David Bachner, an incoming freshman who was on a baseball scholarship, was found dead inside his Plainsboro home yesterday.The 18-year-old pitcher earned a spot with the Pirates after a prolific high school career, setting numerous records on the mound for West Windsor-Plainsboro North High School.Just two months ago, the Times of Trenton named Bachner its Player of the Year.While no cause of death was announced by local authorities, it was known that Bachner had a heart problem and wore a monitoring device at times, according to the Times of Trenton. The issue was detected by Seton Hall officials during a physical exam.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW
Where Are They Now: 2008-2009 Pirates editionThe Setonian takes a look at two departing players from last year's men's basketball team and where they have ended up this summer.
When it was announced last fall that the film release of the sixth installment of the mega successful Harry Potter series would be pushed back from November to July, muggles all over the country were not too thrilled. It has certainly been a long wait, but Harry's spell continues to work its magic. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is a gripping and visually stunning film and has already met success by taking in $22 million domestically from midnight showings on its July 15 release.
The Big East Conference has released the home and away matchups for the upcoming men's basketball season. Below are the games that Seton Hall will be playing. Dates and times will be released later this summer, as will the out-of-conference schedule.
As I write this, Michael Jackson has been deceased for days. In the time since his passing on Thursday, you have seen reports on the singer – the circumstances under which he died, the family's reaction, the looming questions about his estate – splattered across the Web. You've seen tributes flooding from every news outlet on the planet. You've seen MTV break their unwritten no-video rule to show the greatest clips by the King of Pop, and you've heard everything from "ABC" to "Smooth Criminal" blaring from someone's speakers.
Some of the most interesting aspects of Michael Jackson's long and storied career can be measured in straight numbers. The first four Jackson 5 singles – "I Want You Back," "ABC," "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There" – all went to No. 1 on the charts, making them the first artists to achieve such success. Michael performed or produced at least 60 Top 40 singles in his lifetime. His Thriller album had seven Top 10 hits out of nine songs, and follow-up Bad yielded five consecutive chart-topping singles between 1987 and 1988 – two records that have yet to be matched.
The Paterson Catholic connection between Fuquan Edwin and sophomore guard Jordan Theodore can soon continue at the collegiate level.Edwin signed on to become the first member of head coach Bobby Gonzalez's 2010 recruiting class last week, choosing the Hall over Providence according to several local media sources.The six-foot-six-inch forward is entering his senior season at Paterson Catholic, the defending Passaic County champions, and had played with Theodore during his (Edwin's) underclassman years."Position wise, I'm going to be a two/three, and I'm going to pick up right after Jeremy Hazell," Edwin said in an interview on Zagsblog.com.Edwin, nicknamed "The Finisher" by local recruiting media, averaged 15.5 points per game last season.Brian Wisowaty can be reached at email@example.com.