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Chris wrote for SB Nation’s SouthOrangeJuice.com from 2011-2015, has contributed to Rivals’ PirateCrew.com and has had the pleasure to cover dozens of Seton Hall games as a credentialed media member over the last three seasons.

Here is a brief roundup of some of his work:

Miscellaneous:

Elephant in the room remains as Seton Hall’s mood labelled “pretty good”

With Deadspin recently catching on to this developing soap opera and looking for tips, this appears to be a ticking time bomb with someone other than Seton Hall’s head coach at the steering wheel. Willard’s open-ended approach that has provided little-to-no real answers and has allowed countless rumors to fester regarding what exactly has transpired is pretty far from proactive and has left the program prone for someone else to get out in front of the recent events.

Sterling Gibbs and Isaiah Whitehead nearly go at it as the Hall’s tailspin continues

If there were any lingering questions about potential feuds within Seton Hall’s locker room going into last night’s game against Georgetown, at least one was definitively answered during a second half media timeout.

Kevin Willard looks set to coach Seton Hall for another season, prepare yourself accordingly

Despite an overall body of work at Seton Hall that would leave most neutrals with no choice but to suggest a firing, there’s more to it.

Pirates Overseas: 2014 class, a few ‘old-timers’ going strong

Seton Hall has over a dozen former hoopers playing ball professionally all over the world. From Australia to Norway, here is a roundup of how they are doing.

Angel Delgado named Big East Rookie of the Year

Touted as little more than a superb rebounder with developing post skills and great upside coming out of The Patrick School (N.J.), Angel Delgado played second fiddle to McDonald’s All-American guard Isaiah Whitehead coming into Seton Hall’s 2014-15 season.

Kevin Willard’s thoughts on conference cohesion, recruiting, scheduling and more

The Big East Conference has been widely projected to have a down year in college basketball this season. Now one year into the life of the ‘new’ Big East, Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard was one head coach that talked up the positive trends in the 10-team basketball-only league at the conference’s Media Day this morning at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Big East Media Day 2014: Fully-stocked backcourt gives Kevin Willard and Seton Hall options

Despite not being seniors, both guards logged as many minutes as physically possible last season, and with that comes experience by doing. While a detriment last season, Kevin Willard knows this asset will reap rewards in the near future.

Brandon Mobley, Angel Delgado, Rashed Anthony to carry the load for Seton Hall up front

Following the graduation of senior centers Eugene Teague and Aaron Geramipoor and the departure of graduated redshirt junior Patrik Auda to Poland for pro ball with Polfarmex Kutno, Seton Hall is in desperate search for guys who can man the interior.

Seton Hall Media Day Quote Notebook

Highlights include a scary medical situation for Khadeen Carrington, NBA comparisons for Carrington and Angel Delgado, a look at the ‘Country Boys’, and who Sterling Gibbs was texting after his shot against Villanova last season.

Seton Hall’s non-conference scheduling cheat sheet

Following the Stony Brook Model of Non-Conference Scheduling, I took a look at a handful of regional schools that posted an RPI between 50 and 200 (with an exception or two) this season. Additionally, I found the average RPI of these schools over the past three seasons and their rough distance from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Big East sees a dip in 2014-15 Fox Sports 1 ratings; Seton Hall emerges as a winner

The final TV rating numbers are in for the 2014-15 college basketball season and it looks like Fox Sports 1 took a slight dip in its sophomore season with the Big East, although Seton Hall has emerged a winner.

Seton Hall poised to improve upon 2013-14 TV ratings

On the surface, Seton Hall appears poised to shatter their TV ratings from last season.

Game stories:

Short-handed, Seton Hall’s guards shine in upset of St. John’s

St. John’s guard Phil Greene IV said pre-season that the Red Storm have the best backcourt in not only the Big East, but the country. If we’re taking Greene at his word, then that means Seton Hall’s guards should also be considered some of the best in the nation after leading the Pirates to a 78-67 upset of No. 15 St. John’s in the Big East’s opener at Prudential Center on Wednesday.

Game-winner from Sterling Gibbs gives Seton Hall crucial road win at Creighton

With their backs against the wall and in search of their first road win in the Big East, No. 19 Seton Hall was lifted by the red hot shooting of Sterling Gibbs in their 68-67 win over Creighton in Omaha on Saturday. Down two and with the shot clock off, Gibbs made a contested off-balance three with seconds to play to give Seton Hall the road win they’ve been searching for.

In the midst of a mid-season crisis, Seton Hall’s team chemistry is at a low

“It sucks,” said Mobley of the team’s mood. “Right now, some guys are just playing to get through the season. Until you have all 13 guys on board like we did at the beginning of the season, it’s going to continue to happen.”

Second half scoring drought dooms Seton Hall in Queens, Pirates drop sixth straight, 85-72

Seton Hall and St. John’s played neck-and-neck for over 30 minutes but a second half scoring drought did the visitors in as the Pirates lost their sixth straight, falling 85-72.

Recruiting:

Dalton Soffer gearing up for freshman season at Seton Hall

The first recruit of Seton Hall’s 2015 recruiting class, Southern California scoring guard Dalton Soffer is a couple months away from relocating 2000 miles east to his future four-year home in South Orange, New Jersey.

For Dalton Soffer, his commitment to Seton Hall is about more than hoops

When I spoke to the first member of Kevin Willard’s 2015 recruiting class earlier today, it only took one question for Dalton Soffer to touch on something other than basketball.

Chris Silva commits to South Carolina over Seton Hall, Rhode Island

As of now, Chris Silva brings natural shot-blocking and rebuilding ability to the table. The native of Gabon is entering just his third year of organized basketball, which explains his developing back-to-the-basket game, a facet of the game that most young interior guys lack. Roselle Catholic head coach Dave Boff said that Silva literally came to the states/Roselle Catholic with the clothes on his back and one change of clothes.

Film Room:

Five moments that Seton Hall came up short against DePaul

Let’s face it, last night’s game was not pretty for both sides. It was close and came down to the last few possessions, but it wasn’t a highly-skilled Big East battle. Here’s five times that Seton Hall failed to seize the moment.

Tough shots, Xavier containing Gibbs and turnovers cost Seton Hall

After coming up short in their third straight true road test last night, because playing at South Florida doesn’t classify as one in my book, it’s time to dig a little deeper into Seton Hall’s difficulties on the road.