Iona’s hiring of Rick Pitino is a questionable move
Apr07

Iona’s hiring of Rick Pitino is a questionable move

Editor’s Note: The original version of this column, which appeared on The Setonian’s website on March 26, 2020, contained some factual or other reporting errors as set forth below: The author stated that Mr. Pitino got into trouble with the NCAA for extortion.  The Setonian has no evidence that Mr. Pitino was “in trouble with the NCAA for . . . extortion. . . .”  Mr. Pitino was the victim of extortion. The author also...

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By the numbers: 2019-20 women’s basketball
Apr02

By the numbers: 2019-20 women’s basketball

Although the women’s basketball team’s season ended sooner than expected, plenty was accomplished. Here is a look at the team by the numbers.  Photo via SHU Athletics Shadeen Samuels: In her final year at Seton Hall, Samuels led the team on multiple statistical fronts and etched her name in program history. Though her time was cut short, Samuels managed to finish her college career ranked 12th on the Pirates’ all-time...

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Senior Spotlight: softball leaves behind impressive resume
Apr02

Senior Spotlight: softball leaves behind impressive resume

Despite an NCAA Committee ruling on Monday afternoon that spring sport athletes will receive an extra year of eligibility due to a lost season under COVID-19 scares, there is still a rightfully sentimental feeling surrounding senior players who had their swan songs ripped out from under their feet. Graduating college is a monumental step in life. For most athletes, this means the end of a career and an official shift into the working...

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Now is the time for eSports to take the spotlight
Apr02

Now is the time for eSports to take the spotlight

No March Madness. No conclusion to the NBA regular season. No final month of the NHL regular season. No MLB opening day. Every major sporting event that comes to mind has been halted by the coronavirus pandemic that has taken America by storm. Well, almost every major sporting event. As COVID-19 keeps millions around the country confined to their homes without much to do or any live sports to help ease the boredom, there is a group of...

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Seton Hall student athletes discuss possible extra year of eligibility
Mar26

Seton Hall student athletes discuss possible extra year of eligibility

On March 13, the NCAA announced that all spring sport athletes would receive an extra year of eligibility due to the coronavirus.  This came just one day after the NCAA decided to cancel all winter and spring seasons and tournaments, including March Madness. The NCAA’s decision is not yet final and still up for vote on March 30, but granting an extra year of eligibility was certainly a nice gesture. However, it still doesn’t do...

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Seton Hall men’s basketball: 2019-20 by the numbers
Mar26

Seton Hall men’s basketball: 2019-20 by the numbers

In one of the program’s best regular season performances in recent history, there were many standout players that played pivotal roles for the Pirates to earn their co-championship.  Myles Powell was, of course, the star man of the team as he earned 2020 All-Big East First Team and Big East Player of the Year honors amongst many other prestigious accolades. Quincy McKnight, Jared Rhoden and Sandro Mamukelashvili became...

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Seton Hall Recruiting Notebook: Who’s up next for the Pirates?
Mar25

Seton Hall Recruiting Notebook: Who’s up next for the Pirates?

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the sports world to a halt, but that has not stopped college coaches from being active on the recruiting trail. Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard and his coaching staff have not been able to physically visit with recruits, but have remained major players in the graduate transfer market and with the Class of 2020 as they look to fill out next year’s roster. With graduate transfer season in full...

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Seton Hall forward Darnell Brodie enters NCAA Transfer Portal
Mar25

Seton Hall forward Darnell Brodie enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Seton Hall sophomore forward Darnell Brodie has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. https://twitter.com/BIG__BRODIE/status/1242904324260454403?s=20 Brodie appeared in three games last season, averaging 0.7 points and 0.7 rebounds per game. As a freshman, he appeared in 10 games and made three starts, averaging 0.8 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.2 blocks per game. Brodie was also a member of the 2019 Big East All-Academic team. A former...

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Seton Hall forward Taurean Thompson enters NCAA Transfer Portal
Mar19

Seton Hall forward Taurean Thompson enters NCAA Transfer Portal

The Taurean Thompson era at Seton Hall is officially over. Thompson entered the NCAA Transfer Portal on Monday, bringing an end to his career with the Pirates. Thompson has one year of eligibility remaining and will be able to play immediately as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 4.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in two seasons at Seton Hall. He appeared in only one game this season, registering four points, one...

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NBA leading the charge in helping communities in dire need
Mar19

NBA leading the charge in helping communities in dire need

Last Wednesday night, following the positive test of Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert, the league suspended its season. Within the National Basketball Association, jobs are created through home games ranging from ticket scanning to selling beer to people that view the action from the front row. Unfortunately, Arena and stadium workers are on the short end of the stick with the suspension of the season. To help aid the people who will not...

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Seton Hall ranked No. 15 in final AP poll
Mar19

Seton Hall ranked No. 15 in final AP poll

Seton Hall is ending the 2019-20 college basketball season in almost the exact same place it started. The Associated Press released its final Top 25 poll of the season on Wednesday, ranking Seton Hall No. 15 in the country. The Pirates opened the season ranked No. 12 in the poll, which was at the time the program’s highest preseason ranking since 2000. Seton Hall was ranked 16 times in the AP’s 20 polls this season, which is the...

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Sports hiatus not yet part of WWE’s plans
Mar19

Sports hiatus not yet part of WWE’s plans

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, all sports leagues from professional to the recreational levels have either postponed or cancelled their events due to the risk of being vulnerable to the virus. Although not a “sport,” rather “sports-entertainment,” the WWE has shown no plans of slowing down or cancelling any other televised events. As the NBA, NCAA, and MLB are in the process of rescheduling or...

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