Indians’ removal of ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo reduces negative stereotype
Jan31

Indians’ removal of ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo reduces negative stereotype

The Cleveland Indians’ controversial logo will stop appearing on the team’s uniforms at the start of the 2019 season. This decision – much like the logo itself – still causes controversy. For many Cleveland fans, Chief Wahoo has become an endearing symbol. However, many find the icon to be racist, insensitive and disrespectful, and it is hard to challenge those claims. Just look at the logo: a face with crimson skin and a protruding...

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Inja Butina emerging as key Pirates playmaker
Jan24

Inja Butina emerging as key Pirates playmaker

This season has been a roller coaster for Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team. After Taylor Brown went down with an injury and Donnaizha Fountain departed the program, Seton Hall quickly found itself without its two leading scorers and rebounders. With the team in the midst of a tough conference schedule, the Pirates needed someone to step up. So far, that person has been Inja Butina. The 5-foot-9 junior guard from Zagreb, Croatia...

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Pirates defeat fourth-place St. John’s for second straight Big East victory
Jan21

Pirates defeat fourth-place St. John’s for second straight Big East victory

The Seton Hall Pirates won a 62-57 thriller over the St. John’s Red Storm at Walsh Gymnasium on Sunday, Jan. 21 behind strong performances from Inja Butina and JaQuan Jackson. Without their two leading scorers in Donnaizha Fountain and Taylor Brown, the Pirates still outshot the fourth-place Red Storm 43 to 35 percent from the floor. While Brown is out due to a torn meniscus, Fountain was announced today to have left the program....

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Pirates rediscover confidence and capture first Big East win
Jan06

Pirates rediscover confidence and capture first Big East win

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team defeated the Providence Friars, 65-56, to pick up their first in-conference victory of the season on Friday night in Walsh Gymnasium. Donnaizha Fountain had an especially memorable night, as she led the way with 20 points and 12 rebounds, while also registering her 1000th career point. “It’s been a long time coming,” Fountain said on hitting the milestone. “It feels good.” The Pirates and Friars...

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Pirates offense freezes against visiting Bluejays
Jan02

Pirates offense freezes against visiting Bluejays

The Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team fell to the Creighton Bluejays on Tuesday night in Walsh Gymnasium, 68-51, in what was the Pirates first game of 2018. The Pirates entered the game looking for their first conference win after dropping back-to-back road games to DePaul and Marquette, while Creighton was hoping to remain perfect in Big East play. Seton Hall got off to a 9-4 lead early in the first quarter, but had trouble taking...

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SHU baseball alum closer to major league mound
Dec06

SHU baseball alum closer to major league mound

Former Seton Hall right-handed pitcher Jose Lopez was added to the 40-man roster of the Cincinnati Reds on Nov. 21. Lopez, a native of Cranbury, N.J., made his debut for the Pirates in 2012. He spent two seasons at Seton Hall as a relief pitcher before an injury derailed his junior campaign. Despite this, he was drafted by the Reds in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Since being drafted, Lopez has made 64...

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Rider no match for Pirates as Seton Hall improves to 3-1
Nov25

Rider no match for Pirates as Seton Hall improves to 3-1

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team dominated the Rider Broncs 85-49 in the opening game of the 2017 SHU Thanksgiving Classic this afternoon. The Pirates were fresh off an eight-day break from their most recent contest, an 85-83 loss to Princeton back on Nov. 16, and that extra time for rest and preparation certainly paid off. Seton Hall got off to a hot start in the first quarter, cruising to an 11-3 lead after just five minutes....

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Lessons learned after Elliott’s suspension case upheld
Nov15

Lessons learned after Elliott’s suspension case upheld

The Ezekiel Elliott saga has become one of the biggest headlines in a tumultuous 2017 season for the National Football League. Despite beginning his six-game suspension on Nov. 12 for domestic violence accusations, the running back for the Cowboys was originally punished back on Aug. 11. Five days later, he filed an appeal that was denied by the league office, which is where things start to get interesting. Elliott was able to play...

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Fountain and youth: Graduate-transfer set to lead Pirates
Nov08

Fountain and youth: Graduate-transfer set to lead Pirates

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team may be young, but a key addition in the offseason will bring a great deal of experience to this year’s team. Donnaizha Fountain, a graduate student, will make her debut in the Pirate uniform – and expectations are high. Fountain, a native of Roxbury, Mass., began her college career at Georgia Tech in 2013, where she saw little playing time as a freshman. She transferred to Temple University in...

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Yanchulis’ next stroke: The senior talks leadership and going the extra meter
Nov01

Yanchulis’ next stroke: The senior talks leadership and going the extra meter

For someone who has won the Big East Most Outstanding Swimmer award in back-to-back seasons, it is a surprise that Noah Yanchulis’ did not get into a pool until he tried out for a program on a whim in middle school. Growing up in Arnold, Md., Yanchulis participated in a wide range of sports, including baseball, lacrosse and football. He also played basketball until he was a freshman in high school. Yanchulis decided to take up...

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Fans need to advocate for accuracy rather than criticize officials
Oct25

Fans need to advocate for accuracy rather than criticize officials

Sports officiating is certainly a thankless job. So often a fan will hear “good call by the official” from broadcasters after a referee correctly calls a close play, but the praise just about ends there. More often than not, officials are the targets of blame for bad calls. There are small instances, like a called third strike that was slightly off the plate, or a missed holding call on an offensive lineman. And then there are the big...

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Win No. 100 cements Yaeger’s legacy in Seton Hall volleyball
Oct18

Win No. 100 cements Yaeger’s legacy in Seton Hall volleyball

In six seasons at Seton Hall, women’s volleyball coach Allison Yaeger has made a name for herself. With a 3-0 sweep of Providence on Sept. 30, Yaeger secured win No. 100, good for second all-time among Pirate head coaches. “I knew it was coming, and I felt like it was a long time coming because we had a little bit of a losing streak going,” Yaeger said. “But I knew going into that Providence game that it was a possibility.” Yaeger led...

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