Seton Hall Pirates

The Seton Hall Pirates are the athletic teams representing Seton Hall University. They compete as a member of the NCAA Division I level (non-football sub-level), primarily competing in the Big East Conference for all sports since the 1979-80 season.[3][4][5] Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and swimming & diving; 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.

Seton Hall Pirates
UniversitySeton Hall University
ConferenceBig East Conference
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorPatrick Lyons
LocationSouth Orange, New Jersey
Varsity teams14 (6 men's, 8 women's)
Basketball arenaPrudential Center
Baseball stadiumOwen T. Carroll Field
Softball stadiumMike Sheppard, Sr. Field
Soccer stadiumOwen T. Carroll Field
Other arenasWalsh Gymnasium
Richard J. Codey Arena (men's ice hockey)
MascotThe Pirate
Fight song"Onward Setonia"[1]
ColorsBlue and White[2]

The school's athletic director is Patrick Lyons.[6] The program's mascot is The Pirate[7] and colors are blue, gray, and white.[8]


Men's sports Women's sports
BasketballCross country
Cross countryGolf
Swimming & divingSwimming & diving
Club Ice HockeyTennis



The university first sponsored men's basketball in 1903.[9] The program won the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in 1953[10] and lost in the finals of the 1989 NCAA Tournament to Michigan, 80–79 in overtime.[11]



The school sponsored football from 1882 to 1932 and from 1973 to 1982. The sport's second stint at the school came in Division III. The sport was dropped in 1982. [12]


  1. Myslenski, Skip (4 April 1989). "Michigan Tops Seton Hall: Robinson Foul Shots in OT Seal First Title". The Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  2. Seton Hall University Graphic Standards Manual (PDF). Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  3. "NCAA Division 1 Varsity Sports". Seton Hall University. Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  4. "Member Schools". BIG EAST Conference Athletics. Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  5. "A History of the Big East". The Cincinnati Enquirer. November 5, 2003. Archived from the original on June 6, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  6. "Seton Hall AD Patrick Lyons Shows Confidence in Big East as Conference Undergoes Latest Expansion Tumult". The Star-Ledger. September 19, 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  7. Brennan, Eamonn (October 5, 2011). "Seton Hall Updates Mascot Look". ESPN. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  8. "Seton Hall University Graphic Standards Manual" (PDF). Seton Hall University. July 16, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 31, 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  9. "New book spotlights history of SHU b-ball". The Setonian. Archived from the original on September 22, 2006. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  10. "1953 Men's NIT Basketball Tournament". Archived from the original on 2016-01-19. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  11. Luicci, Tom (January 25, 2009). "Reunion of Seton Hall's 1989 Final Four Team Brings P.J. Carlesimo to Tears". Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  12. "Football Dropped". The Times-News. Hendersonville, North Carolina. March 2, 1982. p. 12. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
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