BBall Does Ladies Night

She shoots, she scores. The Women’s Basketball team hosts a ladies night and ladies afternoon this week!

The female fun starts on Tuesday, November 12 as the Pace Women’s Basketball team takes on Assumption College at 7:00 p.m. This Ladies Night, sponsored by Twin Jewelers of Pleasantville, features free admission for all females, and vendors from select Pace Athletic sponsors will be on the track during the game offering promotions for women. The game doubles as a Staff/Faculty Appreciation Night presented by the Academic Federal Credit Union, so all faculty and staff are invited for food and refreshments throughout the game in the VIP Room.

Following up Ladies Night is Ladies Afternoon on Saturday, November 16, as the Setters take on LIU Post at 3:00 p.m. This game is also sponsored by Twin Jewelers and will include vendors on the track.

Wondering where the guys are at? The men’s basketball team plays their first home game on Saturday, November 23, at the Pace Pride “Tip-Off” Classic presented by Dawg House Hot Dogs and featuring both teams in action with the women at 1:30 p.m. and the men at 3:30 p.m.

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Setter Sports

The Football season comes to an end…zone, while Pace Basketball tips off.

One season ends, the other begins. We’re not talking about the coming of winter. We’re talking about our Pace Setters football and basketball teams. Both the field and the court will be filled with blue and gold this week!

Saturday, November 9, will be a sad day in Setterville as Pace Football bids adieu to its season and seniors with the annual Senior Day game. Seniors will be recognized on the field prior to kick-off at 12:00 p.m. against St. Anselm. The game will also mark the annual faculty/staff appreciation day.

The Setters women’s basketball team will officially open their 2013-14 season with three straight home games. Five of their first six games will be at home as they host three non-conference tilts to tip-off the season. Pace opens the season with Queens College on Saturday, November 9, at 5:00 p.m. and plays Assumption College in a non-conference game three days later on November 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Setters wrap up their home stand on Saturday, November 16 as they host LIU Post at 1:30 p.m. Coach Carrie Seymour is just as excited as you are. “I can’t wait to get on the court with this year’s team—we’re going to use our depth, athleticism, and versatility to play an exciting style of basketball!” she says.

How about men’s hoops? Well, they’re opening up their season with three road games and won’t play their first game at the Goldstein Fitness Center until November 23, but more on that in the coming weeks.

Setter Sports

Football scores with cook-offs and crownings; soccer kicks cancer to the curb; volleyball digs super heroes and girl scout cookies; and more. Here’s what’s happening in sportsland.

Saturday, October 26
1:00 p.m.
Pace Field
Nothing says homecoming better than some football. And the Setters 5K Fun Run. And a chili cook-off with Dean Lisa. And the Homecoming king and queen crowning. And giveaways for the first 1,000 fans. And a half-time performance by the Pace Drum Line. And tons of pre-game festivities. And did we mention football? We maybe be 0-6, but don’t make any assumptions about this game. The Pace Setters have more than just bark ready for the Assumption Greyhounds. So head to the field to find out who will come out the top dog. Alright, we’ll stop now.

Women’s Soccer
Saturday, October 26
3:30 p.m.
Briarcliff Field
Split your time between the football field and futbol field during Homecoming weekend as we honor our senior Setters at Senior Day. During the pregame ceremonies, each senior will be recognized for their hard work and dedication as a student-athlete.

Tuesday, October 29
3:30 p.m.
Briarcliff Field
Women’s soccer looks to “fin”ish the season strong at their final home game against the Le Moyne Dolphins. The game will do double-duty and give cancer a butt-kicking, as the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), in partnership with the student org Colleges Against Cancer (CAC), host the annual Pace Goes Pink game at 3:30 p.m. Fans have the opportunity to purchase $5 “Pace Goes Pink” t-shirts, with all of the proceeds going towards the Northern Westchester Hospital Breast Institute.

Friday, November 1
7:00 p.m.
Goldstein Fitness Center
Spiking and Super-Man. Kills and Catwoman. Volleyball hosts Super Hero Night, so put on your capes and spandex and head to the Fitness Center for some fun costumes and candy, pizza, and a prize for the best costume.

