Seton Hall Pirates
|Seton Hall Pirates|
|University||Seton Hall University|
|Conference||Big East Conference|
|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|
|Fight song||"Onward Setonia"|
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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. 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.
|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|
The university first sponsored men's basketball in 1903. The program won the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in 1953 and lost in the finals of the 1989 NCAA Tournament to Michigan, 80–79 in overtime.
In 2014, the Pirates made their first trip to the NCAA Volleyball Tournament and finished as runners up in the BIG EAST Conference.
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."
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