Josh Gordon example of athletes getting second chances most don’t
Sep19

Josh Gordon example of athletes getting second chances most don’t

Let’s face it: if New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon was not one of the best players in the NFL at his position, he’d be pumping gas in his hometown. Gordon, who has been suspended multiple times by the league for marijuana use, apparently has nine lives when it comes to his professional football career. The Cleveland Browns stood by Gordon through his substance abuse issues, but a lack of trust in their star player led...

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Kaepernick’s Nike deal is about more than sports
Sep06

Kaepernick’s Nike deal is about more than sports

On Monday night, Nike launched its 30th-anniversary ad campaign. It was received to some’s liking and to other’s anger. Nike has always been able to stir discussion in its campaigns, but this one got even more people talking due to a commonly controversial figure being the focal point: Colin Kaepernick. The ad was announced with a close-up photo of Kaepernick with a simple statement stapled in white letters; “Believe in something....

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Westbrook in the right following run-in with unruly fans
May02

Westbrook in the right following run-in with unruly fans

Raucous crowds come with every professional sporting event. When it comes to maintaining home court advantage, a rowdy fan base that gets into the heads of opposing players is invaluable. But in some instances, fans take it too far. That was the case on April 28, when the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. With a chance to send the series back to Oklahoma City for a Game...

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Predictable Commission on College Basketball report provides no real answers
Apr25

Predictable Commission on College Basketball report provides no real answers

Everyone knows that college basketball needs major changes, and some possibilities were presented on April 25 by the Commission on College Basketball’ in a 53-page report. There were ideas, but few answers as to how those ideas can be implemented. That is where the commission fell short and where college basketball still hangs in the balance. The commission, made up of prominent figures in college basketball and led by former...

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Psychology students win awards for proposals
Apr11

Psychology students win awards for proposals

Five Psychological Studies Masters students who have concentrations in Sport Psychology were chosen to represent Seton Hall at the North Atlantic Sport Psychology (NASP) Conference in Philadelphia on March 23-24. Their program director, Dr. Sandra Lee, who is also a professional psychology professor, explained that the student posters and proposals were carefully selected. “The students, and their research topics, were chosen by...

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Female athletes honored
Feb21

Female athletes honored

During an intermission of the Seton Hall men’s basketball game against DePaul on Feb. 18, female-student athletes got their due with the faithful in the Prudential Center honoring them in what was the culmination of a two-week long stretch of honoring women in sports. Feb. 7 marked the 32nd Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and the state of New Jersey conducted its celebration at SHU for the third straight year. The...

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Student-athletes find guidance from influential panel
Feb21

Student-athletes find guidance from influential panel

On Feb. 19, the athletic department, led by athletic director Pat Lyons, held the sixth annual leadership forum for student athletes, where Seton Hall players had the opportunity to pick the minds of successful professionals with connection to the university. Val Ackerman, Len DeLuca and Nancy Holecek were on the panel to give their stories and advice to the student-athletes, as well as answer their questions. The event started out...

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Olympic Games bring pride along with feverish debate
Feb21

Olympic Games bring pride along with feverish debate

The 2018 Winter Olympics gained much attention even before the games kicked off earlier this month on Feb. 9 in South Korea. The buzz around whether or not Russian athletes would be able to participate was where most of the Olympics spotlight shone for over a year. A final ruling by the International Olympic Committee in December 2017 banned the nation from this year’s games, but Russian athletes that can prove they are “clean” have...

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Athletes competing in extreme heat cannot be overlooked
Jan24

Athletes competing in extreme heat cannot be overlooked

On Jan. 18 and 19, temperatures in Melbourne, where the Australian Open is currently taking place, spiked at 104 degrees. An unforgiving heat wave brought about conditions that left even the best conditioned players physically drained and dangerously flirting with heat stroke. The reality is, when temperatures reach those levels, any type of athletic activity – especially one competed on a heat-absorbing surface like a concrete...

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Swimming and diving looks ahead to spring challenges
Jan24

Swimming and diving looks ahead to spring challenges

In a swimming and diving roster where 24 of the 42 athletes are underclassmen – including 16 of 21 on the women’s team – leadership is needed. With many newcomers and emerging talents eager to take over, the clash of ideology can sometimes occur with juniors and seniors who are established and looking to, in many cases, cap their careers. Despite this gap in age, coach Derek Sapp explained that from seniors to freshmen, the teams have...

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Volunteer work defines swimmer’s SHU experience
Nov15

Volunteer work defines swimmer’s SHU experience

On a Sunday afternoon in South Orange, few people wander campus, especially in the rain. However, for Seton Hall swimmer Emily Barnard, trudging through the rain after dealing with car issues, all the while just acclimating back after a weekend competition in West Virginia the night before, was just the story of another hectic weekend in the life of the student-athlete. Barnard is not crazy, though; in fact some might think of her as...

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NCAA shows true colors with UNC decision
Oct18

NCAA shows true colors with UNC decision

The NCAA had a chance to drop the hammer on a school that had been accused of a major academic scandal, but its own rulebook allowed the University of North Carolina to get off scot-free. By doing so, the NCAA let down student-athletes and universities across the country. The scandal, which was first uncovered six years ago, involved allegations of UNC offering sham classes in a “shadow curriculum.” Under this, students enrolled in...

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