Seton Hall Pirates

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Seton Hall Pirates
Logo
University Seton Hall University
Conference Big East Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletic director Patrick Lyons
Location South Orange, NJ
Varsity teams 14 (6 men's, 8 women's)
Basketball arena Prudential Center
Baseball stadium Owen T. Carroll Field
Softball stadium Mike Sheppard, Sr. Field
Soccer stadium Owen T. Carroll Field
Other arenas Walsh Gymnasium
Mascot The Pirate
Nickname Pirates
Fight song "Onward Setonia"[1]
Colors
     Blue       Gray       White
Website www.shupirates.com

The Seton Hall Pirates are the athletic teams representing Seton Hall University. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level (non-football sub-level), primarily competing in the Big East Conference for all sports since the 1979-80 season.[2][3][4] Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and swimming & diving; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis and volleyball. Seton Hall canceled football (which was played in Division III) in 1982.

On December 15, 2012, Seton Hall and the other seven Catholic, non-FBS schools announced that they were departing the Big East for a new conference.[5]

The school's athletic director is Patrick Lyons.[6] The program's mascot is The Pirate[7] and colors are blue, gray, and white.[8]

Teams[edit]

Men Women
Sport Facility Sport Facility
Baseball Owen T. Carroll Field Basketball Walsh Gymnasium
Basketball Prudential Center Cross country
Cross country Golf Fiddler's Elbow Country Club
Golf Fiddler's Elbow Country Club Soccer Owen T. Carroll Field
Soccer Owen T. Carroll Field Softball Mike Sheppard, Sr. Field
Swimming & diving Arthur E. Imperattore Natatorium Swimming & diving Arthur E. Imperattore Natatorium
Tennis Seton Hall Tennis Courts
Volleyball Walsh Gymnasium

Men's[edit]

Basketball[edit]

The university first sponsored men's basketball in 1903.[9] The program won the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in 1953[10] and lost in the finals of the 1989 NCAA Tournament to Michigan, 80–79 in overtime.[11]

Women's[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Defunct[edit]

Football[edit]

The school sponsored football from 1882-1932 and 1973-1982. The sport's second stint at the school came in Division III. The sport was dropped in 1982 due to "the team's past losing season, inadequate facilities, decreased attendance and a general lack of support for the program."[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Myslenski, Skip (4 April 1989). "Michigan Tops Seton Hall: Robinson Foul Shots in OT Seal First Title". Articles.ChicagoTribune.com. The Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Varsity Sports". Seton Hall University. Retrieved 2008-01-03. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Member Schools". BIG EAST Conference Athletics. Retrieved 2008-01-03. [dead link]
  4. ^ "A History of the Big East". Enquirer.com. The Cincinnati Enquirer. 5 November 2003. Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Seven schools leaving Big East". ESPN.com. December 15, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Seton Hall AD Patrick Lyons Shows Confidence in Big East as Conference Undergoes Latest Expansion Tumult". NJ.com. The Star-Ledger. 19 September 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Brennan, Eamonn (5 October 2011). "Seton Hall Updates Mascot Look". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Seton Hall University Graphic Standards Manual". SHU.edu. p. 2. Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "New book spotlights history of SHU b-ball". The Setonian. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  10. ^ "1953 Men's NIT Basketball Tournament". ArtofElimination.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  11. ^ Luicci, Tom (25 January 2009). "Reunion of Seton Hall's 1989 Final Four Team Brings P.J. Carlesimo to Tears". NJ.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Football Dropped". The Times-News (Hendersonville, North Carolina). 2 March 1982. p. 12. Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 6 June 2012.