Pirates rocked by top-ranked UConn
Dec09

Pirates rocked by top-ranked UConn

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team traveled to Hartford, Conn. on Saturday afternoon knowing that it would face its most difficult opponent of the season and arguably in recent memory. The Pirates played hard against the best women’s college basketball program in the nation, but they were ultimately dispatched by the undefeated Huskies, 99-61. Nicole Jimenez led the visitors on the offensive end, turning in a 23-point performance....

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Powell’s second-half eruption wills Pirate’s overtime upset over No. 9 Kentucky
Dec09

Powell’s second-half eruption wills Pirate’s overtime upset over No. 9 Kentucky

NEW YORK – The second half of the Citi Hoops Classic awakened a sleeping giant, as Myles Powell heroically drained a potential game-winning three, only to be followed by an absurd Kentucky half-court prayer that forced overtime in dramatic fashion. Powell erupted for 22 second-half points and unselfishly shared the ball that later found Myles Cale for the dagger shot, leading the Pirates to an 84-83 upset over No. 9 Kentucky....

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Powell and Pirates win pulsating classic at The Garden
Dec08

Powell and Pirates win pulsating classic at The Garden

NEW YORK – On Saturday afternoon, Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard added the greatest regular season chapter to his Madison Square Garden history book. After 45 minutes filled with adrenaline, superlatives and almost insurmountable adversity, the Seton Hall men’s basketball team overcame Kentucky, 84-83. The scene was primed for a classic, with a blue ocean of 10,244 inside the Mecca of basketball. The game started with a lack of...

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Inconsistency plagues volleyball in 2018
Dec06

Inconsistency plagues volleyball in 2018

Although sweeping DePaul, 3-0, in its final match of the season on Nov. 17, the Seton Hall volleyball team ended the year on a disappointing note. In a season filled with promise and high expectations, Allison Yaeger’s squad failed to qualify for the Big East Championship. The Pirates finished with a 10-20 record overall, including a measly 5-12 in conference play and 2-9 away from their home court. The team’s greatest downfall came...

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Nicole Jimenez achieves basketball nirvana at Seton Hall
Dec06

Nicole Jimenez achieves basketball nirvana at Seton Hall

Once in a while, a player is overlooked in recruitment – by everyone. It is an old adage that intangibles: heart, composure and perseverance, cannot be measured, but it was crystal clear on Sunday in Walsh Gymnasium what so many Division I scouts missed in Seton Hall guard Nicole Jimenez. As the senior from Miami, Fla. rained a program-record nine three-pointers on Saint Peter’s, coaches from her past took to social media and shared...

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Cross country season ends in success for men and women
Dec06

Cross country season ends in success for men and women

The IC4A Coaches Race on Nov. 17 was the last event for the cross country program on the season, as the women’s side placed four competitors in the top-10, while the men placed two in the top-20. The race was held at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, a site that the Pirates travel to at least two times a year. Although the team has the experience for the path, snow caused a restructuring of the race. According to Jarod Moser, the...

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Mamukelashvili finds way as sophomore
Dec06

Mamukelashvili finds way as sophomore

With time winding down against Saint Louis on Nov. 17, Sandro Mamukelashvili found himself wide open at the top of the key with a chance to erase all the memories of a freshman season plagued by inconsistencies across the board. In his first season at Seton Hall, Mamukelashvili found himself playing behind program legend Angel Delgado and the always-solid Ismael Sanogo in the frontcourt. Minutes were scarce and most of the time...

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Poor shooting leads to rocky start for Pirates
Dec06

Poor shooting leads to rocky start for Pirates

Kevin Willard’s biggest challenge this season was replacing the production left behind by his four-star seniors, and it still remains a work in progress eight games in. The men’s basketball team has gotten off to a 5-3 start this season and begins conference play on Dec. 29. There were certainly expectations for a few players, such as Myles Powell and Michael Nzei, to rise up and perform this season, but the Pirates have seen a...

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Seton Hall, Kentucky set to do battle at The Garden
Dec05

Seton Hall, Kentucky set to do battle at The Garden

Seton Hall’s non-conference schedule to date has been tough, but the Pirates will face their toughest opponent yet on Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Fresh off a 20-point victory over New Hampshire on Tuesday night, Seton Hall will be tasked with taking down one of the most talented teams in the country in No. 9 Kentucky. Led by hall of fame coach John Calipari, Kentucky is loaded with a mix of veteran and young talent...

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NHL’s proposed expansion to Seattle should be the end
Dec05

NHL’s proposed expansion to Seattle should be the end

On Tuesday, the NHL officially announced plans to expand the league to Seattle for the 2021-22 season. The unnamed Washington State team will become the 32nd team, matching the NFL for the most in North America for a professional sports team. Although expanding to the pacific northwest is good for the league and it will create an instant rivalry with the Vancouver Canucks, commissioner Gary Bettman and his Board of Governors need to...

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NFL must maintain higher standard of accountability
Dec05

NFL must maintain higher standard of accountability

On Nov. 29, the Kansas City Chiefs released Kareem Hunt after a video surfaced of Hunt assaulting a woman. The University of Toledo graduate took off like a rocket in his rookie campaign and continued to ooze potential in his second year, as he was on pace to reach 1,000 rushing yards once again. After a video surfaced of him hitting a woman in a Cleveland hotel in February, his chances at success plummeted to the ground. Hunt was...

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Seton Hall bounces back with win over New Hampshire
Dec04

Seton Hall bounces back with win over New Hampshire

After a disappointing loss to Louisville on Saturday, Seton Hall got back on track with a 77-57 victory over New Hampshire on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. Led by Quincy McKnight, Myles Cale, Sandro Mamukelashvili, and Myles Powell, Seton Hall got out in front of New Hampshire early and did not relinquish the lead for the remainder of the evening. McKnight led all scorers with 18 points, while Mamukelashvili had a...

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