Saturday, November 2
1:00 p.m.
Goldstein Fitness Center
Thin mints. Samoas. Tagalongs. Do-si-dos. It’s about time. The Girl Scouts are known for building courage, confidence, and character…and selling the best cookies around. If you needed a reason to catch the women’s volleyball team in action, now you have a few dozen. So pick up your cookies and celebrate the girls that sell them. You’re welcome berry munch.

Nothing But Net

It may not be March yet, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t some serious Madness going on in PLV’s Goldstein Fitness Center. Plus, one lucky (and skilled) Pace fan shoots for $10,000. That’s right, $10,000. Madness. >>Read More

The Pace University Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams invite students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and fans to their annual Madness basketball party on Tuesday, October 15, in the Goldstein Fitness Center at 9:00 pm.

The event will include the introduction of the Pace Basketball teams, on-court contests, promotions and giveaways, along with the chance for one fan to win $10,000 for making a half-court shot. The teams will compete in a three-point shooting contest following introductions, followed by a performance by the cheerleading squad.

Free food will be provided by local Pace Athletics sponsors. The 2013-14 edition of the Pace Basketball t-shirt will be distributed to the crowd throughout the night sponsored by DJ Kez will provide music, while WFAS’s Mike McGinnis will emcee the event.

For updates on Pace Basketball’s Midnight Madness, follow the Pace Athletics twitter account @paceuathletics and @tbonepaceu and get your tweets in using the hashtag #pacehoops.

Taking You Out to the Home Games

Football pinks up the Pace, soccer kicks cancer to the curb, and volleyball digs the 80s.

Pace Goes Pink
Football returns home on Saturday, October 12, at 1:00 p.m. against Bentley University. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to this game as the Pace Football team will be joining the “Pace Goes Pink” campaign to benefit Northern Westchester Hospital’s Breast Institute. The Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), in partnership with the student group Colleges Against Cancer, will be selling the 2013 edition “Pace Goes Pink” t-shirt throughout the game for $5. This game will also feature Take a Kid to the Game Day with all children 12 and under receiving a free ticket to the game as well as the opportunity to participate in a halftime skills competition and Sophomore Appreciation Day as an installment of the programming specifically for sophomores throughout the month of October. That’s a three-for-one deal!

The Women’s Soccer team will also kick cancer to the curb with their own Pace Goes Pink fundraising game as they take on SCSU on Wednesday, October 16, at 3:30 p.m. on the Briarcliff Field.

Dig 80s
It’s going to be raining cool cats and hot dawgs in Westchester as the Setters Volleyball team takes on the Nebraska Kearney Panthers on Friday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Gym. And that’s not all, big hair and blue eyeliner are back as part of the totally awesome 80s night. That’s right, dress up like your favorite Golden Girl, rock the Flock of Seagulls or Miami Vice, or bust out the legwarmers and leotards we know you have in your closet a la Flashdance. The fan wearing the best 80s attire will win a prize—tubular.

Next up for Volleyball: The Setters take on St. Rose as they host Youth Day on Saturday, October 19. All youth in attendance will meet the players and get autographs after the game. Plus, all fans get a free team photo.

Plus, for all you hoops fans Midnight Madness is happening this month. Stay tuned for more info next week!

Stick It!

Got goals? Whether yours is field hockey or lacrosse, Pace Athletics prepares to get more women in the game with the expansion of the sports program.

Director of Athletics Mark Brown has announced the expansion of the Pace Athletics Department with the additions of Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Field Hockey. These new programs will allow more female athletes to participate in Pace’s sports program and will ensure that the department is more closely aligned with federal Title IX regulations. The expansion of the Pace Athletics sport opportunities will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Pace University Pleasantville Campus as well as the revitalization of the University’s Pleasantville Campus beginning this fall.

The new women’s lacrosse program will begin a national search for a head coach later this month with the first year of the program slated to begin in the spring of 2015. A national search for a head coach for the women’s field hockey program will commence in early 2014 and competition will start in the fall of 2015. Construction of the new multipurpose turf field will begin in spring 2015 and is scheduled to be completed by August 2015.

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Are You Ready for Some Football?

The football team may have kicked off the season a few weeks ago, but home is where the heart is, so head to the field as the Setters host their home opener and salute our veterans with a Military Appreciation Day on September 21. >>Read More

Fall is in the air and that means football season is underway. On Saturday, September 21, the Setters are at home for the first time this season in a game against American International College.

