Gill brings back valuable lessons from NCAA Leadership Forum
May01

Gill brings back valuable lessons from NCAA Leadership Forum

Although the Seton Hall men’s basketball team’s time in Jacksonville, Fla. was cut short in a first-round loss to Wofford in the NCAA Tournament, Romaro Gill found himself back in the Sunshine State a few weeks later. The Pirates’ 7-foot-2 center for the Pirates was the only Big East men’s athlete to be invited to take part in the 2019 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum. The event took place from April 11 to 14 in Orlando, Fla. and...

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Seton Hall lands Canisius transfer Takal Molson
Apr24

Seton Hall lands Canisius transfer Takal Molson

On April 17, Seton Hall added additional guard depth behind Quincy McKnight and Anthony Nelson with the announcement that former Canisius guard Takal Molson is transferring into the program. A New York native, Molson was a member of the MAAC All-Rookie team in 2017-18 and was named conference Rookie of the Year after averaging 12.6 points, five rebounds and 2.6 assists in 33 starts. He was the fourth freshman in program history to...

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NBA playoffs exciting as ever despite LeBron James’ absence
Apr24

NBA playoffs exciting as ever despite LeBron James’ absence

The NBA kingdom holding court without its king, Lebron James, in the playoffs is something many would have never envisioned. However, the 2019 playoffs have made the impossible real – James has missed the playoffs for the first time since 2005, his second season after being drafted out of high school. James’ Lakers underachieved throughout the regular season and missed the playoffs in a stacked Western Conference. Unless James’ finds...

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Texas Tech vs. Virginia title game saved March Madness
Apr10

Texas Tech vs. Virginia title game saved March Madness

Every March, college basketball fans sit glued to the television for hours at a time to watch their favorite team, on top of other countless great teams, in the NCAA Tournament. Each tournament, there are upsets, buzzer beaters, and moments that define the “Big Dance.” For some reason, however, the 2019 version just did not seem the same. The first round might be part of this. No team higher than a 13-seed won its Round of 64 matchup,...

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Now is not the time for Kevin Willard to leave Seton Hall
Apr04

Now is not the time for Kevin Willard to leave Seton Hall

It was only a matter of time before schools in search of a new head coach came calling about Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard. With next season shaping up to be a special one, now is not the time for Kevin Willard to leave Seton Hall. Sarah Yenesel/Photography Editor According to reports, Willard is at the top of Virginia Tech’s list following the departure of Buzz Williams to Texas A&M. The Hokies are coming off a Sweet 16 appearance,...

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Powell caps campaign with All-American honorable mention
Apr03

Powell caps campaign with All-American honorable mention

With the Associated Press All-American teams coming out on Tuesday morning, Myles Powell was able to wrap up his stellar season with a cherry on top. Seton Hall’s superstar, although he was not named to the first, second, or third Team All-American, he was named as an honorable mention. He joins a list of just 10 other Pirates to earn the distinction. Myles Powell was named an All-America Honorable Mention selection following a...

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Samuels’ patience pays off in development
Apr03

Samuels’ patience pays off in development

Shadeen Samuels is a force. The forward has evolved from a productive role player in her first two years with the women’s basketball program to a can’t-miss supertsar. As a junior, Shadeen Samuels evolved into one of the most impactful players in the Big East. Sarah Yenesel/Photography Editor After winning four state championships and being named a member of USA Today’s New York first Team All-State, Samuels provided valuable minutes...

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Is Willard on his way out?
Apr03

Is Willard on his way out?

Virginia Tech eyeing Seton Hall head coach to fill vacancy Following arguably his most impressive coaching job in nine years at Seton Hall, Kevin Willard is finally garnering attention for Power 5 head coaching vacancies. According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Virginia Tech is eyeing Willard to replace Buzz Williams, who bolted for Texas A&M after leading the Hokies to a Sweet 16 appearance this past season. Kevin Willard has...

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By laying groundwork, Seton Hall primed for even greater success in 2020
Mar27

By laying groundwork, Seton Hall primed for even greater success in 2020

Myles Powell and Quincy McKnight walked off the court with a towel draped over their heads. Jared Rhoden followed with his hands on his head in a state of disbelief, while Sandro Mamukelashvili draped his arm around Director of Basketball Operations Kyle Smyth. There’s nothing quite like an NCAA Tournament loss. All season, players and coaches work countless hours to perfect their craft, build a worthy resume and win enough games to...

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Remaining tournament teams show sport’s diversity
Mar27

Remaining tournament teams show sport’s diversity

With one week of March Madness finished, the nation is down to 16 teams vying for the National Championship. Out of the remaining colleges in the tournament, 12 hail from small markets or from towns that are more than 100 miles from a city with a professional sports team. However, these colleges are finding representation at the national level despite the small-markets in which they play, as their accomplishments are redefining the...

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For the Pirates, falling short is relative, but still hurts
Mar27

For the Pirates, falling short is relative, but still hurts

JACKSONVILLE – The Seton Hall men’s basketball team was fueled by naysayers this season, and a full tank of pent-up acrimony took the Pirates to VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena last Thursday. And then it ended, in ill-fitting, anticlimactic fashion. After a four-month regular season filled with jubilation and volatility, a non-conference gauntlet and Big East rollercoaster, the Pirates’ tournament was over in two hours. Seton Hall...

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With the groundwork laid, Seton Hall primed for even greater success in 2020
Mar22

With the groundwork laid, Seton Hall primed for even greater success in 2020

Myles Powell and Quincy McKnight walked off the court with a towel draped over their heads. Jared Rhoden followed suit with his hands on his head in a state of disbelief, while Sandro Mamukelashvili draped his arm around Director of Basketball Operations Kyle Smyth. There’s nothing quite like an NCAA Tournament loss. All season long, players and coaches work countless hours to perfect their craft, build a worthy resume and win enough...

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