Women’s Basketball concludes regular season as WNIT begins
Mar20

Women’s Basketball concludes regular season as WNIT begins

Despite going .500 for the second straight year, finishing out the 2018-19 campaign at 15-15, the women’s basketball team was invited to the WNIT once again after appearing in the tournament in 2018. The Pirates will travel to Ohio to face Toledo in the first round after an up and down regular season. Seton Hall began the season on a three-game winning streak, ultimately wrapping up its non-conference schedule with a record of 8-4....

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Preview: Wofford will give battle-tested Seton Hall a run for its money
Mar20

Preview: Wofford will give battle-tested Seton Hall a run for its money

It’s rare that a school with a student population of 1,692 turns into a basketball power, but that is exactly what Wofford managed to accomplish in 2019. Winners of 20 straight games and the No. 20 team in the AP Top 25, Wofford has emerged as one of college basketball’s best teams. Behind the play of Fletcher McGee and an assortment of sharpshooting guards and wings, the Terriers secured the No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region of the...

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Seton Hall students weigh in on NCAA Tournament
Mar20

Seton Hall students weigh in on NCAA Tournament

Hitting its stride two weeks ago during a time that was sink or swim, the Seton Hall men’s basketball team firmly secured one of the 34 at-large tickets to the NCAA Tournament. The Pirates received a 10-seed, much to the skepticism and dismay of many. On Thursday, Seton Hall will face one of the nation’s hottest teams – the No. 7-seeded Wofford Terriers. A couple of Seton Hall students weighed in on what is at stake come Thursday...

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Selection Sunday snubs  always controversial
Mar20

Selection Sunday snubs always controversial

Just as basketball fans have come to accept Selection Sunday as tradition, the same can be said of the criticism and snubs that follow. Each year, the Selection Committee questioned about whether or not it has made the correct selections. Exactly 68 teams have been invited to “The Big Dance” and, for the most part, there is not a clear-cut snub for the media to protest over. Programs such as Alabama, TCU and Indiana all could have...

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Despite end result, Seton Hall’s Big East Tournament run a noteworthy achievement
Mar17

Despite end result, Seton Hall’s Big East Tournament run a noteworthy achievement

This year’s Seton Hall team was never supposed to sniff Big East Championship Saturday at Madison Square Garden. After losing four seniors and three 1,000-point scorers, the Pirates were better suited as a bottom-third team in the conference with designs on an NIT appearance. At best, this team could maybe avoid the dreaded first day of the Big East Tournament and maybe scrap for a win against another middle of the pack team. At least...

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Seton Hall advances to Big East Tournament semifinals with win over Georgetown
Mar15

Seton Hall advances to Big East Tournament semifinals with win over Georgetown

Coming off a week in which it knocked off two ranked conference foes and secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament, Seton Hall picked up where it left off against Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Tournament and downed the Hoyas by a final score of 73-57 behind a dominant performance from Myles Powell. Powell spearheaded a first half performance that saw Seton Hall leading 53-28 at the break with a Big East record 29 points in...

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Seton Hall Softball starts a spreadsheet revolution
Mar06

Seton Hall Softball starts a spreadsheet revolution

A simple Tweet. Two Retweets, 34 likes. A video of Payton Beaver, a Seton Hall sophomore softball player, hitting a ball from a pitching machine. Eight seconds long, 1,597 views. In those eight seconds, a single Tweet encapsulated the revamped and re-energized approach to improvement that Seton Hall Softball has taken during the course of the early offseason. It has everything: Analytics, Competition, and Fun – the three pillars...

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Q&A with Mark Maben, General Manager of WSOU
Mar06

Q&A with Mark Maben, General Manager of WSOU

Matt Ambrose recently sat down with Mark Maben, WSOU General Manager. The student-run radio station has been inducted into the Radio Rock Hall of Fame in 2018 and was awarded the Marconi Award in 2016 for the best Non-Commercial Radio Station of the Year.  Maben oversees the program and discussed notable moments throughout his tenure and focused on WSOU’s sports reporting. File Photo Matt Ambrose: How long have you been working at...

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Pirates on the bubble as  NCAA Tournament looms
Mar06

Pirates on the bubble as NCAA Tournament looms

There are three certainties about the month of March, and the first two involve the color green – the return of verdant leaves as spring begins and the proliferation of green-clad revelers celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The third certainty is the madness caused by the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Currently, Seton Hall fans are in a frenzy over whether the Pirates will be invited to the “Big Dance” or on the outside looking in. In...

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Combine performances are overvalued in evaluations
Mar06

Combine performances are overvalued in evaluations

The NFL combine is the most overrated, nitpicked and overemphasized event in all of sports. The idea of scouting a player’s skill set heavily dependent on 40-yard-dashes and shuttle runs is bewildering. Game film speaks for itself on how a player performs, not how many inches their vertical jump is. Year after year, teams fall in love with the “workout warriors” and the players who are the epitome of an elite athlete at the combine....

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Players should not be expected to take hometown discounts
Mar06

Players should not be expected to take hometown discounts

In today’s sports universe, there should be no such thing as a “hometown discount.” This past week, a report by Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram stated that ex-Seahawks safety Earl Thomas would not give his hometown Dallas Cowboys a break when it came to money. The 29-year-old, according to Hill, Jr. is attempting to supersede Eric Berry as the highest-paid safety in the league. Thomas’ situation is the perfect...

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Fans keep the stands cool at basketball away games
Mar06

Fans keep the stands cool at basketball away games

Some Seton Hall basketball fans explained why they feel motivated to travel to see the Pirates in enemy territory. Emily High, a sophomore public relations major, said traveling to see Seton Hall basketball games is a unique opportunity to mingle with the opposition. Photo via Facebook/Emily High “What I enjoy most is meeting the other team’s fans,” High said. “Although we are cheering for opposing teams, I always learn a lot about...

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