The first home game and Military Appreciation Day will honor our service men and women, who will receive free admission to the game, Pace swag, a meet-and-greet with the team, and a recognition ceremony prior to kick-off.  Plus, we need your help in saluting our soldiers with “Welcome Home” Instagram photos tagged with the #GoPace to be eligible to win a limited edition Pace Football camouflage t-shirt.

There will also be a halftime performance by the Pace University Drum Line and free Pace wayfarer sunglasses for students while supplies last. The game starts at 1:00 p.m., but the ceremony will be held before.

And make sure to check out the 2013 Football season preview to get you pumped for game day!

Next home game will be on October 12, so make sure to check the Setters out in action before they head on the road. Can’t make it? All Pace Football home games can be heard live on WFAS AM 1230, the official radio station of Pace University Athletics. In addition, this year all home games will be web streamed in HD on along with the radio commentary for WFAS.

Setter Sports

Kick off the season with none other than women’s soccer, taking on the Nyack Warriors in their first home game of the season on Tuesday, September 10. Dig volleyball? The fall classic starts on September 13.

Our moms taught us to never go through life without goals. So meet us on the Pace field on Tuesday, September 10, for some serious goal-scoring as the women’s soccer team takes on the Nyack Warriors at 4:00 p.m.

Next up, the women’s volleyball team goes in for the kill at their first showing of the season: the annual Pace Setters Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14, where they’ll take on Nyack, Caldwell, Dowling, and Florida Tech. The Pace Setters Team Shop will sell official tournament t-shirts for $25 online at, so pick yours up and show the Setters your support.

Are you ready for some football? We’ll tackle that in a few weeks, but mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21, for a special Military Appreciation Day game, featuring contests and free wayfarers for all students.

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Are You Ready for Some Football?

You’re probably thinking football is fall, and it’s not fall yet. And you’re right, but Pace Athletics is bringing you a special spring football game where the Setters take on…the Setters in PLV on April 21.

Food, fun, and football…and it’s not even fall yet!

On Sunday, April 21, Pace students, faculty, staff, alumni, family, and friends are invited to catch the Pace Setters Football team in an intra-squad spring game and barbeque, which will kickoff at 1:00 p.m. on the PLV Campus.

Following the game, meet head coach Chris Dapolito, his staff, and Director of Athletics Mark Brown who will give updates and his vision for the future of Pace football.  Alumni are also invited to suit up for a 7-on-7 alumni flag football game and to participate in the Setters Skills Competition.

For more information, visit the Pace Athletics website.

And Bingo Was His Game-O

B-4…B-4! Before you make plans for Tuesday, how about you consider a little B-I-N-G-O for a chance to win an iPad, iPad Mini, Beats, a 46” HD TV, Apple TV, and more, and help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation? SAAC brings you their 7th Annual Bingo Night on March 19. >>Read More

Pace’s student-athletes don’t just work hard on the field and court; they’re now giving hope and joy to children with life-threatening diseases and helping to make their wishes come true. On March 19, students, faculty, and staff can help them just by playing a little bingo.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is proud to host the 7th Annual Bingo Night at 9:00 p.m. on March 19 in the Goldstein Fitness Center on the PLV Campus.

Prizes this year include an iPad, iPad Mini, 46” HD television, Beats by Dre headphones, Apple TV, iPod Nano, Pace Athletic apparel, and gift cards from local businesses! All proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the country’s largest wish-granting organization which makes one sick child’s wish in the U.S. come true every 40 minutes. Each card will cost $3 or two for $5. Free food will be provided from Lucio’s Pizza and Frank & Joe’s Deli.

Last year, SAAC raised $6,100 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and finished first among all Northeast-10 Conference schools in total money raised for the 2011-12 school year. Come out and help 2012-2013 another record-breaking season for SAAC!

A Whole Lot of Hoop-la

Your last two chances to see the men’s and women’s basketball teams at home games this regular season: Italian Night and Senior Day. Plus, get an instaprize with a Pace Athletics Instagram contest.

On Wednesday, February 20, the men’s and women’s basketball teams take on Adelphi in a doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. As part of the Italian Night, Lucio’s and Frank and Joe’s will sponsor the game and during half-time of the men’s game, take part in the Frank and Joe’s stack off where you’ll try to make one of their classics–the fastest to do so wins a prize. During the women’s half-time, there will be a pepperoni frisbee toss. The CYO Youth team will also scrimmage during half-time of the women’s game.

