How does Seton Hall stack up with the rest of the Big East?
Oct21

How does Seton Hall stack up with the rest of the Big East?

For the Seton Hall men’s basketball team, the 2020-21 season promises to be yet another competitive battle across Big East conference play and a shot at making the NCAA Tournament for a fifth consecutive year.  Photo via SHU Athletics Despite the significant losses of Myles Powell, Romaro Gill and Quincy McKnight, the Pirates welcome the return Sandro Mamukelashvili for his senior year and the arrival of Harvard graduate transfer...

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Gov. Murphy signs executive order allowing indoor sports practices and competitions
Oct13

Gov. Murphy signs executive order allowing indoor sports practices and competitions

Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 187 on Monday, allowing the resumption of athletic practices and competitions in indoor settings. The order lifted restrictions on sports of “medium risk” and “high risk,” including football, swimming relays, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball and short track, among others, in youth, high school, college and adult-league settings. However, Murphy’s order will not supersede...

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Pirate Basketball Roundtable: Men’s Basketball Preview
Oct12

Pirate Basketball Roundtable: Men’s Basketball Preview

In our first episode of the Pirates Basketball Roundtable, Sports Editor Justin Sousa, Assistant Editor Brendan Balsamo and Copy Editor Matt Collins discuss some early predictions and topics about the men’s basketball team. How important is Sandro Mamukelashvili’s return to the team? Will Jared Rhoden and Myles Cale average above or below 10 points this season? Who makes the cut for our preferred starting five? Will the Pirates win...

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Seton Hall women’s basketball team and Black Caucus to host vigil honoring Breonna Taylor and others killed by police
Oct08

Seton Hall women’s basketball team and Black Caucus to host vigil honoring Breonna Taylor and others killed by police

Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team, along with members of Seton Hall’s Black Caucus, will host a vigil on the University Green Friday to honor of Breonna Taylor and several other Black men and women who have been killed by police. This summer mass protests against police brutality after the deaths of several Black Americans took place across the country including Taylor and George Floyd, whose names have since become rallying cries...

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Top Mental Game strengthens mental preparedness of Seton Hall athletes
Sep30

Top Mental Game strengthens mental preparedness of Seton Hall athletes

The mental side of sports has always been a subject of debate in terms of its value and legitimacy. Some shrug it off as a poor excuse for bad performances or lack of talent while others claim it to potentially be the most important aspect of modern sports. Dr. Bryan Price falls into the latter group. A former Division I baseball player and coach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Price has dealt with the pressures of being a...

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Player storylines to follow for women’s basketball team this season
Sep25

Player storylines to follow for women’s basketball team this season

Senior send-off Desiree Elmore and Jasmine Smith may not have started their college basketball careers as Pirates, but they enter their senior years with a chance to leave a lasting mark. Elmore comes into this season on 702 career points for the Pirates—the 47th all-time in program history—and could become the 23rd member of the 1,000-point club by the end of it. She was immense for the Pirates in the paint last season, averaging 13...

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Player storylines to follow for men’s basketball team this season
Sep23

Player storylines to follow for men’s basketball team this season

The Last Dance After the pandemic-shortened season—and the losses of Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight and Romaro Gill to graduation—Myles Cale, Sandro Mamukelashvili and Shavar Reynolds Jr. returned to South Orange for potentially one last go at the Big East title with Seton Hall during this unprecedented time in sports. Photos by Jillian Cancela Mamukelashvili’s decision to return instead of  entering the NBA Draft was a massive...

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COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges for soccer’s return to training
Sep16

COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges for soccer’s return to training

The sports world changed drastically after the initial spread of COVID-19 in March. Since then, professional sports leagues have shifted to playing in empty stadiums and college athletics programs have postponed all fall sports—including the Big East. However, student-athletes returned to Seton Hall in early August to continue training with their teams prior to the conference-wide postponement of fall sports. For the men’s and women’s...

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Seton Hall basketball programs help continue conversation around racial justice in athletics
Sep09

Seton Hall basketball programs help continue conversation around racial justice in athletics

On May 25, the murder of George Floyd sparked hundreds of Black Lives Matter protests across the United States and around the world, spanning six continents. Floyd’s death at the hands of police officer Derek Chauvin forced a global conversation on the issues of social injustice and systemic racism that continue to plague society. As protests continued in major cities like Portland, Chicago and Louisville, the conversations stretched...

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Brandon Weston commits to Seton Hall

Brandon Weston, the No. 60 overall prospect in the class of 2021 according to Top247, committed to Seton Hall University Sunday afternoon. The 6-foot-5 small forward chose the Pirates over other offers from Michigan, Western Illinois, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest and Illinois. He also joins the program as Seton Hall’s highest rated high school recruit since 2013 when Jaren Sina – the No. 24 point guard in the nation – committed to the...

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Athletics unveils new social injustice and civic engagement program
Aug20

Athletics unveils new social injustice and civic engagement program

Seton Hall University Athletics announced the installment of its new “HALLin This TOGETHER” program via Twitter on Aug. 17 to help foster and continue dialogue about the ongoing social injustices across the United States. The initiative is led by associate athletics director Roberto Sasso, who also oversees the department’s H.A.L.L. Program (Helping Athletes Learn to Be Leaders) and has worked with students on a holistic since...

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BIG EAST postpones all Fall 2020 sports contests

Per Big East Conference press release, the conference has decided to postpone all sports contests for the upcoming Fall 2020 season. The decision to postpone the remaining in-conference games was made by the BIG EAST COVID-19 Task Force on Wednesday, August 12. #BIGEAST announcement on Fall Sports Full release: https://t.co/s2XbzEf08p pic.twitter.com/J7bPNWT2Te — BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST) August 12, 2020 The sports affected...

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