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Seton Hall "Pirates"

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The athletics mascot and nickname have long been some of the most recognizable symbols of a university. Throughout its storied history, Seton Hall University has seen just four incarnations of its own athletics moniker. At the inception, SHU's sports teams were known as the Villagers (1890-1900's). A short time after the turn of the century, these nicknames were succeeded by the White & Blue, a reference to the school's official colors.
The SHU baseball program holds a special place on the school's nickname timeline. From 1890 to the 1910s, the squad had an exclusive epithet, playing under the name the Alerts before transitioning to the more conventional White & Blue nickname characteristic of the SHU athletics teams of the time. Seton Hall continued to be known by their signature colors for the better part of three decades. Presumably this tradition would have continued further, had it not been for one fateful day on a ball field in Worcester, Mass., when an …

LA PREVIEW DELLA BIG EAST

di ALESSIO BONAZZI, My NCAA
Secondo anno per la nuova Big East che potrebbe terminare, ancora una volta, con la vittoria finale di Villanova. In una conference molto equilibrata, di livello superiore rispetto a quella passata, però non sarebbe una grande sorpresa vedere una fra Georgetown e Xavier battagliare fino all’ultimo per il titolo. Senza dimenticare, ovviamente, Butler e St. John’s, pronte a stupire tutti. Dovranno invece abbandonare i sogni di gloria, almeno per questa stagione, Creighton e Marquette, con De Paul impegnata a non ripetere, per la settima stagione consecutiva, l’ultimo posto in graduatoria. 
LA FAVORITA - VILLANOVA WILDCATS Da campioni in carica, i Wildcats sembrano pronti, almeno sulla carta, a ripetersi. Non c’è più Bell, perdita dura da digerire ma non impossibile da dimenticare, soprattutto con un Josh Hart che, dopo essere stato uno dei migliori sesti uomini dell’intera NCAA, nel corso di quest’annata potrebbe definitivamente esplodere. JayVaughn Pinkston…

Whitehead, il profeta Isaiah

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di CLAUDIO PAVESI, My-NCAA
Seton Hall, Guardia/Playmaker, 1.93m, 95kg, 8 marzo 1995  Numero 15 secondo ESPN, numero 16 secondo Rivals.com 
Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair e Lance Stephenson sono tre dei giocatori più entusiasmanti usciti dalla Abraham Lincoln High School, e Isaiah Whitehead è pronto ad aggiungersi alla lista. 
Velocissimo, dotato di un gran tiro, di un’incredibile capacità di concludere in entrata e di un ballhandling tipico di chi ha giocato tanto sul cemento quanto sul parquet, questo ragazzo porta con sé tutta la sicurezza, la voglia di vincere e la spocchia di Brooklyn. 
Capace di giocare da guardia e da playmaker, unisce doti di realizzatore a una notevole capacità di trovare il compagno libero non appena un difensore si stacca per aiutare il marcatore, puntualmente bruciato ogni volta che la nuova stella dei Pirates punta il ferro. 
Nonostante sia considerato tra le migliori due guardie della classe freshman 2014, ha scelto Seton Hall per rivoluzionare la stori…

2014-15 Seton Hall Pirates Preview

The Big Picture - The Pirates had their ups and downs last season, but finished on a high note. As the No. 8 seed in The BIG EAST Tournament, they notched two one-point victories, a 51-50 win over ninth-seeded Butler and then pulled off the most dramatic win of the tournament when they beat top-seeded Villanova at the buzzer 64-63. A loss to Providence in the semifinals ended the Hall’s season at 17-17. A very highly-rated recruiting class to go with an experienced backcourt should translate into an improved record in 2014-15.
Who’s Back - Guard Sterling Gibbs is the most productive returnee. In his first season as a Pirate after transferring from Texas, Gibbs averaged 13.2 points and led the team in assists with a 4.2 average. Freshman Jaren Sina started 19 games at point guard and showed a deft shooting touch. He averaged 6.0 points and showed to be a 3-point threat. Brandon Mobley also returns in the frontcourt after averaging 7.6 points and 4.2 boards. He made 16 starts. Forward Ha…

Maine Black Bears

The basketball teams, as well as all other sports teams, participate in the America East Conference. Current Clemson University head baseball coach Jack Leggett also attended the university, as well as NBA head coach Rick Carlisle (although Carlisle transferred to Virginia and finished his college career there). 
Other notables include Rufus Harris, Kevin Reed, Matt Rossignol, Jim Boylen, Andy Bedard, and several former Maine high school stars including Bangor's Jon McAllian and Edward Little's Troy Barnies. A prominent current player is San Diego-native Gerald Mclemore. The women's and men's basketball teams play at Alfond Arena. The men’s team has held a total of eight games at Memorial Gym since 2003–04.[4] The team has never played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.
The women's basketball team is particularly noted for producing one-time WNBA player Cindy Blodgett, who also served as an assistant coach at Boston College and Brown.
The men&…