Then, on Saturday, February 23, we say so long to Senior Setters at the annual Senior Day game, which will recognize both the women’s and men’s basketball seniors in between games and posters will be handed out at the ticket gate. Senior dance team members and cheerleaders will also be recognized during half-time of the men’s game, with the final performances by both groups. At women’s half-time, the CYO Youth team returns for a scrimmage. Play4Kay T-shirts will also be sold throughout the doubleheader to continue to raise funds for the Play4Kay Foundation. Tip off is 1:30 p.m.

Also, beginning on Monday, February 18, Pace students have the opportunity to participate in a new Instaprize program to receive prizes throughout the week. A picture of an envelope will be posted on the Pace Athletics Instagram account on campus. The first student to find the envelope will receive the prize within the envelope as well as information for the upcoming games.

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Think Pink!

On Saturday, February 9, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will Play 4 Kay, hosting their annual breast cancer fundraiser on the PLV Campus. Show your support for the cause and enter to win prizes! >>Read More

Pace Basketball will play some hoops for hope this Saturday, February 9, as Pace Athletics hosts Play 4 Kay, formerly the WBCA PinkZone, the annual Kay Yow fundraiser for breast cancer research.

The Setters host the New Haven Chargers in a Northeast-10 Conference match-up with the women’s game tipping off at 1:30 p.m. and the men’s game at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for a t-shirt with all of the proceeds going to the Kay Yow Fund, an organization that has raised more than $8 million to fight women’s cancers.

Roses will be given to all cancer survivors and patients at the door and attendees can donate a dollar at the door to have a name hung up in the gym. A Minute to Win It challenge featuring war of the roses will take place during the women’s and men’s half-times and the Pace Dance Team and Drumline will perform during the men’s half time. There will also be a Diamond in the Rough, and the fan who finds a diamond picture taped under their seat will win a $250 piece of jewelry from Twin Jewelers of Pleasantville.

Want a piece of the athletics action in PLV? Indoor soccer starts on February 12 with games each Tuesday from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Register by February 8. Prefer catching and capturing the flag to kicking? Indoor flag football leagues kick off February 17 with Sunday 9:00 p.m. to midnight games. Register by February 15. Basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, whiffleball, and badminton leagues to come in March. Read more here.

Welcome to the White House

Well, sort of. On February 2, let’s pack the house as the Setters men’s and and women’s basketball teams host their annual White Out game and Men’s Alumni Day.

The fun starts on Saturday, February 2 at 1:30 p.m. as the men’s and women’s basketball teams host a doubleheader against Stonehill in the Goldstein Fitness Center in PLV.

This game will mark a “Pack the House” attendance challenge and the first 1,000 fans will receive a White Out t-shirt, thanks to SAAC, as part of the annual Pace basketball White Out game. Fans are also encouraged to tweet using hashtag #1000strong. If you need more incentive, the Z100 radio street team will be there with giveaways and prizes and free food from Pace Athletics sponsors will be given out in the student fan zone.

At half-time during the men’s game, Pace alumnus and former baseball player Sam Smith ’70 will talk about his career as a journalist covering the NBA. Smith, who wrote for the Chicago Tribune and covered the Bulls and the NBA for 25 years, has been writing for since 2008. He is also author of the bestselling books The Jordan Rules and Second Coming: The Strange Odyssey of Michael Jordan.

Following the men’s game, the women’s game will tip off at 3:30 p.m., with a halftime featuring performances by the Pace drum line, cheer and dance teams, and a half-court shot to win $15,000.

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Ski Into Spring Break

Whether you want to go cross-country skiing or just cross-country, stop by the bball game on January 23 as they host a ski into spring contest for a chance to win a $500 JetBlue gift card for that spring break you were dreaming of. >>Read More

On Wednesday, January 23 the men’s and women’s basketball teams look to show the Southern New Hampshire Penmen that they’ve got the write stuff in a doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. And with the hoops comes a whole lot of hoopla.

