Women’s basketball riding mid-season surge
Feb07

Women’s basketball riding mid-season surge

Staying positive seemed like a difficult endeavor for the Seton Hall women’s basketball program less than a month ago. After a home loss to Villanova on Jan. 12, the Pirates were 2-5 in Big East play, not playing to their potential while the top half of conference standings were fading from view. Yet after the comeback win over Butler on Feb. 4, the Pirates are on the rise. After starting 2-5 in the Big East, they have since won five...

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A confident Carrington holds invaluable weight for Seton Hall
Feb07

A confident Carrington holds invaluable weight for Seton Hall

Seton Hall is full of players that can change a game. Angel Delgado can dominate a team inside. Myles Powell can shoot unconsciously from three. Desi Rodriguez can take advantage of any matchup. The missing link has been Khadeen Carrington, who has been quiet offensively this season compared to numbers he has put up in the past. Heading into the Jan. 31 matchup against Providence, the senior had made just one three-pointer in his last...

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Women’s basketball striving for more than wins in February
Feb07

Women’s basketball striving for more than wins in February

While the Seton Hall women’s basketball team heads into the home stretch of its season with hopes of rising in the Big East, its eyes are also set on another goal that goes beyond the game of basketball. During the month of February, Seton Hall and the Big East are pairing up with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to raise money in support of the fight against cancers that commonly affect women through the “Play4Kay Free Throw Challenge.” Fans...

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Tennis looks to exceed expectations on and off court
Feb07

Tennis looks to exceed expectations on and off court

As the Seton Hall women’s tennis kicks off their spring season, the Pirates are eager to find their rhythm and shake off the cobwebs of winter break. So far, Seton Hall has gotten off to a 1-2 start with losses to Fordham and Army West Point, along with a dominant win over Marist. After a successful fall season, second-year coach Riza Zalameda utilized the team’s 13-week break as a way to refocus her players ahead of a grueling...

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Balance leading to potent offense for Pirates
Feb07

Balance leading to potent offense for Pirates

When a team loses its leading scorer, devastating outcomes can come as a result. When it was announced that Donnaizha Fountain would no longer be with the Seton Hall women’s basketball program on Jan. 21, many expected the Pirates’ offense – which was already struggling at the time – to fall off a cliff. Over two weeks later, that has not been the case. Fountain accounted for more than 15.5 points per game. However, since the...

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Upsets may be telling of NCAA shakeup
Feb07

Upsets may be telling of NCAA shakeup

Feb. 3 marked a momentous occasion in the college basketball world that has not been seen in more than a decade – Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, three of the most iconic schools in the NCAA landscape, lost on the same day. To highlight the rarity of this event, its last occurrence was in March 2005. While these teams have remained powerhouses after that, there is reason to believe these blueblood names may be about to go through more...

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Eagles’ players skipping White House visit serves as latest Trump boycott
Feb07

Eagles’ players skipping White House visit serves as latest Trump boycott

For years, visiting the White House after winning the Super Bowl has been a tradition. However, certain Philadelphia Eagles players will not be taking part in the team’s visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. after their championship win this year. Since Donald Trump took office as president last January, the president and NFL players have not necessarily seen eye to eye. While players knelt during the national anthem to protest police...

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Seton Hall stumbles against Marquette
Feb07

Seton Hall stumbles against Marquette

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team lost to the visiting Marquette Golden Eagles, 88-85 at the Prudential Center on Wednesday.  The defeat drops the Pirates to 17-7 and 6-5 in the Big East, and Marquette moves to 14-10, 5-7. Desi Rodriguez led the Pirates with 21 points, and Markus Howard paced the visitors with 32. Coming into the game, the Pirates were looking to rebound from a tough loss on the road to No. 1 Villanova, which had...

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Fourth-quarter comeback leads Pirates past Butler
Feb04

Fourth-quarter comeback leads Pirates past Butler

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team defeated the visiting Butler Bulldogs, 75-64, at Walsh Gymnasium on Feb. 4. With the win, the Pirates improve to 15-9 overall and 7-6 in Big East play, while the visiting Bulldogs fall to 13-12, 5-8. Seton Hall has won five of its last six games, while Butler dropped its fourth in a row. With Sunday’s win, the Pirates broke the .500 mark in conference play after starting 2-5. The Hall, at 7-6, is...

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No. 1 Wildcats wear down Pirates behind hot-shooting Spellman
Feb04

No. 1 Wildcats wear down Pirates behind hot-shooting Spellman

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team held on with the No. 1 team in the nation for two thirds of the game on Sunday afternoon in the Wells Fargo Center, but lost its point guard and edge momentarily and did not recover, falling to the Villanova Wildcats by a score of 92-76. Fans decked in Pirate blue, imitating the glory day uniforms worn by the Pirates, packed the five rows behind the Seton Hall bench in an arena that saw fans dress...

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Pirates prevail as tables turn in final minutes
Feb02

Pirates prevail as tables turn in final minutes

In a game of contrasting styles where the Pirates trailed late, the hardy Seton Hall women’s basketball team overcame Xavier on Friday night by a final score of 58-53. With momentum swinging throughout the evening, a boiling-over of emotions under the basket with 3:19 to play proved to be the act that swung the pendulum in the Pirates favor. Down 50-47, Inja Butina was fouled on a drive to the basket by Xavier’s A’riana Gray, who...

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Rebounding record cements Delgado in Big East lore
Jan31

Rebounding record cements Delgado in Big East lore

In 1987, Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard got his first glimpse at what a dominant rebounder looked like. As a ball boy for the 1987 Syracuse team that made it to the Final Four while his father was an assistant coach, Willard had a courtside seat to witness center Derrick Coleman pull down rebounds at a historic pace in his sophomore year. As the years passed, Coleman got better on the glass and finished his Big East career with...

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