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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Sports Poll on MLB Rule Changes

Sports Poll finds that in MLB, fans favor the pitch clock, shift ban and larger bases; numbers stayed strong from pre-season to in-season.

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Thursday, April 13, 2023
Seton Hall Hosts Expert Panel on NFL

Bob Ley ’76, will moderate the conversation featuring NFL analysts from ESPN, a Two-Time Super Bowl Champion, a Pulitzer-winner and an NFL Players Assoc. Executive.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
Poll Shows Enthusiasm for New Baseball Season

The Seton Hall Sports Poll found an increase in enthusiasm for the 2023 MLB Season, with baseball fans favoring the new Pitch Clock by more than 4 to 1.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Sports Poll: Public Favors Student-Athlete Pay

The Seton Hall Sports Poll found that more than half of Americans say ‘yes’ to payments for student-athletes in revenue generating Sports; number rises to 62 percent for sports fans.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023
Sports Poll on March Madness

The Seton Hall Sports Poll found that the number watching on phone/laptop nearly doubled; half who watch will engage with social media, more than a third will bet and....

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Spirituality in Sports Event to Feature Val Ackerman

Spirituality and Inclusivity in Sports: Building Bridges, Not Barriers, inspired by the 2022 Vatican event “Sport for All,” explores how religion and spirituality can inform sport practices.

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Friday, March 10, 2023
Sports Poll Featured by 538, ESPN, SBJ, PR News, More

Findings from the Poll were featured and cited by 538, PR News, ESPN, the Sports Business Journal, Bloomberg News, The Record (also published to Yahoo Sports), Deadspin, NJ-ROI and more.

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss at Seton Hall

With an audience that included students, faculty, visitors and members of the press, Billie Jean King and her partner, sports industry leader Ilana Kloss, engaged in a Q & A at Seton Hall.

Center for Sports Media panel
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Sports Media Panel on Brittney Griner

Seton Hall University’s Center for Sports Media hosted a panel discussion on Brittney Griner’s imprisonment in Russia a day before a deal to release the WNBA star in a prisoner swap was announced.

Jane McManus
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Jane McManus Joins the Buccino Leadership Institute

Professor Jane McManus of Seton Hall University’s School of Communications and the Arts has joined the Buccino Leadership Institute as the Director of the Communications and the Arts cohort.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Sports Poll on Brittney Griner

The Seton Hall Sports Poll found that 43 Percent of Americans say the Britney Griner Punishment ‘Unfair,’ as 62 percent say she’s a Russian "political pawn."

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Friday, October 21, 2022
Sports Poll: Fans Favor Code of Conduct for NBA Owners

The Poll found that a majority of fans say $10 million fine and one year suspension “strong enough” for Phoenix Suns owner; by 3 to 1 say Paypal should be able to walk away from sponsorship.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Center for Sports Media Honors Robin Roberts

Renowned anchor and producer to be honored with the Lifetime Professional Achievement Award at the Gala to Inaugurate Seton Hall University’s Center for Sports Media.

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Broadcast Journalist Bob Costas

The Changing Face of Sports Media

Renown broadcast journalists Bob Costas and Bob Ley spoke on Seton Hall's campus about the evolving landscape of Sports Media.

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