Put on your best ski gear and wear it to the game for the Ski into Spring promotion, where the most slick ski outfit wins you a $500 JetBlue gift card. Slopes or sand, your call. And don’t forget to Instagram your favorite using #pacehoops, which will help in deciding the winner. Winner will be announced at half-time and the Pace Dance and Cheer Team will be performing during women’s half-time.

And put February 2 in your planners as Pace Athletics hosts Men’s Alumni Day and a Basketball Pack the House White Out challenge, featuring Pace alumnus and Chicago Bulls website writer and author of The Jordan Rules and Second Coming: The Strange Odyssey of Michael Jordan Sam Smith ’70.

Hoops There It Is

Keep out of the cold and cheer on the Setters at one of the upcoming Pace basketball double headers!

On November 28, the Pace Setters basketball team will take on Southern Connecticut State University in a nail-biting double header beginning at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This game marks Pace’s Community Day celebration with the Mouth Pleasant community attending the game free of charge and the first 100 fans receiving a 2012-2013 Pace University basketball schedule magnet. The half time shows will feature local CYO and high school teams’ scrimmages and fun performances by the dance and cheer teams. There will also be space for children’s activities including face-painting as well as refreshments.

Stay warm as December begins by stomping your feet and cheering on the Pace Setters in another lively double header on December 1 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. against Albany’s St. Rose College. Participate in the Greek Day and Women’s Alumni Day festivities. Every Greek organization will be invited and should attend to win the $500 up for grabs to the Greek organization that is most represented. Enjoy the free food in the fan zone section made available by Pace Athletic sponsors and grab a Pace Basketball 2012-13 t-shirt for only $3 with proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish foundation. There will be a women’s alumni scrimmage prior to the game’s tip off and alumni recognition during half-time.

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Written by Pace student Sarah Aires ’14

Nothing But Net

The Pace men’s and women’s basketball teams tip off against Le Moyne in a doubleheader on November 14. And that’s just the first home game: Thanksgiving can drive, Minute to Win It, 4-shot challenge, and a whole lot more hoopla.

It all begins on Wednesday, November 14, when Pace Basketball hosts its first home game of the season. Watch the Setters men’s and women’s basketball teams as they take on the LeMoyne Dolphins at the Pace Pride Tip Off Classic beginning at 5:30 p.m. for the women’s team and 7:30 p.m. for the men’s team. The Pace Drumline will perform during half-time at the women’s game and the cheerleading team brightens up the Goldstein Fitness Center during the men’s half-time. There will also be two special contests during both games’ half-times: a tic-tac-toe layup competition and Minute to Win It competition.

Then on Saturday, November 17, the ladies host Felician at 1:30 p.m. during a special Can They Do It game, featuring a Thanksgiving can drive (bring a can in and receive reduced admission), half-time Minute to Win It Thanksgiving Edition (apple stack up—winner takes home a free turkey), Hoop Heads Camp Reunion Day and autographed photos and free admission for participants, and a half-time cheer performance, T-Bone’s Movie Madness, and Dress Like a Setter.

On Tuesday, November 20, the men’s team joins the women’s team in another doubleheader against American International. The game will also mark the 2nd Annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night, featuring special recognition, faculty speaking on pregame radio show, a special faculty and staff basketball game during men’s half-time, and a 4-Shot Challenge during the women’s half-time for a pair of Beats headphones.

And that’s not all. It’s a whole new ball game this year as Pace Athletics announces tons of news. For the first time, Pace basketball will be covered on WFAS AM 1230 local radio throughout Westchester County. A formal new “Student Fan Zone” in the west end of the arena is the place to be, for both rooting on your Setters and filling your tummies each Saturday home doubleheader with free food for students provided by a local Pace Athletics sponsor and giveaway items to use during the game. In addition, SAAC has created a Student Fan Zone t-shirt for the season which will be sold for $3 at each game to be worn in the student section. All proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Pace basketball season will include many theme nights and giveaways for fans to enjoy including the annual Pace Basketball “White-Out,” Women’s Basketball Alumni Day and Men’s Basketball Alumni Day, Greek Night, and Ski into Spring where one student will be able to win two tickets to Miami for spring break.

