Sean Stewart

Sean Stewart

Correspondent

Sean Stewart joined the Targum in September of 2013 and is currently pursuing a journalism major and psychology minor. When he’s not in the office, he’s either sleeping or busy being a productive member of society. He loves cats, soccer, the red gummy bears (and only the red ones — green and yellow gummy bears are useless), and Calvin and Hobbes. He is an positive, intelligent, kind-hearted guy with a sixth sense and an intense fear of drowning and sharks (no offense, sharks). He considers himself the Gandhi of his generation and says that his biggest aspiration in life is to be extremely happy (if it’s even possible for him to be any happier than he is right now). After college, he hopes to be able to cover the US Men’s National Soccer Team from his mansion in Seattle … or from a tent in the deep woods.


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SPORTS

Senior's loyalty leads to legendary status

During the final home game of a college sports team’s season, it is customary to honor the home team’s senior athletes before or after the game in what will be their final time wearing their school's home uniform. This yearly tradition is done to recognize the student-athletes who usually dedicated four or more years of their lives to a program as a commemorative parting gift. No senior was more deserving of that recognition this season than Rutgers men’s basketball guard Myles Mack. The Daily Targum’s Senior of the Year experienced much more adversity than the typical college athlete would during a four-year career. That came courtesy of the Mike Rice scandal, which plastered a scarlet letter on the Scarlet Knights’ basketball program. But as other teammates left for greener pastures and to avoid the relentless media criticism, Mack’s mind never wavered, electing to stay with the Knights simply because he loved representing his home state. His reward for staying was not an NCAA Tournament berth — which would have been the programs first since 1991 — nor was it even a single winning season. Instead, Mack will go down as one of the greatest players to ever don a Rutgers basketball jersey. The Paterson, New Jersey, native ends his career as a Knight as fourth all-time in assists, seventh in scoring and second in steals behind only current head coach Eddie Jordan. Coming from national powerhouse St.

Junior center Greg Lewis was one of two Knights to start and play in every game in 2014, averaging 5.3 points and finishing third on the team in rebounds with 143.
SPORTS

Rutgers big man shows progression amid turbulence in program

Progression doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, effort and a willingness to consistently improve with each passing day, regardless of how much raw talent someone has at their disposal. Junior center Greg Lewis epitomizes how hard work and determination eventually has its payoff. The Daily Targum’s Most Improved Player didn’t garner nearly as much recognition as his fellow tri-captains in seniors Myles Mack and Kadeem Jack, but his game showed vast improvements from a year ago. In the 2013-14 season, Lewis played in all 32 games but started in just one, averaging 1.5 points per game and 2 rebounds in 9.8 minutes per game. This season, the Baltimore, Maryland, native again made 32 appearances — only this time he started in every single one, making him and Mack the only Scarlet Knights to play and start every game this season. His minutes also spiked to 23.8 per game while averaging 5.3 points and finishing third on the team in total rebounds. Out of context, the numbers appear to be miniscule improvements.

Junior guard Bishop Daniels netted 11 points for Rutgers in a 79-69 loss to Michigan March 7.
SPORTS

Rutgers drops regular season finale at Michigan

The last time a basketball team from New Jersey visited Ann Arbor, Michigan, it resulted in a conference-less N.J.I.T. upsetting a then ranked Michigan on its home floor. On Sunday, the Rutgers men’s basketball team was hoping to continue the trend.

Junior center Greg Lewis takes it strong to the rim in the loss to Maryland last night. Lewis poured in 14 points in the defeat. 
SPORTS

Rutgers shows energy, effort in defeat on Senior Night

In what was the final home game for two of the most decorated players in Rutgers men’s basketball history in seniors Kadeem Jack and Myles Mack, the night was already special. But with a No .10 team in Maryland coming into Piscataway, Tuesday night had a chance to be something more.

After the Mike Rice scandal in 2013, senior forward Kadeem Jack had 10 teams recruiting him to transfer, but he remained loyal to Rutgers.
SPORTS

Jack remains loyal to Rutgers in face of adversity

Long after Rutgers men’s basketball fans have filed out of the Louis Brown Athletic Center and media have finished their postgame stories, Kadeem Jack can still be found working on his game. Whether it’s shooting, running wind sprints or other basketball drills, the senior sometimes stays past midnight perfecting his craft on the RAC’s hardwood.

Freshman forward D.J. Foreman dropped a career-high 15 points, but it wasn't enough to give Rutgers its first win since Jan.11.
SPORTS

Late rally falls short as struggles continue for Rutgers

Little by little, the resolve of the Rutgers men’s basketball team has been tested and little by little, that resolve has deteriorated. Any fight remaining seemed to disappear last Sunday when the Scarlet Knights fell to Indiana in Piscataway by 30 points and players began to vent their frustrations.

While the Knights dropped nine-straight, all has been calm within the Rutgers locker room. Senior guard Myles Mack said the team's chemistry hasn't wavered. 
SPORTS

Losing streak will not dampen spirits for Rutgers on, off court

Nobody said it was going to be easy. It’s a message that’s understood by every player and coach on the Rutgers men’s basketball team and one that head coach Eddie Jordan repeats on the jumbotron every home game during the Scarlet Knights’ team introduction video. That message, of course, refers to rebuilding a Rutgers program reduced to scraps nearly two years ago following the infamous Mike Rice scandal. The incident saw the team’s head coach, athletic director and majority of top players depart leaving an already struggling program tarnished and without guidance.

Senior forward Kadeem Jack loses control of the ball Sunday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Jack tallied 9 points in Rutgers' 79-60 loss to Ohio State and played only five minutes in the second half.
SPORTS

Kadeem Jack, Myles Mack struggle in front of NBA scouts

Despite the prospects of an eighth-straight defeat, the Rutgers men’s basketball team returned to the court Sunday evening at the Louis Brown Athletic Center with the backing of a sell-out crowd. Among the 8,003 in attendance were 22 NBA scouts, all gathered in Piscataway for one reason. D’Angelo Russell and No.

Sophomore wing Junior Etou emerges as a viable third scorer at Indiana with 13 points, good for second-highest on the team.
NEWS

Late errors derail Rutgers' upset bid against No. 22 Indiana

The Rutgers men’s basketball team only had itself to blame. Leading by two points with less than eight minutes remaining, the Scarlet Knights were within grasp of achieving a massive upset at No. 22 Indiana on Saturday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd of 17,472 in the historic Assembly Hall.

Senior wing Malick Kone dribbles along the baseline against Wisconsin's defense Sunday night at the RAC. Kone sank a critical 3-pointer during a 7-0 Rutgers run in the second half to help propel the Knights' 67-62 upset.
SPORTS

Role players prove vital in Rutgers' historic win

The symptoms of a special night in Piscataway were there. It started when No. 4 Wisconsin announced that star forward and preseason All-American Frank Kaminsky would miss the game with concussion-like symptoms after sustaining a blow to the head against Purdue on Wednesday. Then during a timeout in the first half, a lucky Rutgers basketball fan brought the 6,987 people who filled Louis Brown Athletic Center to their feet after amazingly sinking a half-court shot.

Senior forward Kadeem Jack struggles in the post against Northwestern guard JerShon Cobb on Tuesday at the RAC. Jack finished with a season-low two points on 0-for-8 shooting from the field.
SPORTS

Jack's woes hurt Rutgers in conference opener

Entering the Rutgers men’s basketball team’s first-ever game in the renowned Big Ten conference, a strong first impression was ideal. But as they prepared to host Northwestern at the Louis Brown Athletic Center on Tuesday, the Scarlet Knights began without one of their top scorers.

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