Seton Hall’s national TV exposure has dropped slightly from last season, though that can almost entirely be chalked up to missing out on the Big East title game.
NEW YORK – The BIG EAST released their annual preseason Coaches’ Poll this morning at media day, with reigning national champions Villanova unanimously receiving the number one for the third season in a row and Seton Hall tying with Georgetown for fourth in the league.
Villanova’s national title run combined with the performance of the four other Big East schools that donned their Dancing shoes netted the conference $3.18 million this season and around $20 million over a six-year span.
It seems like Seton Hall is doing a lot of “for the first time in X years…” things this season and they’ve just added another to the list. For the first time since 2007-08 when a tough, versatile Brian Laing averaged 18.6 ppg and 6.9 rpg, a Pirate player has earned conference first-team honors.
The Big East released it’s 2015-16 conference schedules today. A look at the highlights of Seton Hall’s 18-game slate.
The NCAA released their annual attendance figures yesterday, revealing that Seton Hall boosted their average attendance to 63rd in the nation, up from from 81st in 2013-14.
The NCAA released their latest Academic Progress Rates (APR) for all Division I schools earlier today and Seton Hall posted a 995 out of 1000, good enough for best in the Big East.
About half of the matchups had already leaked before today, but it looks like the full eight-game slate of the first-ever Gavitt Tipoff Games (AKA the Big East-Big Ten Challenge) is now known.
The second meeting in the newly-branded Garden State Hardwood Classic will take place on December 5th.
A handful of Big East players have made Portsmouth Invitational rosters and will have the opportunity to impress NBA and European scouts.