last week with 2018 three-star prospect Jared Rhoden announcing his allegiance to the Pirates on Saturday night. https://twitter.com/ihoop_jaay/status/924420586524246017 Standing at six feet, six inches tall, the Bronx-native Rhoden plays high school ball at Our Saviour Lutheran on Long Island, N.Y. Rhoden is close with fellow 2018 Seton Hall commit Anthony Nelson, as...

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Simon weaving sport into family tradition
Oct25

Simon weaving sport into family tradition

On the surface, the Simon family, led by current Seton Hall senior cross-country runner Jake Simon, seems like a typical running family. Three of the six Simon children are year-round runners and Jake’s father, Daniel, runs marathons as well. However, the story of how the Simon’s fell in love with running does not start on the track, but on the soccer field when Jake was in middle school. “I started running in sixth grade and it was...

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Athletics heavily involved in University Weekend
Oct25

Athletics heavily involved in University Weekend

Seton Hall University Weekend is always an eventful one, with parents scattered around campus and games taking place on the Green. This year on Oct. 21 and 22, Seton Hall Athletics played a major role in the festivities, as both competitive and charitable events took place throughout the weekend. Athletic activities started on Saturday morning with the blue and white scrimmage for women’s basketball. The scrimmage consisted of three...

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Seton Hall lands 2018 G Anthony Nelson
Oct24

Seton Hall lands 2018 G Anthony Nelson

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team landed its first commitment of the 2018 class on Tuesday night, as 2018 guard Anthony Nelson announced on Twitter his commitment to play for coach Kevin Willard. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾l pic.twitter.com/IykPzkD4Mg — Anthony Nelson (@TheAntNelson_11) October 25, 2017 Nelson, a three-star recruit and the No. 2 player from New York, according to 247sports, is a product of South Kent School in Connecticut –...

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SHU newcomers draw rave reviews at Big East Media Day
Oct18

SHU newcomers draw rave reviews at Big East Media Day

When one thinks of the Seton Hall men’s basketball team, one thinks of the core four seniors: Angel Delgado, Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez and Ismael Sanogo who have helped Seton Hall on its way back to national prominence. However, it was the newcomers who drew positive remarks from the team’s veterans and head coach Kevin Willard at Big East Media Day on Oct. 18. That group of newcomers features freshmen Jordan Walker, Myles...

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NCAA scandal necessitates a change in recruiting
Oct04

NCAA scandal necessitates a change in recruiting

It was long suspected that recruiting in college basketball was a dirty business, but now we know exactly how dirty it is. Thanks to an FBI investigation that resulted in the arrests of four assistant coaches, an Adidas executive and legendary Louisville coach Rick Pitino being placed on unpaid administrative leave with all signs pointing to his dismissal, college basketball has officially been turned upside down. Assistant coaches...

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Out with the old: SHU gets new batting cages
Sep27

Out with the old: SHU gets new batting cages

In the world of college sports, facilities are everything. They are crucial when it comes to practice, preparation and recruiting, and now, the facilities for the Seton Hall baseball and softball teams have received an upgrade. Thanks to some fundraising efforts and an idea by head softball coach Paige Smith, both the baseball and softball teams now have new batting cages. “They’re beautiful,” Smith said of the cages. “I think the...

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iPhone prices have become too much to handle
Sep22

iPhone prices have become too much to handle

When I was in the third grade, I got my first cell phone. To me, it didn’t mean much as it was just a way for me to communicate with my mom in case of an emergency. To everyone else, however, it was much more than that. At the time, having a phone at that young of an age was somewhat of a status symbol. Many of my classmates didn’t have phones and they thought my phone was the coolest thing ever. I don’t remember the exact price of my...

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Angel Delgado caps stellar summer at AmeriCup
Sep21

Angel Delgado caps stellar summer at AmeriCup

Angel Delgado has been a busy man lately. After representing the Dominican Republic for the third straight year, this time at FIBA AmeriCup 2017, Delgado was invited to the exclusive Elite Student-Athlete Symposium aimed at helping elite NBA Draft eligible athletes “deal with challenges and pit-falls head on,” according to ESPN. It was Delgado’s first appearance in the AmeriCup tournament and he did not disappoint, going for 17 points...

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Analyzing Pirates’ men’s basketball schedule: A loaded non-conference slate
Sep13

Analyzing Pirates’ men’s basketball schedule: A loaded non-conference slate

After months of anticipation, the wait is finally over. On Sept. 13, the Seton Hall men’s basketball schedule was released and by the looks of it, this schedule has the makings of being a good one. Starting with the non-conference schedule, Seton Hall will begin its season at the Prudential Center taking on Farleigh Dickinson on Nov. 10. Two days later, in-state rivals Monmouth will make the trip to Newark as a part of the NIT Tip-Off...

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CrossFit Crimi: How SHU alum learned to walk
Sep07

CrossFit Crimi: How SHU alum learned to walk

Not many people would be able to fight through what Seton Hall alumnus Peter Crimi has overcome in his life. Crimi, now 31 and recently married, was born nine and a half weeks premature and was born with a mild form of cerebral palsy. Crimi has had 10 surgeries and the doctors only gave Crimi’s parents a 30 percent chance of him surviving his first 72 hours. Even if he did make it, the doctors said that he was not going to be able to...

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