With the addition of both the radio and fan zone, many sponsors will be supporting various promotions throughout each game for fans to enjoy. Academic Federal Credit Union will provide $50 cash to one lucky Pace student each game. In addition, the spirit squad, which is made up of both the cheer and dance teams, will be performing during timeouts and halftime of each game and the Pace Drum Line will make their return to the Goldstein Fitness Center to perform to elevate the game day atmosphere. This year, there will be additional “Minute to Win It” challenges during timeouts and halftime to engage the fans and give away great prizes throughout the year, such as movie tickets and gift cards to local restaurants.

For all Pace Basketball updates throughout the 2012-13 season, log on to and follow @paceuathletics on Twitter. If you’re at the games, be sure to tweet using #pacehoops and post your pictures to the Pace Athletics Instagram account.

Dig In

The Setters volleyball team goes in for the kill this week with three home games including Senior Day, Faculty Appreciation Night, and 80s Night.

Ladies, break out the legwarmers and shoulder pads. Men, make it a Miami Vice or MC Hammer pants night as volleyball hosts an 80s night against the New Haven Chargers on Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. Fans who are dressed the part will get free throwback Pace Volleyball merchandise. Remember, the 80s was all about excessorizing.

On Friday, November 9, they’ll show their professors some love at Faculty Appreciation Night with light refreshments in the VIP Room and free pizza for the first 100 fans in attendance and a match against St. Michael’s.

On Saturday, November 10, seniors will have the spotlight at their last home game and volleyball’s last home game of the season against Saint Anselm. Players will also toss small volleyballs into the crowd during the game.

The Pace Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host a clothing drive at all three Pace volleyball games to aide local resident’s in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. A kiosk will be set up on the track entering the gym for general clothing donations throughout each game. Cash donations for the relief effort will also be accepted and sent to the American Red Cross.

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Athletics at Their Best

There’s more to being a jock than succeeding on the court. Pace Setters love to work their heart muscles too by supporting the community in every way they can.

Come cheer on the Pace Setters football team Saturday, October 6, at 1:00 p.m. in their game against Southern Connecticut State University as they prepare for Greek Kickoff with a Greek Life Olympics during half-time and invite back alumni for Pace’s annual Alumni Day game. Enter giveaways and raffles, wear your free t-shirt in support of National Hazing Prevention, and groove to the beat of the Drum Line.

The Setters also compete against Adelphi University on October 5 at 7:00 p.m. in a conference match-up. This game will be the first edition of the “Pace Goes Pink” campaign for the 2012-2013 school year. The Student Athletic Advisory Committee teamed up with Colleges Against Cancer to embark on year two of the “Pace Goes Pink” Campaign. Women’s volleyball will kick off the campaign for this academic year. “Pace Goes Pink” is a six team campaign to raise money for a local hospital’s Breast Cancer treatment center. Admission is $1 for this game, and “Pace Goes Pink” t-shirts will be available for $5.

The Setters volleyball team will also be participating in Make-A-Difference day as they take on Assumption College on October 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Goldstein Fitness Center. Bring canned goods to donate to a local food drive. The person to donate the most food will win a Pace Volleyball Prize Pack!

Taking You Out to the Home Games

Football tackles pancreatic cancer, soccer helps you set some goals, and the volleyball team goes in for the kill this weekend!

Is football your first round pick? Then you’re going to want to see the Pace Setters take on the Merrimack Warriors on September 29. For the second year in a row, the football team will host the Lustgarten Foundation Awareness Game to raise awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer. The foundation will speak live on the Pace football pregame show on WFAS 1230 and sell items to benefit the organization during the game. The game will also be the annual Take a Kid to the Game Day/Pace Pups and feature free admission, so bring the little ones for some fun which includes a youth obstacle course and scrimmage during half-time. The Pace drum line, cheerleaders, and dance team will all perform and there will be several giveaways including a $500 Student Organization Attendance Challenge, $50 AFCU Student “Fast Cash” giveaway to one Pace student. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. on the Pace Field in PLV. Prior to the game, Phi Kappa Tau will host a pig roast in the Gottesman Room at noon and a local band will play during a pre-game tailgate from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

If you’d rather see the Setters serve, spike, and kill, then you’re in luck. Fresh off a tournament at Pace last weekend, the women’s volleyball team takes on Bentley at 11:00 a.m. on September 29 as part of Alumni Day, featuring a reception for former Setters in the VIP room after the match and free admission to the football game.

