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.