Bryce Aiken raring to go for Pirates in homecoming season
Oct23

Bryce Aiken raring to go for Pirates in homecoming season

College basketball has been on an eight-month hiatus since COVID-19 initially hit the U.S. in late February. The anticipation for the upcoming season is as strong as ever among programs and fans alike, but the 2020-21 season means so much more for Seton Hall’s graduate transfer Bryce Aiken. After three years at Harvard culminated in an Ivy League Rookie of the Year honor and two first-team All-Ivy appearances, Aiken’s senior year was...

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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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Lauren Park-Lane looks to make big leap for sophomore year
Oct20

Lauren Park-Lane looks to make big leap for sophomore year

Last season, Shadeen Samuels and Desiree Elmore stole the headlines for the Seton Hall women’s basketball team. They performed at the highest level night in and night out, helping the Pirates finish the season as the four seed in the Big East and reach the second round of the Big East Tournament. However, the player that surprised the most and slightly flew under the radar as a major producer for the team was Lauren Park-Lane. The...

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Reflecting on the legacy of Seton Hall baseball, MLB Hall of Famer Craig Biggio
Oct15

Reflecting on the legacy of Seton Hall baseball, MLB Hall of Famer Craig Biggio

Before his induction to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, 3,060 professional hits, seven all-star appearances, five silver sluggers and four gold gloves, Craig Biggio was a gritty student-athlete in South Orange. While never losing his hustle as a Pirate, the former captain was a beacon of individual and team success. On top of his career .342 batting average, 90 stolen bases, and 79 extra base hits, Biggio was an All-American,...

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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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Braccio looks to add consistency in sophomore year
Oct08

Braccio looks to add consistency in sophomore year

In Arianna Braccio’s freshman season with the Pirates women’s cross country team, she established herself as one of the Hall’s most gifted female runners, clocking an 18:30 race at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Invitational.  Photo via SHU Athletics That time left her behind five others in the invitational meet. Braccio said that this was around the range she wanted to fall into but was not consistent enough for her to...

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Women’s tennis bolsters ranks by increasing recruitment of international students
Oct07

Women’s tennis bolsters ranks by increasing recruitment of international students

For Seton Hall women’s tennis coach Kevin McGlynn, recruiting international students has been the running theme for the team since the 1990s. “The process of international recruitment was not something that just happened,” McGlynn said. “It naturally progressed that way. Even back in the ‘90s, the ratio of international to domestic was 50-50 but now it’s 80-20.” The group for the 2020-21 tennis season is dominated by international...

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Seton Hall Esports to return for 16-week Rocket League fall season
Oct07

Seton Hall Esports to return for 16-week Rocket League fall season

The Seton Hall Esports team will return to Rocket League play this week, which combines driving and soccer skills into one video game, according to a University press release. Photo via Flickr The announcement that the Pirates will return to Rocket League play comes on the heels of the Big East entering into a three-year partnership with the Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF), the release said.  Big East Esports teams will now be...

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Incoming defenders impress during COVID-19 training sessions for men’s soccer
Oct02

Incoming defenders impress during COVID-19 training sessions for men’s soccer

Despite its season getting postponed due to COVID-19, the Seton Hall men’s soccer team has continued training and practicing in anticipation of the tentative spring season.  Coach Andreas Lindberg said he feels the incoming group of freshmen and transfers can possibly play a key role during the upcoming season. Among these newcomers include freshmen defenders Mark Walier and Pierce Enxuto and junior transfer defender Maurice “Mo”...

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Volleyball freshmen prepare to take on upcoming season
Oct01

Volleyball freshmen prepare to take on upcoming season

The Big East announced last week that the suspended championships for the fall season have been tentatively rescheduled to take place next spring.  Photo via SHU Athletics Three new freshmen members of the women’s volleyball team—Taylor Jakubowski, Perri Lucas and Mary Okereke—shared their thoughts on this new normal of college athletics they have entered and what set the Seton Hall program apart from other schools they considered....

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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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