Get your kicks watching soccer? Then gooooooooooo to the Briarcliff Campus’ Pace soccer field at 3:30 p.m. on September 29 as the women’s soccer team takes on Bentley. The Setters also have a home game on Tuesday, October 2 against Adelphi.

For more on sports, check out the Pace Athletics website and don’t forget to pick up your swag at the Pace Setters Team Shop.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

The football team may have kicked off the season a few weeks ago, but home is where the heart is, so head to the field as the Setters hosts their home opener on September 15.

You’ve barely unpacked your boxes, but it’s time to put the pictures down, put on your blue and gold, and pack the pound as the Pace Setters football team takes on the New Haven Chargers in their home opener at 1:00 p.m. on September 15 at the Pace Field in PLV.

The game will also recognize Pace’s partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors and assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world. Pleasantville Firefighters and Color Guard will be on hand for the opening ceremony.

At halftime, there will be a tailgate social media contest at halftime sponsored by and drumline and cheer/dance performance. There will also be a limited edition Pace Football camouflage t-shirt giveaway, AFCU Student “Fast Cash” giveaway to one Pace student ($50), and more!

Prior to the game, Kappa Alpha Psi will host a tailgate, which you can read more about here.

Ru-dy! Ru-dy!

If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog,” you’ve probably heard about Rudy. And on September 5, Pace Athletics welcomes the inspiration for the movie to the PLV Campus.

When people say dreams don’t come true, tell them about Rudy. Ru-dy! Ru-dy! Ru-dy! Get ready for your chants, PLV folks, because Rudy’s coming to town!

The Pace Athletics Department is pleased to welcome Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, the subject of the beloved movie Rudy, to Pace on September 5 to speak to Pace’s student-athletes and the community about his inspirational life story.

For the first time, read his real life story in Rudy: My Story revealing the man behind the beloved movie Rudy, and his continued determination to make his dreams come true. Rudy describes growing up in Joliet, Ill., becoming one of only a few players in Notre Dame history to be carried off the field, struggling to get a movie made about his life, and how losing sight of his own dreams nearly derailed him. Rudy details the failures and hard lessons he’s learned and shows how hitting the reset button was the best thing that happened him.

The talk begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center, is free and open to the public, and will be followed up with a book signing.

Read more about the event on the Pace Athletics website.

Think Pink!

On Saturday, February 11, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will Play 4Kay, hosting their annual breast cancer fundraiser on the PLV Campus. Show your support and enter to win prizes! >>Read More

Pace Basketball will play some hoops for hope this Saturday, February 11, as Pace Athletics hosts Play 4Kay, formerly the WBCA PinkZone, the annual Kay Yow fundraiser for breast cancer research.

The Setters host the College of Saint Rose in a Northeast-10 Conference match-up with the women’s game tipping off at 1:30 p.m. and the men’s game at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for a 2012 edition Play 4Kay Pace Basketball t-shirt with all of the proceeds going to the Kay Yow Fund.

For the third straight year, Twin Jewelers of Pleasantville will sponsor the event and will also be at the game selling jewelry for last minute Valentine’s Day purchases. In addition, they will be holding a raffle for one pink jewelry item during the game.  Representatives from ShopRite of Thornwood will be sponsoring the ShopRite Fan Zone and will have free food for all fans in attendance. There will also be free pink cupcakes while supplies last.

The day will also mark Senior Day, the Setters’ final home game of the regular season. Pace Athletics will also host performances by the Pace Dance Team and Drum Line as well as a halftime scrimmage by a local CYO Youth Team. There will be a $50 Fast Cash Student Giveaway sponsored by Well Fargo during each game and the “Shock and Lock” promotion during the men’s game sponsored by Frank and Joe’s Deli.

For more information, visit the Pace Athletics website.

What happens when a pink ball gets in your washing machine? Check out this great promotional video for the event!

A Whole Lot of Hoopla

The hoopla starts on December 6, continues on December 9, then on December 11, and keeps going and going and going… Find out how you can win a Schwinn bicycle, food, and other giveaways!

