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5 College Senior

Athletics: SHU is Division 1, so the sports teams are some of the best in the country. The games are a blast to attend, especially the men's basketball team, which plays at the Prudential Center (only 15 minutes away, bus transportation is provided). GO PIRATES!

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics is very important at the school. Most students participate in the intramural sports. Everyone keeps up with the basketball teams and knows how they are doing during the season.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Provided transportation to men's games is a great added perk

4 College Senior

Athletics: Newly-renovated gym is great, busing is provided to and from basketball games. Plenty of options for intramural sports.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Men's basketball is pretty much all we have to look forward to. Everyone goes to the games at the Prudential Center which is an awesome experience. Intramural basketball is pretty popular too. You can go to the gym, which has 5 full length courts, to play pickup games whenever you want.

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The basketball team has countless televised games throughout the country and plays in the new Prudential Center in Newark. Seton Hall offers a variety of varsity sports that all compete in the NCAA Big East conference, such as baseball, softball, track, swimming, volleyball, golf, soccer, and tennis. The track and field team is led by John Moon, arguably one of the best short distance coaches in the nation. He has coached the United States Olympic Team to a few gold medals.

The real sports excitement on campus comes from intramurals. The intramural office offers more than eight different intramural sports throughout the year. In the fall, Seton Hall could care less that they don’t have a football program, because intramural flag football captures the campus. The league is split up into three different divisions, two all-male leagues and one coed league. Who needs a varsity football team? While other schools are watching barbaric football games on a freezing cold Saturday afternoons, the intramural athletes at Seton Hall play their hearts out for the love of the game on cool fall evenings. In the spring, the campus turns its attention toward the basketball and soccer intramurals. Soccer has been known to bring in more than 60 teams involved, with each team containing a minimum of five people. While Seton Hall may not win a Big East title anytime soon, the intramural sports on campus will make you feel like you are competing for the NCAA title.
 

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Big East Conference
School Colors
Blue and white
School Nickname
Pirate
Men Playing Varsity Sports
120 - 6%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
128 - 5%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Ice hockey
  • Rugby
  • Volleyball
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Co-rec volleyball
  • Dodgeball
  • Floor Hockey
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Richard and Shelia Regan Fieldhouse
  • Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center
Most Popular Sports
Men's basketball is by far the most popular sport on campus. After that, the soccer and baseball teams have the most dedicated fans. Any other teams on campus probably see fewer fans than most intramural sports finals.
Most Overlooked Teams
While the basketball team is always under close surveillance, a lot of people overlook the school's men's soccer program. In 2007, the program had the 18th best recruiting class in the country, leaving hopes for a bright future.
School Spirit
It could be school spirit or just the hatred of rival Rutgers that makes the students go insane every time they play each other. Students make T-shirts, posters, and colorful cheers for the big event that brings them out by the thousands. When the team is winning or playing a good team, treat yourself to an eight dollar ticket for a men's basketball game, which includes transportation to and from the Prudential Center.
Getting Tickets
You only need to buy tickets for men's basketball. Season tickets run around $91. Every other sporting event is free to any member of the Seton Hall community.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The entire campus is gated, so taking a walk around campus in general can be a relaxing experience. Anyone looking to see the beauty of Seton Hall has to take a walk across the Green though, where most of the undergraduates spend any warm day.
Did You Know?
  • Intramural winners on campus receive T-shirts commemorating their championship, regardless of the sport.
  • Seton Hall's baseball and soccer teams, which previously played off campus, now share a field only a few steps from the school's library and gym.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 92 responses

  • 14% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 60% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 26% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 93 responses

  • 28% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 42% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 30% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 93 responses

  • 12% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 72% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 12% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 4% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

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