On a tight-knit squad of eight players, the Seton Hall tennis team will graduate five. Out of all the programs at the school, this is by far the highest turnover rate.
In a perfect world, the Seton Hall women’s and men’s golf teams would be competing at the Big East Championship this weekend and next weekend, respectively. However, as is well known, that plan was derailed due to season cancellations.
Harvard graduate transfer Bryce Aiken is returning to New Jersey next season, and he will finally don the blue and white of Seton Hall. His last year at Harvard did not go as smoothly as he would have wanted, but the former top-100 recruit’s Ivy League experience and seniority will be welcomed assets to the Pirates’ locker room next season.
After playing their junior seasons away from home due to the construction of Mike Sheppard, Sr. Stadium at Owen T. Carroll Field, the Seton Hall baseball team’s seniors had the 2020 season vanish into thin air due to COVID-19.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Taurean Thompson era at Seton Hall is officially over.
Last Wednesday night, following the positive test of Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert, the league suspended its season.
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.