On Tuesday, December 6 the men’s and women’s basketball teams take on the Adelphi Panthers in a doubleheader beginning at 5:30 p.m. The game will include:

  • Couch potato contest during both the men’s and women’s games
  • Best Fan in the House $50 giveaway during the first one-minute time out in the 2nd half of each game sponsored by Wells Fargo
  • Combined Schedule Magnet giveaway
  • Band for Youth Arts Drum Line performance of “Party Rock Anthem” during men’s game
  • Dress Like a Setter Competition and knock out competition during women’s halftime
  • Raffle for Schwinn Bicycle

The fun continues on Friday, December 9 when the women’s basketball go for the W against C.W.Post at 7:00 p.m. featuring:

  • Dress Like A Setter Contest at Halftime
  • Best Fan in the House $50 Giveaway sponsored by Wells Fargo
  • Dance and Cheer combined performance
  • Couch potato contest during both the men’s and women’s games
  • Best Fan in the House $50 giveaway during the first 1 minute time out in the 2nd half sponsored by Wells Fargo 

On Sunday, December 11 the women’s basketball will be back at again when the Setters take on the Dowling Golden Lions at 1:30 p.m. The game will include:

  • Free Pizza giveaway to first 250 fans
  • Couch potato contest for 2nd half
  • Best Fan in the House $50 giveaway during the first 1 minute time out in the 2nd half sponsored by Wells Fargo
  • Halftime Dance Team Performance

Nothing But Net

The Setters men’s and women’s basketball teams look to take charge of New Haven in a doubleheader on November 27. Plus, Couch Potato Contest and Fash Cash giveaways make this event a slam dunk!

Yes, we know it’s the Sunday before classes start back up after Thanksgiving Break. So, why should you head back to campus? Well, first of all, the Setters men’s and women’s basketball teams host a double header against the New Haven Chargers beginning at 1:30 p.m. Not enough? Drawstring bags will be given out to the first 50 students who attend? Still want more? One fan will be selected to enjoy the game on a courtside couch with pizza as part of the Couch Potato Contest. More? Okay! Wells Fargo will host their “Fast Cash” promotion and one student will win $100 on the spot during a time out in the second half of the men’s basketball game. Student must be in attendance.

And there’s still more! There will be a “Dress Like A Setter” contest during the women’s halftime for youth in audience and the Pace Dance Team will be performing. Also, Band for Youth Arts Drum Line will be performing during the men’s halftime and a “Shock and Lock” promotion will be held during the men’s game featuring a prize for all fans if accomplished.

Next up in bball, the Setters host the Adelphi Panthers on December 6, featuring a Toys for Tots drive.

For more info on upcoming games, visit the Athletics website.

A Setters Storm

Another football season comes to the endzone. Basketball tips off with consecutive nights of hoops at home. Athletics unveils its brand new website and the opening of their online team shop with almost a thousand items. They’re not called Pace Setters for nothin’!

One season ends, the other begins. We’re not talking about the coming of winter. We’re talking about our Pace Setters football and basketball teams. Both the field and the court will be filled with blue and gold this week!

The football season will come to an end on Saturday, November 12, as the Setters take on the American International Yellow Jackets on the PLV Campus. Will the Setters prove they’ve got just as much bite as they do bark or will the Yellow Jackets put the stinger in our final game of the season? The game kicks off at noon and SAAC celebrates Senior Day, so come out and bid your senior Setters farewell. There will be a Barnes and Noble Mobile Store and Shoprite Fan Zone, featuring free hot dogs, chips, and sodas!

The men’s basketball teams shoots and scores for the first time this school year on Friday, November 11, against Nyack, and then goes right back to the court on Saturday, November 12 with another home game against Dominican. For women’s bball fans, your time will come next week when the men’s and women’s teams take on Le Moyne in back-to-back games on November 16.

But it’s not just the athletes doing work at Pace. The Athletics Department will unveil its new and fresh Pace Athletics website today with a new look, social media focus, and a “Fan Zone” section featuring promotions throughout the year, upcoming events, and game day information, hosted by PrestoSports. Keep refreshing folks!

In addition, Athletics announced the opening of the new Pace Athletics Online Team Store where fans can purchase Pace Setters swag at The new store features between 800 and 900 items with Pace Athletics logos for sale. Each team has a variety of apparel including t-shirts, sweatshirts, and polo’s for purchase, along with sections for golf, tailgating, luggage, drinkware, home office, and a variety of other novelty items. The site includes apparel from Under Armour, Nike, Champion, and Adidas, and each month new promotions will be advertised for items on sale. A portion of the proceeds from each purchase benefits Pace University Athletics.