NCAA transfer rule should be consistent with players and coaches
Apr19

NCAA transfer rule should be consistent with players and coaches

It’s transfer season in NCAA basketball, and players and coaches alike are moving to new colleges trying to find a home for their talents. While coaches can move to a new school immediately, players who choose to transfer find themselves in a one-year gap where they cannot play for their new schools, due to NCAA transfer rules. The only exception to this rule is if a graduate student transfers, then he/she is immediately eligible. A...

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DeFalco honored as a top women’s hoops coach
Apr05

DeFalco honored as a top women’s hoops coach

The 2016-17 season was a down year for the Seton Hall women’s basketball team, but it was a year of recognition for the program’s assistant coach, Lauren DeFalco. DeFalco, 30, was named an honoree of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 list. According to the WBCA, the program was created to recognize up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches under the age of 30 at all levels of the game.   This honor comes...

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Westbrook’s historic season should be admired rather than critiqued
Apr05

Westbrook’s historic season should be admired rather than critiqued

Russell Westbrook is on the verge of completing one of the most legendary seasons in NBA history, as he is about to finish the year averaging a triple-double in scoring, rebounds and assists. This feat has only been completed one time in the league’s history, when Oscar Robertson did it in 1964. Clearly, this is an extraordinary task, which some of the best players in the history of the game have never achieved. In Michael Jordan’s...

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UConn women’s dominance goes beyond talent
Apr05

UConn women’s dominance goes beyond talent

On March 31, the greatest winning streak in sports history ended when Mississippi State defeated UConn’s women’s basketball team in overtime, 66-64. For the first time in 111 games, the UConn women’s basketball team faced reality. The reality was that even the Huskies are human. The players and fans will surely dwell on the loss and the thoughts of what could have been. However, one loss should not overshadow the dominance and grip...

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Seton Hall alum Nick Galis heading to Naismith Hall of Fame
Apr01

Seton Hall alum Nick Galis heading to Naismith Hall of Fame

A former Pirate will join the likes of Tracy McGrady, Bill Self and Rebecca Lobo when the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes its Class of 2107.

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Always on call: Gary Cohen’s life behind the mic
Mar29

Always on call: Gary Cohen’s life behind the mic

Every sport has an offseason, but Gary Cohen rarely gets time off. A 24-year veteran, the play-by-play man spends all months of the year behind a microphone. As SNY’s television announcer for the New York Mets and the radio voice of Seton Hall basketball for AM970 The Answer, Cohen is always on the call somewhere. He works other college hoops games, too, like the wild Kentucky-North Carolina Elite Eight matchup on March 26. That night...

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It’s time for LaVar Ball to shut up for the sake of his kids
Mar29

It’s time for LaVar Ball to shut up for the sake of his kids

Crazy parents in sports are nothing new, but LaVar Ball is a different breed. He is the parent that you see walking around your local little league complex, telling every parent that his kid is the best player in the league, but there’s one major difference that sets Ball apart from all of the other sports parents. With his outlandish statements, Ball has essentially painted a target on his kids’ backs and it is not fair to the three...

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Pirate Blue to visit Isaiah Whitehead,  Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center
Mar29

Pirate Blue to visit Isaiah Whitehead, Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center

Seton Hall Athletics’ Pirate Blue Athletic Fund is hosting an event to watch former Pirate Isaiah Whitehead and the Brooklyn Nets take on the Orlando Magic on April 1 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Pirate Blue is selling tickets for Pirate Blue night, with the first 100 tickets sold including a chance to meet Whitehead following the game. According to the website to order tickets, it is sold out. “Isaiah is a favorite among...

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Seton Hall’s Angel Delgado to test NBA Draft waters
Mar28

Seton Hall’s Angel Delgado to test NBA Draft waters

Angel Delgado is throwing his hat into the ring for the NBA Draft.

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Bozzella talks Pirates’ losing season, ‘inconsistency’
Mar22

Bozzella talks Pirates’ losing season, ‘inconsistency’

Women’s basketball coach Tony Bozzella has changed the program around in the last three seasons. After making the NCAA Tournament in the previous two seasons before this year, he has the best winning percentage as a coach in program history. However, this season was different for Bozzella, who coached a young team to a 12-19 record. Bozzella admitted it was a hard season to get through and the season was not up to the program’s new...

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Much of Seton Hall’s offseason up in the air
Mar22

Much of Seton Hall’s offseason up in the air

The attention of Seton Hall basketball now shifts to the team’s future, as its season ended March 17 in a 77-71 loss to Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament. With a gaping hole in the starting lineup and the possibility of a starter or two leaving, here are four things that Seton Hall fans should keep an eye on this offseason. NBA Hopefuls After three years at Seton Hall, putting up 27 double-doubles and leading the country in rebounds...

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Take a seat: Why NBA teams are resting their stars
Mar22

Take a seat: Why NBA teams are resting their stars

On March 11, the Golden State Warriors touched down in Texas for a big matchup with the San Antonio Spurs, the team riding their coattails at the top of the Western Conference. The game was highly anticipated and was set to broadcast on national television. However, the draw of the game quickly evaporated, as Warriors head coach Steve Kerr elected to bench star players Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala...

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